VOL. 127 | NO. 72 | Thursday, April 12, 2012
Three Memphis area companies are among 11 businesses chosen by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) to participate next week in a medical trade mission focused on expanding their businesses into China and South Korea.
Tennessee joins suit against Apple
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee joined 14 other states along with the U.S. Justice Department in suing Apple Inc. and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by adding $2 to $5 to the price of each e-book.
The schools consolidation planning commission will consider at its Thursday, April 12, meeting a plan to keep all children in the merged school system attending the schools they attend now, at least through the second year of the merger – the 2014-2015 school year.
Referendums in the Shelby County suburbs on the creation of municipal school districts remain off the table after the Tennessee House removed an amendment from a bill that would have set the stage for holding the referendums this year.
Tactical Magic has been featured in a graphic design textbook for its logo design of Eyewear Gallery in East Memphis, marking the third time the boutique branding firm’s work has been highlighted in a college-level publication.
Founded in 1994, the Community Legal Center – an integral part of the Memphis law community that provides legal services to the poor – is fast approaching its 20th birthday.
As Shelby County’s two school systems moved from a consolidation question to a consolidation process and then a reformation that includes the possibility of municipal school districts, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been consistent.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Raquel Bellamy is bilingual, loves to travel and even lived overseas for a year, so all that no doubt helped solidify the practice area that’s today a big part of the boutique law firm she founded in Memphis.
Ray’s Take Whether death comes unexpectedly or after a long illness, it is always a very difficult and emotional time for family members. Since you won’t be there to help and comfort them, you can make the choice to pre-plan your funeral to make things a bit easier.
When I entered law school in 1975, national and state bar associations pretty much prohibited attorneys from engaging in [whisper] advertising. Self-promotion by legal professionals – even in the Yellow Pages – is a product of the late 20th century. When the Supreme Court ruled in 1977 that the advertising ban for barristers was unconstitutional, it was big news!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sponsor of a state Senate proposal that seeks to encourage the commercial slaughter of horses in Tennessee withdrew the measure Wednesday, but said he likely will revive it if a similar bill makes progress in the House.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending the day higher, a turnaround from big losses the day before.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of natural gas has dropped below $2 for the first time in more than a decade.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit is running slightly lower than last year's through the first six months of the budget year but is still on track to top $1 trillion for a fourth straight year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions across the United States suggests last month's pullback in hiring may prove to be temporary.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of U.S. job hunters are losing out because employers use faulty background-check data drawn from shoddy records, consumer advocates say in a new report.
MENDENHALL, Pa. (AP) — The 2012 presidential general election has begun. It won't be pretty.