VOL. 125 | NO. 8 | Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Cash Calls For Dialogue With Council
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled the city of Memphis owes the Memphis school system $50 million in funding by the end of June.
For anyone who thought the homebuilding numbers couldn’t get worse than they did in 2008, that year looks like a housing boom compared to 2009.
A familiar trend in the housing industry played out during fourth quarter 2009. Like what happened with home sales and mortgages, building permits enjoyed a rare improvement as the year drew to a close.
Mark White is the newest member of the Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville. The Republican business owner won Tuesday’s special election for the State House District 83 seat representing parts of East Memphis and Eastern Shelby County.
A managing partner of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC has left the law firm to start his own firm.
John Pellicciotti is pursuing his master’s degree in political science from the University of Memphis. He’s writing his thesis. And this week, after trying several times for several years, the small-business owner and consultant got some real-world experience in his degree area.
Othello Robinson, the former chief financial officer of Memphis Health Center Inc., has filed a lawsuit accusing the clinic of falsely billing Medicaid and Medicare – allegations the organization’s chief executive officer called “ridiculous.”
The undercurrents in health care reform that have received little publicity but could have big ramifications for businesses will be discussed at an coming Executive Forum in the Bluff City.
Jack Dewald will serve as chairman of the board for the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to delay a law requiring a paper trail on voting machines until the 2012 election cycle.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Legislature is convening in a special session to take up a series of education proposals from Gov. Phil Bredesen.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This Friday is the deadline for Tennessee landowners to sign up for 2010 United States Department of Agriculture conservation programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal housing officials on Tuesday served subpoenas on 15 mortgage companies with suspiciously high default rates for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration. The actions are part of a broad crackdown on dubious lenders as the agency tries to stem losses.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America Corp. is shuffling its senior management team, moving its chief financial officer over to lead consumer and small business banking and naming a new chief risk officer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve paid a record $46.1 billion in earnings to the U.S. Treasury Department last year, reflecting gains as the central bank bulked up its portfolio of securities to revive the U.S. economy and fight the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Targeting an industry whose political deafness has vexed his administration, President Barack Obama is weighing a levy aimed at recovering tax dollars from government-rescued financial institutions.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. began crafting his argument Tuesday for a potential bid to unseat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, reinventing himself as an independent thinker battling "Washington insiders."
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to address an issues retreat of House Democrats this week, but will also speak later to House Republicans in a fresh gesture of bipartisanship.