VOL. 125 | NO. 12 | Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Memphis chosen for logistics conference
When Bruce Lambert was looking for a place to host a regional freight conference, he set his sights on a city about six hours upriver from his hometown of New Orleans.
2009 was a less-than-stellar year for Downtown Memphis based on several measures of business and financial activity.
Opponents of a proposed Olive Branch hospital have said Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is building the $137 million medical center to cater to the needs of the advantaged and question whether it will adequately serve the needy.
Interim Shelby County Mayor Joe Ford is moving closer to a run for the office in the 2010 elections. Ford told The Daily News citizens have urged him to run since he took the job on an interim basis in December.
The Commercial Appeal’s news content is shrinking as it gets ready to shed more employees.
Kate Howard has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Officials at a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital have decided to stop hiring tobacco users.
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - United Steelworkers Local 878 members have rejected a local proposal with the Goodyear Union City plant that would have allowed 21 jobs to be outsourced.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is casting doubt on whether lawmakers will take up Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposal to change higher education during a special session this week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp is headed to neighboring Alabama for a campaign fundraiser.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Foreign demand for long-term U.S. financial assets jumped sharply in November, rising to the highest level in more than two years even though China’s holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell.
NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup Inc. became the latest bank to take a cautious view of consumers' credit problems, reporting a $7.77 billion fourth-quarter loss due to failed loans and the costs of repaying $20 billion in government bailout money.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took the unusual step Tuesday of asking Congress' investigative arm to conduct a "full review" of the Fed's role in bailing out insurance giant American International Group.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty-two executives and employees at suppliers to the military and law enforcement agencies were arrested on the eve of their industry's annual trade show in Las Vegas after a 2 1/2-year undercover sting operation aimed at schemes to bribe a foreign official.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Association of Home Builders says its housing market index fell this month to the lowest level since last summer. The drop reflects fears that demand for new homes will be weak despite the extension of a federal tax credit for buyers.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to lift the smokescreen clouding the ingredients used in cigarettes and other tobacco products.