VOL. 124 | NO. 18 | Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Memphis Area Transit Authority president and general manager Will Hudson appeared today before a federal grand jury believed to be investigating Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s private business dealings.
The chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Clerk’s office was taking gift cards and gift certificates from local auto dealers to help them with car titles and other auto paperwork, according to a report from the Shelby County Attorney’s office.
At a time when real estate companies everywhere are closing offices and agents are abandoning the profession, Keller Williams Realty is expanding.
Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford knew some developers and others doubted anything would get built anytime soon in the big hole at Gayoso Avenue and Main Street.
Converting patient records from handwritten charts to an electronic database takes patience and money, but executives at Memphis hospitals say the investment pays off.
It’s on to the Tennessee Judicial Commission for some of the contenders who failed to land this week’s appointment of a new judge for General Sessions Criminal Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) – They’ve been bailed out, but not kicked out.
Linda Williams has spent more than 30 years working in social services.
ATLANTA (AP) – Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s biggest carrier, said Tuesday it lost $1.4 billion in the final three months of 2008 as it recorded a massive charge related to employee stock awards and wasn’t able to benefit fully from the decline in oil prices because of bad bets on fuel hedges. Delta shares fell nearly 18 percent in early trading Tuesday.
Dr. Julia Heath, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, has been honored with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show political action committees and party organizations spent nearly $28 million over the last two years to try to influence the outcome of legislative races in Tennessee.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Delta Airlines will begin service from Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus to Memphis in May.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee officials have created 22 centers to help relieve the state's overload of telephone claims for unemployment insurance.
NEW YORK (AP) - Valero Energy Corp. said Tuesday it lost $3.28 billion in the fourth quarter as it absorbed a huge one-time valuation charge and a slowing economy kept profit margins tight.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Professors at the University of Tennessee are asking that they be retained and that any increased tuition be used to fund classroom teaching.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, in his first full day on the job, announced new rules Tuesday to limit special-interest influence on the government's $700 billion financial rescue program.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York attorney general on Tuesday issued subpoenas to former Merrill Lynch chief executive John Thain and Bank of America's chief administrative officer, J. Steele Alphin, amid an investigation into bonuses Merrill paid executives just before being sold to Bank of America.