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VOL. 124 | NO. 19 | Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kustoff to Run Gibbons’ Gubernatorial Campaign

Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff will manage Bill Gibbons’ bid for governor.

Racquet Club’s New Owners Prepare For Tournaments

Doug Carpenter and Brian Sullivan got their start with the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships years ago as ball boys who scrambled across the court during matches to help the world’s best tennis players.

High Court Ruling to Affect Workers, Employers

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday regarding a Nashville/Davidson County school system employee has clarified a clause of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, offering more protection for employees and shaping the scope of Title VII and how it is used.

Report: Tip Trade Brisk in Clerk’s Office

A tip jar wasn’t on the counter at the Shelby County Clerk’s office, but for at least six years, starting in 2003, some employees took tips from citizens as they processed car titles and license plates.

Speaker’s Sex Harassment Complaint Hearing Delayed

NASHVILLE (AP) – The female lawmaker who filed a sexual harassment complaint against new state House Speaker Kent Williams has been hospitalized because of stress, said a colleague who lodged the accusation.

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The Policy Committee of the Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet today at 10 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

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Fed Moves to Help Distressed Homeowners

WASHINGTON (AP) – With foreclosures spiking, the Federal Reserve is taking steps to try to keep some distressed borrowers in their homes.

Rosenblum, Firm Take Personal Approach to Practice

Jeff Rosenblum, co-founder of Rosenblum & Reisman Law Firm, has been chosen as a Mid-South Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyers list is compiled by Law & Politics, and Super Lawyers are chosen by peers and by the independent research of Law & Politics.

Guitar Shop Leaves Cordova For Midtown

Martin Music, a retailer that specializes in guitars, is moving to a new location in Midtown from a strip mall in Cordova.

Postmaster General: Mail Days May Need to be Cut

WASHINGTON (AP) - Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.

Union Membership Rises for Second Straight Year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Union membership jumped to 12.4 percent of the nation's work force last year, amid widespread job losses and credit woes in a troubled economy.

Administration Says Big Reforms Coming to Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is increasing transparency in the government's controversial $700 billion financial rescue program and said Wednesday that more reforms are in the works.

Fed Pledges to Use All Tools to Help Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve, acknowledging the economy has continued to deteriorate, signaled Wednesday that it will keep using unconventional tools to cushion the fallout, including keeping a key interest rate at a record low for quite "some time."

BofA's Lewis Faces Board Unhappy with Merrill Deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America holds a quarterly board of directors meeting at a time of mounting problems in the executive suites.

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