VOL. 124 | NO. 2 | Monday, January 5, 2009
Gibbons Affirms Candidacy In GOP Primary
Frist was considered the leading Republican contender in the open governor’s race. Several prospective GOP contenders had conditioned getting into the race on Frist not becoming a candidate.
The housing slump continued to take a toll on the real estate profession as membership in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) reached a three-and-a-half year low in December with just 4,599 members.
Kirk Bailey, chairman and CEO of Magna Bank, met with senior staff last week and encouraged them to develop a plan for the bank that includes offering more loans to credit-worthy borrowers.
Loudean’s is like a couch with plenty of pillows where the history of a family is enmeshed with the antique lace.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs.
DETROIT (AP) – GMAC will no longer have exclusive rights to provide low-interest loans to people who buy General Motors Corp. vehicles, and it will stop financing leases under a complex deal to get federal aid for the troubled lender.
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Blues icon B.B. King will be honored Jan. 17 at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi's Crystal Ball gala in Southaven.
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dozens of companies in 2008 expanded or launched new projects in East Tennessee, leaving West Tennessee dry with high unemployment rates. Experts say the employment shift is just a phase of the recession.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Laws mandating stores only sell cigarettes that are slow-burning and fire-safe went into effect in five states on New Year's Day.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - For foreign professionals in the United States, the rising unemployment rate is especially daunting.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - It's sort of like sending your attic and yard sale finds to Cinderella's ball.