VOL. 124 | NO. 200 | Monday, October 12, 2009
Of all the real estate figures floating around, perhaps the most telling is the one showing shrinking membership in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.
Approving mayoral appointments to boards and commissions is usually the quickest part of the Shelby County Commission’s agenda. It’s normally a routine vote.
Memphis-area banks have paid more than $42 million in interest to the federal government as part of the strings attached to emergency capital they received starting last year.
CheezyWeezy.com allows people to show off their children’s pictures on the Internet, on T-shirts and other merchandise.
Aviators attain flight and control the movements of their aircraft by precisely balancing the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. The people piloting the aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of Memphis’ economy focused on the airport, other transportation assets and the connectivity among them – are negotiating their own set of physics in hopes of becoming airborne.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building. Numerous topics are up for discussion, including several resolutions proposed by the Public Works Committee. One resolution deals with expenditure approval for space renovations to the Shelby County Office Building at 157 Poplar Ave. For the full agenda, click on the image to the left.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's tax collections have now fallen below projections in the first two months of the budget year.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The air quality in five East Tennessee counties around Knoxville is too dirty to meet federal standards.
CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - Sugary, high-calorie snacks are off-limits at Sumner Junior High, so instead of door-to-door candy sales to raise money, students ask their parents to donate $30.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. is turning Fine Living into the Cooking Channel and moving the cable network from the hills of Tennessee to New York City's food-oriented Chelsea Market.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State Treasurer Tate Reeves says his unclaimed property booth will be set up at the Mississippi State Fair.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - The director of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board says he'll deny Wal-Mart's application to sell beer and wine at its Fayetteville stores because of local opposition.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in August as exports posted a small gain, while imports fell on a big drop in demand for foreign oil.
DALLAS (AP) - Workers at Bradco Supply Corp. arrived one morning to find someone severed the heavy chain locks on the security fence at the Fort Worth shingle supply warehouse. Inside, empty wooden pallets were splintered and scattered across the floor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Airlines shouldn't be too cheap when it comes to helping customers whose bags are lost.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure may not achieve its goal of helping 3 million to 4 million borrowers and may simply delay mortgage defaults for many, a government watchdog group says.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators will look into complaints by AT&T Inc. that Google Inc.'s free messaging and calling service, Google Voice, blocks calls to rural communities where local phone companies charge high connection fees.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Show me some civility, Republicans cried Friday after a Missouri congressman speaking on the House floor was caught on microphone apparently cussing out a fellow Missourian.