VOL. 124 | NO. 208 | Thursday, October 22, 2009
Still dealing with millions of dollars worth of red ink after implementing numerous cost-cutting measures, the board of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis on Wednesday proposed shutting down its emergency room.
A plan by Buehler Homes to build 125 rental homes on 140 parcels of tax delinquent land was approved Wednesday by the Shelby County Commission.
Memphis Mayor-elect A C Wharton Jr. got an early welcome to the ways of City Hall in the week before he took the oath of office.
First Tennessee Bank commands more than a third of the bank deposit market share in the Memphis area, while its closest rival has about half that amount.
Regions Financial Corp., in the wake of reporting a third quarter net loss of $437 million, is planning to close 6 percent of its roughly 1,900-branch network, which equates to 121 branches.
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis contends it’s entitled to a chunk of the settlements many of its patients receive from automobile accidents and other injury-causing events, but some of those patients are challenging that assertion.
CVS is already bringing one pharmacy to U.S. 64 and Houston Levee Road in Cordova, and the company last week secured the land where it will build its second Memphis store.
The Collierville Beer Board unanimously voted Tuesday to suspend the beer permit of the Collierville Gas and Food Mart at 651 W. Poplar Ave. at its monthly meeting.
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation has recognized the work of professors at UT Health Science Center who are inventing new drugs, vaccinations, medical devices and research tools.
Irma Merrill Stratton, an attorney at The Law Office of J. Houston Gordon, recently was elected to the Tennessee Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has issued a legal opinion that says people who have received pardons for their felony drug convictions can own any type of firearm except handguns.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - A jury has acquitted former state Sen. Jeff Miller on a charge of accepting pay for work he didn't do as Bradley County's delinquent tax attorney.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour has told a gathering of business leaders in Jackson that he will call a special legislative session late next week for a $300 million economic development project in the Delta.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top-ranking official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says production of a vaccine for swine flu virus is behind schedule and people should take precautionary steps to prevent its spread.
NEW YORK (AP) - Morgan Stanley returned to profitability for the first time in a year as income from its investment banking operations offset losses in commercial real estate.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Boeing Co. lost $1.6 billion in the third quarter, hurt by growing costs from two troubled plane programs that forced the airplane maker to slash its profit forecast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The man who watches over the $700 billion in government money given to banks and other institutions to avert a financial collapse said Wednesday he thinks it's too early to say how much will be repaid to the taxpayers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Moving up the effective date of tough new regulations to protect credit card customers from sudden interest rate increases could be a double-edged sword, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans to order companies that received huge U.S. government bailouts last year to sharply cut the compensation of their highest paid executives, according to a person familiar with the decision.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The third-ranking Senate Republican said Wednesday the Obama administration appears to be launching a Richard Nixon-like political strategy of making an "enemies list" of people who disagree with the president.