VOL. 126 | NO. 195 | Thursday, October 6, 2011
The prolonged recession has impacted the career choices of physicians graduating from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, with graduates choosing to enter higher-paying specialties and subspecialties over primary care when the economic outlook was at its worst.
Incumbents, challengers square off in city elections
Memphis City Council members are going for a record return of incumbents to the legislative body with the Thursday, Oct. 6, city elections.
The recent listing of the Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has a lot bigger impact for the city than meets the eye.
Several Mid-South hotels are in the midst of rebranding, and more are anticipated through next year.
Daniel Kiel, a professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has spent years thinking and writing about issues like school desegregation in Memphis and the influence of race on education.
The fate of the Ramesses statue outside The Pyramid was delayed for another two weeks at City Hall as a Memphis City Council member again derailed the effort to move the monolith to the University of Memphis campus.
Memphis attorney Charles Key of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP recently was elected chairman of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.
Ray’s Take: Is poor financial health killing you? That’s not an extreme question. Not feeling in control of your financial situation leads to stress, and stress wears your body down in many ways – silently and relentlessly working to shorten your lifespan and reduce the quality along the way.
MEGILPH. Ever heard of it? Neither had I. But there it was. On the Words with Friends board, earning my opponent, whose name remains unknown to me, 96 points. With a hard-earned 50-point lead down the drain, I was on my way to another loss.
Federal prosecutors are confirming there's a criminal investigation under way related to the Gibson Guitar raid and are asking a judge to delay efforts by the company to reclaim wood that was seized.
An association of brick-and-mortar retailers says a legal opinion from state Attorney General Bob Cooper should cancel a sales tax exemption for online merchant Amazon.com.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State agriculture officials have announced funds to help 173 Tennessee farmers invest in new or expanding areas.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee judges and attorneys have joined forces to create a program geared to educating the public about the legal system.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two days before the government's much-anticipated jobs report, a snapshot of employment trends in the service sector flashed an ominous sign.
NEW YORK (AP) – A diverse group of powerful unions joined demonstrations near Wall Street on Wednesday, lending focus, credibility and potentially hundreds of participants to a group that started out with a few college students camping out in lower Manhattan.
Costco Wholesale Corp. is raising its membership fees 10 percent as the wholesale club operator tries to keep its prices on products low to keep drawing value-focused shoppers.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Walgreen Co. said Wednesday that its sales grew in September, but a key revenue measurement fell short of Wall Street expectations because of lower demand for flu shots and a mild cold season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government's program to modernize the nation's air traffic control system has run into serious problems that threaten to increase its cost and delay its completion, a government watchdog said.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Struggling to deliver the big jobs package proposed by President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats are using the issue to force Republican senators to vote on tax increases for millionaires, picking up on a White House theme that the nation's wealthiest Americans aren't paying their fair share.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it has concerns that a bill to punish China for undervaluing its currency and taking away American jobs could conflict with U.S. international obligations.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg invoked composer Aaron Copland. The chief justice countered with guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Count on Tuesday seemed deeply divided on how far the government can intrude inside the employment practices of churches and religious groups, a decision being closely watched by religious institutions concerned about their independence and by civil rights groups looking out for their employees.
NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America customers have had trouble signing into their accounts for six days. Yet the bank still offered no reason Wednesday for the site's slowness.