VOL. 124 | NO. 227 | Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Executives of Medtronic Inc. celebrated a $65 million expansion of its distribution center Tuesday morning that will allow the medical device company to ship additional products.
A long time goal of the Ford political organization was realized Tuesday afternoon when Shelby County Commissioner Joe Ford was appointed interim Shelby County Mayor effective Dec. 10.
Members of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board were told last month the board’s tax incentive program needs to be tweaked – and soon. The reason: a major economic development project coming before them in November needs the new provisions.
Not a minute can be wasted when the product being shipped can prolong someone’s life or bring vision to the blind.
Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state audit raised questions about whether two wildlife agencies are protecting two species of fish.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County will borrow $6 million from BancorpSouth to cover operating expenses for the first three months of this fiscal year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday the global economy is moving toward a recovery but countries can't rely on U.S. consumers to serve as the engine of worldwide growth.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) - American clients who each hid more than 1 million Swiss francs in undeclared bank accounts with UBS AG between 2001 and 2008 could have their details turned over to the U.S. government, Swiss officials said Tuesday.
MIAMI (AP) - More than 14,700 U.S. taxpayers came forward to disclose billions in offshore bank accounts in 70 countries under a voluntary Internal Revenue Service program allowing most to avoid criminal prosecution as long as they pay what they owe, IRS officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama signed a law expanding children's health insurance this spring, he slapped tobacco companies with huge tax increases to pay for it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has formed a new task force to target financial fraud – replacing an earlier corporate fraud task force.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior House Democrat says the government didn't force Bank of America to take over Merrill Lynch, but a bank board member said much pressure was applied and Republicans charged that a committee inquiry was covering up the role of an Obama administration official.
WASHINGTON (AP) – When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.
MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) - Malaria. Tuberculosis. Alzheimer's disease. AIDS. Pandemic flu. Genital herpes. Urinary tract infections. Grass allergies. Traveler's diarrhea. You name it, the pharmaceutical industry is working on a vaccine to prevent it.