VOL. 124 | NO. 229 | Friday, November 20, 2009
From solar power to wind power, from hybrid automotive technology to geothermal engineering, Memphis companies large and small are tapping into renewable energy.
Whatever successes Memphis has achieved throughout history usually occurred when the city took advantage of its natural assets.
Earmarks are hot-button issues in today’s political landscape, but University of Memphis engineering professor Dr. Srikant Gir wants everyone to know that the $500,000 grant he received for the research and development of a biofuel initiative will have a broad impact.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge ruled today that a new law allowing handguns in Tennessee bars and restaurants is unconstitutional.
By now, it should be apparent newly-minted Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has a lot on his plate.
October brought a mix of good and bad news for Memphis International Airport, which saw passenger traffic decline but cargo counts improve.
Comments about “getting rid of the board over at The MED” made by Shelby County Mayor-elect Joe Ford shortly after being chosen for the post Tuesday caused some awkward moments the next day when hospital members interviewed candidates to lead the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports the state's unemployment rate remained at 10.5 percent for the second straight month in October.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Valley Authority's top executives were told Thursday during a meeting in Kentucky not to expect performance bonuses this year because of a drop in electricity sales due to the poor economy and the massive coal ash spill at the Kingston plant in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The top executive of Gibson Guitar Corp. is taking a leave of absence from the board of an environmental group amid concerns about the source of the harvested wood used for instruments.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The rising stock market has raised the value of the Arkansas Public Retirement System's investments.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto County Public School District has asked a federal judge to reject the ACLU's request to lift the indefinite suspension of a student who was accused of using gang signs during a school assembly.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A gauge of future U.S. economic activity and a report on unemployment benefits signaled Thursday that the recovery likely will remain weak in the coming months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday the government's $700 billion bailout program will end "as soon as we can," and that part of it will be used to lower the soaring federal debt.
NEW YORK (AP) - The dollar's appeal as a safe haven sent it higher Thursday after reports on housing and unemployment raised fears that the economy will be weak next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional budget crunchers said Thursday the Democrats' latest health care plan would hold down federal red ink for at least 20 years, an assessment that gave supporters hope as the Senate moved gingerly toward a historic debate.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A rising proportion of fixed-rate home loans made to people with good credit are sinking into foreclosure, adding to concerns about the strength of the economic recovery.