VOL. 124 | NO. 232 | Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It was only a few months ago that Kirk Bailey, chairman, president and CEO of Memphis-based Magna Bank, told shareholders the previous year had been nothing short of cataclysmic for the financial industry.
Memphis’ role in the global supply chain is often underappreciated, but shippers moving auto parts from Yokohama to Yazoo City or electronics from Beijing to Birmingham understand this city’s importance.
Dolls perch atop shelves, fluffy creatures dangle toward the floor and wheeled speedsters hug the wall tops at the Village Toymaker, which is fully stocked for the holiday shopping season.
Among the charges filed against North Carolina mother Antoinette Nicole Davis after her daughter’s body was found in a wooded area Nov. 16 was human trafficking – that she had sold her child into prostitution.
Grady M. Garrison has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section.
The Majestic Star Casino LLC, the parent company of Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica, reported Tuesday morning it had filed for bankruptcy in an attempt to restructure its debt.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Lumina Foundation for Education is granting up to $1.2 million to Tennessee for higher education.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - At its peak, about 7,800 people clocked in daily for work at the Saturn plant.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Heading into the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend, Tennessee traffic deaths are down significantly this year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health said Tuesday that swine flu nasal mist vaccine is now available free at county health departments for all healthy residents from 2 years to 49 years old.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy is growing modestly, with consumers too wary about spending to invigorate the recovery.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve doesn't expect the recovery will be strong enough to quickly drive down the jobless rate, and acknowledged its efforts to keep the rebound going could feed a new speculative bubble.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The apparent end of the recession and stabilizing financial markets have not cured the banking industry, as souring and past-due loans have reached the highest levels in 26 years, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday.