VOL. 123 | NO. 216 | Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Early voting numbers indicate strong showing at polls
Topped by the presidential race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, today’s ballot features a special City Council election as well as eight city of Memphis charter amendments and two Shelby County charter amendments.
When real estate agent Larry Ohrberg landed a 10-acre ranch in Olive Branch as one of his listings, he knew the property needed a fresh approach for the open house, not the run-of-the-mill fare reserved for traditional homes.
Polls in Tennessee opened Tuesday to bright, sunny skies and long lines of voters waiting to cast ballots in what election officials expect to be a record turnout.
Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama joined voters eager to cast ballots on Tuesday before making one last pitch for supporters to turn out for their historic presidential contest.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats reached for a blowout at the polls Tuesday in heavy early congressional balloting that could add more than 20 seats to their House majority.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Even in reliably red states where Barack Obama has little chance of winning Tuesday, unprecedented numbers of registrations and early votes have been tallied, and elections officials are predicting a record turnout in places where neither candidate even bothered to campaign.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans lined up early Tuesday to cast ballots in a historic election that ended hard-fought campaigns set to change the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the Ohio Statehouse.
Memphians who go to the polls today will help shape a new direction for the country with the votes they cast for president. And in one of the more unlikely stories of the 2008 campaign, the recent efforts of a former Memphian contributed to the choice of contenders.
Circuit City Stores Inc. will close two of its four locations in the Memphis area as part of a nationwide downsizing effort, the company announced Monday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis airport and business leaders have hailed the completion of a $2.8 billion Delta-Northwest merger and say it should help the city’s economic development efforts.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that accuses the city of Memphis, Tenn., of stealing millions of gallons of Mississippi water.
3179 Professional Plaza
Germantown, TN 38138
Permit Amount: $5.6 Million -
An Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown soon will rise at 3179 Professional Plaza, which runs between Poplar Avenue and Poplar Pike near the Germantown/Collierville border.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Banks tightened up further on all sorts of lending, from home mortgages to credit cards and business loans, as the worst financial crisis in seven decades took a bigger toll on the economy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Treasury prices rose modestly in quiet trading Monday after a bleaker-than-expected reading on the manufacturing sector, but investors avoided making large bets ahead of Tuesday's presidential election. Meanwhile, key interbank lending rates extended their declines, a sign of further easing in the credit markets.
The market turmoil of recent weeks has been brutal to 401(k)s. But beyond highlighting the woeful inadequacy of many Americans' retirement savings, the meltdown puts a spotlight on some longstanding pitfalls of 401(k)s themselves – and makes it even more urgent that investors guard against them.
ANTIOCH, Calif. – When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized control of IndyMac Bancorp – the nation's 10th-largest mortgage lender by loan volume – the agency vowed to ease terms for many of its troubled borrowers. In doing so, the FDIC wanted to show the mortgage industry how it could slash home foreclosures by making decisions both sensible and humane.
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors' October U.S. sales plunged 45 percent and Ford's dropped 30 percent, as low consumer confidence and tight credit combined to scare customers away from showrooms.