VOL. 123 | NO. 219 | Friday, November 7, 2008
Government leaders are discussing the possibility of taking legal action against mortgage companies they say have contributed to abusive loans in local communities.
Includes Updated Charter Referendum Totals
The count shows over 400,000 Shelby County voters participated -- a record setting turnout for Shelby County in the most popular election cycle historically with local voters. However, it amounted to a 62 percent voter turnout for Shelby County.
Memphis Charter Commission Chairman Myron Lowery called it “the day after.”
Executives at Memphis-based GTx on Thursday morning explained a promising pipeline of potential drug therapies that are moving closer to FDA approval and attracting investment partnerships from big pharmaceutical companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of out-of-work Americans continuing to draw unemployment benefits has surged to a 25-year high, while shoppers have turned extra frugal, further proof of the damage from sinking economy, credit problems and financial stresses.
WASHINGTON (AP) – At a time when most administrations are slowing down, the Bush White House appears to be speeding up – at least when it comes to getting the $700 billion financial rescue program up and running.
Officials at Methodist University Hospital expect to save $550,000 a year and lessen the risk for error with a new robot that fills I.V. prescriptions in the pharmacy.
As Joey Hagan quickly points out, sustainable architecture isn’t a new concept or the latest fad. “Green building” has been around since the 1920s, when architects designed skyscrapers and other structures with principles that permeate today’s eco-friendly landscape.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Reserve says the amount of commercial paper in the market has increased for the second straight week, but at a slower pace.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush and Barack Obama on Monday will hold their first substantive talks about the nation's daunting priorities as the transition to a Democratic administration accelerates.
NEW YORK (AP) - With Barack Obama's election as president and Democrats controlling Congress, retailers and industry trade groups are bracing for a fight on Capitol Hill next year against legislation that would make it easier to unionize workers.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Thursday its low-price focus and sales of Halloween merchandise boosted October same-store sales by 2.4 percent, ahead of expectations.
CHICAGO (AP) – Barack Obama planned his first public appearance since his presidential victory for Friday – a meeting with economic advisers to discuss the nation's financial woes that Americans listed as their top concern on Election Day.
NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T Inc. said Thursday it will buy Wayport Inc., a privately held company that operates more than 10,000 Wi-Fi hot spots in McDonald's restaurants and hotels, for $275 million in cash.