VOL. 126 | NO. 219 | Wednesday, November 9, 2011
RxBio Inc., an early-stage biopharmaceutical company formed around technology developed at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded a $15 million federal contract to further develop Rx100, a potent drug that may protect against the lethal effects of radiation exposure.
Hope House preschoolers return after daycare renovation
Going to daycare means going “home” for the preschoolers of Hope House, thanks to an extensive renovation meant to preserve its home-like atmosphere.
Two students at Southwest Tennessee Community College were burned and a teacher was cut by glass shards Wednesday, Nov. 9, when a chemical mixture exploded in a chemistry lab on the Union Avenue campus.
MEMPHIS (AP) – International Paper Co. said Tuesday it priced a sale of $1.5 billion in debt to help pay for its acquisition of competitor Temple-Inland Inc.
October home sales in Shelby County inched 2 percent higher compared to the same month a year ago, marking the fourth consecutive month with year-over-year improvement.
Fayette and Tipton counties boasted immense home sales improvements in October compared to the same month a year ago.
As communities around the world prepare to observe World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Memphis area faith leaders are joining forces with the Memphis Ryan White Program in a show of support for the more than 7,000 men, women and children in Shelby County who are living with HIV/AIDS, almost half of whom are not receiving the care they need.
The Memphis Jazz Orchestra’s date at the annual Calvary and the Arts series usually falls the same week as Veterans Day.
Entertainment retailer Hastings Entertainment has operated a store in Cordova for the last four years.
Memphis Area Transit Authority officials formally opened the new Airways Transit Center Tuesday, Nov. 8, the same week consultants are hearing from the public about several options to change the MATA route system as well as the week a fare increase goes into effect.
The Millington Board of Aldermen will select the next mayor of the city in February or March following the retirement of Mayor Richard Hodges on Jan. 13.
Dr. Matthew Bradley Massey has joined OrthoMemphis and will his focus his practice on musculoskeletal problems of the foot, ankle and knee.
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NASHVILLE (AP) – Two courts in Nashville have backed a decision by state transportation officials to bar two guardrail companies that were implicated in corruption investigations from bidding on projects.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers advertised more jobs in September than at any other point in the past three years. The increase suggests hiring could pick up in the next few months.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Wells Fargo & Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to pay at least $37 million in a lawsuit which alleges several banks rigged bidding competitions to win business from state and local governments.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court invoked visions of an all-seeing Big Brother and satellites watching us from above. Then things got personal Tuesday when the justices were told police could slap GPS devices on their cars and track their movements, without asking a judge for advance approval.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling to complete a lengthy to-do list on the budget.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A conservative-leaning panel of US appellate judges on Tuesday upheld President Barack Obama's health care law as constitutional, helping set up a Supreme Court fight.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. plans to begin selling some warrants it received from bailed-out companies to financial institutions rather than offering the warrants in public auctions. The sales are part of the government's effort to recoup the costs of the $700 billion financial bailout.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Capitol Hill Republicans say the GOP members of a deficit "supercommittee" are showing flexibility on revenue hikes as the panel heads closer to its Thanksgiving deadline.
NEW YORK (AP) – While lawmakers in Washington debated the debt ceiling and consumer confidence dropped, more homeowners in the U.S. were having a harder time making their mortgage payments.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's transition to electronic medical records, now in full swing, risks overlooking potential patient safety problems, independent advisers warned the Obama administration Tuesday.