VOL. 124 | NO. 235 | Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Republican Brian Kelsey easily claimed the State Senate District 31 seat Tuesday evening.
John Tanner is retiring from Congress. The 8th District Union City Democrat confirmed reports earlier this evening that he had decided not to seek re-election in the 2010 elections.
TUPELO, Miss. – Oh, what a wait. This month marks a year since Toyota delayed the start of operations at its new $1.3 billion vehicle manufacturing plant off U.S. 78 in Blue Springs.
The hobbled economy has taken a noticeable toll on the city’s financial picture, a Memphis City Council committee will be told later today.
Lamar Crossing’s long and winding road might finally be coming to an end, parties close to the beleaguered property said last week. But some legal wranglings still need to be worked out before the unfinished multifamily complex sees its first resident.
Today is Election Day for voters in parts of East Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova and Germantown. Polls in those areas are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
An attempt to gain class-action status in a lawsuit alleging that Memphis hospitals conspired to suppress nurse wages isn’t dead yet.
300 Grand Island Drive, Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Amount: $12.1 Million -
Grand Island Partners, the group bringing the 204-unit Grand Island apartments to Mud Island, has filed a $12.1 million building permit with plans to break ground in the spring, said company president Keith Grant.
The Memphis City Council will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the first-floor chambers at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Many resolutions are on the agenda, including a vote on the third and final reading of an ordinance to fix the tax rate for the city's Board of Education. Click on the icon for the full agenda.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Democrat Paula Flowers has announced she's dropping her bid for Congress.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America is sending its credit card customers a one-page letter with a simple explanation of the interest rates and fees they're being charged starting Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - After shoppers gave retailers a somewhat encouraging start to the holiday shopping season, stores now turn their attention to the online promotions known as Cyber Monday and bringing back customers the rest of the season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is taking steps to fine-tune a strategy to reel in some of the unprecedented amount of money that's been pumped into the economy during the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department reported Monday another large investment company has raised sufficient capital to join the government in buying toxic bank assets to help spur more normal lending.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Faced with sluggish progress in its foreclosure-prevention effort, the Obama administration will spend the coming weeks cracking down on mortgage companies that aren't doing enough to help borrowers at risk of losing their homes.