VOL. 123 | NO. 243 | Friday, December 12, 2008
A proposed law that would put new restrictions on where payday lenders, check-cashing businesses and title loan establishments can operate in Shelby County still has a few more political hurdles to clear.
The simple idea of designing a better bicycle has evolved into a complex software program that gauges the biomechanics of the human body.
In a normal year, Gordon Trucking Inc. might replace 20 percent of its fleet of 1,500 big rigs with new trucks. But given the bleak outlook for the freight business, the Pacific, Wash., hauler doesn’t intend to buy a single new truck next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – New claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, exceeding even gloomy expectations for an economy stuck in a recession that seems to be deepening.
The green grass that came with spring and summer is gone now that winter is about to arrive, but this change has nothing to do with the seasons.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis says he will decide early next year whether he will run for the Democratic nomination for governor in Tennessee in 2010.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A UAW local president at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill said Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is "playing politics with 110,000 jobs" in his home state by opposing the auto industry rescue package.
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's trade deficit rose unexpectedly in October as a spreading global recession dampened sales of U.S. products overseas and the volume of oil imports surged by a record amount. The deficit with China jumped to an all-time high.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. households, hit by declining home values and stock market losses, have cut back on their debt levels for the first time on record as loans remain scarce amid what appears to be a deepening recession.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company bought another 3.26 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. stock, increasing its stake to 67.9 million shares.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of American homeowners dragged into the housing crisis fell last month to the lowest level since June as new state laws lengthened the foreclosure process, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects for a $14 billion auto industry rescue bill dimmed Thursday amid growing opposition in both parties and despite urgent appeals by both President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush.