VOL. 124 | NO. 236 | Wednesday, December 2, 2009
John Tanner is retiring from Congress. The 8th District Union City Democrat confirmed reports Tuesday evening that he had decided not to seek re-election in the 2010 elections and was informing Democratic leaders in the House.
White Wins GOP Primary For State House 83
Republican Brian Kelsey easily claimed the State Senate District 31 seat Tuesday evening.
Medical device makers will pick up a $20 billion tab to help cover the cost of insuring more Americans under legislation pending in Congress to overhaul the health care system.
The value of Shelby County’s pension fund slipped a little in October, breaking a three-month streak of gains as the fund comes back to life from last year’s deep lows.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. appears set to announce his appointment of a chief administrative officer as early as today, with Tennessee Department of Corrections Commissioner George Little as Wharton’s choice.
For the second time in a year, Shelby County Commission members are about to change the makeup of the 13-member body.
Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual Tennessee Educational Technology Conference that begins Wednesday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The city of Tupelo is positioned to take advantage of a new state law designed to generate revenue by offering incentives to create entertainment districts.
NEW YORK (AP) – The economic recovery seems on track for slow but steady gains, after reports Tuesday showed growth in manufacturing activity, construction spending and contracts to buy homes.
NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. on Tuesday slashed the amount of money it owes the government by $25 billion, completing a move of two subsidiaries into special holding units ahead of their planned spinoff or sale.
NEW YORK (AP) - More people were late with their auto loan payments in the third quarter as job losses continued, but amid rising delinquencies there are positive signs for the economy in certain states.
NEW YORK (AP) - The International Council of Shopping Centers trimmed its November sales growth forecast on Tuesday as shoppers are falling behind in their holiday buying compared with a year ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Construction spending posted a tiny increase in October, the first advance in six months, as a surge in homebuilding offset continued weakness in nonresidential construction.
NEW YORK (AP) - The number of homebuyers who signed contracts to buy previously occupied homes rose for the ninth straight month as buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time owners before its original expiration at the end of November.