VOL. 123 | NO. 237 | Thursday, December 4, 2008
Less than 24 hours after the Memphis City Council voted 7-6 against paying the legal bills of former Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division chief Joseph Lee, his attorney said Lee is headed to court.
The third of the month is one of the busiest days for Super Drugs in Somerville, but owner Whit Middlecoff set aside time Wednesday afternoon to talk to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn about government policies that cause hardships for his small business.
Employment and labor lawyers throughout the country – along with businesses of all sizes – are facing changes to existing and proposed legislation.
In a down economy, it’s critical to tout one’s strengths, which is why David Waddell of Waddell & Associates Inc. suggested the following slogan for the Regional Chamber in its attempts to attract new business to the city: “Memphis is Cheap. Move Here.”
Newsweek editor Jon Meacham will be in Memphis Friday to promote his new book, the subject of which is the nation’s seventh president and a central figure in the formation of Memphis.
The remake of The Pyramid and the makeover of the Mid-South Fairgrounds are two very different undertakings.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers want the U.S. Treasury Department to insist that banking institutions sharing in the $700 billion bailout comply with limits Congress imposed on executive salaries and use the money for its intended purposes.
Andre Mathis, a lawyer at Glankler Brown PLLC, recently was named to the National Bar Association’s Ben F. Jones chapter board of directors.
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. service sector contracted dramatically in November, as employment, new orders and prices fell precipitously, hurting retailers, hotels and other industries.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators on Wednesday adopted new rules designed to stem conflicts of interest and provide more transparency for Wall Street's credit-rating industry, widely faulted for its role in the subprime mortgage debacle and ensuing credit crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Worker productivity slowed in the summer while wage pressures increased, but both developments were better than expected and are unlikely to raise inflation alarms at the Federal Reserve.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The BNSF Railway Co. said Tuesday it would put off fuel surcharge changes that were planned to take effect beginning next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Chrysler executive warned Wednesday that a carmaker collapse could send the economy spiraling into a depression, while the United Auto Workers agreed to new concessions for their companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The country's economic picture has darkened further as Americans hunkered down heading into the holidays, forcing retailers to ring up fewer sales and factories to cut back on production.
DETROIT (AP) - United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said Wednesday that the union is willing to change its contract and will delay billions of dollars in payments to a union-run health care trust in an effort to help the struggling U.S. automakers.