VOL. 124 | NO. 240 | Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Former Shelby County election administrator James Johnson is the newest member of the Shelby County Election Commission.
Dominating headlines in the financial press a few days ago was the news Bank of America Corp. has firmed up a plan to repay $45 billion in bailout money with the blessing of Uncle Sam.
Shelby County Commissioners have put off a vote on a new commissioner for two weeks.
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association’s spring home show will be held at Neshoba Grove Subdivision in Germantown, the organization’s executive director, Don Glays, has confirmed.
Tennessee is the only state in the union that has closed its federally sponsored insurance plan for children to new enrollees, according to the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute.
Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has penned his memoir and given it a title that reflects his early days in small-town Tennessee.
2144 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104, Sale Amounts: $1 Million; $300,000; $200,000 -
The first owner of the French Quarter Suites Hotel has reacquired the property for $1.5 million. FQI LLC, a limited liability company whose chief manager is Ronald L. Kirkpatrick, bought the shuttered hotel at 2144 Madison Ave. from three sellers – Lodgian Memphis Property Owner LLC, Horace and Ann Proctor, and Martha D. Sutton – in three separate warranty deeds all dated in November.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen said Monday that the West Tennessee congressional seat being vacated by Rep. John Tanner won't be easy for his party to hold on to next year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed state Sen. Vincent Davis to a chancery judge post representing Adams, Claiborne, Jefferson and Wilkinson counties.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans borrowed less for a record ninth straight month in October, another sign that consumer spending will remain weak, making it harder for the economy to mount a sustained rebound.
NEW YORK (AP) – Even the prospect of interest rates staying low couldn't keep buyers in the stock market.
NEW YORK (AP) – The price of gold suffered an extreme case of whiplash as investors tried to determine the direction of interest rates, and in turn the dollar.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators on Monday accused three former top executives of collapsed mortgage lender New Century Financial Corp. of fraud, saying they misled investors as the company's subprime loan business was failing in 2006.
Crude prices have trended lower for well over than a month and grew even cheaper Monday, which might lead some to believe prices at the pump would follow along.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The divisive issue of abortion emerged Monday as an obstacle to Senate passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as a moderate Democrat proposed tough restrictions that liberals said they could not possibly accept.