VOL. 124 | NO. 27 | Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Fifteen priests in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis have been accused of sexually abusing children since the diocese was formed in 1971.
After he read a March 2007 story in The Commercial Appeal about his private relationship and real estate dealings with city contractor Elvin W. Moon, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton dashed off a memo to City Engineer Wain Gaskins.
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx's freight unit says it will lay off 900 employees, saying that sluggish demand has declined further so far this year.
Chancellor Kenny Armstrong said today during closing arguments in a landmark, closely watched court case over local school funding that he’ll issue an opinion by the end of this week.
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority on Monday rejected the protest from a losing bidder over a lucrative runway reconstruction contract and upheld an earlier decision to award that job to Ajax Paving Industries Inc.
The inclusion of a “MED fix”amendment in a federal law already passed is “not the panacea” for the financial ills of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, so U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker hope to secure more funding from the stimulus package.
2372 Prospect St., Memphis, TN 38106, Permit Cost: $3 million -
Riviana Foods Inc. has filed a $3 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build a plant and water treatment facility at 2372 Prospect St.
Superior Outsourcing Service Industries has the employees to do the kinds of busy work few people want to do, but the administrators of this program for the disabled worry about idle hands.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Valero Energy Corp. on Monday lifted after Goldman Sachs raise the refiner's price target and upgraded refineries across the board.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Nissan spokesman in Franklin says the company is not yet saying if its job cutting will include employees at plants in Tennessee and Mississippi.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Taking a page from its European division, Ford Motor Co. is bringing its small commercial van, Transit Connect, to the U.S. market.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official said Monday the overhaul of the government's $700 billion financial rescue program is likely to include a partnership with the private sector to buy troubled assets.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - It wasn't so long ago that U.S. farmers were asked what they would do with their windfall profits.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cash-strapped consumers kept buying McDonald's burgers and breakfast items in January, helping the fast food company post a 7.1 percent worldwide increase Monday in same-store sales for the month.