VOL. 125 | NO. 34 | Friday, February 19, 2010
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis’ future grew more tenuous this week as Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Memphis political community staked out differing political stances.
Officials pump money, resources into Downtown’s heart
The proposed City Market Groceries & Deli on Main Street is the latest sign of the long-sought fixes and additions along the Downtown thoroughfare that stretches from the city’s political hub to its vibrant arts district.
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.
Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. appears to have successfully navigated the nationwide downturn in air travel by reporting fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $5.6 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.31.
Dr. Seth Yoser fainted Thursday, immediately after U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson sentenced him to 42 months for mail fraud, wire fraud and selling drugs without a license.
In what has become a recurring theme for numerous businesses around town, January’s bad weather impacted Memphis International Airport’s traffic and revenues.
Russell Ingram is mapping out a way for information to zoom between research institutions.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's Republican gubernatorial candidates on Thursday targeted the state's environmental regulators as an impediment to business opportunities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee House has passed a resolution to honor the congressional service of U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that seeks to combat phone scams targeting Tennessee senior citizens.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by black workers who claimed a supervisor used a racial slur when talking about them.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The jobless got a hand. Taxpayers got tax breaks. And a sinking economy stabilized.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Layoffs in the U.S. aren't slowing as fast as some analysts had expected.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Cutting costs helped casino operator MGM Mirage narrow its fourth-quarter loss as its $8.5 billion CityCenter complex opened on the Las Vegas Strip, but the loss it reported Thursday was greater than analysts expected.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of the recession's biggest beneficiaries, felt the pinch during the fourth quarter as quarterly sales fell at its namesake U.S. division for the first time in memory.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer airliners crashed around the world last year, but more people died in the accidents, an industry group reported Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - U.S. and European regulators have cleared the long-discussed Internet search partnership between Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc., enabling the rivals to form a tag team as they try to mount a more serious challenge to Google Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday unilaterally creating a bipartisan commission to rein in unruly deficits after Congress rejected a similar body with considerably more enforcement power.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has reached a deal with black farmers that could end a years-long stalemate over alleged racial discrimination by the U.S. Agriculture Department.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - With tax collections tanking and jobless rates at record highs, state legislators hundreds of miles from Washington have found an easy way to appeal to conservative voters: Bash the federal government.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers are facing budget-busting increases in medical insurance premiums, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday, releasing a report the Obama administration hopes will tap public outrage and help revive its stalled health care overhaul.