VOL. 124 | NO. 36 | Monday, February 23, 2009
Former Shelby County Democratic party chairman Matt Kuhn is the newest member of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has reached a legal settlement with a teenager sexually abused by a Dominican priest nine years ago.
The Memphis multifamily market is garnering mixed reviews as analysts reflect on a relatively stable 2008 while projecting a potentially turbulent 2009.
Creating more minority developers means getting them to see blight differently.
It was a little after 1 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 10, in the SEC’s office in Fort Worth, Texas. After being put under oath, SEC branch chief Michael King asked Stanford’s chief investment officer Laura Pendergest-Holt to spell her name for the record.
WASHINGTON (AP) – While R. Allen Stanford’s investors were swallowing claims of vast returns on safe investments, some of his employees weren’t so sure.
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners should return to its full complement of 13 members today.
There are signs of new life in the city’s long-standing interest in either building a new Memphis Cook Convention Center or expanding the existing facility.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A study committee headed by two Democratic lawmakers has proposed legislation it hopes will make Tennessee's death penalty process more fair and accurate.
Christian ministers and dentists introduced a mobile dental clinic last week that will travel to low-income areas of Memphis to provide free care.
Whether a building is flat, sloped or steep, be it shingled or rubberized, Harrison Wholesale has the materials to roof it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker in Tennessee is asking a judge to dismiss a $750,000 libel lawsuit against him on the basis that his blog is covered by legislative immunity.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Invoking his own name-and-shame policy, President Barack Obama warned the nation's mayors on Friday that he will "call them out" if they waste the money from his massive economic stimulus plan.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart says it will pay $17.5 million to settle a class-action suit by black truck drivers who claimed the retailing giant discriminated against them.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Ken Lewis has received a subpoena from the New York state attorney general's office in connection with Merrill Lynch's payment of employee bonuses before the companies combined on Jan. 1.
For hundreds of thousands of workers losing their jobs during the recession, there's a new twist to their financial pain: Even as they're collecting unemployment benefits, they're paying bank fees just to get access to their money.
CHICAGO (AP) - The dismal housing market dragged down fourth-quarter profits at Lowe's Cos. Inc. by 60 percent, and executives at the home improvement chain said they see little hope of a substantive fix from a federal effort aimed at helping struggling homeowners.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. reported a 51 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit Friday as customers sharply cut spending on clothing and other items. The results beat Wall Street expectations, but the chain projected a wider first-quarter loss than analysts had predicted.