VOL. 125 | NO. 36 | Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Approves 30-10-10 MCS Funding Plan
Memphis City Council members have delayed a vote on $2 million in emergency funding for The Regional Medical Center until April.
The strength of Memphis’ commercial real estate market is its industrial sector, but the city’s bread and butter suffered a rare misstep in 2009, the most recent data show.
Bed tax could be MED’s magic pill
A year ago, Kent Williams came to The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He wasn’t a patient, but some doubted how long his political life would last.
The era of billion-dollar bailouts and an economy stuffed to the gills with money virtually created out of thin air is drawing to a close.
The Memphis City Council will debate new panhandling regulations in committee meetings this morning.
Former state Sen. John Ford likely won’t have a lot to say if he’s called to testify during a Memphis federal trial next month, his attorney said in a recent court filing.
The surprise candidate in the race for Shelby County mayor said Monday he had been considering a bid for the job for the past 10 years.
477 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103, Sale Amount: $400,000 -
The Memphis College of Art has bought the 49,025-square-foot warehouse at 477 S. Main St. in the South Main Historic Arts District, where it will house its graduate school.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's state-licensed casinos reported January revenues of $193.2 million, up about $8.3 million from December.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Legislative leaders wanted to keep Arkansas' first fiscal session short, sweet and focused on the state's budget. But, even in an abbreviated session, they're learning that there's always room for pork.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A state lawmaker wants to cut the budget for Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's office and lay off all but one of his staffers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A new study says health care costs for large employers will rise more than 6 percent this year, and more companies are thinking about revamping their benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Record-low interest rates are still needed to foster the economic recovery and to relieve high unemployment, a Federal Reserve official said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing tough questions in Congress, Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the company's safety problems and the Securities and Exchange Commission was probing what the automaker told investors. Lawmakers pledged to ask executives about internal documents showing that Toyota visited with regulators who "laughed and rolled their eyes in disbelief" over safety claims.
NEW YORK (AP) – Oil prices rose above $80 a barrel Monday as investors expect the U.S. central bank to keep interest rates near zero to help fuel economic growth – which would boost crude consumption. Prices also were propped up by a festering refinery strike in France.