VOL. 124 | NO. 23 | Wednesday, February 4, 2009
A lapse in ethics and professionalism by surgeons, who accepted financial rewards and other perks from orthopedics firms, compromised patient care before the government stepped in to stop the practice, Dr. Charles A. Rockwood said Monday night during a lecture.
Changes Living Wage Reporting and Greenlights ADA Work On Liberty Bowl
The Memphis City Council has given final approval to an ordinance that sets minimum energy efficiency standards for rental property.
Economic investment during a recession typically receives a wave of support, but Norfolk Southern Corp.’s tentative plan to develop a massive intermodal yard in Fayette County has been met with a groundswell of resistance.
Thomas E. “Pete” Sisson’s political career in Memphis and Shelby County spanned more than 50 years in which he witnessed more change than most politicians.
The owners of a more than 40-acre property in Lakeland where they envisioned a large retail center that would be known as Lakeland Commons have filed a lawsuit against the town for nixing the project.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – University of Tennessee economists see no reason to expect an improvement soon in the state or national economies, they said in an annual forecast released Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) – UPS Inc., the world’s largest shipping carrier, reported Tuesday it swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $254 million. It also said it is freezing management salaries and suspending its match for its employee retirement plans as sales slid 5.2 percent, and its chief warned that 2009 will be very difficult because “the consumer is not spending.”
Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The husband of House Speaker Pro Tem Lois DeBerry says the Memphis Democrat is in stable condition at a Nashville hospital where she is undergoing some tests.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - New Comptroller Justin Wilson has hired Republican operative Susie Alcorn to lead the office's legislative duties.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man convicted of murdering an elderly Jackson County couple could become the state's first inmate put to death in 16 months if his execution is carried out as scheduled early Wednesday morning.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A new Mississippi law signed Tuesday provides $19 million worth of incentives to keep and expand a Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plant in a region struggling with years of decline in furniture manufacturing and other industries.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - King Pharmaceuticals Inc., which last month lost patent protection on its best-selling drug, said Tuesday it will slash 22 percent of its jobs to reduce expenses.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department has provided $1.15 billion to 42 banks in new payments from the government's $700 billion financial rescue fund.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democrats from adding $25 billion for highways, mass transit, and water projects to President Barack Obama's economic recovery program.
NEW YORK (AP) - General Motors Corp. will offer buyouts to all of its hourly employees, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday, as the troubled automaker continues to slash costs.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Tunica County sheriff's decision to bar names from an approved list of bail bondsmen in no way affected their licenses or rights to do business elsewhere, lawyers for the county argued Tuesday before the Mississippi Supreme Court.