VOL. 125 | NO. 24 | Friday, February 5, 2010
Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton opened his Congressional campaign Saturday afternoon to a crowd of around 300 in East Memphis.
New businesses are bringing life back to the storefronts along the Madison Avenue trolley line, especially near the line’s easternmost stop at Cleveland Street.
Resolving the legal spat between the Memphis City Council and Memphis City Schools that’s put millions of dollars at stake probably won’t blow a hole in the city’s budget.
After a tumultuous year of political upheaval in 2009, the 2010 campaign season has belatedly come to life.
Cannon Allen isn’t a truck driver or freight forwarder. He doesn’t sort cargo or manage a warehouse. But Allen, a partner at the law firm Adams and Reese LLP, is familiar with the inner workings of the transportation and logistics industries.
Memphis International Airport in 2009 remained the world’s busiest cargo airport for the 18th straight year, according to preliminary data released Thursday by Airports Council International.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Discount retailer Dollar General says it will add 5,000 jobs as it opens 600 new stores over the next 12 months.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Family members of state Sen. Ophelia Ford say the Memphis Democrat has suffered complications from an unspecified surgical procedure and could miss the entire legislative session.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers are managing to boost production without creating new jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) – Stores received a pleasant surprise in January as shoppers spent more at mall stores, delivering solid gains for many retailers and providing hope that a spending recovery that started late last year is being sustained.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories posted a big gain in December, far exceeding expectations and adding to evidence that the manufacturing sector is supporting the economic recovery.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, evidence that layoffs are continuing and jobs remain scarce.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Foreign leaders and their families are still able to channel hundreds of millions of dollars in potentially corrupt money into the United States despite post-Sept. 11 laws cracking down on money laundering, according to a report released at a Senate hearing Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday voted to allow the government to go $1.9 trillion deeper in debt – or about $6,000 more for every U.S. resident.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Scott Brown said fixing the nation's ailing economy would be his top priority as he prepared Thursday to take his Senate seat a week earlier than he had planned.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will take up a jobs bill Monday and he hopes it will have Republican support.