VOL. 124 | NO. 48 | Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The first two months of 2009 are in the books, and the real estate market has shown no signs of improving. For the second straight month, home sales declined by a third from the same month a year ago, proof that housing still needs to dig itself out of a deep hole.
The Medical Education & Research Institute, which helps physicians learn about the latest surgical techniques and medical device advances, has begun a $10 million capital fund drive as it seeks to expand its mission and upgrade its technologies.
Burglar A breaks into five homes in Tennessee in one day. All five burglaries are reported to police. Burglar A is charged with aggravated burglary. Sometime later, he commits another burglary, is caught and convicted. At his sentencing hearing on that conviction, how many prior offenses has Burglar A committed for purposes of determining how much jail time he will receive?
Former Shelby County Board of Commissioners member Walter Bailey, the longest-serving member when he left his seat in 2006, is thinking about mounting a bid to return to the county’s legislative body.
ATLANTA (AP) – Facing a continuing revenue slump amid the worsening global economic downturn, Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s biggest airline operator, said Tuesday it will cut international capacity by an additional 10 percent starting in September, a move that likely will mean more job reductions.
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Regional bank First Horizon National Corp. paid out more than $6.8 million in compensation to the two chief executives that oversaw the company in 2008.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state Senate has begun taking action on a series of proposals to reshape the way wine is sold in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Reading or sending cell phone text messages while driving would be prohibited under a proposal advancing in the Legislature.
NEW YORK (AP) - After nearly a month of seclusion in his luxury Manhattan apartment, disgraced financier Bernard Madoff appeared in court Tuesday to confront a potential conflict of interest in his massive fraud case: a $900,000 investment by his lawyer's sons.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's financial rule book must be rewritten to prevent a repeat of the global economic crisis now gripping the United States and other countries, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Monday that Brian C. Cornell, most recently chief executive at arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc., will be the new president and CEO of its Sam's Club warehouse division.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Citi Investment Research analyst downgraded shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. early Tuesday, arguing that potential legislation to simplify the process of forming unions may boost the retail giant's labor costs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup Inc. has been operating at a profit through the first two months of the year, according to a letter that the embattled bank's chief executive sent to employees.