VOL. 124 | NO. 50 | Friday, March 13, 2009
Memphis is separated from Halifax, Nova Scotia, by thousands of miles and an international border, but the distant cities are now closely aligned in a shared mission.
All of the municipalities outside of Memphis that will be mailed residential reappraisal notices today saw overall increases in their appraised values, according to preliminary results from the 2009 countywide reappraisal of property.
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis will receive appropriations totaling $714,000 for improvements to its trauma and newborn intensive care units.
The Tennessee Health Care Campaign wants to hear from Memphians as it plans to push for industry reforms this year in Congress.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Tenet Healthcare Corp. has agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that nurses and other staff in California were denied extra overtime pay for working 12-hour shifts.
When she speaks, Shelby County Assessor of Property Cheyenne Johnson’s voice is usually low-key and unassuming. It’s a quality that belies her message, which, starting today, will begin to resonate with jittery homeowners and be heard loud and clear across the county.
WASHINGTON (AP) - General Electric Co. lost its prized top credit rating from Standard & Poor's over fears of rising loan losses and lower earnings at its lending arm.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel wrung a pledge Thursday from the head of an accounting board to try to issue guidelines in three weeks that will ease rules that force banks to value assets at current prices.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The net worth of American households fell by the largest amount in more than a half-century of record keeping during the fourth quarter of last year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state House has voted to no longer require Tennessee firearms dealers to take the thumbprint of anyone buying a gun.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz says unemployed Tennesseans will soon be eligible for $25 more in weekly benefits after two legislative panels approved the expansion.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The national high school graduation rate remained flat at about 75 percent between 2002 and 2006, while a dozen states made substantial gains, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
NEW YORK (AP) - A sentencing date of June 16 has been set for disgraced financier Bernard Madoff.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With layoffs spreading, the number of initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week, while the total number of Americans continuing to receive benefits set a record high, the government said Thursday.
Although Friday the Thirteenth is rife with theories and myths, one of them involves the monastic military order of the Knights Templar.