VOL. 125 | NO. 53 | Thursday, March 18, 2010
The first proposal to reach the Metro Charter Commission for a new consolidated government would create two new divisions -- “parks and community enhancement” and “civilian enhancement.”
Positive signs abound at FedEx, the city’s largest employer.
An $11 million project that will transform the checkpoint area of Memphis International Airport’s busiest concourse cleared an important milestone Thursday with the selection of a designer.
The transformation of an emergency department with an old-fashioned nurses’ station to one with an integrated computer system means people who need care can get it faster at Methodist Healthcare North Hospital.
On his way home from church one Sunday last month, Kevin Kane and his family decided to go by the Mid-South Fairgrounds to see what was left of the Zippin Pippin.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is defending his creation of a new Office of Talent and Human Capital. And in a Facebook statement Wednesday evening, Wharton also apologized for an apparent change of course in how the office would be funded.
Like anyone in the real estate business, mortgage bankers have April 30 circled on their calendars.
Bill Gibbons told several dozen Young Republicans Tuesday evening that he needs a big turnout in Shelby County to have a chance in the August GOP primary for governor.
Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Rardin spoke Wednesday in Lexington, Va., at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University School of Law. Rardin’s speech, “Afghanistan and Rule of Law,” was sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Law Society.
A small group of local attorneys is hard at work preparing high school students for trial.
Officials at the Mid-South Food Bank are hoping people will use some of the money from their income tax rebates to make a contribution.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)- The electric bill is going up again in April.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill that would allow businesses to require their employees to speak English at work is headed for a full House vote.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are considering ways to add new monetary penalties for speeding drivers as a way to boost funding for the state's trauma centers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Let the record reflect that the Tennessee state Senate has endorsed fish tanks and live birds in barber shops.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke plans to wage a fresh battle against Senate efforts to scale back the Fed’s role in supervising the nation’s banks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prices at the wholesale level plunged in February by the largest amount in seven months as a big drop in energy prices offset higher food costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed Wednesday the agency is investigating several companies' actions in the run-up to the financial crisis of 2008.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - International Paper Co. has had to look beyond its usual suppliers for wood for its central South Carolina mill and turn to places that are known to have tree-destroying gypsy moths.
NEW YORK (AP) - Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., the parent of Food Network and other cable channels, on Wednesday said it has reached an agreement with a British firm to license its programs internationally.
NEW YORK (AP) - United Airlines said Wednesday it expects a key revenue metric to rise 16 to 17 percent in the first quarter from a year ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won final congressional approval Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Buyers, beware: President Barack Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits, but check the fine print.