VOL. 125 | NO. 54 | Friday, March 19, 2010
U.S. Rep. John Tanner of Union City announced Sunday afternoon that he will vote against the White House health care reform bill.
Positive signs abound at FedEx, the city’s largest employer.
Memphis’ hip hopostle begets hits, hard work
In the time-honored, head-scratching tradition of Memphis music, the man behind the success of Memphis-based Dedicated Music Group is a former member of hard-core rap phenom Three Six Mafia.
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.”
The fee would generate a total of $659 million in federal and state dollars. It’s an idea put forth by the Tennessee Hospital Association to keep from losing federal money for the TennCare program.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. plans to roll out his first budget proposal next week to the Memphis City Council.
Douglas Scarboro knows that opportunity and engagement are the keys to recruiting and retaining talent.
Joe DiNicolantonio, West Tennessee area president for Regions Bank, was one of more than two dozen bankers who got a letter from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. in the past few weeks.
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.
Edith Moore has never run for public office.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - New music director Mei-Ann Chen says her Memphis Symphony Orchestra will have "a journey of discovery" during its 2010-11 season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's unemployment for February remained at 10.7 percent, unchanged from January.
NASHVILLE (AP) – TennCare officials said Thursday they will be able to use a federal refund of $121 million to postpone some cuts to the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state attorney general's opinion addressing whether deputy sheriffs can run for and hold public office seems to have created more questions than answers.
BELLS, Tenn. (AP) - On the campaign trail and in television ads, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam boasts of his role in creating 11,000 jobs as an executive with family-owned Pilot Corp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to hunt and fish in Tennessee will go before voters in November's general election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage rates held below the 5 percent threshold for the third straight week as the Federal Reserve prepares to end a program that has kept rates at or near record lows.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Banks weren’t the only ones giving big bonuses in the boom years before the worst financial crisis in generations. The government also was handing out millions of dollars to bank regulators, rewarding “superior” work even as an avalanche of risky mortgages helped create the meltdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The picture of an economy growing modestly without producing inflation yet struggling to create jobs emerged from government reports Thursday.
U.S. motorists are paying the highest prices for gas since October 2008. Retail gasoline prices rose on Thursday on an expected increase in demand and as more expensive spring and summer blends of gasoline make their way to the pumps.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has said he wants to focus laser-like on the public's top concern: jobs. But the ongoing effort to remake the nation's health care system keeps getting in the way.