VOL. 124 | NO. 56 | Monday, March 23, 2009
Two new drugs that have the potential to combat the progression of Alzheimer’s disease are about to be tested in Memphis through clinical trials.
Laurence Plummer of Plummer Financial Services will be honored today at an awards ceremony in Miami for being last year’s top sales producer for John Hancock Financial Network, a financial services company that boasts more than 2,000 sales agents.
Judge William David Stinson Jr. died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He was 82.
The latest round of layoffs at The Commercial Appeal last week took the heaviest toll to date on the institution’s newsroom.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former AIG chief executive officer Hank Greenberg said the company under his leadership never had the kind of retention bonus system that has subjected it to withering criticism.
Mike Earnest didn’t let a frozen credit market or a beaten-down economy stop him from pursuing a business opportunity.
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx Corp. shares fell Friday as investors reacted to the company's worse-than-expected fiscal third quarter earnings and analysts predicted the package delivery company's profit will continue to be hampered by a weak global economy.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state Department of Transportation on Friday identified the lowest bids for Tennessee's first round of bridge projects to be paid for with federal stimulus money.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal election disclosures show the Tennessee Democratic Party is struggling to raise money in the aftermath of a leadership struggle.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key lawmaker is calling on the federal government to cancel retention bonuses for hundreds of employees at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac amid public outrage over payouts to executives at companies receiving federal bailouts.
NEW YORK (AP) - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff will remain in prison until he is sentenced in one of the largest financial frauds in history.
PHOENIX (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday called for banking supervisors to pay "close attention" to compensation practices as they examine the soundness of financial institutions.
NEW YORK (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Friday that it sold approximately 5.7 million shares of Quest Diagnostics Inc. for more than $250 million, reducing its stake to about 16.5 percent.
NEW YORK (AP) - The running joke about student loans: Don't ever graduate, since you don't have to start paying them back until you do.