VOL. 125 | NO. 62 | Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Opts For Run For Clarksville Mayor
There is now only one major candidate for the Democratic nomination for Tn. Governor.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. gathered about two dozen bankers and finance professionals in his seventh-floor conference room at City Hall Wednesday to launch an ambitious financial literacy campaign.
When Tennessee made its pitch to federal officials for $500 million, Memphis school board member Tomeka Hart was part of the five-person Tennessee team.
His name is emblazoned on the modest sign identifying 52 S. Second St. as the home of the world-famous barbecue establishment he founded in 1948.
In a few weeks, 10 Memphians will board an airplane for Beijing to represent this city at the Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition.
The Tennessee Republican who’s worked for months to help shape a U.S. Senate bill overhauling the nation’s financial industry expects to see that legislation get pushed “as far to the left as it can.”
West Memphis native Cal Boyington is looking outside of Hollywood to continue his cable TV success: The Memphis Central High School alumnus recently sold a series to Comedy Central and is developing a show about barge pilots on the Mississippi River.
Broadcast television’s death has been greatly exaggerated, said Emma Armstrong, worldwide account director for BBDO – the advertising agency responsible for FedEx’s awarding winning TV spots.
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and BankTennessee have reached a written agreement for the bank to take several steps to strengthen its balance sheet and improve its lending and credit mix.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democrat Mike McWherter is giving his Tennessee gubernatorial bid $1 million, his campaign confirmed Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that would prohibit surface mining in Tennessee under certain circumstances has likely failed this session after the last meeting of a House panel adjourned Tuesday before voting on the bill.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marine Capt. Ben Leming of Murfreesboro has filed a petition to run as a Democrat for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A surprisingly strong rebound in California's real estate market helped lift a key home price index for the eighth month in a row.
NEW YORK (AP) - Signs of life in consumer spending are sprouting this spring.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a lower court standard that investors say would have made it almost impossible for them to sue over “excessive” fees on mutual funds.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process.