VOL. 125 | NO. 43 | Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Shelby County pension fund that provides benefits to more than 2,800 county retirees lost about $16 million in January.
More than 100 collectible Beanie Babies will be among the items offered at a future fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities Memphis, thanks to a gift from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
A year away from its 50th anniversary, Aluma-Form Inc. is on the verge of increasing the output of a new product line and expanding its operation.
The homeless community in Memphis and many other cities has grown by leaps and bounds since the housing market all but collapsed, and people left without homes and perhaps jobs struggle to meet even their most basic needs.
Shelby County government is preparing to enforce new rules for strip clubs two years after the County Commission approved them.
James “Jami” Ferrell, the founder of The Ferrell Law Firm, recently published a book titled “Seven Deadly Mistakes That Can Kill Your Memphis Accident Case.” A personal injury attorney, Ferrell provides first-time clients with his book, a CD about accidents in Memphis and other special reports.
The Spirit of Memphis community engagement meeting Tuesday evening opened with participants raising their right hands, solemnly swearing to defend the city against “all negativity, Forbes and domestic.”
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Nashville judge on Tuesday ruled that Tennessee officials don’t have to disclose yet how six firms were selected to participate in the $120 million Tennessee Small Business Investment Company Credit Act.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Democrat Mike McWherter says he will place all of his investments in a blind trust if he is elected governor.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Close to one in 10 respondents in a new poll by Middle Tennessee State University say they identify themselves as being part of Tea Party movement.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Legislation that clarifies when small businesses in Tennessee can require their employees to speak English only in the workplace is advancing in the House.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Legislature on Wednesday approved a plan to restore about one-fifth of the money Gov. Haley Barbour had cut from the current state budget.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate has voted to give school districts the option of keeping children in class five fewer days for each of the next two years.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited Jackson, Miss., Wednesday and watched children play on swings and a jungle gym at a school whose programs have been lauded for fighting obesity by keeping kids active.
NEW YORK (AP) – Growth in the U.S. service sector accelerated in February to its fastest pace in more than two years, but jobs remained hard to find.
NEW YORK (AP) — Most retail sectors including electronics and luxury items saw sales gains in February, data released Wednesday show, though snowstorms that shut in shoppers also chilled sales at women's clothing stores.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy has continued its slow growth but harsh snowstorms crimped activity along the East Coast last month, according to a Federal Reserve report.