VOL. 125 | NO. 45 | Monday, March 8, 2010
Memphis City Council members will be on the deciding end Tuesday of a push to get an immediate council vote on a plan to create a great lawn at the Fairgrounds and demolish seven buildings including the Pipkin Building.
The U.S. government has pumped billions of dollars into the economy to stabilize the banking system and keep money flowing, but not much is trickling down to small-business owners like Mitch Jacobs.
When sales are down, profits are thin and spending cuts have already been made, what else can a small-business owner do to keep the doors open?
A Millington man pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of about $3.5 million.
Collierville attorney Rhynette Northcross Hurd is the new division eight Circuit Court judge.
Three Memphis police officers arrested on federal bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges have been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Financial Federal Savings Bank, which celebrates its silver anniversary this year, has a few simple goals for 2010.
Combining city and county governments is not the issue, the former mayor of Indianapolis told the Metro Charter Commission last week.
Carl Thornton isn’t sure what has changed more in the last half-century, the television industry or the economy, but he’s figured out ways to stay on top of both.
The United Way of the Mid-South surpassed its $25 million goal this year, which is encouraging news for the Memphis nonprofit community. However, not all charities are enjoying that kind of success.
George Little refers to the past two months as “eight weeks since I got out of prison.”
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
The development of Norfolk Southern Corp.’s $112 million intermodal yard on a former cattle ranch in Fayette County has polarized the community for more than a year.
The Piperton-Rossville area of Fayette County will change and the central question is how.
Ahost of heavy hitters back Norfolk Southern Corp.’s plan for a $112 million intermodal facility in Fayette County, but many of those in the private sector declined to comment here.
News came recently that Norfolk Southern Corp. will receive $105 million in federal stimulus money. It was reported that $52.5 million of the taxpayer funds will be used to build the company’s new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Fayette County between Rossville and Piperton on the former Twin Hill Ranch.
Insects may be creepy and crawly but a brand new traveling exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Memphis hopes to demonstrate how bugs may also be educational and even tasty.
Afew weeks ago, you might have heard waves of despair sweeping through the intersection at Cooper Street and Young Avenue, when Dish, the long-running bar/restaurant, and Blue Fish, the upscale seafood restaurant, closed abruptly.
In the late 19th century the hapless carmenère grape got kicked out of Bordeaux and migrated to Chile and there everybody forgot about it and thought it was merlot!
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A U.S. Senate panel has approved President Barack Obama's four appointees to the Tennessee Valley Authority board, putting them in line for a confirmation vote by the full Senate.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment has been introduced in the Alabama House that would allow Perry County to levy a $5 per ton fee on coal ash disposed at a privately owned landfill near Uniontown.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent in February as employers shed 36,000 jobs, fewer than expected. The figures suggested the job market is slowly healing but that significant hiring has yet to occur.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer borrowing broke a record stretch of declines with a small increase in January as a boost in auto loans offset continued weakness in credit card borrowing.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Anger over rising tuition and school budget cuts boiled over as students across the country staged rowdy demonstrations that led to clashes with police and the rush-hour shutdown of a major freeway in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key lawmaker is working with banks, regulators and the Obama administration on a new way to boost the government's struggling foreclosure prevention effort by encouraging banks to reduce the total amount borrowers owe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of buyers who agreed to purchase a home fell sharply in January, a sign that demand for housing is sinking this winter as stormy weather slammed Eastern states.