VOL. 126 | NO. 64 | Friday, April 1, 2011
Organized labor supporters from around the country will descend on Memphis Monday to join members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1733 in solidarity as they march through Downtown’s streets on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
City to showcase airport, other transportation assets to world
April should be a busy month for officials with Memphis International Airport and the logistics industry as they promote the city’s transportation assets as a vital part of the local economy.
Former WHBQ/Fox 13 sports personality Greg Gaston has filed a federal lawsuit against Fox over what the suit claims is a denial of overtime compensation.
Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. made it clear this week that his latest economic development announcement wasn’t like the others he’s made in the last four months.
Complicated, high-profile cases that frequently carry far-reaching significance have a knack for winding up in the lap of U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays.
Memphis Inter-Faith Association will commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday during its 12th Annual Day of Reflection and Service.
Vicki Blackwell is the multifaceted vice president of Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. who excels in her career and in the community.
Hot and fresh, all over again. The deal on Electrolux was handmade, and comes with whatever you want on it and a couple thousand jobs. Mitsubishi is going to fire up transformers bigger than doublewides, heavier than river barges, and they come with $200 million and an extra large order of fries.
This is the second of a two-part series. Too often organizations focus on how quickly they can begin fundraising. “We need the money now” is common. Our response is simply “it’s not how quickly you begin fundraising, it’s how quickly you reach your goal.”
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is ruling out a rematch against Gov. Bill Haslam in 2014.
NASHVILLE (AP) – This year's effort to ban mountaintop removal coal mining in Tennessee has failed in a Senate committee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill to require presidential candidates to prove they were born in the United States before being allowed on the Tennessee ballot has failed in a House subcommittee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House sponsor of a perennial effort to outlaw open alcohol containers in vehicles has withdrawn his proposal from consideration.
NEW YORK (AP) – While higher airfares are grabbing travelers' attention, airlines have also quietly been raising their fees for checked bags.
ATLANTA (AP) – SunTrust Banks Inc. said Wednesday that it completed the repayment of $4.85 billion in TARP funds from the government's financial system rescue program.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The tea partyers who helped drive GOP gains in the last election rallied in the city they love to hate Thursday, urging Republican House leaders – Speaker John Boehner above all – to resist the drive toward compromise in the protracted fight over the federal budget. Even, they say, if that means Congress fails to do its most important job: pay for the government.
WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time in its 98-year history, the Federal Reserve on Thursday identified banks that borrowed from its oldest lending program, naming those that drew emergency loans during the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner signaled Thursday that a compromise is coming with Democrats on immediate cuts in government spending, noting that Democrats control the White House and the other half of Congress. Boehner said Republicans are fighting for the biggest spending cuts they can get.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and companies may be stepping up hiring.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fixed mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but the average rate on the 30-year loan remained below 5 percent.