VOL. 126 | NO. 74 | Friday, April 15, 2011
Former state Sen. John Ford’s federal TennCare fraud and corruption convictions were tossed Thursday morning by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Record Store Day shines light on independent music sellers
Already there is a German-American Day, a National Trivia Day, and the ever-popular Submarine Day.
Several nominees have emerged for Economic Development Growth Engine, the new economic development board created to guide the city and county’s efforts.
A handful of industrial deals in recent weeks hit Northeast Memphis in full force, significantly tightening the already solid submarket.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline Thursday announced plans to sell its manufacturing site at 2149 Harbor Ave. in Memphis, where products made include over-the-counter pain relievers Goody’s and BC Powder.
The term aerotropolis has been a buzzword in recent times but often has a fuzzy meaning.
McLemore Avenue will be “hummin’” again Saturday as Soulsville presents Stax to the Max, a street festival commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Stax Music Academy.
Blooming azaleas and vigorous allergies aren’t the only phenomena associated with Memphis springs.
The players in the schools consolidation federal lawsuit met Tuesday evening to see if they have anything to talk further about.
With the passing of a telescope Wednesday on the roof of The Peabody hotel, the 10th annual Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition ended its three-day run in Memphis.
At the height of the Great Recession, Memphis bankruptcy attorney Jimmy McElroy of Jimmy McElroy & Associates noticed a trend of older, more established individuals filing for bankruptcy, and he sees no signs of the trend slowing down any time soon.
Bennett Wood made his acting debut as a second-grader playing George Washington in a historical pageant.
In part one of this three-part series, we talked about when an organization might need to hire an interim executive director due to unexpected or planned vacancy. In part two, we continue with a discussion of the different roles an interim director can be asked to fulfill.
True North. My oldest big brother fell recently. He took a header off the basement steps and landed on his hip. He lives in the Adirondacks, 15 miles from any group of anything larger than four, if you don’t count critters. His wife can’t pick him up, and their two labs, well-trained as they are, can’t fetch an orthopedist.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – The nation's largest public utility is shuttering operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity over five years to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has announced a plan to make Nashville the "greenest" city in the southeast.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris is accusing Democrats of gamesmanship for their reluctance to quickly renew a hospital fee designed to avoid millions in TennCare cuts.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would require Tennessee voters to show photo identification before they can cast ballots passed the House on Thursday despite a legal opinion from the state's attorney general that the Republican-led effort would violate the Tennessee and U.S. constitutions.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Sen. Jamie Woodson of Knoxville will step down at the end of the legislative session after being named president and CEO of former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist's State Collaborative on Reforming Education.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A spike in the cost of gasoline pushed wholesale prices higher in March, a trend that could limit consumer spending in the coming months.
NEW YORK (AP) – Best Buy plans to open hundreds of smaller mobile stores and expand online and in China in an effort to be more competitive as consumers increasingly shop online.
WASHINGTON (AP) – On a bipartisan vote, the House Thursday passed a yearlong government funding measure cutting $38 billion from the budget and closing out sometimes quarrelsome negotiations between the Obama administration and Republicans dominating the House.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two centuries after America's birth, the national debt was a bit under $1 trillion when Ronald Reagan took office in 1981. Just three decades later, it has soared above $14 trillion, and accusations of blame are flying. Both Republicans and Democrats played major roles in driving the figure sky high.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the nation's effort to curb ballooning deficits "can't exempt anyone."
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lender processing delays reduced the number of U.S. homes taken back by banks in the first three months of the year and contributed to a sharp drop in properties entering the foreclosure process.
NEW YORK (AP) – The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose for the fourth straight week, but still remains below 5 percent.