VOL. 125 | NO. 64 | Friday, April 2, 2010
For Downtowner Josh Thomas, it’s about the simple things.
Hickory Ridge reopens with shops, community center
Just more than two years after being ravaged by a tornado, Hickory Ridge Mall will reopen this weekend under new ownership and having undergone millions in renovations.
Seven Legislative Incumbents ReElected At Filing Deadline
The Aug. 5 elections will feature two races for open seats on the Shelby County school board.
Not a single word of a proposed consolidation charter has been drafted.
Josh Holtgrewe, 27, is not necessarily comfortable with having the reputation as someone “wise beyond his years.” However, he has heard the phrase many times.
The Tennessee Department of Labor released its county unemployment figures Thursday. Shelby County’s unemployment for February was 10.8 percent, down from January’s rate of 11.3 percent.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The White House says the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act is expected to provide more than $657 million to Tennessee by academic year 2020-2021 in additional benefits for higher education.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jackson businessman Mike McWherter in a speech Thursday to celebrate his being the only serious Democratic candidate to file for governor took aim at a leading Republican rival for the job.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The list of Tennessee House members not seeking re-election grew longer on Thursday with Republican Rep. Donna Rowland's announcement she plans to retire after a decade of service.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Sen. Tim Burchett is recovering from an emergency appendectomy.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Iraq war veteran Brett Carter is the second Democrat to file a petition to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration set tougher gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks Thursday, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Builders cut back on new projects at a faster-than-expected pace in February and drove down construction spending to the lowest level in eight years.
NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in March at its strongest pace in 5 1/2 years, leading the rebound from the recession on growth in exports and inventory rebuilding.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week as the recovering economy moves closer to generating more jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday it's "deeply unfair" that some financial institutions that got taxpayer-paid bailouts are emerging in better shape from the recession than millions of ordinary Americans.
NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s CEO Jamie Dimon said the bank could hike its dividend if economic conditions improve and potential regulatory reform is settled.