VOL. 124 | NO. 77 | Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced today that he has formed an exploratory committee to run for Congress in the 2010 elections.
During his 18th annual budget presentation to the Memphis City Council, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton signaled the city’s current property tax rate of $3.25 per $100 of assessed value likely will be reduced for the coming fiscal year.
Now might not seem like the best time to open a business, but Kat Semrau said opportunities can be found even during a recession.
This was supposed to be the budget year Memphis mayor Willie Herenton was not looking forward to.
The 2009 countywide reappraisal of property appears to have boosted Shelby County’s real estate value by about 10 percent, according to certified property figures released Monday.
When Harold Ford Jr. delivered the keynote address at the 2000 Democratic Party convention, the young, charismatic African-American congressman from Memphis was seen as the party’s next rising star.
Lynn Pfund became “green” through the unlikeliest of circumstances – breast cancer. Now a survivor of that dreaded disease, Pfund, a 23-year real estate veteran and broker for Keller Williams, has become passionate about all things eco.
Candidates for the 2010 Shelby County elections continue to bloom in the political springtime of an off election year.
905 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38105, Permit Amount: $13.6 Million -
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has filed a $13.6 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to install a modular system that will provide the energy needed to operate the $327 million Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center rising at 848 Adams Ave.
WASHINGTON (AP) – First they felt their reputations were stained by the financial meltdown. Now they’re paying a price they protest is unfair.
LONDON (AP) - British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it will pay $2.9 billion to buy American dermatology business Stiefel Laboratories Inc. – the latest deal in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceuticals industry.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The House is scheduled to hear proposals that would allow people with handgun permits to carry their weapons in local and state parks in Tennessee.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America Corp. warned of worsening loan default problems Monday even as it posted a first-quarter profit of $2.81 billion. Investors concerned about the banking industry's health sent financial stocks and the overall market sharply lower.
NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. completed a sale of preferred stock and issued warrants to the Treasury Department as part of a previously announced plan to receive additional financial support from the government, according to a regulatory filing submitted Monday.
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - A $100,000 grant from the Mississippi Recreational Trails program will allow Lee's Summit Park in Hernando to extend its trail.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week, hammering out details of the budget passed before the spring break will be at the top of the agenda.
DETROIT (AP) - About 1,600 white-collar workers at General Motors Corp. will lose their jobs in the next few days as the troubled automaker accelerates cost cuts in order to qualify for more government aid.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The burst of drugmaker mergers announced in the first quarter is worth nearly 50 percent more than all the industry deals announced in 2008, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans need to sharpen their financial know-how to help them best use their money, especially during the current economic crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State legislators are debating a bill that would relax standards for release of the mineral selenium into Tennessee waters.