VOL. 126 | NO. 78 | Thursday, April 21, 2011
Bryan Jordan, president and CEO of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., told his audience at Tuesday’s annual meeting that the parent of First Tennessee Bank is becoming “more efficient and nimble.”
Harrah’s Hope Lodge offers respite for out-of-town cancer patients
Before the American Cancer Society’s Harrah’s Hope Lodge opened its doors in early December, some adult patients traveling to Memphis for cancer treatment slept in their cars or – even worse – forewent treatment altogether for lack of an affordable place to stay.
Smith & Nephew now has to deal with countercomplaints filed by some of the nine employees the company fired last month after the company claimed they were planning to resign together, start their own company and use Smith & Nephew trade secrets.
The future does not look good for Davis-Kidd Booksellers.
Federal Judge Hardy Mays has appointed retired state appeals court judge Joe G. Riley as the mediator in the schools consolidation lawsuit.
About this point three years ago, the current Memphis City Council – only four or five months in office – took the daring move of cutting the city’s property tax rate by 18 cents and cut funding to Memphis City Schools by $57 million.
Compared to California, the New Madrid Seismic Zone is one that isn’t willing to give up its secrets.
Since becoming a member at Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC in January, Elizabeth Rudnick has taken to maintaining her daily practice, while also contributing to the administrative side, quite well – even with two children, an attorney husband and dedication that extends past business hours.
Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of occasional law columns on intellectual property. More often than I like to remember, I have found myself in the unenviable position of “bad news messenger,” particularly for entrepreneurs who handled their own patent, trademark or copyright applications without understanding the complexities and difficulties involved. My role as a counselor too often turns to one of consoler due to a client’s inexperience. Sometimes, though, I can remedy their problems, but at great cost.
He intended to say, “I’m so glad to see you!” It came out “I’m so sad to see you!”
Ray’s Take: Aaaah! Are you experiencing that lightness of being that comes with finishing your taxes? Even better, are you eagerly anticipating a tax refund?
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Nissan will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday with what it calls several first-ever employee events at its Nissan Americas headquarters in Franklin.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee registry of organ donors is growing quickly.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is laying off 60 at the state Department of Economic and Community Development as part of an overhaul of the agency's mission.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would allow Tennessee judges with certain training to carry a gun in the courtroom is headed for a full House vote.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate sponsor of an amended Tennessee proposal that seeks to prevent support for terrorist acts said Tuesday he's moving forward with the legislation despite opponents who say it's unnecessary and still unfairly targets Muslims.
WASHINGTON (AP) – No matter how many subjects they're acing, most college students these days find economics a grind. Tricky financial calculations influence everything from what school they attend and what major they choose to how quickly they finish their degrees – or whether they graduate at all.
NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. is planning to spin off its private equity business by the end of the second quarter.
DALLAS (AP) – Airlines will soon be required to refund bag fees if they lose luggage, and they'll pay travelers more for bumping them from a flight.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it's considering requiring companies pursuing federal contracts to disclose their campaign contributions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama revisited a key campaign promise when he hosted a White House meeting of elected officials and experts on immigration. But if a major overhaul of the nation's immigration policy is his goal, Republicans in Congress say he shouldn't hold his breath.
NEW YORK (AP) – Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. said Tuesday it has asked a U.S. district court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company of systematically bilking Medicare.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Investors lifted U.S. home sales last month, plunking down cash to grab cheap homes at risk of foreclosure. But purchases made by first-time homebuyers fell, a troubling sign for the weak housing market.