VOL. 123 | NO. 80 | Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The modest overall growth in Shelby County's tax base eked out over the past year was due by and large to strong real estate markets in the suburbs of Arlington, Collierville and Lakeland.
When engineers designed the 1,671-foot Taipei 101 skyscraper, they had to calculate stress factors such as load, the weight of materials and contents and how the building would twist under wind pressure - always mindful that Taiwan has frequent earthquakes.
Jeff Smith has been hired as regional clinical director for Memphis-based Ageless Men's Health, which provides treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
Fowler Property Acquisitions needed just eight months to make its first real estate purchase in Memphis, perform an extensive renovation of the property and unveil the finished product - 58,000 square feet of modern medical/office space in the heart of East Memphis.
Memphis City Council members resume budget hearings today after an opening session Monday evening in which cutting all the nearly $90 million in city funding for the Memphis school system was a dominant topic.
Two accounting and public finance companies have been hired to look over the finances of the two companies vying for use of The Pyramid.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Ethics Commission members have recommended the maximum fine for three groups that failed to file their lobbyist expenditure reports.
NEW YORK (AP) - The chairman, president and chief executive of auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. exercised options for 10,000 shares of common stock, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America says it will alter its mortgage product menu once it completes its acquisition of mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $360 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief executives of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines expect federal regulators to approve their proposed combination without requiring asset sales or other concessions.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An influential economist who long predicted the housing market bubble cautioned Tuesday that the slump in the U.S. housing market could cause prices to fall more than they did in the Great Depression, and bailouts will be needed so millions don't lose their homes.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to add requirements for open government advocacy groups to disclose more details about their memberships has caused a Senate committee to delay a vote on a bill to expand Tennessee's public records law.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Drivers who ignore flood warning signs or barricades could be charged with reckless driving under a bill passed by the Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would prohibit smoking within 25 yards of a hospital was among several that failed in House Agriculture committees and are likely dead for the session.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would require retailers to make their employee toilet facility available to customers with certain medical conditions is headed to the governor for his consideration.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would close public access to state and local employees' home addresses and phone numbers is headed to the governor for his consideration.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that seeks to crack down on racial profiling by law enforcement officers is advancing in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that seeks to improve TennCare's long-term care services is advancing in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed into law a bill to require stricter water quality monitoring on the Pigeon River.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Defense attorneys would be banned from advertising their expertise with drunken-driving cases under a bill advancing in the Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would make it more difficult for the state to use gas tax money for any purpose other than road projects.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to allow personal health care accounts for enrollees in the state's expanded Medicaid program has failed for the session.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to lower the age requirement for a nontraditional student seeking a lottery scholarship has likely failed this session.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would allow the state Department of Education to develop a curriculum for the nonsectarian study of the Bible in public schools is headed for a vote on the Senate floor.