VOL. 124 | NO. 79 | Thursday, April 23, 2009
Attorney John Ryder has been appointed receiver for the Beale Street entertainment district.
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners Wednesday approved in special session a deal that would continue city funding for the local Health Department for another year and sell off the county’s share of The Pyramid to the city.
The city of Memphis will not renew its controversial contract with a Texas law firm to collect delinquent property taxes – a major shift for the administration.
The city of Memphis is asking for bids from interested companies and firms that could provide equipment for what the city is describing as a “one-piece tracking bracelet” meant to monitor the behavior of criminal offenders.
After announcing its closure in December following 32 years in business, advertising agency Chandler Ehrlich has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.
In hindsight, there was just something about the way Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton walked out of the City Council chambers Tuesday.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has lost a job discrimination lawsuit against AutoZone Inc. and must pay the company’s legal costs.
Freight transportation isn’t inherently “green.” No industry that burns as much fossil fuel as planes, trains or trucks in moving goods from one place to another can be considered sustainable or environmentally friendly.
While the Memphis Bar Association’s annual Law Week events end today, they remain in the minds of the city’s legal community.
Linda Warren Seely is the director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. Seely is a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator and received a special designation in Domestic Violence in 2007.
NEW YORK (AP) – Norfolk Southern Corp., which has a rail yard in Memphis and is considering a local site for a new intermodal facility, reported Wednesday it expects shipping demand to approach its worst level this quarter and possibly start to improve as early as the second half of this year.
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a unit of FedEx Corp. didn’t break federal labor laws when it refused to negotiate with a union that was bargaining on behalf of some of its workers who want to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and several other Republican lawmakers are once again proposing legislation to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen is speaking out against abandoning the Tennessee Ethics Commission created in the aftermath of the FBI's Tennessee Waltz corruption sting.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Block Corp. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief financial officer of money-losing mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead in his basement early Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations between the banking industry and Senate Democrats on a mortgage relief plan hit a snag Wednesday after a trade association representing credit unions said it could not endorse the proposal.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Boeing Co., the world's second-largest plane maker, said Wednesday its first-quarter profit dropped by half, hurt by production cuts as airlines postpone deliveries of new planes. It also forecast lower prices and cut its earnings forecast for the year.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) - Morgan Stanley posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss to common shareholders of $578 million, hurt partly by the deteriorating commercial real estate market.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wells Fargo & Co.'s first-quarter report on Wednesday had few big surprises, as results fell in line with the bank's forecast and easily beat Wall Street's estimates. But like most of its peers, the bank continues to post higher credit costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The global economy is likely to shrink this year for the first time since World War II.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A law to make the earth a little greener is giving paper mills an unintended multibillion-dollar tax windfall with the help of a little diesel fuel.