VOL. 124 | NO. 83 | Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Eight indicted for taking money to process car tags and titles
Memphis City Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware has been implicated but not charged in bribery allegations at the county clerk’s office.
All that’s left to do for the countywide reappraisal is sort through property value challenges, but Shelby County commissioners plan to conduct an ad hoc committee meeting this morning to determine what, if anything, should be done to improve the process.
For the third year in a row, Memphis will take center stage among the logistics, distribution and transportation industries when the city hosts the Memphis Multi Modal Conference May 11-12.
The fall evening six years ago when Chris Peck became the editor of The Commercial Appeal was treated with utmost secrecy inside the newspaper at 495 Union Ave.
Eric Barnes is the publisher of The Daily News, The Memphis News and Chandler Reports.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is not only a critic of the federal stimulus package in Washington – he’s also outspoken against the federal bailout of the auto industry, especially since Tennessee is one of the top three states for auto manufacturing.
In just a month, Bill Giannini has gone from chairing the Shelby County Republican Party to chairing the Shelby County Election Commission.
The Commercial Appeal showed the biggest gain of any daily newspaper with a circulation of more than 50,000 in one of two new sets of national circulation figures. But other numbers from the same agency for the same period showed a decrease in circulation for the daily.
The cases were in California, Kansas, New York, Ohio and Texas, according to a statement released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. will need to raise more capital if they can’t convince regulators that “stress test” results were mistaken, said two people familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled narrowly Tuesday in favor of a government policy that threatens broadcasters with fines over the use of even a single curse word on live television, yet stopped short of deciding whether the policy violates the U.S. Constitution.
Samuel Dagogo-Jack has been appointed to the A.C. Mullins chair in Translational Research, an endowed professorship, at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Dagogo-Jack has also been named chief of the Division of Endocrinology for the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine.
Headliners from various pop genres will entertain the masses on Beale Street and in Tom Lee Park. The sensuous aroma of barbecue will waft through the streets of Downtown. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will keep Ol’ Man River rollin’ along even though James Hyter has passed away.
HOUSTON (AP) - Valero Energy Corp. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit rose more than 18 percent, easily beating Wall Street expectations as higher margins for turning crude into gasoline offset weak demand for a variety of refined products.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - House Speaker Kent Williams has stepped in to break a tie on a proposal to give parents full access to their children's medical procedures and tests.
advanced the Tennessee Ethics Commission's spending plan for the upcoming budget year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court granted a new hearing in federal court for a Tennessee death row inmate who was deprived of key evidence at his trial.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hopeful signs that the worst may be over for the U.S. economy boosted Americans' moods in April, sending a closely watched barometer of sentiment to the highest level since November.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Pfizer Inc. posted a 2 percent drop in first-quarter profit Tuesday, as cost-cutting by the world's largest drugmaker couldn't offset big drops in sales for several medicines, especially a big drop for the cholesterol fighter Lipitor.
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal investigators are focusing their attention on three employees at American International Group Inc.'s financial products unit amid a probe into derivatives contracts that nearly destroyed the insurance giant, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Tuesday it is expanding its plan to stem the housing crisis by offering mortgage lenders incentives to lower borrowers' bills on second mortgages.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - USA Today, the nation's largest newspaper, filled two top executive positions Tuesday by naming David Hunke as publisher and John Hillkirk as editor.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.(AP) - The United Auto Workers union will own 55 percent of a restructured Chrysler LLC and its retiree health care trust will get a seat on the board if union members vote to approve contract concessions this week.
The Associated Press moved two corrections on stories posted to the Web by The Daily News.