VOL. 123 | NO. 97 | Friday, May 16, 2008
Realtors cut corners on mileage to stem fuel costs
As gas prices soared to another record high earlier this week, Lorraine Williams plotted ways to minimize her drive time and save some money.
Restaurants have comment cards. Newspapers have letters to the editor.
Once the jury in the federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. finished watching the recordings that are the centerpiece of the case this week, they got to know a lot more about the government informant behind the camera.
Coming soon to the Aug. 7 ballot: a compromise on term limits from the local elected body that has been warring for months on how long is too long in political service.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Freight activity fell in March while a passenger index rose, according to government data.
NASHVILLE (AP) – House lawmakers have scrapped a proposal requiring public officials to be notified whenever they’re the target of an open records request.
MEMPHIS (AP) - FedEx Corp. has named Brian D. Philips president and chief executive of FedEx Kinko's, the parent shipping company's office and print services division.
NEW YORK (AP) - Coated paper company Verso Paper Corp. on Wednesday pruned the number and expected price of shares to be offered in its pending initial public offering.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Churches in Tennessee will no longer have to post "No Smoking" signs at their entrances.
Roger N. Johnson didn’t have Memphis on his radar as a place to move and settle down, and therefore probably never thought he’d end up working at Ballet Memphis as director of development.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's universal carding law for beer purchases lasted less than a year.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would allow the state Department of Education to develop a curriculum for the academic study of the Bible in public schools is on its way to the governor's desk.
NASHVILLE (AP) - If lawmakers and the governor can't agree on a proposal to end a family business tax break, the legislature could replace projected savings from it by cutting more jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Commercial banks and other financial institutions need to beef up their ability to detect and protect themselves against risks like the credit and mortgage debacles, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's industrial output plunged in April, reflecting big cutbacks in autos and other manufacturing industries.