VOL. 124 | NO. 98 | Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Citizens will get a chance today to weigh in on a discussion about public education that has been overshadowed by the funding battle between the Memphis City Council and the city school system.
A legal challenge to a city annexation ordinance from the 1990s is headed for a September trial date.
Medtronic Inc. is reducing its global work force by 1,500 to 1,800 employees to streamline operations, although it remained unclear Tuesday morning how many jobs would be affected in the company’s Memphis-based Spinal and Biologics Business.
This year’s Vesta Home Show will achieve a couple of “firsts” – the first show in Arlington and the first to feature all “green” homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medtronic Inc. has warned doctors that 37,000 of its pacemakers may have wiring defects that can cause them to malfunction.
State and national regulators are putting the fitters of artificial limbs and body braces under greater scrutiny because of fraud and an increased demand for services.
Carla Raynor has been appointed vice president of marketing for Homewood Suites by Hilton and newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Supporters of legislation that would allow traffic violators in Tennessee to be fingerprinted say it will save local governments money and catch more criminals, but one lawmaker believes the measure is invasive.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that would allow Tennessee consumers to have wine shipped directly to their homes has passed the House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has voted to send a bill to give home school diplomas the same weight as those given by public schools for the governor's consideration.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill advancing in the House would allow local governments to decide whether to require restaurants to provide calorie counts on menus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that would fine Tennesseans for sagging their pants has likely failed this session.
NEW YORK (AP) – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have asked the Federal Reserve for permission to repay a combined $20 billion in federal bailout money.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that approval for big banks seeking to repay bailout money could start in early June.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Embattled insurer American International Group Inc. said Tuesday it will reconfigure its board to include six new independent directors.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit climbed 44 percent on fewer charges, and the nation's largest home improvement retailer beat Wall Street's expectations despite lower sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to rein in credit card rate increases and excessive fees, hoping to give voters some breathing room amid a recession that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans jobless or facing foreclosure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama outlined Tuesday the nation's first comprehensive effort to curb vehicle emissions while cutting dependence on imported oil, calling the plan an historic turning point toward a "clean-energy economy."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new study shows airlines are doing a better job of taking care of the passengers they still have.