VOL. 125 | NO. 98 | Thursday, May 20, 2010
A whistleblower whose claims that a runway at Memphis International Airport is structurally unsound and could collapse under the weight of aircraft made his case Thursday morning at the airport’s board of commissioners monthly meeting. Guy Cobb, a former FedEx employee, in 2006 discovered what he said was a major defect in the walls and ceiling of the Hurricane Creek box culvert, a channel that runs underneath Runway 9/27 (the airport’s lone east-west runway) and two taxiways.
There is no single remedy for coping with cancer.
Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the city-county Industrial Development Board proved fruitful for Christ Community Health Services.
The four Republican contenders for Tennessee governor will be in Memphis Tuesday for a statewide live television forum moderated by Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc.
A nonprofit consumer law agency gives Tennessee poor marks for laws governing interest charges on certain loan products.
When attorney Autumn Chastain helped coordinate the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament at Rhodes College last month, it was a moment of realization, knowing she had come full circle.
Welcome to the first in a series of my Worldly Investor columns. Those of you who know me may know that I have a lighter side (I hope it surfaces from time to time in the column), but when it comes to asset management and macroeconomics, I am all business.
The Metro Charter Commission will take a second look at a civil service system for a proposed consolidated government Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday proposed a $1.6 million civil penalty against Memphis-based FedEx Corp. for allegedly failing to revise its maintenance program for airplane loading containers.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office is offering teens in northeast Tennessee a reward for using seat belts.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee state lawmakers want their congressional counterparts to investigate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' release of water during historic flooding in Middle Tennessee earlier this month.
CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) - After years of faithfully supplying leaf to tobacco giant Philip Morris International, farmer Jess Burrier received a postcard, thanking him for his contributions and telling him his service wasn't needed this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says it will auction 110.3 million warrants it received from Wells Fargo & Co. as part of its effort to recoup the costs of the $700 billion financial bailout.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of homeowners who missed at least one mortgage payment surged to a record in the first quarter of the year, a sign that the foreclosure crisis is far from over.
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the electorate’s intense anger reverberating across the country, this is all but certain: It’s an anti-Washington, anti-establishment year. And candidates with ties to either better beware.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman moved quickly Wednesday to advance U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan down a so-far smooth road to confirmation, setting hearings for June 28.