VOL. 124 | NO. 102 | Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Attorneys for a man who claims he was abused by a Catholic priest more than 30 years ago are expected to file their answer this week to an appeal by the local diocese to the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
Two of Memphis International Airport’s biggest construction projects are approaching their midway points and another is set to begin later this year, all of which will bring a new look and feel to the city’s economic engine.
Owners of seven Memphis strip clubs who want to keep the tops off dancers and the beer taps flowing soon might have to operate under a stricter set of rules.
Bobby Cole, a key conspirator in the largest drug ring ever prosecuted in Memphis federal court, is preparing to plead guilty to federal charges.
Michael R. Drompp has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Rhodes College. Drompp will provide leadership for academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in curricular, personnel and budgetary matters.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of FedEx Corp. rose Tuesday as a Stifel Nicolaus analyst who recently downgraded the stock gave a more upbeat outlook for the freight shipper, which has been hurt as recession undermines demand for shipping.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Candidates seeking to lead the Tennessee Republican Party say they are more concerned about keeping their history-making majority in the Legislature than whether the House speaker should be allowed to regain his party credentials.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that changes how judges are selected in Tennessee is headed for a full Senate vote.
NASHVILLE (AP) – When Bruce Androphy was hired to run the Tennessee Ethics Commission in 2006, he took to heart pronouncements that the state wanted the panel to be independent and assertive.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has rejected a request from Chrysler to overturn a $13 million punitive damages award to the parents of an 8-month-old boy who died in the crash of a Dodge Caravan.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a rarity among large U.S. newspapers – it’s selling more weekday copies than a decade ago. In Idaho, the Post Register’s circulation has remained stable, while many other print publications have lost readers to the Internet. How can this be?
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether shareholders can sue Merck & Co. over whether the drugmaker provided adequate information about the risks of its former blockbuster painkiller Vioxx before it was pulled from the market.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp. will give the United Auto Workers union 17.5 percent of its common stock, $6.5 billion of preferred shares and a $2.5 billion note to fund a trust that will take over retiree health care costs starting next year.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The clock is ticking on a June 1 deadline for General Motors Corp. to restructure, and this make-or-break week is expected to bring more plant closures, employee concessions and other last-minute efforts.
NEW YORK (AP) - A European bank that was among the biggest losers in the Bernard Madoff swindle has agreed to pay $235 million to resolve potential legal claims by the trustee trying to unwind the massive Ponzi scheme.