VOL. 126 | NO. 86 | Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The judiciary committees in the House and Senate of the Tennessee General Assembly are scheduled to vote on companion bills Tuesday that would give homeowners less advance warning before their homes are foreclosed.
Mississippi, Wolf River Harbor lap at city’s doorstep
The workweek began at many Memphis companies with a review of flood contingency plans.
As an attorney that has spent a great deal of my time over the last decade assisting consumers with mortgage lending and foreclosure problems, I cannot think of a worse idea for the Tennessee General Assembly to consider than further streamlining the foreclosure process in Tennessee. This is precisely what is currently contemplated in the bills that will be considered by the Judiciary Committees in the coming week.
The Tennessee State Senate Finance committee Tuesday approved two bills that represent the state’s investment of over $90 million in bringing the appliance manufacturing plant to Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday asked the White House for $10 million in emergency funding to deal with and prepare for flooding in Shelby, Dyer, Lake and Stewart counties.
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is moving from Tom Lee Park to Tiger Lane at The Fairgrounds.
County Emergency Preparedness officials said Monday afternoon they still expect the Mississippi River to crest on May 10. But they now expect the river will crest at around 48 feet, not the 45 feet that had been predicted since last week.
Memphis in May president and CEO Jim Holt has emailed participants in this year’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest asking for their preferences on what to do in light of historic flooding conditions.
All sides in the schools consolidation lawsuit are back before federal court Judge Hardy Mays Tuesday morning.
The characteristics, features and sizes of new homes are evolving, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders that delves into what is anticipated for the industry by the year 2015.
A voting majority of Memphis City Council members seem to have reached an early agreement on lowering the city sewer fee.
7135 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, TN 38016, Permit Amount: $8 million -
Smith & Nephew has filed an $8 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to make improvements to space in its orthopedic division’s global headquarters building on Goodlett Farms Parkway.
The term “direction” refers to the course along which something moves. In this article, I am going to talk about the mental direction along which most human beings move these days in the workplace, and in life. More specifically, for many (perhaps most) of you, I want to encourage you to consider reversing your current direction.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke presented a bull market extension plan on Wednesday at the Federal Reserve’s first press conference. While the $600 billion QE2 treasury purchase program winds down in June, asset purchases will continue as current holdings mature. By maintaining this supply and committing to keep interest rates near zero “for an extended period,” Bernanke refilled the punch bowl. Markets reacted to this posture immediately as asset prices surged and the dollar plummeted.
The Memphis City Council will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The major U.S. freight railroads have reached a tentative five-year deal with their largest union, which represents 38,000 workers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Manufacturing activity grew for the 21st straight month in April, fueled by a weak dollar that has made U.S. goods cheaper overseas. But the cost of raw materials rose for the fifth consecutive month, a growing concern for many companies.
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. has closed its purchase of AirTran.
NEW YORK (AP) – Governments worldwide are developing new tools to censor reporters as the media increasingly moves online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is giving Congress a little more breathing room to negotiate a deal that would raise the nation's borrowing limit.