VOL. 123 | NO. 88 | Monday, May 5, 2008
With an economic slump, painful increases at the gasoline pump and a housing slowdown all combining to make the average wallet lighter these days, the concept of disposable income might seem like a curious relic.
While most banks and mortgage companies have pretty much eliminated 100 percent financing for home loans, the product still exists. It just doesn't flourish like it once did.
Physical-education teacher Nikiel Winston has always had a passion for working with children to keep them active and healthy.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. still is in search of a budget proposal that can win a consensus on the Shelby County Board of Commissioners. The consensus seems to be a budget that does not require a county property tax hike.
Memphis City Schools officials have defended the actions of a high school principal who kept a list of student couples on campus and called the mothers of two male students who were unaware their sons were a couple.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers cut far fewer jobs in April than in recent months and the unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent, a better-than-expected showing that nonetheless reveals strains in the nation's labor market.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Falling home prices and tighter lending standards are preventing more homeowners from pulling money out of their homes, Freddie Mac said Friday.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed into law a measure to close public access to state and local government employees' home addresses and telephone numbers.
NASHVILLE (AP) - It looks like federal marshals ran into some travel problems in fetching former state Sen. John Ford from a prison in Louisiana for a court hearing in Nashville.