VOL. 124 | NO. 90 | Friday, May 8, 2009
Shelby County Assessor of Property Cheyenne Johnson said Thursday she supports a bill pending in the Tennessee legislature that would let her use foreclosure data in identifying property appraisals.
April is the first full month of spring, but this past April delivered a more important distinction for Shelby County’s sluggish housing market: It was the first month since October that home sales exceeded the 1,200 mark.
“Is this possible and secure?”
The West Clinic is zapping tumors with microwaves, using a new technology that targets inoperable cancers with more power and consistency than radio frequency-based systems, which have been in use since the early 1990s.
Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., a Kansas-based grocery wholesaler, has signed a contract to acquire and develop a portion of Overton Square.
A few weeks ago, followers of state Sen. Jim Kyle’s Twitter feed took note of a seemingly ordinary post that sparked a round of political speculation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lawmakers debated a bill Thursday that would let a person recoup child support payments if he's proven not to have fathered the child, then sent it back to the judiciary committee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to deregulate the price of basic landline phone service in Tennessee is headed to the governor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A person who legally possesses a gun would not have it seized during periods of martial rule under a proposal headed to the governor for his consideration.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More Tennessee students would be eligible to attend charter schools under a bill passed by the Senate on Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Diplomas issued in home schools in Tennessee would have the same weight as those given by public schools under a proposal headed to the governor for his consideration.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the largest U.S. banks will be scrambling to demonstrate that they can raise capital after results of government stress tests leaked out, showing many need more funds. The Treasury Department will officially release results later Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday called for a comprehensive approach to strengthening oversight of the U.S. banking system and said information gleaned from big bank "stress tests" should pave the way for improvements on that front.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer borrowing plunged in March at the fastest pace in 18 years as Americans put away their credit cards and hoarded cash amid the worst recession in decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to eliminate or trim 121 federal programs for a savings of $17 billion in the coming budget year. Many of the proposed cuts have already been rejected by Obama's allies in Congress, including some programs that his predecessor, President George W. Bush, repeatedly sought to end.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Productivity rebounded in the first three months of this year while wage pressures eased, both outcomes reflecting America's deep recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) - General Electric Co. said Thursday that it will invest $6 billion over the next six years in an attempt to lower the cost of health care and improve the quality of medical care in underserved regions of the United States and abroad.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety pledged on Thursday to revamp protection of the nation's food supply to help prevent future disease outbreaks.