VOL. 124 | NO. 114 | Friday, June 12, 2009
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton is running for Congress in 2010.
The South’s Grand Hotel is trying to collect a grand sum of money it claims is owed by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights group.
When City Council members voted earlier this year to cut all funding to the Shelby County Health Department, the Herenton administration followed up.
The ground continues to shift beneath the feet of employees in a variety of fields in Memphis.
Richard Shadyac Jr., whose family has long ties to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is the new chief executive officer of ALSAC/St. Jude, the fundraising organization for the hospital.
Anthony Siracusa will travel the world over the next year to develop a greater understanding of the relationships between bicyclists and the cities in which they live.
A clinical trial of a GTx Inc. drug for muscle wasting in cancer patients shows benefits, according to a report the Memphis-based company released Thursday.
The Teach for America program in Memphis will receive $100,000 as part of a $1.4 million grant the Medtronic Foundation has made to the national organization, which sends top college graduates to teach in communities with high poverty rates.
ATLANTA (AP) – Delta Air Lines Inc. will shave additional capacity later this year as it warns that more than $6 billion in benefits it expected from lower fuel prices, its merger with Northwest Airlines and previous capacity reductions will be overtaken by declining revenues.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The sponsor of a bill to allow handguns to be carried in city or county parks in Tennessee said Thursday he's abandoning the provision in exchange for the governor's commitment not to veto a separate bill about weapons in restaurants.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Tennessee has increased to 114.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is taking a half-step toward taming U.S. executive pay. Some lawmakers prefer a fuller stride.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes dipped in May from April, and the annual increase was the smallest in three years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Businesses reduced their inventories more than expected in April as they worked to get stockpiles more in line with falling sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rates for 30-year home loans jumped to the highest level in seven months this week, leading to a slowdown in refinancing activity, Freddie Mac said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Retail sales rose by the largest amount in four months in May, as a rebound in demand at auto dealerships and gas stations helped to offset continued weakness at department stores.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struck the government's strongest anti-smoking blow in decades Thursday with a Senate vote to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in cigarettes, drastically curtail ads and ban candied tobacco products aimed at young people.
WASHINGTON (AP) - American households lost $1.33 trillion of their wealth in the first three months of the year as the recession took a bite out of stock portfolios and dragged down home prices.
CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's largest doctors group isn't sold on President Barack Obama's call for a public health plan and could be a hurdle to his reform efforts.