VOL. 125 | NO. 121 | Wednesday, June 23, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — A potential new investor has emerged for CKx Inc., the owner of the "American Idol" reality TV show and 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Whether your drink of choice is cotton candy vodka, a more traditional gin and tonic or a no-nonsense straight-up bourbon, you can quench your thirst Thursday night on South Main Street at Memphis on the Rocks.
The celebration of fine distilled spirits will feature more than 50 premium brands of bourbon, gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey from several distributors, including Memphis’ Southwestern Beverage Distributing.
Sales of new homes plummeted in May, falling 31 percent locally and 33 percent nationally as potential homebuyers scurried from the market once the homebuyers tax credit expired.
The aerotropolis initiative’s transportation work group has recommended reexamining the Interstate 240-Airways Boulevard interchange modification study after finding flaws in the study, most of which arose from the length of time it took to research the area.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has endorsed fellow Democrat Mike McWherter's gubernatorial bid.
Memphis City Council members made a few changes to the new city budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. But coming up with $57 million in funding for the Memphis school system wasn’t one of them.
Lawyers for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., who have filed a motion to have class action status removed from a lawsuit alleging unfair pay practices, scored a victory on Monday.
Shelby County government is drawing up a new contract for renovation of the Vasco Smith Administration Building, 160 N. Main St., after deciding not to work with the first vendor chosen for the project.
There were two big shows on the local political circuit Monday evening.
Shelby County government will take a pass on $11.6 million in federal recovery zone economic development bonds.
Beth Clawson has been named marketing coordinator for the Memphis office of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Clawson joined Flintco after serving as director of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Memphis.
One percent. That’s about the number of elevator pitches that are unique and inspired. Fortunately, though, it’s relatively easy to course correct a bad elevator pitch – delivering one that attracts prospects versus sedating them.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is praising a federal judge's decision to lift the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Keet says Arkansas should revisit its law requiring small school districts to consolidate, but Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe says changing it would invite new lawsuits.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Rev. Ken Ramone-Landry of Sacred Heart Church believes a new project to educate Mississippi's Hispanic immigrant community about HIV/AIDS has good intentions, but has some doubts about the online approach.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of a watchdog panel on Tuesday pressed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on looming losses for banks and foreclosure relief for struggling homeowners, as he assured them that U.S. taxpayers are recovering their investment from the $700 billion financial bailout.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Obama administration, House and Senate negotiators assembling a massive financial regulation bill are on the verge of excluding auto dealers from direct oversight by a new consumer protection bureau.
LONDON (AP) — Oil executives sent a strong challenge to Barack Obama on Tuesday, warning at a major oil conference that the American president's ban on risky deepwater drilling would cripple world energy supplies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director says he is stepping down next month, positioning him to be the first high-profile member of President Barack Obama's team to depart the administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The housing market may be on the verge of taking another plunge that could weaken the broader economic recovery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled a package of consumer benefits Tuesday to build support for his health care overhaul within a divided nation and warned Republicans about trying to repeal his landmark law. "We're not going back," said a defiant president.