VOL. 124 | NO. 124 | Friday, June 26, 2009
Job became ‘routine,’ mayor says
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis toured Sharp Manufacturing Co. this week as she touted a green jobs movement across the country encouraged and supported by training programs.
A Memphis news organization last month requested financial disclosures from local elected officials including city and county mayors and members of the Memphis City Council. The price to obtain those records: more than $400.
Less than a year after handcrafting its first batch of beer, Memphis-based Ghost River Brewing is expanding.
As she took the oath of office this week as a Circuit Court judge, Lorrie Ridder told a group of friends, family and fellow judges that the experience was bittersweet.
Becoming the executive director of the Memphis Small Business Chamber is another facet of coming home for Andre K. Fowlkes.
Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2009 was released last week at 10.7 percent, 0.8 percentage point higher than the April rate of 9.9 percent. The national unemployment rate for the month of May was 9.4 percent.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A decision by General Motors to build its new small car in Michigan leaves about 2,500 employees at the Spring Hill plant wondering what is next for them.
HOUSTON (AP) – Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he swindled investors out of $7 billion as part of a massive investment scam.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The nation's largest traditional grocery store chain said Thursday the company will have a new president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite persistent layoffs, the economy seems to be faring better than it was at the start of the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced an unusual political trial Thursday and disputed accusations that he pressured Bank of America to acquire Merrill Lynch in a deal that cost taxpayers $20 billion.
NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. said Thursday it will reduce outstanding federal loans by $25 billion by giving the government a preferred stake in two units that will be spun off from the insurance giant.
NEW YORK (AP) - A bankruptcy judge on Thursday ruled that a group representing General Motors Corp.'s salaried retirees cannot form a formal committee to negotiate with the automaker as it attempts to reorganize and emerge from Chapter 11 as a new company.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators at work on health care reported progress Thursday in holding the cost of legislation to their $1 trillion target, but Republicans quickly added there was no agreement on even the outlines of a bill.