VOL. 125 | NO. 134 | Tuesday, July 13, 2010
President Barack Obama is backing U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, in the 9th Congressional District Democratic primary between Cohen and former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
Historic KWEM returns to airwaves
After being silent and nearly forgotten for more than 50 years, the radio station that helped launch the careers of such music pioneers as B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, Albert King – and even Elvis Presley – is back.
Mortgage rates that have fallen to the lowest levels on record are bringing with them a sound loan officers in Memphis no doubt like to hear – the incessant ring of the telephone.
The National Civil Rights Museum will honor three women in October at its annual Freedom Awards ceremony.
Community Capital and Architecture Inc. have teamed up again, this time to build Community Capital’s new headquarters at 1708 Monroe Ave. between South Belvedere Boulevard and South Evergreen Street.
Lux owner Tadd Feazell is reopening his clothing store right after ending a going-out-of-business sale.
7275 Appling Farms Parkway, Memphis, TN 38133, Sale Amount: $603,788 -
Testa Cos. has closed on the land in Appling Farms Business Park where it will build a campus for Strayer University.
Equity markets gathered their composure last week with the S&P 500 advancing over 5 percent.
Competitive races for governor and lieutenant governor in Mississippi in 2011 could be expected to impact fundraising by down ballot statewide candidates.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Education Board has agreed to adopt a new set of standards for teaching English and math to help students to measure up in the global economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stepped up pressure on Monday to get banks to boost lending to the nation’s small businesses, a critical element to spurring the economic recovery and reducing unemployment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal bank regulators have agreed to give the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. unlimited authority to investigate banks, clarifying the agency's power that was in question during the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses have added 4.5 million workers under a new program that provides tax breaks for hiring unemployed workers, the Treasury Department said Monday. It is unclear, however, how many of those workers would have been added without the tax break.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts helped move sweeping financial legislation closer to passage Monday, announcing that after some misgivings he will support the regulatory overhaul after all.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The head of the $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund urged individuals and businesspeople not to sue BP — at least not yet — and said emergency payments would soon be increased.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday he's seriously considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination and will announce his decision early next year.