VOL. 124 | NO. 137 | Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The homebuilding industry in the mid-2000s distinguished itself through a record-setting pace – each year it seemingly topped the previous one in terms of housing starts.
The owner of a vacant airport area motel described as resembling war-torn Baghdad is due in Memphis Environmental Court this morning.
Several court actions continue to surround the city of Memphis’ decision to pay more than $426,000 in attorney’s fees incurred by the former president and CEO of the city-owned utility company.
Gov. Phil Bredesen last week signed into law legislation that will provide venture money for new companies with high growth potential, such as those involved in biotechnology and other innovations.
Whitney King Fogerty has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as of counsel.
ATLANTA (AP) - The South is narrowing the gap between how black and white students perform on tests – particularly in math – but the region is still lagging behind the nation in scores, a new federal study released Tuesday shows.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Higher energy prices rippled through the economy in June, helping to drive a bigger-than-expected gain in retail sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Businesses slashed inventories more than expected in May, the ninth consecutive decline, as companies continued to trim stockpiles amid a severe recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats are moving ahead with sweeping health care legislation as President Barack Obama prods a Senate committee chairman to take faster action on a companion measure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers voiced approval Tuesday for recent changes at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the wake of the Madoff scandal, though some Republicans chafed at new proposed regulations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff arrived Tuesday at a federal prison in North Carolina to begin serving a 150-year sentence for what is believed to be the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As he conceded that unemployment will keep growing, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said new jobs will require greater training and post-high school education to achieve a better skilled work force.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of CIT Group Inc. rebounded Tuesday amid optimism that the top lender to small and mid-sized U.S. businesses may get a lifeline from the federal government.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday his country had a "special responsibility" to help guide the world through its worst recession in decades, and stressed that while a recovery was ongoing, setbacks were likely.