VOL. 125 | NO. 137 | Friday, July 16, 2010
The parent company of First Tennessee Bank made a surprise return to profitability in the second quarter, beating even the most optimistic analyst forecast and breaking an eight-quarter string of earnings losses.
Voters begin making decisions Friday as early voting begins in advance of the Aug. 5 election.
When two of West Tennessee’s five bankruptcy judges arrive at the University of Memphis’ Downtown law school Monday to address representatives of a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee, they’ll have plenty to talk about.
Add Olive Branch, Mississippi, to the list of locations, along with Downtown and the area around Memphis International Airport, that Pinnacle Airlines is considering for a larger corporate headquarters.
The Metro Charter Commission has given tentative approval to four sections of the proposed consolidation charter the group is drafting.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saw the frontlines of the city’s health battles while in Memphis.
The U.S. Justice Department’s interest in the race for Shelby County sheriff has added an election eve surprise to the contest that could have longer lasting implications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will issue guidance “very soon” about new federal requirements for restaurants to reveal nutritional values, said Michael R. Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods.
Attendees at Wednesday’s “Ways to Win in 2010” workshop spent a half day learning how to build a loyal customer base, use social media effectively and utilize proven sales strategies.
Elizabeth Rudolph used her training as a nurse and an attorney to found Jurex, a Memphis-based company that trains nurses to be expert witnesses, review medical records in legal cases and become legal nurse consultants.
Not reporting progress is a crime.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has directed city engineering staff to adjust their operating budget plans to facilitate the phased creation of about 55 miles of new bicycle lanes and facilities throughout the city.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general says FedEx Ground has agreed to pay the state $3 million in a dispute over alleged misclassification of drivers as independent contractors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment rate for June was 10.1 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from the previous month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam has been endorsed by a political action committee run by prospective 2012 Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Congressman John Boozman has nearly $484,000 in the bank for his bid to unseat Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, dwarfed by the nearly $1.9 million the Democratic incumbent has on hand to try to save her job, campaign finance reports released Thursday showed.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant says he's appointing a panel of business and education experts to study a privately funded early childhood development program with hopes of establishing a statewide model.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The number of Mississippi homeowners receiving foreclosure notices is on a downswing, making the state's rate one of the lowest in the nation.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to control one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind.
WASHINGTON (AP) – New evidence of a slowing economic rebound emerged Thursday in reports that manufacturing activity is slowing after helping drive the early stages of the recovery.