VOL. 125 | NO. 146 | Thursday, July 29, 2010
A former employee of the Shelby County Register’s office is charged two counts of theft and official misconduct for twice taking money from the office in late 2008 and early 2009.
Economy’s loss is resale industry’s gain
The children’s consignment sale industry is booming as families seek to stretch their dollars by reusing and recycling what’s in their closets.
Highwoods Properties Inc. has bolstered its already strong position along the Poplar Avenue office corridor by adding an impressive asset.
International Paper Co. is back in the black.
It’s often said that the best parts of movies are the ones left on the cutting room floor.
Taking disciplinary action against employees for objectionable postings on social media websites or for spending too much time on networking sites can pose legal pitfalls when companies don’t have set policies, yet almost half of all employers are without a policy.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made a strong push during a Memphis visit this week for full funding of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for what he described as “Gulf Coast restoration on steroids.”
Whoever wins the Aug. 5 race for Shelby County mayor will inherit widespread dissatisfaction with county government’s small-business programs.
Attorney Richard Glassman has filed plenty of complaints in his career, but an offhand complaint he once made changed his life and that of another person forever.
Ray’s Take: With unemployment benefits running out for millions of Americans and a laundry list of other economic stresses, more people will want to raid their 401(k)s for relief. While often the path of least resistance, avoid it at all costs.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A Memphis, Tenn., architecture company will design new attractions at the Elvis Presley Birthplace.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A poll conducted for the Tennessee Newspaper Network shows that most voters oppose a new state law that allows handguns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – Toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker will close its distribution center in Jackson, eliminating about 80 jobs.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Bill Haslam on Wednesday dismissed as "100 percent not true" claims by rival Republican gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp that he would be likely to push for a state income tax if poor economic conditions persist.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A scholar at Middle Tennessee State University says the state is creating a national model for planning and commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam has made a campaign stop at the Knoxville headquarters of the family-owned Pilot Corp. chain of truck stops.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Regional banker Trustmark Corp. nearly doubled its second-quarter profit through the combination of more revenue and reductions in problem loans, the company reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate panel on Wednesday approved three of President Barack Obama's picks for the Federal Reserve, including his nomination of Janet Yellen to be the central bank's second-highest-ranking official.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell in June as demand for commercial aircraft plummeted. But businesses increased spending on capital goods for a second straight month, a sign that manufacturing continues to help keep the economic recovery afloat.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The unemployment rate in about three-quarters of the nation's largest metro areas rose last month as seasonal factors boosted joblessness nationwide.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Applications for home loans fell last week despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – One hundred days after the rig explosion that set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, the oil giant behind it is hoping to move beyond the losses, the gaffes and the live video that ran for weeks of the busted well coughing up massive amounts of crude every second.
EDISON, N.J. (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast his latest economic pitch as a matter of patriotism, urging the Senate to ditch its partisan mode at least long enough to pass a package of tax cuts and loan relief for small businesses. "This is as American as apple pie," the president said.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The health insurance industry has won a concession from the Obama administration on insurance coverage for children.