VOL. 124 | NO. 130 | Monday, July 6, 2009
Council Takes Up Matter Tuesday
Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery told reporters Monday afternoon that he has no fight with outgoing Mayor Willie Herenton.
Another Memphis-area financial institution has sold preferred shares to Uncle Sam as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program unveiled last year to boost the banking system.
Memphis mayor Willie Herenton sent a letter Monday to City Council chairman and would-be mayor pro tempore Myron Lowery saying the mayor will delay for almost three weeks his resignation.
Lawmakers in Washington are talking about new rules for a broad swath of financial companies and their transactions with customers.
Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.
For as long as most Memphians can remember, we’ve been a city of plans and studies. We seemingly can’t resist artists’ renderings, and particularly the ones depicting a skyline-altering structure by the Mississippi River – a river invariably drawn with blue water instead of the less attractive brown.
The Republican pack of candidates for governor in 2010 emerged early this year, but Democrats are assembling a pack of their own for the governor’s mansion.
Customers lift their noses in curiosity when they walk into Maggie’s Pharm for the first time.
Dorothy’s famous line from “The Wizard of Oz” might be “There’s no place like home.” But in “Wicked,” the smash Broadway musical that turns perceptions of Oz and its inhabitants upside-down, that phrase is mouthed by the Wicked Witch of the West.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a big break for online shoppers, Web retailers generally don't have to charge sales taxes in states where they lack a store or some other physical presence.
NEW YORK (AP) – Credit card reform may be looming in the headlines, but for now the fine print is still hitting consumers hard.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economic downturn appears to be bringing out the worst in some people.
CHICAGO (AP) - Times may be tight, but in making your home more energy-efficient it's actually true that the more you spend the more you save.