VOL. 125 | NO. 131 | Thursday, July 8, 2010
The latest move in the three-year battle over city funding of Memphis City Schools could be a referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot.
Green wave sweeps local eateries
Some Memphis restaurants are finding it ain’t easy being green.
Preservationists won a major victory Thursday in their battle to preserve a key point at the intersection of Union Avenue and Cooper Street, but at least one additional hurdle still must be cleared for the victory to be complete.
The Memphis Bar Association’s poll of most qualified judicial candidates on the Aug. 5 ballot is good news for the three appointed incumbents in the races.
When a three-person arbitration panel affiliated with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority decides how a dispute between an investor and a securities firm should be resolved, its ruling is almost never accompanied by an explanation.
It was doughnuts for Bill Haslam and barbecue for Mike McWherter during stops in the Memphis area this week.
She brings to the table more than 40 years of law experience in areas that include contract disputes, domestic relations, employment discrimination, personal injury and probate matters. She has practiced extensively in the Chancery, Circuit, Probate and Federal courts.
Ray’s Take: I’ve talked to many clients whose bankers or adult children suggest they add the child’s name to their bank accounts. The rationale is that if anything happens to the parent, such as illness, injury or death, the child can instantly access the money to pay bills.
Federal stimulus money financed the construction of two dental clinics for Christ Community Health Services, but the 24 permanent positions created by the project will carry on after that funding has run its course.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee father says the Puerto Rican birth certificates for his two daughters were nearly confiscated at a driver's license station in Dyersburg.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Communities along the Cumberland River are waiting see how much money the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will get to repair its facilities after May flooding.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The financial overhaul bill awaiting final action in the Senate includes a new regulator whose aim is to make sure mortgages, credit cards and other products from big banks don’t abuse or confuse you. But if you want your auto dealer to arrange a car loan or get a community bank to extend you a credit line, be sure to read the fine print.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will hold a forum next week to explore ways to improve the flow of lending to small businesses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared good progress Wednesday on his pledge to double U.S. exports over the next five years, saying America's sales abroad were up 17 percent in first four months of this year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal authorities have asked an appeals court to reinstate a moratorium on deepwater drilling declared after BP's oil well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico.
PARIS (AP) — Unemployment in rich countries may have peaked — but there are still 17 million more people out of work than at the start of the crisis, the OECD said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Interest rates rose in the bond market Wednesday as bargain-hunting investors shifted money out of Treasurys and into riskier assets like stocks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for home loans rose last week as consumers raced to refinance at the lowest rates in decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bypassed the Senate on Wednesday by by appointing an educator to head the government's two main health programs while Congress was not in session.