VOL. 124 | NO. 167 | Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The formation of a Metro Charter Commission passed in a key test vote this morning before a committee of the Shelby County Commission.
It’s a perennially unresolved and controversial concept that involves replacing Memphis and Shelby County governments with a single governing structure, one that’s built “from the ground up.”
The top executive for Medtronic Inc. Tuesday touted new products in the pipeline after the company released disappointing first quarter results.
The Rev. Kenneth Whalum Jr. is aware that some people regard him as a vocal lightweight with zero political skills and no chance of winning the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
DeSoto County has the highest vacancy rate for medical offices, while central Memphis ranks second, according to a report released Tuesday by CB Richard Ellis Memphis.
Brian Johnson has joined Comprehensive Pharmacy Services as chief financial officer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Herron has filed a nearly $4,000 correction to his recent campaign finance report.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is among five inductees into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - In another cost-cutting move that also makes its car and truck production a little greener, Nissan North America said Tuesday it will use methanol fuel cells on some vehicles used to haul parts to assembly lines, starting at its plant in central Tennessee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. on Tuesday reported it will modify $994 million in debt through agreements with lenders who will be able to swap existing rounds of debt for new ones with longer maturity dates or less amortization. The company has three offices in Memphis.
NEW YORK (AP) – Home prices across most of the country have started to rise from the depths of the housing slump, a critical trend that will help stabilize the broader U.S. economy, according to new figures released Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Costs for employer-provided health plans are expected to rise more than 10 percent within the next 12 months, a jump workers may feel in their paychecks or through changes to their insurance coverage.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government faces exploding deficits and mounting debt over the next decade, White House and congressional budget officials projected Tuesday in competing but similar economic forecasts.
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he wants to keep Ben Bernanke on as Fed chairman, saying he shepherded America through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.