VOL. 124 | NO. 170 | Monday, August 31, 2009
Next Stop City Council
Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday to form a Metro Charter Commission. The resolution passed on a 9-2 vote.
The logo of First Horizon National Corp. is a small piece of the Tennessee state flag.
The court-appointed receiver in charge of what remains of jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford’s business is going after money former Stanford advisers made from selling bogus certificates of deposit.
Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey is resigning from the court after 19 years on the bench. Bailey announced his resignation effective Sept. 15 in a letter to Gov. Phil Bredesen.
The sign over a hospital toilet illustrated why health care costs are soaring in the United States, said U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming after touring Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer spending increased in July with help from the popular Cash for Clunkers program, but household incomes, the fuel for future spending increases, were flat.
For the first time in 30 years, government consolidation is moving to the ballot.
Maybe proponents of a city-county consolidation charter should have waited for the political dust to settle before embarking on such a sweeping effort. On the other hand, it’s difficult to see when a period of calm might descend to help things along.
HOUSTON (AP) – The former finance chief for jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford said his boss created a business empire where blood oaths were taken to secure loyalty, bribes were paid from a secret Swiss bank account and investor profits were more fiction than financial genius.
Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, Bach’s Lunch is the heart of the office tower.
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) kicks off its Showcase season with a tribute concert of the utmost sophistication. Jazz and blues singer Joyce Cobb and pianist Donald Brown will host a “Symphonic All-Duke Ellington Night” Saturday at 8 p.m.
For thousands of low-income renters nationwide – but especially in rural towns and small cities – the recession is hitting home in an unexpected way.
NEW YORK (AP) – An analyst upgraded shares of FedEx Corp. to "Outperform" from "Underperform," saying slight improvements in global package volume, wage cuts and the possible bankruptcy of a major trucking company will drive earnings – and in turn, shares – higher.
NEW YORK (AP) – Paper and pulp producers raised prices last week as the once-beleaguered industry takes advantage of several years of capacity cuts amid scattered signs of a post-recession rise in demand.