VOL. 124 | NO. 151 | Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Lowery and Jefferson Question Each Other's Motives
Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery today delayed a City Council vote on Veronica Coleman Davis as his nominee to be city attorney.
The race for the rest of Willie Herenton’s term of office as mayor was already going to be a sprint. Today the campaign got 12 days shorter.
Cindy Teigland, the wife of late local meteorologist Brian Teigland, has filed a malpractice suit alleging Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare-Germantown and several individual doctors negligently caused the 2008 death of her husband.
Memphis Mayor Pro Tempore Myron Lowery goes to the City Council today with a new nominee for city attorney, former U.S. Attorney Veronica Coleman Davis, and lots of questions from some of his former council colleagues about his dismissal Friday of the old city attorney.
In this age of the Internet, when home shoppers can learn pretty much everything about a property at the click of a button, the concept of an open house might seem passé.
Calling herself the change agent Memphis government is lacking, Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert added her name Monday to the field of candidates running in the October special election to replace Willie Herenton.
Memphis-based Luminetx Corp. and Accuvein LLC of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., announced Monday that they have reached a settlement agreement on a patent dispute.
3179 Professional Plaza, Germantown, TN 38138, Loan Amount: $8 Million, Loan Date: July 16, 2009 -
The developer of an Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown has filed an $8 million construction loan through Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage Inc.
Lawyers representing nurses against Memphis hospitals in an alleged wage-fixing conspiracy have gotten a class action certification for a sister lawsuit they filed in Albany, N.Y., and are also pointing to another ruling in a similar case from Arizona.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and the economic downturn have reduced the demand for electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay a $33 million penalty to settle government charges that it misled investors about Merrill Lynch's plans to pay bonuses to its executives, regulators said Monday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Casino operator MGM Mirage, which owns the Gold Strike casino in Tunica, lost $212.6 million in the second quarter this year as it recorded hefty impairment charges and consumers gambled less during the recession.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two union-backed groups announced Friday they are merging so they can consolidate their efforts to pressure Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to provide higher pay and better benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Barack Obama's economic heavyweights said middle-class taxes might have to go up to pare budget deficits or to pay for the proposed overhaul of the nation's health care system.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Health insurer Humana Inc. said Monday its second-quarter profit rose 34 percent on the strength its robust government business, led by Medicare Advantage offerings, easily offsetting a sluggish commercial segment hamstrung by the recession.
DETROIT (AP) - About 6,000 General Motors Co. blue-collar workers have taken the latest round of early retirement and buyout offers, but it fell short of the company's goal, meaning more layoffs are likely.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government's wildly popular "cash for clunkers" program, offering $4,500 rebates to customers who trade in gas guzzling vehicles, is likely to end Friday if the Senate does not approve $2 billion more for it, the White House says.