VOL. 126 | NO. 179 | Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A group representing Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Center of Excellence in Faith and Health – an interfaith collaborative center of research, innovation and training – has been asked to travel to the White House this month to share ideas with a group of health system and health policy leaders about crafting successful community partnerships and programs.
Ronald McDonald House in 20th year of helping St. Jude families
Since April, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis has served as a home-away-from-home for Jeanne Erickson and her son, Kaden, 9, a patient undergoing treatment for a form of leukemia at nearby St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. was founded more than a century ago, court filings were recorded manually, a tweet was a sound a bird made, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg’s parents hadn’t been born yet.
There is still some uncertainty about the exact terms of the transition to a consolidated countywide school board.
British singer-songwriter James Blunt has filmed a brief video of himself praising Gibson Guitar Corp., the embattled guitar maker whose Memphis and Nashville facilities were raided last month by federal agents.
There was a demonstration earlier this week at the National Civil Rights Museum. The performance by the New Ballet Ensemble in the courtyard was the latest indication of change in the 20-year-old institution built on the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
David M. Schuermann, AIA, NCARB, principal at Architecture Inc., has been named chairman of the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.
Mere minutes after stepping off the plane in Vegas, I was reminded how well Sin City leverages every piece of potential marketing real estate imaginable.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership, says Tennessee officials understand that fostering entrepreneurship will drive economic prosperity.
NASHVILLE – The announcement of Chairman Eddie Roberson's resignation from the Tennessee Regulatory Authority comes as Gov. Bill Haslam is engaged in a study on how to overhaul the agency that oversees many utilities in the state.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The head of the Tennessee county mayor's group says more than half of the counties he's heard from have used reserve funds to balance their current budgets.
NASHVILLE (AP) – For the first time, the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville has a collection of letters from white officers who led black troops during the Civil War.
NEW YORK (AP) – Fidelity Investments on Tuesday said it is replacing the manager of its struggling Magellan fund, once the largest mutual fund in the world.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is making a concession that will allow the owners of residential wireless networks to prevent their systems from being listed in a database that helps the company track people on cell phones.
NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. airlines collected slightly more in baggage fees in the first three months of the year as the number of travelers increased.
NEW YORK (AP) – H&R Block Inc. said Tuesday that it won't offer refund anticipation loans next tax season because it's getting more new clients and the appeal of the high-cost loans is shrinking.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal budget deficit reached $1.23 trillion in August. The third straight $1 trillion-plus deficit adds pressure on Congress and the White House to reach agreement on a long-term plan to trim government spending.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says there is no credible way to control the government's debt without inflicting pain on the economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranks of the nation's poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million – nearly 1 in 6 Americans – as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work. And the number without health insurance has reached 49.9 million, the most in over two decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Barack Obama's top political adviser says none of the president's Republican challengers has much to say about how they're going to create jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Tuesday approved a stopgap bill intended to avoid a shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs, with Senate action expected later this week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Imploring Congress to follow his lead, President Barack Obama on Tuesday lobbied lawmakers to adopt his nearly $450 billion jobs plan, promising it would help workers in the construction industry and rebuild schools in crumbling condition. Said Obama: "My question to Congress is, what on earth are we waiting for?"