VOL. 124 | NO. 181 | Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Jefferson Survives as City Attorney -- Saino Appointment Defeated
The Memphis City Council has approved the creation of a Metro Charter Commission.
Seven years after he first ran for Shelby County mayor but reluctantly called off his bid, longtime Bartlett banker Harold Byrd is back.
Four-time NBA champion Horace Grant has won almost $1.5 million in an arbitration claim he filed over his losses in the RMK funds.
One of the final battles in a political war that’s engulfed the city’s legal division since August is likely to get under way today.
Wright Medical Group Inc. is a step closer to full market launch of a new biologics product to promote bone growth.
With hopes of “bringing Destin to Memphis,” the owner of Sharky’s Gulf Grill at 6201 Poplar Ave. is counting down the days until his seafood restaurant opens.
Jose A. Velazquez, a former Memphian who now leads the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization, will speak tonight at Christian Brothers University to kick off a community discussion on Hispanic issues.
Today is the last day to register to vote in the Oct. 15 special mayoral election.
6050 Air Line Road, Arlington, TN 38002, Sale Amount: $1.8 Million - MEMPHIS AREA
Southeast Investments LLC of Slidell, La., has bought a 23,952-square-foot retail center at 6050 Air Line Road in Arlington for $1.8 million in a deed in lieu of foreclosure.
DALLAS (AP) – Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. raised its estimates for 2009 on Monday, saying business in the third quarter has been stronger than expected. Tenet is the parent company of Saint Francis hospitals in Memphis and Bartlett. REGIONAL
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A family-run freight brokerage business that started in Tupelo in 1990 has become bigger than its owners ever dreamed, and it's still growing.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Tupelo residents could learn Tuesday if Sunday alcohol sales will be allowed in the city's restaurants and stores.STATEWIDE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Republican Party has hired a former staffer for U.S. House GOP leader John Boehner as its new spokeswoman.
KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority will provide $40 million to help restore the image and economy of a Tennessee community that suffered a massive coal ash spill from a TVA power plant.NATIONAL BUSINESS
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a $33 million settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America over bonuses paid by Merrill Lynch.
NEW YORK (AP) - A year after the financial system nearly collapsed, the nation's biggest banks are bigger and regaining their appetite for risk.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies that received billions of dollars of government aid have published policies meant to limit lavish expenses, new rules that follow reports of costly private jets, spa retreats and other corporate excess at firms receiving taxpayer money.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is going to Wall Street on the first anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse to outline financial changes to avert a future crisis like the one that sent the global economy into a tailspin.
WASHINGTON (AP) - One year after Wall Street teetered on the brink of collapse, seven out of 10 Americans lack confidence the federal government has taken safeguards to prevent another financial industry meltdown, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve's bold steps to prevent the banking industry from collapsing last year have injected new dangers into the financial system.