VOL. 126 | NO. 180 | Thursday, September 15, 2011
Federal prosecutors want an “anonymous jury” for the trial next year of four men accused of being contract killers for the largest drug ring ever tried in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in Memphis.
New home permits improve 21.7 percent in August
Local homebuilders were busy in August, filing more permits than the same month a year ago.
Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. plans to cut its workforce by 6 percent, or about 80 employees.
The U.S. has more than 7 million women-owned businesses, representing 28 percent of firms nationwide.
The race for mayor of Arlington intensified via Facebook in the gap between early voting and Election Day.
One of the newest additions to the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is an associate specializing in securities work who’s also fluent in Spanish and Serbian and is an avid traveler and runner.
Ray’s Take: I constantly preach about the importance of saving, but it’s not just about accumulating wealth. One should always have specific, quantifiable goals in mind and a plan for reaching those goals. And, getting rich is simply not a goal.
Success is never inevitable, right? You can’t win ‘em all. Last week we looked at lost-phrases. This week the focus is on winning. Or won-phrases, anyway.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Hendersonville technology consultant Zach Poskevich says he will capitalize on "tea party fervor" in challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in the next year's Republican primary.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The former chief financial officer of a Knoxville nonprofit group that promotes energy from renewable sources has pleaded guilty to skimming federal funds.
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The new project coordinator for the Ken-Tenn Regional Alliance Development Corp. says he will focus on three river ports in the five-county area.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers spent less on autos, clothing and furniture to leave retail sales unchanged in August.
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, is launching measures Wednesday that it says will help out women around the world in the next five years.
BOSTON (AP) – Investors sought refuge from the market's volatility in August, withdrawing money from stock mutual funds and bond funds alike. The retreat from stock funds was unusually heavy for the third consecutive month, marking a renewed aversion to risk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses added to their stockpiles in July for a 19th straight month and their sales increased by the most since March.
DETROIT (AP) – United Auto Workers negotiators say they made progress with General Motors Co. during contract talks Tuesday night, but both sides are quickly approaching a deadline to reach new deals with GM and Chrysler Group LLC.
NEW YORK (AP) – Investment manager Vanguard said Wednesday that it plans to offer a 401(k) plan service for small businesses.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sorry we missed you? UPS is unveiling a delivery-notification service aimed at not missing you at all.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A major Yahoo Inc. shareholder is recruiting company co-founder Jerry Yang to join a crusade to oust Chairman Roy Bostock amid the upheaval triggered by the recent firing of CEO Carol Bartz.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – EBay's name is synonymous with auctions, but that's created an image problem for the online marketplace.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-run House has weighed in against raising the government's borrowing limit by $500 billion, but the vote was really just a political show.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Military spending has been "cut to the bone" and deeper reductions could cost the nation tens of thousands of defense jobs, a coalition of manufacturers warned Wednesday in pleading for a special deficit-reduction committee to spare Pentagon budgets.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students Wednesday to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new jobs bill. "Every single one of you can help make this bill a reality," the president called out at a hot and noisy rally at North Carolina State University.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nervous that Social Security seems under siege from all sides, congressional liberals on Wednesday proposed raising the payroll tax that funds the program, but only for people earning more than $250,000 a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A procedural snarl and a single senator's objections could force another partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Betting that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul withstands lawsuits and a Republican repeal drive, an unusual alliance of industry, health care and consumer groups Wednesday launched a campaign to lay the groundwork for signing up uninsured Americans.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden has a new initiative to fight waste in Medicaid that he says should save taxpayers $2 billion.