VOL. 124 | NO. 183 | Thursday, September 17, 2009
Brooks and Fox Reelected Arlington Aldermen
Voters in Arlington and Lakeland settled two of three political contests at the polls Thursday.
Canadian National Railway Co. next week will unveil the three-year, $100 million renovation to its Johnston Yard freight car switching facility in South Memphis. The railroad will commemorate its massive investment of time and money on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at the yard, 297 Rivergate Road, off Horn Lake Road.
Stephen H. Biller took the risk in a down economy of going off on his own and forming The Biller Law Firm – a risk that appears to have paid off as he has hired a new attorney and other staff members since opening June 1.
The West Clinic is one of 27 sites in the United States using a new blood test to determine whether women with a pelvic mass requiring surgery are at high or low risk for ovarian cancer.
Nearly four decades of little more than talk about city-county consolidation is at an end.
City Attorney Elbert Jefferson never got the chance to make his case before the Memphis City Council this week. But he did get to keep his job as the council voted down 4-7 a resolution to oust him.
Steve McCleskey, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, in July was appointed by Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. to the board of directors for the Shelby County Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission is a 13-member body the Shelby County Commission oversees.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today reported the state’s unemployment rate for August was 10.8 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from the July rate of 10.7 percent.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Athletic Commission has picked a Chattanooga man to be its chairman.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Tupelo city officials have reversed a century-old ban on the Sunday sale of beer and light wine in restaurants and stores.
NEW YORK (AP) - Medtronic Inc. is recalling some LifePak CR defibrillators made last summer because humidity may cause them to malfunction, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Attorney General's office subpoenaed five members of Bank of America Corp.'s board of directors Wednesday as part of an investigation into the bank's acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co., according to a personal familiar with the investigation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Foreign demand for long-term U.S. financial assets fell in July, but China boosted its holdings, the U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The deficit in the broadest measure of foreign trade shrank in the spring to the lowest level in relation to the total economy in 10 years, another dramatic sign of how much the recession had reduced America's appetite for foreign goods.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Wednesday to permit passengers on the Amtrak passenger railroad to transport handguns in their checked baggage.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday brought out the much-awaited Finance Committee version of an American health-system remake – a landmark $856 billion, 10-year measure that starts a rough ride through Congress without visible Republican backing.