VOL. 123 | NO. 183 | Thursday, September 18, 2008
When Bob Compton met the daughter of a family friend last year who wowed him with an impromptu recitation of some of her poetry, it gave the Memphis venture capitalist an idea.
It was the kind of gathering you normally wouldn’t associate with the settlement of a class action case involving urethane.
A local neuromuscular dentist has joined a network of more than 200 dentists nationwide who offer the Pure Power mouth guard, a device they claim can improve athletic performance.
ATLANTA (AP) – A federal judge says a lawyer for 28 air travelers suing to block Delta Air Lines Inc.’s acquisition of Northwest Airlines Corp. cannot question the chief executives of four other major carriers about their views on airline industry consolidation.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Construction of new homes and apartments fell to the lowest level in 17 years last month, showing the country is still gripped by a severe housing downturn that has triggered billions of dollars of losses and is reshaping the structure of U.S. finance.
Craig C. Conley recently joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as of counsel.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The deficit in the broadest measure of American trade widened in the spring, reflecting a big jump in the country's foreign oil bill.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley plunged on Wednesday, a sign that investors fear they can't survive in their present form as the last two major independent investment banks.
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. government has been reaching out to large banks in an effort to organize a buyout of the beleaguered Washington Mutual Inc., according to a person briefed on the talks between regulators and banks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Homeowners rushed to take advantage of last week's drop in interest rates following the government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but rates are rising again on investor fears over the eroding conditions in financial markets.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street plunged again in a crisis of confidence Wednesday as anxieties about the financial system still ran high after the government's bailout of insurer American International Group Inc. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped about 340 points, and investors seeking the safety of hard assets and government debt sent gold, oil and short-term Treasurys soaring.