VOL. 124 | NO. 184 | Friday, September 18, 2009
Brooks and Thompson Win In Arlington
Voters in Arlington and Lakeland settled three political contests at the polls Thursday.
Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone stood under a carport in Orange Mound earlier this week and kicked off her campaign for Shelby County mayor in 2010.
NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx Corp. reported Thursday it sees signs of improvement in the global economy as international shipments pick up, but
In May 2007, a tornado ripped through the tiny Midwestern farming town of Greensburg, Kan., killing 11 people and leveling most of the city’s buildings.
Memphis Medical Redevelopment Group LLC bought the structure from Park Tower LLC for nearly $1.7 million, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
Plans for a new parking garage and rental car facility at Memphis International Airport took a step forward Thursday when the airport’s board of commissioners approved a resolution to issue bonds for the building, one of the largest individual projects in the airport’s history.
Ken Steorts, the founder of the Visible School, is in the final stretch toward an Oct. 30 closing date to buy an architectural landmark so he can bring the college Downtown.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Thursday 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) - Former state House Majority Leader Tommy Burnett, whose political career survived his first federal conviction but not his second, has died. He was 67.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Housing construction rose in August and the number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment aid fell unexpectedly last week, adding to signs the recession has ended.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a good time to borrow money for a home, car or small business.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Housing construction rose in August, but the results were mixed, with the large single-family sector falling for the first time in six months.
ATLANTA (AP) - American Airlines' parent company said Thursday it is taking on significant new debt at a time when revenues are being hammered, but the $2.9 billion in cash and fresh financing it raised should quiet concerns – for now – that it is in danger of a cash crunch and a bankruptcy filing.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Merck & Co. and Britain's largest charity, the Wellcome Trust, said Thursday they are starting a not-for-profit partnership to create affordable vaccines against diseases common in poor countries.
NEW YORK (AP) - It boasts ocean views, an infamous former owner – and now a buyer willing to pay more than $8.75 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a new congressionally appointed panel on Thursday pledged to deliver a no-holds barred investigation into last year's devastating economic collapse, including whether big financial firms and their government regulators were guilty of criminal misconduct.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted in favor of the biggest overhaul of college aid programs since their creation in the 1960s – a bill to oust private lenders from the student loan business and put the government in charge.