VOL. 124 | NO. 186 | Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Shortly before Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton retired in July, the city paid more than $426,000 to settle a lawsuit with the former head of the city-owned utility company.
Memphis-based ALCO Management Inc. is on the verge of buying Saints Court apartments at 1032 N. Watkins St. in North Memphis with plans to renovate the 52-year-old multifamily complex.
New leadership within the Downtown Neighborhood Association has increased membership by 20 percent over the past two months as the organization rebuilds from a period of turmoil.
918 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38105, Permit Amount: $5.2 Million -
Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center last week filed a $5.2 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build FedExFamilyHouse, a housing facility for families of Le Bonheur patients. The house, whose address will be 918 Poplar Ave., will have 24 suites, dining facilities, recreational spaces, a business center and other amenities designed for families.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - People seeking state government jobs in Mississippi will have to fill out applications on computers starting in January.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Official versions of opinions from the Arkansas Supreme Court and the state Court of Appeals are now being published electronically and no longer in bound paper volumes.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Lottery officials are working to get employees at convenience stores and other outlets ready for the games, all of which should be up and running within about six weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) – A private forecast of economic activity rose in August for the fifth straight month, the latest sign the recession has ended. The New York-based Conference Board’s leading indicators point to an economy on solid ground early next year, though some analysts caution that a rising unemployment rate will restrain growth.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Procrastinating tax cheats will get a few extra weeks to apply for an amnesty program that has been flooded with applications from people who hid assets overseas.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shares of American International Group Inc. jumped more than 20 percent Monday after the head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said that panel will examine a plan to reduce the company's massive bailout package.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it is making major changes in its funding of educational programs for doctors, reducing the number it sponsors and switching its focus to independent ones with balanced information.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consensus is building in the Senate for legislation that would significantly weaken the Federal Reserve by stripping its power to oversee banks and hand that job to a single federal bank regulator.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wireless carriers shouldn't be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing over their networks, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission chairman said Monday in a speech that drew a cool response from the industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is investigating a major insurance company for allegedly trying to scare seniors with a mailer warning they could lose important benefits under health care legislation in Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite predictions the Great Recession is running out of steam, the House is taking up emergency legislation this week to help the millions of Americans who see no immediate end to their economic miseries.