VOL. 123 | NO. 173 | Thursday, September 4, 2008
Obama-McCain race heats up in Tennessee
Newsweek magazine senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter came to Memphis in November 2006 to plug his new book on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.”
Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson Jr. turned 48 this week and walked into the clerk’s office for the first time as the clerk.
Memphis City Schools board member Stephanie Gatewood kept her place on the Nov. 4 ballot, and her only potential challenger lost a last-minute attempt Tuesday to get on the ballot.
With the purchase of two Parkway Village shopping centers, a Texas investor has moved closer to his goal of owning a million square feet of commercial real estate in Memphis.
Charles S. Blatteis has joined the firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC as a member. Blatteis has an “international consular” legal practice, in which he works as a consulting attorney for various foreign consulates, including Mexico and Peru. He is a first-generation American, and is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French as well.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories rose by a larger-than-expected amount in July as demand for commercial aircraft, heavy machinery and iron and steel all posted solid gains.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac sold $4 billion in debt this week at prices that show investors' fears about the company are still elevated, but lower than last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors and regulators Wednesday accused two former Wall Street brokers of defrauding customers by making more than $1 billion in unauthorized purchases of securities tied to subprime mortgages.
Even if you make hundreds of stock-market trades a year, that doesn't automatically make you a trader - at least in the eyes of tax collectors. And that means you wouldn't be eligible for certain breaks that traders can take.
Google has introduced a new Web browser, called Chrome, aimed at wresting dominance of the browser market from Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The move takes the Google-Microsoft rivalry to a whole new level. If Google succeeds, it will be a big deal, with major ramifications for the future of the Web.