VOL. 124 | NO. 174 | Friday, September 4, 2009
Memphis City Councilman Bill Boyd has asked a judge for permission to join the bitter court fight over the legal bills of former Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division chief Joseph Lee.
Next Week Will Determine Final Count
It is the largest field of candidates for Memphis mayor in the 41 year history of the mayor-council form of government – possibly in the history of the city.
Energy audits are nothing new for Allen & Hoshall, the locally owned engineering firm whose roots date back almost 100 years.
At the Memphis City Council’s recent personnel committee meeting, committee members quickly worked through a slate of mayoral appointments to city boards and commissions.
Ben Orgel is only 17 years old, but he has already helped put two families into new homes through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Election Coordinator Mark Goins says Tennessee Republicans will be listed first on all ballots, beginning with a special House election next month.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson says he's considering a run for state attorney general in 2011.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Dillard's Inc. department store chain says its sales for August fell 14 percent overall from last year and 12 percent in stores open at least a year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Retailers on Thursday posted sales declines for August as shoppers held back on back-to-school purchases and continued to focus on necessities, but overall results came in ahead of analyst predictions.
WASHINGTON (AP) – New jobless claims fell slightly last week while the number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits rose, a sign the job market’s recovery will be long and bumpy.
NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. economy’s service sector inched closer to growth in August, but still shrank for the 11th straight month in the face of weak consumer spending.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shipments carried by U.S. railroads fell 16.1 percent last week compared with a year earlier, a major industry trade group reported Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden proclaimed success beyond expectations Thursday for the $787 billion economic stimulus, but his glowing assessment overlooks many of the program's problems, including delays in releasing money, questionable spending priorities and project picks that are under investigation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has approved $500 million in reimbursements to car dealers for sales under the Cash for Clunkers program and dealers should be paid by late September, officials said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Natural gas prices tumbled again Thursday, hitting new seven-year lows after the U.S. government reported more supplies were put into storage as the entire country pares down on energy usage.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jobless since January, Donald Money has already moved in with his elderly parents, stopped going to the movies and started using less of his prescription medication so it will last longer.