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1. Crazy Good
- Friday, May 25, 2018
STILL CRAZY. STILL RIGHT. Lauren Crews and I sipped coffee and talked about his crazy idea. Again. I’m writing about it. Again. Maybe we’re both crazy.
We first talked about it sipping whiskey years ago at sunset on the bluff behind the Metal Museum, gazing out on the river’s big, bold bend south of the Harahan, the most dramatic river view in Memphis, dramatic enough to accommodate big, bold vision.
2. Ryan Bowing Out, Sending Ripples of Uncertainty Through GOP
- Thursday, April 12, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year.
3. Trump Urges Lawmakers to Buck NRA Every Once in a While
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump declared he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school.
4. Bredesen: U.S. Senate Win Possible For Democrats
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The last Democrat to win statewide elected office in Tennessee eight years ago acknowledges times have changed.
“The Democratic brand is damaged in Tennessee,” former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said last week in Memphis. “The Republican percentage has stayed the same over the last decade. What’s changed is people have abandoned the Democrats and started calling themselves independents.”
5. After Disaster of 2017, New Year Looking Good for Vols
- Friday, January 12, 2018
Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.
6. Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal for 'Dreamers'
- Wednesday, January 10, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases – first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.
7. GOP's Senate Majority Shrinks With Jones Sworn Into Office
- Thursday, January 4, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama was sworn into office Wednesday, shrinking the Senate's Republican majority and leading lawmakers of both parties to plead for more bipartisanship as Congress tackles pressing issues in advance of the 2018 midterm elections.
8. Lawmakers Bicker Over Whether Tax Bill Helps Middle Class
- Tuesday, November 7, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans and Democrats bickered heatedly Monday over whether the GOP tax bill truly helps the middle class, as the Ways and Means Committee kicked off a marathon session to amend and vote on the far-reaching legislation President Donald Trump hopes to sign into law by year's end.
9. Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts
- Tuesday, October 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched.
10. Trump Lashes 'Liddle Bob Corker' as Senators Call for Calm
- Wednesday, October 11, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as "Liddle' Bob Corker" on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who's dubbed the White House an "adult day care center" and charged that Trump could be setting the nation on the path toward World War III.
11. Trump Lashes Out at Corker; GOP Senator Hits Back
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A powerful Republican senator cast the president of his own party as a man-child who could set the U.S. "on the path to World War III" as the two engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing, a remarkable airing of their party's profound rifts.
12. Wounded Scalise Returns to Capitol to Bipartisan Cheers
- Friday, September 29, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – To bipartisan hugs, tears and a roaring standing ovation, a hobbling Majority Whip Steve Scalise returned to the House on Thursday, more than three months after a gunman sprayed fire at a baseball practice and left the lawmaker clinging to life.
13. Regions, FedEx Backing Business Seminar
- Monday, August 28, 2017
Regions Bank is joining FedEx Corp. to provide financial backing for a seminar for business owners this week that will include 20 Regions bankers providing customized business coaching for entrepreneurs.
14. Angry Dems Turn Against Leaders After House Election Losses
- Thursday, June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.
15. US Budget Deficit Jumps in May as Spending Outpaces Revenue
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. budget deficit rose to $88.4 billion in May from $53 billion a year earlier, as government spending in areas such as Medicaid and defense rose at a faster pace than revenue.
16. Titans Poised to Break Free of Weak AFC South
- Friday, June 2, 2017
When Marcus Mariota participated on the first day of the Titans’ recent organized team activities – OTAs for you hardcore NFL fans – it sent two messages to the rest of the AFC South:
17. Retailers Cheer GOP Retreat on Ending Debit Card Fees Limit
- Friday, May 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Restaurants, grocers and other businesses celebrated on Thursday as House Republicans backed off efforts to eliminate the cap on fees that banks can charge retailers when customers use a debit card.
18. Joyful House Republicans Vote to Repeal Reviled 'Obamacare'
- Friday, May 5, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump.
19. Snapshot: Serving Up the Memphis Open
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
South Africa’s Kevin Anderson competes in a singles match against Damir Dzumhur representing Bosnia and Herzegovina Monday at the Memphis Open. The tournament field is wide open this year as Kei Nishikori is not defending his title. The top U.S. contender is John Isner, who was ranked 19th in the world in the Emirates ATP rankings as of Jan. 2. Isner was a 2010 Memphis Open finalist. Also in the field is American Taylor Fritz, No. 76 in the world and last year’s runner-up.
20. Snapshot: A Little Sugar for Bunny
- Monday, January 23, 2017
Seven-year-old Caroline Taylor kisses the nose of one of the giant bunnies on display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art as part of the “Intrude” installation by artist Amanda Parer. The exhibition is on display through Sunday, Jan. 29.
21. Backtracking After Trump Tweet, GOP Won't Gut Ethics Office
- Wednesday, January 4, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans abruptly reversed themselves Tuesday under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.
22. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
23. Cleveland Indians, ‘Major League’ Come to World Series
- Friday, October 21, 2016
The Chicago Cubs have the charm and the brand. Lovable losers. The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.
And they are fighting 108 years of history. The Goat Curse. The Gatorade on Leon Durham’s glove. Steve Bartman.
24. Snapshot: Serving Up Repairs
- Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Silversmith Claire Taylor from Manchester, Mo., files away imperfections in an antique spoon at Repair Days 2016 at the Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. Nearly 200 metalsmiths repaired antiques Sept. 22-25.
25. Last Word: Love and Glory and Guitars, New Frost and Scalia's Passing
- Monday, February 15, 2016
To each his or her own on Valentine’s Day observances Sunday that become Valentine’s Day memories with the arrival of Monday.
The Majestic Grille, for instance, had the movies Roman Holiday and Casablanca back to back on the screen of the movie theater turned restaurant.
No sound, but you really don’t need sound for the scene where Audrey Hepburn takes the throne with Gregory Peck and a beatnik Eddie Albert among the press corps at the rope line.
And The Majestic saved The Second Line in Overton Square with a loaner of some champagne after Second Line ran a bit short.
Chef Kelly English thanked the Majestic via Twitter for “saving our sweet Valentine’s Day asses.”
26. Harvey Joins Family Safety Center
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Mia Harvey has joined the Family Safety Center as community outreach specialist, a newly created position. In that role, she recruits and trains volunteers, and organizes outreach and other special events that create greater visibility for the center. She also develops presentations on domestic violence, showcasing the many Family Safety Center programs that serve victims and their families.
27. AFC South is There for the Taking
- Saturday, October 10, 2015
Some team has to win the AFC South. League rules require it, even if no team truly deserves to go to the playoffs.
It was proven last year when the Carolina Panthers won the NFC South with a not-so-tidy 7-8-1 record, a mark that required four consecutive wins to reach.
28. My Kind of Crazy
- Thursday, July 2, 2015
CRAZY LIKE CHISCA. Lauren Crews told me that people think he’s crazy.
After all, he paddled a canoe from the Twin Cities to New Orleans – just him and his dog. He rode a bike to New Orleans, too, all the way down Highway 61 in the summer, the heat driving him dizzy into ditches.
29. Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust
- Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.
The new role includes a variety of responsibilities, including management of the accounting and finance department team, accounting internal controls, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, taxes and treasury management. Mosteller also works with senior and executive management and the board on accounting, finance and operational issues.
30. Nashville’s Long, Hot, Delicious Summer
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
Summertime brings us wedges of juicy watermelon and drippy ice cream cones. It yields pies piled with blackberries and peaches so fresh they can fill a room with their aroma.
It offers jewel-toned tomatoes for slicing and piling onto BLTs.
31. Senate Democrats Agree to GOP Plan to Fund Homeland Department
- Thursday, February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight.
32. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
33. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
34. Vols’ Jones Continues to Impress With Recruiting Skills
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
KNOXVILLE – National signing day is in the books, and Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his staff can relax and savor another top-tier recruiting class.
Oops. Wait a minute. No time off for Jones and his assistants when it comes to recruiting. They’re already busy putting together the 2016 class, and looking at recruits for future classes.
35. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
36. Titans Have Little to be Thankful for With This Turkey
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
It is the time of year that we pause to give thanks for all that we have in our lives.
But what do the Tennessee Titans have to be thankful for as they stand 2-9 and are mired in a five-game losing streak?
37. Marx-Bensdorf Expands in East Memphis
- Friday, September 19, 2014
A prominent Memphis realty company has expanded its presence in East Memphis. Marx-Bensdorf Realtors has grown in the office building at 5860 Ridgeway Loop Blvd. by 526 square feet, bringing its total to 4,653 square feet.
38. Congress Races to Finish VA, Highway Bills
- Friday, August 1, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and headed toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.
39. Bourland Heflin to Expand, Renovate Poplar Home
- Friday, May 16, 2014
A Memphis law firm is expanding its East Memphis office and improving public areas for clients and visitors.
Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews PLC renewed and expanded its lease in the 5400 Poplar Ave. office building.
40. Smoother Take-Off
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Andrew Taylor flies out of Memphis International Airport frequently for business and leisure.
He registered at another airport in a Transportation Security Administration PreCheck program that allows for expedited screening, but Taylor and his wife were never able to get their schedules on the same page so she could register for the program at Atlanta’s airport.
41. Obama 2015 Budget Focuses on Boosting Economy
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor.
42. FedExForum Area Targeted for Apartments
- Friday, February 7, 2014
Nashville-based Elmington Capital Partners apparently likes the apartment market in Downtown Memphis.
An Elmington-affiliated company plans on building a 64-unit apartment complex at 362 S. Second St., south of FedExForum.
43. Teen Tutors
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Imagine it: Memphis students helping their fellow students make better grades and, in the process, substantially boosting standardized test scores and overall academic performance – a feat school officials have been trying to accomplish for years.
44. House Approves Government-Wide $1.1 Trillion Budget
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Party leaders pushed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year through the House on Wednesday, shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes with a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and concessions for both parties.
45. Bipartisan Budget Agreement Nears Final Passage
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate lined up Wednesday to give final congressional approval to legislation scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
46. A Deal: Voting to Avoid Default, Open Government
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.
47. New House GOP Plan as Debt-Limit Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Time growing desperately short, House Republicans pushed for passage of legislation late Tuesday to prevent a threatened Treasury default, end a 15-day partial government shutdown and extricate divided government from its latest brush with a full political meltdown.
48. Obama Says Talks OK – After Default Threat Averted
- Wednesday, October 9, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law.
49. Shutdown in Third Day With Debt Trouble Looming
- Friday, October 4, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Efforts to resolve the government shutdown were at a standstill Thursday as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, the Treasury warned of a dire risk to the economy ahead and work in the Capitol was briefly halted because of gunshots outside.
50. Enterprise Holdings to Hire 11,000
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Enterprise Holdings told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it plans to hire 11,000 new workers by the middle of next year, thanks to the success of its trio of car rental companies.
51. GOP House: Keep Government Open, Hit 'Obamacare'
- Monday, September 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve – and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want.
52. Dodge Default, Defund Obamacare, GOP Leaders Say
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out Obamacare, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.
53. Treasury Says US Will Hit Debt Limit in Mid-October
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is telling Congress that the U.S. government will hit its borrowing limit in mid-October and urged lawmakers to raise it before then.
Lew said in a letter to Speaker John Boehner released Monday that the government is running out of accounting maneuvers it has used to avoid hitting the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. He pressed Congress to act so Treasury can keep paying the government's bills.
54. Hub Automotive Brings Sense of Flair to Repair
- Monday, June 24, 2013
Jennifer and Andrew Brunson opened The Hub Automotive last September in the Cooper-Young District.
Business so far is exceeding expectations through the shop’s first nine months thanks to straight-forward philosophy of not gouging customers with unneeded parts and repairs.
55. House Approves Bill Preventing Shutdown March 27
- Thursday, March 7, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House approved legislation Wednesday to prevent a government shutdown on March 27 and blunt the impact of newly imposed spending cuts on the Defense Department.
56. Fiscal Cliff Efforts Ongoing, Boehner Offers Plan
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with little time left to avoid a double hit on the economy.
57. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.
58. Green Girl to Create Indoor Vertical Farm
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A group of food professionals is working toward supplying restaurants with local produce while improving the health of Memphians and fighting urban blight.
Green Girl Produce plans to leverage technology to create the city’s first indoor vertical farm, providing the community with cost-effective, year-round organic mircogreens. By leasing an old 1,260-square-foot liquor store at 2655 Broad Ave., the space has the potential to store up to 2,500 square feet of growing room.
59. Dimon Survives Votes on Pay, Chairmanship
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The CEO of JPMorgan Chase survived a shareholder push Tuesday to strip him of the title of chairman of the board, five days after he disclosed a $2 billion trading loss by the bank.
60. House Leaders Praise Emerging Payroll Tax Cut Deal
- Thursday, February 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details.
61. Obama's New Budget: Higher Taxes for the Wealthy
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government's huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits.
62. Optimism Growing on Deal to Avoid Federal Shutdown
- Friday, December 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The endgame at hand, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders expressed optimism Thursday at prospects for swift compromise to extend Social Security tax cuts, keep long-term jobless benefits flowing and avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday.
63. Chickasaw Council to Honor Two at Awards Luncheon
- Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Charles C. Gerber and R. Andrew Taylor of Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Luncheon held by the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Scoutreach Division.
64. Groupon's Fall to Earth Swifter Than its Fast Rise
- Monday, October 24, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Only a few months ago, Groupon was the Internet's next great thing. Business media christened it the fastest growing company ever. Copycats proliferated. And investors salivated over the prospect of Groupon going public.
65. Touring NC, Obama Seeks Jobs Votes, Piece by Piece
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) – Railing against Republicans, President Barack Obama on Monday pushed for a jobs package that Congress is splintering into pieces, with Senate Democrats planning to start with a plan to help states hire teachers, police and firefighters. In campaign mode on the road, Obama accused Republicans senators of saying no to helping Americans.
66. Pelosi Names Final Members to Debt Supercommittee
- Friday, August 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's appointment Thursday of three Democrats to Congress' new debt-reduction supercommittee completes the roster of a panel whose members are already being tugged in competing directions.
67. House Nears Vote on GOP Debt Bill; Dems Oppose
- Monday, August 1, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan to the core, Congress groped uncertainly Friday for a way to avoid a government default threatened for early next week. "We are almost out of time," warned President Barack Obama as U.S. financial markets trembled.
68. Debt Dispute Boils: Capitol's Hot, Inside and Out
- Monday, July 25, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Gridlock stubbornly held the high ground in the steamy capital Friday despite the threat of a government default in 11 days' time. Talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner seemed stuck in limbo, and the Democratic-controlled Senate scuttled legislation drawn to conservatives' specifications.
69. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
70. Last-Minute Filers Make Election Deadline
- Thursday, July 21, 2011
A flurry of last-minute filings came at the noon Thursday, July 21, deadline for candidates in the Oct. 6 Memphis elections to turn in their qualifying petitions.
Shelby County Election Commission staffers were still checking the signatures on the petitions filed Thursday to make sure those signing were voters and lived in the districts they signed for or the city in the case of the citywide races.
71. Grim Jobs Report Casts Shadow Over Debt Talks
- Monday, July 11, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Beset by a weak jobs report, President Barack Obama on Friday called for swift action by Congress to raise the nation's borrowing limit, saying the uncertainty over the debt ceiling has hindered hiring in the private sector.
72. Obama Picks Fight on Taxes, Big or Just Symbolic
- Monday, July 4, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is renewing an old fight with the business community by insisting that $400 billion in tax increases be part of a deficit-reduction package. His proposals have languished on Capitol Hill, repeatedly blocked by Republicans, often with help from Democrats.
73. White House: 'Significant' Deal on Debt Possible
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plunged into deadlocked negotiations to cut government deficits and raise the nation's debt limit as the White House expressed confidence Monday that a "significant" deal with Republicans can be reached. But both sides only seemed to harden their positions as the day wore on, with the White House insisting on some higher taxes as part of the package and the Republican leadership flatly refusing to consider them.
74. Republicans Bail on Budget Talks, Blame Democrats
- Friday, June 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and other government programs.
75. House to Reject Debt Limit Increase Without Cuts
- Wednesday, June 1, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans lined up to reject their own proposed $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, a political gambit designed to reinforce a demand for spending cuts to accompany any increase in government borrowing.
76. Obama Focusing on Debt in Meeting With Democrats
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is wading into the swirl of deficit-trimming budget plans, looking to cast himself as a broker in the struggle to tame the federal debt.
The White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans are working to sort out what debt-fighting measures they can embrace now and which ones will be left for later, probably after the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
77. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Board of Directors will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St.
- Monday, April 11, 2011
Methodist South Hospital will open its Farmers Market Monday at with a consecration service at 1 p.m. in front of the Medical Office Complex, 1251 Wesley Drive. The Farmers Market will open every Monday through Oct. 10 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 516-3580.
80. Black Equip. Supply Grows Memphis Presence
- Friday, April 8, 2011
Black Equipment Supply is relocating its Memphis presence to a space that nearly doubles the size of the firm’s former location.
The company will vacate its 14,000-square-foot space off Cherry Road and has signed a 25,372-square-foot lease at Shelby Air Park, 4570 Shelby Air Drive, suite 8.
81. YoLo in Midst of Targeted Growth Spurt
- Friday, March 11, 2011
In February 2010, Taylor Berger’s wife introduced him to the concept of self-serve frozen yogurt.
Within half a year, he and partner Mike McCaskill had opened two YoLo Frozen Yogurt stores – one in Collierville’s Historic Town Square and one in East Memphis in the Erin Way Shopping Center. By the end of this summer, the pair plan to have nine more up and running.
82. Obama Sends Congress $3.73 Trillion Budget
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.73 trillion budget Monday that holds out the prospect of eventually bringing deficits under control through spending cuts and tax increases. But the fiscal blueprint largely ignores his own deficit commission's plea to slash huge entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.
83. MSO Receives $1M+ in Grants
- Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra has been awarded more than $1 million in grants for continuation of the organization’s community engagement practices.
The grants include $400,000 from the Plough Foundation, $75,000 from the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation and $550,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, totaling a little more than $1 million.
84. EmergeMemphis Announces Board of Directors
- Tuesday, January 25, 2011
EmergeMemphis has announced new officers selected to serve on the board of directors for the 2011-2012 term.
Andrew Seamons will serve as chairman. Seamons is managing partner of PittCo Capital Partners and chairman of the board at LaneScan.
85. 112th Congress Convenes; Boehner Elected Speaker
- Thursday, January 6, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly elected speaker John Boehner hailed the Republican Party's return to control of the House Wednesday, vowing a more open legislative process but acknowledging that "a great deal of scar tissue has built up on both sides of the aisle."
86. Sales & Marketing Summit to be Held Tuesday
- Friday, October 1, 2010
The 2010 Sales & Marketing Summit will be held Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select Memphis East, 5795 Poplar Ave.
87. House Dems Deeply Divided Over Obama Tax Plan
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Democrats are confronting deep divisions within their nervous ranks over whether to support President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans – or just punt the entire matter until after voters go to the polls Nov. 2.
- Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.
- Monday, August 16, 2010
Harrah’s Casino Tunica will host the first Smokin’ Aces BBQ Championship Sept. 16 to 18. Entry deadline is Monday. For information and registration forms, visit www.smokinacesbbqchampionship.com.
90. Obama Nominates Jacob Lew as Budget Director
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday, charging him with putting the nation on a fiscally responsible path.
91. Federal Budget Gap Tops $1 Trillion Through June
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion with three months still to go in the budget year, showing the lasting impact of the recession on the government's finances.
In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Tuesday that through the first nine months of this budget year, the deficit totals $1 trillion. That's down 7.6 percent from the $1.09 trillion deficit run up during the same period a year ago.
92. Stymied by GOP, Democrats at Loss on Jobs Agenda
- Monday, June 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The demise of Democrats' jobs-agenda legislation means that unemployment benefits will phase out for more than 200,000 people a week. Governors who had counted on fresh federal aid will now have to consider more budget cuts, tax increases and layoffs of state workers.
93. Obama Team Draws Sharp Questions on US Budget
- Wednesday, February 3, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion budget outline drew bipartisan fire from U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday, with Republicans complaining it does not address deficits soon enough and raises taxes too much. Democrats balked at some of Obama's spending cuts.
94. Obama: Jobs Plan Will 'Jump-Start' Hiring
- Monday, December 7, 2009
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Even as he trumpeted a slowdown in the nation's job losses Friday, President Barack Obama put finishing touches on a proposal he'll unveil next week to "jump-start" business hiring across America.
95. House GOP Offers 230-Page Health Bill
- Wednesday, November 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have produced a health care bill to offer as an alternative to legislation by majority Democrats, focusing more on lowering costs than expanding coverage.
96. Caputo Joins Baker Donelson’s Construction Law Practice
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Chris Caputo has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Caputo concentrates his practice in construction law and has experience in representing public and private owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, financial institutions and design professionals.
- Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the third breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 543-3518.
- Monday, August 17, 2009
The Madison Hotel will kick off its fall rooftop cigar series, “Smoking Up High: High-Class, Low Key,” today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. The event will feature selections of cigars from Havana Mix Cigar Shop, a cash bar and a special rooftop terrace menu. The series will run through November. Reservations are recommended, as capacity is limited. For reservations, call 333-1223.
- Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold orientation today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 22 N. Front St. The orientation is free for members and prospective members. To register, contact Alexis Rutland at 543-3511 or email@example.com.
- Monday, June 8, 2009
The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet today at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Cost is $22. For reservations, contact Dianne Cordaro at 287-6009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.