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1. Memphis Surgeon Kelly Honored By Pediatric Orthopaedic Society
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Dr. Derek M. Kelly, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the Special Effort and Excellence Award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
2. Governor Hopeful's Summit Nixed Over Anti-Muslim Concerns
- Friday, January 12, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee university has canceled a Republican candidate for governor's summit amid criticisms that its speakers were anti-Muslim.
A campaign news release from ex-Sen. Mae Beavers says Trevecca Nazarene University canceled the Jan. 25 Homeland Security Summit.
3. Under Pressure, Social Media Giants Acknowledge Meddling
- Friday, November 3, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics. House investigators released a trove of Facebook and Twitter ads that showed just how extraordinary the cyber intrusion was.
4. Senators Push For More Online Transparency In Elections
- Friday, October 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling on Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections.
5. View From the Hill: Gas Tax Rancor Lingers as Session Coasts to Close
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
Remnants of rancor over Republican leadership roiled the House, a reminder of outrage over roguish behavior as representatives reached the finish line.
Alliteration is probably better suited for poetry. But in a case of what could be considered poetic justice, at least for some, this literary device – goofiness maybe – is suitable for legislative action requiring a score card to keep up with the characters and a bit of history to put it all together.
6. March 31- April 6, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, April 1, 2017
2016: A metal barrier goes up on the Overton Park Greensward, replacing orange cones used by the Memphis Zoo to mark its overflow parking area. Protesters opposed to the continued overflow parking quickly attach a homemade sign to the barrier reading “Iron Curtain” as Memphis Police keep watch over a busy day in the park for the zoo as well as on the greensward, where a reading flash mob and several rugby games are taking place.
7. Last Word: Gas Tax Conflict, Redbirds Changes and Hidden Office Space
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The CEO of Memphis-based AutoZone, Bill Rhodes, among the corporate leaders meeting with President Donald Trump recently to urge him to abandon plans for a border tax. This is the tax on goods imported to the U.S. from other countries that U.S. Rep. David Kustoff says also has some opposition among Republicans in D.C.
8. Culinary Medicine Takes Center Stage
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Church Health is ramping up its culinary medicine efforts as it prepares to move to Crosstown Concourse in the coming weeks, efforts that include forming an advisory board to help spread the word about culinary medicine in Memphis.
9. Comcast Fined $2.3M to End Probe Into Mischarging Customers
- Wednesday, October 12, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Government regulators are fining Comcast $2.3 million, saying the cable giant has charged customers for stuff they never ordered, like premium channels or extra cable boxes.
10. And Now It's Comcast vs. The Wait for the Cable Guy
- Thursday, July 28, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Did you hear the one about the cable company that's actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke.
These companies have poured hundreds of millions into new tools and staff to de-agonize the process of getting cable TV, Internet or phone service. It's part of a yearslong effort to assuage customers as the specter of "cord-cutting" – dumping cable for Netflix and the like – haunts the industry. More than 2 million customers have fled from cable and satellite over the past three years, according to research firm SNL Kagan, and the pace has been accelerating.
11. Media Heads Rule Ranks of Best-Paid CEOs
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
12. Tommy John Surgery Growing More Common
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Envision a baseball board game with dice and a spinner in which players try to go from Little League to pitching and winning Game 7 of the World Series.
Let’s call our fictional game “Bringing the Heat.” One can imagine positive squares where players learn “you just struck out 12 in a game, move ahead two spaces” or “you just had your fastball clocked at 94 MPH as a junior in high school, move ahead three spaces.”
13. AT&T Aims for TV's Future With $48.5 Billion DirecTV Deal
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – AT&T says it views its planned $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV as a way to help redefine the video entertainment industry, giving it opportunities to bundle services and tap into growing Latin American markets.
14. Amazon Snares Classic Shows in Deal With HBO
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
15. Experts: HealthCare.Gov Fix Needs More Time, Money
- Friday, November 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Technology experts say healing what ails the HealthCare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.
16. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
17. Closing Fannie, Freddie Could Boost Mortgage Rates
- Thursday, August 8, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.
18. Senators Propose Overhaul of Housing Finance
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday proposed an overhaul to the housing finance system that would gradually eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored mortgage guarantee giants, and shift more mortgage and credit risk to the private sector.
19. Norman Named New Memphis NAACP President
- Friday, January 4, 2013
The Rev. Keith Norman, pastor of First Baptist Church-Broad, is the new president of the Memphis branch NAACP.
20. As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms, Voter Angst is Palpable
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) – Five hundred miles from Washington, the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli is filled with angst over America's elected leaders and their latest struggle to prevent a fiscal crisis.
21. On Economics, Foreign Policy, Corker Eager to Act
- Monday, December 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Bob Corker is spending a lot of time lately talking to Democrats.
The freshman lawmaker from Tennessee unveiled his own 10-year, $4.5 trillion solution for averting the end-of-year, double economic hit of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and then spoke briefly last week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Deficit-cutting maven Erskine Bowles had forwarded Corker's proposal to White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.
22. Verizon to Set Up Streaming Service With Redbox
- Tuesday, February 7, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.
23. Obama Wants Small-Business Bill This Year
- Wednesday, February 1, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking cooperation in a polarized climate, President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to act quickly on bipartisan measures that would extend tax breaks for small businesses and help startup companies raise money. He said he would sign the legislation "right away."
24. After Protest, Congress Puts Off Movie Piracy Bill
- Monday, January 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.
25. Abortion, Immigration Changes Among New 2012 Laws
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers' U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.
26. Oden Celebrates 40 Years in 40 Days
- Monday, November 14, 2011
In 1971, when gas was 40 cents a gallon and a postage stamp sold for 8 cents, Dale Oden founded a one-man design shop in Memphis.
27. Senate Shuns Push for Elimination of Pet Projects
- Wednesday, December 1, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – By a sizable – but dwindling – margin, the Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing lawmakers to keep stocking bills with home-state projects like roads, grants to local police departments and clean-water projects.
28. Dodd Sees New Hope for Bipartisan Bank Bill
- Friday, February 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are trying a new route to break through an impasse on writing banking rules to prevent another financial meltdown.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said Thursday he has recruited Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee to help draft a bill that can win the GOP support needed to get it through the Senate.
29. Banking Regulation Bill Hits Impasse in Senate
- Monday, February 8, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to reach bipartisan agreement on regulations to prevent another financial meltdown have reached an impasse in the Senate Banking Committee and Chairman Christopher Dodd said Friday he will move forward with his version of the bill.
30. US Senate Democrats Move to Curb Fed's Powers
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed stripping the U.S. Federal Reserve of its supervisory powers and creating instead three new federal agencies to police banks, protect consumers and dismantle failing institutions.
31. Former VP Gore Backs US House Global Warming Bill
- Monday, April 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore, the leading American voice on climate change, urged lawmakers Friday to overcome partisan differences and act to reduce greenhouse gases to solve the most important issue ever before Congress.
32. More Sour Economic Reports for Employment, Retail
- Monday, February 9, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought unemployment benefits than expected last week and laid-off workers found it harder to land new jobs as the economy struggled to show signs of life.
Sour economic indicators Thursday also plagued the retail industry: Weak factory orders were reported for December and sales declines last month for many major stores raised concerns about the industry's health.
33. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 8, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
34. Archived Article: Gov Focus
- Friday, April 23, 2004
State Takes Step to Curb Predatory Lending
The Daily News
Memphis is considered a hotbed for bankruptcies. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee is regularly among the highest in the nation for b...
35. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 1, 2003
(ephotos) Commercial property manager Dan Chancey and commercial property administrator Donna Palmer of Clark & Clark received
DAs Office Appoints New Prosecutors The Shelby County District Attorneys Office announced the appointments of three...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Larry K. Scroggs joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as a member in the law firms litigation section. Scroggs has been in private practice since 1971. He earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a state representative fo...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 21, 2002
David A. Darrohn was appointed general manager in Memphis XO Communications office. As general manager, Darrohn will direct the sales and service staff in the region. Prior to joining XO, he was vice president and general manager for Time...
38. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Downtown Neighborhood Association will host its fifth annual Downtown Home Tour featuring a variety of seven new and renovated
Downtown Neighborhood Association will host its fifth annual Downtown Home Tour from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, featurin...
39. Archived Article: Graphic (judg)
- Monday, August 21, 2000
Judgment day Judgment day More than 1,400 judgments were handed down in general sessions court during July. Heres a look at the companies that took a signature on the dotted line seriously enough to take a debtor to court for retribution when the bi...
40. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 18, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower New law hangs up on telemarketing calls By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News A little more than a year ago, state Rep. Matt Kisber (D-Jackson) and his wife had just finished dinner when the phone rang. The caller was trying to sell s...
41. Archived Article
- Monday, May 15, 2000
Call centers: a ring of opportunity Call centers ring with opportunity for Memphis By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The world is calling, and Tennessee is picking up the phone. Call centers are a booming sector of the states economy, and representat...
42. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Time Warner Telecom Prices Initial Time Warner Telecom Inc. announced it has priced its initial public offering of 18 million shares of Class A common stock at $14 per share. The shares will trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol TWTC. The of...
43. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, April 7, 1999
Global community Local global community Local companies offer the tools to create localized Web sites and free community Web pages By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Since the intent of the Internet is to link people around the world into one big globa...
44. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, July 15, 1998
To see or not to see To see or not to see A watchdog group works to improve access to congressional reports By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News An important bill is moving its way through Congress, and consumers want to follow its progress. A student su...
45. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 12, 1998
Jan Jan. 12 Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Bookstore, 387 Perkins Road. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Judge Ann Pugh. Public Issues Forum will meet at the Me...
46. Archived Article: Telecom Law
- Friday, February 16, 1996
2-15 jts telecom law Telecom reaction has ups, downs Big firms happy, small companies see tough years ahead By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Local companies are reacting favorably to the telecommunications deregulation signed into law last week, seein...