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1. Trump Travel Ban Faces Biggest Legal Test Yet
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system.
2. Lawmakers Lure Us In With Momentary Sanity, And Then...
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.
3. Job-Seekers Return at Fastest Pace Since Before Recession
- Monday, April 4, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay.
The flow has halted, at least temporarily, one of the economy's more discouraging trends: the sharp decline in the percentage of people either working or looking for work. That figure fell last year to a four-decade low.
4. Will Latest Inflammatory Comments Tarnish Trump's Brand?
- Wednesday, July 1, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?
Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show "The Apprentice" – "You're fired!" – after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he made about immigrants during his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech.
5. Scarboro Tapped as St. Louis Fed Regional Executive in Memphis
- Friday, March 13, 2015
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has chosen Doug Scarboro as the new regional executive for the St. Louis Fed’s Memphis branch.
6. St. Louis Fed Memphis Executive Stepping Down
- Friday, December 19, 2014
After getting her master’s degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Martha Perine Beard joined the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as a management trainee in 1971.
7. St. Louis Fed Memphis Executive Retiring in 2015
- Thursday, December 18, 2014
Martha Perine Beard is retiring next year as regional executive of the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
8. May We Remember
- Friday, October 31, 2014
MAY WE NOTE LEST WE FORGET. The day after Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee died last week, I told my audience that I was going to open my remarks with a question, and I knew I was going to be depressed by the answer.
9. Obama Takes Step to Improve Government Technology
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) – The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.
10. Poll: No Heroes in Shutdown, GOP Gets Most Blame
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame on Republicans but finds no one standing tall in Washington.
11. Coalition Sues to Halt Electronic Surveillance
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program.
12. US Mint Testing New Metals to Make Coins Cheaper
- Monday, December 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that.
A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.
13. Storm Leads Companies to Postpone Earnings Reports
- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A number of major U.S. companies postponed quarterly earnings reports scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy barreled into the East Coast and caused the first unplanned shutdown of financial markets since 2001.
14. GSA Executive Asserts Right to Remain Silent
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The General Services Administration inspector general said Monday that he's investigating possible bribery and kickbacks in the agency, as a central figure in a GSA spending scandal asserted his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing.
15. Congress Targets Federal Workers for Savings
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax cuts and put off looming reductions to defense spending.
16. Administration Moves Plan to Ax Hundreds of Rules
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration disclosed plans Tuesday to cut or roll back hundreds of federal regulations, including some that will streamline tax forms at the Internal Revenue Service, let railroad companies pass on installing expensive new technology, and speed up the visa process for low-risk visitors to the U.S.
17. Obama to Lay Out New Jobs Plan in Sept. Speech
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking to jolt the economy, President Barack Obama will propose new ideas to create jobs and help the struggling poor and middle class in a major speech after Labor Day. And then he will try to seize political advantage by spending the fall pressuring Congress to act on his plan.
18. Obama: Something is Wrong With Country's Politics
- Friday, August 12, 2011
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) – Seeking to align himself with a public beleaguered by economic uncertainty and frustrated by Washington, President Barack Obama declared Thursday: "There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with our politics."
19. Unemployment Fell in April in Most Metro Areas
- Thursday, June 2, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation's largest cities in April.
20. Back to Nature
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Gorgeous weather on Saturday highlighted the Great Outdoors University’s fifth anniversary celebration at Winchester Farms, just east of Memphis along Interstate 40.
A group of 23 kids ages 7 to 17 had the chance to hike, fish and enjoy nature on the 900-acre farm owned by GOU founder and primary benefactor Peter Schutt, who has just been named the National Wildlife Federation’s National Volunteer of the Year. He is the first Tennessean to earn the honor.
21. White House Unveils Home Energy Efficiency Program
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House unveiled a new "Home Energy Score" federal program Tuesday that will allow people to determine how energy-efficient their homes are.
It was one of several energy initiatives that Vice President Joe Biden announced at a White House event Tuesday. The voluntary Home Energy Score program, developed by the Energy Department, will provide homeowners a score of between one and 10, along with estimated savings from energy retrofits, and a personalized list of recommended home energy upgrades.
22. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
23. Bank Exec Checked Only Date on Foreclosure Docs
- Tuesday, October 5, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Wells Fargo executive has acknowledged that he verified only the dates on up to 150 foreclosure documents he signed daily.
The executive made his admission in a May deposition involving a Washington state homeowner. He said he relied on co-workers to ensure that other information in the documents was correct.
24. Obama: GOP Should Let Small Business Bill Through
- Tuesday, August 31, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama exhorted Congress on Monday to make passage of a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of business when it returns next month from its summer break.
25. Obama Says Recession Recovery to Take Few Years
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
SEATTLE (AP) – A campaigning President Barack Obama said Tuesday it will take a few years to dig the nation out of the recession, warning impatient voters that any candidate promising faster results "is just looking for your vote."
26. Obama Looks to Boost Gulf Tourism With Family Trip
- Monday, August 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is heeding his own advice to American vacationers, taking his family to the Gulf Coast this weekend to help the sagging tourism industry.
The president will arrive Saturday and spend just over 24 hours in the Panama City, Fla., area, a quick jaunt in contrast to the family's upcoming 10-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, known as a destination for the wealthy and privileged.
27. Although Important, Chef’s Name Comes Second to Food
- Monday, August 9, 2010
Every restaurant has a cook or chef in the kitchen, but how many diners know the name of the person cooking their lunch or dinner? How many give a hoot?
With book deals, food magazines, television shows and restaurants with PR staffs, the past decade has seen the rise (and frequently the fleeting fame) of the celebrity chef. Not that there’s anything wrong with the recognition and rewarding of genius, though sometimes, let’s admit, we just want a quiet, satisfying meal without the sense of hushed worship.
28. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.
29. White House Official to Visit Local Orgs
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The White House official who finds new ways to address the nation’s social issues will be in Memphis next month to visit two charities and speak at a conference for nonprofit organizations.
Sonal Shah, director of the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, is coming at the invitation of the Alliance for Nonprofit Alliance. She is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Alliance’s annual conference.
30. Obama Seeks Court Nominee Who Backs Women's Rights
- Thursday, April 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, treading carefully on the explosive issue of abortion and the U.S. Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose a nominee who pays heed to women's rights and privacy when interpreting the Constitution.
31. US Court Voids Law Aimed at Animal Cruelty Videos
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court, with only one dissenting vote Tuesday, struck down a U.S. ban on videos that show graphic violence against animals. The ruling cheered free speech advocates, but it raised concerns that more animals will be harmed.
32. Brown's Independence Could Face Senate Test
- Monday, February 8, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scott Brown says he's a different kind of Republican, a centrist willing to work with Senate Democrats to fix health care and the ailing economy.
33. Brown Taking Over Late Sen. Kennedy's Seat
- Friday, February 5, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Scott Brown said fixing the nation's ailing economy would be his top priority as he prepared Thursday to take his Senate seat a week earlier than he had planned.
34. Gut-Check for Obama and Dems on Health Care
- Thursday, January 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Abandoning the health care overhaul is not an option, a senior White House official said Wednesday, after President Barack Obama's top domestic initiative took a devastating hit with the Democratic loss of the Massachusetts Senate seat.
35. Pressure Mounts to Stop Antibiotics in Agriculture
- Monday, January 4, 2010
FRANKENSTEIN, Mo. (AP) – The mystery started the day farmer Russ Kremer got between a jealous boar and a sow in heat.
The boar gored Kremer in the knee with a razor-sharp tusk. The burly pig farmer shrugged it off, figuring: “You pour the blood out of your boot and go on.”
36. Mass. Senate Delays Debate on Kennedy Interim Bill
- Monday, September 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republicans temporarily blocked Senate debate Friday on a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to name an interim appointment to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.
37. Obama Breaks Vacation, Keeps Bernanke at Fed
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he wants to keep Ben Bernanke on as Fed chairman, saying he shepherded America through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
38. Mattel Settles Probe with States Including Tenn.
- Tuesday, December 16, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Toy maker Mattel Inc. will pay $12 million to 39 states including Michigan to settle an investigation over Chinese-made lead-tainted toys shipped to the U.S. in 2007, state officials said Monday.
39. Prosecutors Eyeing Wall Street Mess Look for Lies
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators are hunting through the remains of the stock-market collapse and housing bust of 2008 for fresh signs of white-collar crime, targeting many of the same types of misdeeds that precipitated past market downturns.
40. Federal Reserve Bank Branch Ends Check Processing
- Monday, July 21, 2008
The long-awaited staff cuts at the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis became a reality over the weekend as 36 check processing employees were formally laid off, slashing its workforce of 136 by about a quarter.
41. Thompson's 'Candidacy' Draws Variety of Supporters
- Monday, August 6, 2007
Once Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson filed the first financial report due from the committee managing his possible 2008 bid last week, media coverage immediately focused on his total haul.
42. Rogers Named News Director At WMC-TV 5
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tracey Rogers has joined the WMC-TV Action News 5 team as news director. Rogers has spent the past six years as news director at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., which, like WMC-TV, is owned by Raycom Media. She also has worked as assistant news director of WKRN, Nashville's ABC affiliate, as well as WSMV (NBC) and WTVF (CBS). She is a three-time Emmy winner, four-time Associated Press Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best Spot News Coverage." Her first day is Monday.
43. Former Memphian Returns With Position at Glankler Brown
- Thursday, October 19, 2006
LESLEY J. GUDEHUS
Special to The Daily News For Michael D. Tauer, the decision to join Glankler Brown PLLC was largely a family affair. Born in New York but raised in Memphis, Tauer, along with his wife, Sarah, recently moved from Washington back to Memphis in anticipation of the birth of their first child. An associate for the firm, Tauer concentrates his practice in the area of general litigation.He is an alumnus of Memphis University School (MUS), and he earned his bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. In 2003, Tauer graduated magna cum laude from the Boston University School of Law, where he served on the Public Interest Law Journal and received the G. Joseph Tauro and Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar awards. After graduating from law school, he served as a clerk to Judge Martha B. Sosman, associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. More recently, he worked at the large, high-profile Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's Washington office.Q: What sparked your interest in a law career?
44. Archived Article: Events
- Monday, January 31, 2005
The Public Relations Society of America is calling for entries to the 2005 Vox Awards
The Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Best Buy, 7114 Winchester Road. For more information on...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Roger Hammons joined First Alliance Bank as vice president in the small business and professional lending division
Roger Hammons joined First Alliance Bank as vice president in the small business and professional lending division. He is a graduat...
46. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, February 14, 2003
Calvary series reaches out to city, area churches
Calvary series reaches out to city, area churches
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
A long list of events, attractions and traditions have contributed to the history and character of Down...
47. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 14, 2002
Virtuoso Virtuoso By MARY DANDO The Daily News When Joy Brown Wiener was 6, her mother gave her a violin so she could join her sisters in an open string recital. Turns out, she possessed perfect pitch. Nine months later, under the guidance of her te...
48. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 13, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON The higher ground Attorney Ronald Gilman to take seat on bench of Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 10 By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When attorney Ronald Gilman is sworn in as a judge for the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 31, 1996
01/31 Memos Jennifer Combs has joined Interstate Realty Corp. as the property manager of Apple Tree Center. Combs formerly was a property manager with Trammell Crow Co. in Florida and with Henry Turley Co. in Memphis. Stephen C. Reynolds, president ...