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1. Roger Ailes, Media Guru and Political Strategist, Dies at 77
- Friday, May 19, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.
2. Privatization Opposition Renewed as No Bids Come in for Falls Creek Falls Project
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The lack of bidders for a $20 million inn reconstruction project at Fall Creek Falls could spur legislative hearings this summer on parks funding and privatization amid growing lawmaker concern about the governor’s outsourcing plans.
3. Inn Construction, Private Management Plan Draw Ire of State Sen. Lee Harris
- Tuesday, March 28, 2017
State Sen. Lee Harris is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to renew an outsourcing plan for development and operations at Fall Creek Falls State Park, calling it a move to bolster profits for a private company.
4. View From the Hill: Outsourcing Win More About Turf Than Trends
- Thursday, March 9, 2017
As Fall Creek Falls folks celebrate a state decision to postpone park privatization, the question is whether public opposition or failure to follow long-standing state protocol led to the plug-pulling.
5. 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.
6. Photographer Steber Captures Fading Legends on Blues Highway
- Saturday, September 10, 2016
Bill Steber stood at the crossroads in the Mississippi Delta and made a deal with the devil that would allow him to not only master his photographic skills but become one of the most respected documentarians of Mississippi Delta blues. And kind of make a living (or at least fashion his life) while he’s at it.
7. 'Student' Credit Cards Aren't for All Students, or Even Most
- Friday, August 5, 2016
As parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit.
The college years are the best time to begin the process. After graduation, adults with no credit history have a harder time renting apartments, obtaining car loans or, eventually, mortgages.
8. Shelby County Bankruptcy Filings Flat in 2013
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Bankruptcies in Shelby County stayed below 13,000 in 2013 with a slight increase over 2012 and 2011, as tracked by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
9. Imre Named Assistant Controller at Makowsky Ringel Greenberg
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nancy Imre has joined Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC as assistant controller. Imre is responsible for the real estate management company’s accounting department, overseeing investor reporting and preparation of corporate financial statements.
10. Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association Elects 2013 Officers
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association recently elected its slate of officers to serve in 2013, and the group now ramps up for a busy year, including the 14th annual MMHLA Lodging Industry Update on Feb. 22 at the Hilton Memphis.
11. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
12. Obama Signs Insider Trading Ban by Lawmakers
- Thursday, April 5, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday barring members of Congress, the president and thousands of federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job, calling it an embodiment of the fundamental American value of fair play.
13. Congress Sends Startup Investment Bill to Obama
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama legislation he endorsed making it easier for startups to raise capital without running afoul of federal regulations.
14. Senate Votes to Move Ahead on Small Business Bill
- Thursday, March 22, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation making it easier for small businesses to raise money survived a test vote in the Senate on Wednesday, increasing the chances it could emerge as one of the few bipartisan bills to pass Congress during this election year.
15. House Ready to Consider Insider Trading Ban
- Monday, February 6, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation that would ban insider trading by lawmakers and thousands of executive branch officials headed for what could be a more contentious debate in the House after sailing through the Senate on a 96-3 vote.
16. Congress Tries to Police Itself on Insider Trading
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain some sense of trust by subjecting themselves to tougher penalties for insider trading and requiring they disclose stock transactions within 30 days.
17. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
18. House Acts to Ease Small Company Regulations
- Thursday, November 3, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House moved Wednesday to make it easier for small companies and banks to raise capital – and presumably spur economic growth – without being faced with costly federal registration rules.
19. The Belle to Reopen at Blues City Brewery
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
A landmark in the local banquet facility industry reopens Saturday, Aug. 13, in Hickory Hill.
The Belle, a banquet hall with riverboat décor, is being reopened by Maxx Management LLC at what is becoming Blues City Brewery at 5241 E. Raines Road.
20. Ill Housing Markets Trump Ideology for Many in GOP
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should fit seamlessly into the Republican drive to shrink government. After all, keeping the ailing mortgage giants afloat has cost taxpayers $150 billion and many in both parties want private lenders to finance a bigger share of the nation's $11.3 trillion residential mortgage market.
21. Republicans Say New Consumer Bureau Too Powerful
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans said Wednesday that a new government agency designed to protect consumers from problems with mortgages, credit cards and other lenders has too much power. They also criticized it for participating in a federal-state effort to force mortgage servicers to change the way they foreclose on troubled homeowners.
22. Key House Republican Praises Obama Housing Plan
- Wednesday, March 2, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's plan to gradually dissolve ailing housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and to shrink the government's role in the mortgage market drew praise from House Republicans on Tuesday. The GOP chairman of the House Financial Services Committee called the proposal a good starting point for bipartisan negotiations over a housing overhaul.
23. House Panel's Bill Would End Foreclosure Program
- Friday, February 25, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A House committee plans to write legislation next week ending the Obama administration's flagship effort for helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and abolishing three other housing assistance programs.
24. Real Estate Recycling
- Monday, November 8, 2010
If sustainability is defined as reuse of land and/or structures for new purposes, Hickory Hill may be the capital of the concept in Memphis.
Consider New Direction Christian Church, which found a home in a vacant big box store and now plans to transform a vacant and blighted apartment complex into a charter middle and high school with a performing arts center. The bulldozers began demolishing the Marina Cove apartments complex last month.
25. Banking Execs Say Gov't Needs to Back Mortgages
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration invited banking executives Tuesday to offer advice on changing the government's role in the mortgage market. Their response: stay big.
While the executives disagreed on the exact level of support needed, the group overwhelmingly advocated the government should maintain a large role propping up the nearly $11 trillion market.
26. Obama Claims Victory In Financial Overhaul Deal
- Monday, June 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Friday on legislation that redefines federal oversight of Wall Street and, following the signing of the health care act in March, adds a milestone to mark the Obama presidency.
27. Bernanke: Record-Low Rates Still Needed
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that record-low interest rates are still needed to ensure that the economic recovery will last and to help ease the sting of high unemployment.
28. Geithner: Legislation Won't Lead to More Bailouts
- Friday, October 30, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday that giving the government the power to dismantle mammoth financial firms like Lehman Brothers will prevent future bailouts.
29. Bernanke Says Fed Can Take on Supercop Role
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ran into skepticism Tuesday from lawmakers wary of expanding the Fed's duties to police big financial companies. They argued that the Fed failed to spot problems that led to the financial crisis in the first place.
30. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.
31. Rhodes College’s Stuart Receives Distinguished Service Award
- Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Forrest Stuart, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the spring conference of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA).
32. Fed Chairman Bernanke Offers Assurances on Mortgage Crisis
- Friday, September 21, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday the credit crisis has created "significant market stress" and offered fresh assurances that regulators would take steps to curb fallout related to the mortgage mess.
33. Thompson Senate Campaign Manager Takes Over Likely Prez Effort
- Thursday, August 9, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fred Thompson on Wednesday tapped the man he credits with saving his 1994 Senate campaign to take over his likely presidential bid.
Bill Lacy, a former strategist for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and Republican National Committee, will run day-to-day operations of Thompson's committee to "test the waters" for a presidential run.
34. Fred Thompson Shakes up His Campaign Staff
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is shaking up his still-unofficial campaign, replacing his top aide with a former Michigan senator and a veteran Florida strategist.
35. Archived Article: Lead
- Thursday, March 17, 2005
Memphis Braces for Bankruptcy Changes
Federal bill could have unintended effect on local filings
The Daily News
Next month, Congress could put the finishing touches on the biggest overhaul of the nations bankruptcy...
36. Archived Article: Trends
- Monday, January 3, 2005
By Andy Meek
Employment, Economic Development Key in 2005
The Daily News
Whether its Shelby Countys top finance official, the Memphis Regional Chamber, a small business liaison or a former four-term mayor of Indianapolis who is...
37. Archived Article: Habitat (lead)
- Friday, June 28, 2002
MAHBA begins Habitat house in Uptown
MAHBA begins Uptown Habitat house
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
In a unique partnership twist, the Memphis Area Home Builders Association is taking on a Habitat for Humanity house in Uptown by completin...
38. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, March 8, 2002
Bill Dunavant Cotton ambassador By MARY DANDO The Daily News Despite reports to the contrary, cotton is still king in Memphis. And William Buchanan "Bill" Dunavant III should know. Recently elected president of Cotton Council International...