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1. Poll: Two-Thirds of US Would Struggle to Cover $1,000 Crisis
- Friday, May 20, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remain precarious as ever.
2. Timeout For Fresh Quotes
- Friday, February 12, 2016
THE SPORTS QUOTES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD. While the Super Bowl, Iowa and New Hampshire are behind us, the rest of the primaries, the general election, and a million tired sports analogies and metaphors are regrettably still in front of us … as in, we’re still in the early innings.
3. Pitts-Murdock Leading Library’s Teen Services
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014
R. Janae Pitts-Murdock has been named coordinator of teen services for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a role in which she’s responsible for coordinating teen programs, partnerships and special initiatives across 18 locations.
4. Grisham Thriller Smacks of Dickens
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
At the pretrial conference, big-city lawyer Wade Lanier does an “evidence dump.” His witness list includes 45 people not previously disclosed in discovery. Local lawyer Jake Brigance moves for a continuance. Lanier says that with two weeks remaining before trial, there’s plenty of time for Jake to call these folks. Judge Reuben Attlee denies the motion. What will Jake do?
5. If Government Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not be worth the backlash from fliers who view overly chatty neighbors as another inconvenience to go along with smaller seats and stuffed overhead bins.
6. Indie Memphis Offers Innovation-Themed Programs
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will again offer a slate of programming tied to the concept of innovation and include guest speakers such as the president of the multimedia news organization The Onion, as well as presentations that complement the festival’s film offerings.
7. 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.
8. Overton Square Growth Boosts Indie Memphis
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Choosing the right setting is important for a filmmaker’s finished product, so it’s perhaps fitting that the setting is one reason organizers of this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival are preparing for another big year.
9. Indie Memphis Unveils New Festival Lineup
- Friday, October 4, 2013
The lineup for this year’s 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is set.
During a preview party at the new Hi-Tone Café Thursday night, director Craig Brewer lifted the curtain on the slate of films being shown at this year’s festival, which kicks off on Halloween. The four-day event runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 and includes more than 45 feature films that will be shown on five screens in the Overton Square district.
10. Reality TV's New Stars: Small Businesses
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – There's no business like small business.
Mix the high stakes of running a small business with a dash of family drama and throw in a camera crew and you get hit reality television shows such as "Pawn Stars," ''Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Duck Dynasty."
11. Obama, Top Lawmakers to Meet as Cuts Kick In
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House conceded Wednesday that efforts to avoid automatic budget cuts are unlikely to succeed before they kick in and is initiating new talks with congressional leaders to confront seemingly intractable tax-and-spend issues.
12. Obama Seeks to Leverage $1 Trillion Spending Bill
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate are using a critical year-end spending bill as political leverage to try to force Republicans to negotiate bipartisan legislation to extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits due to expire at the end of the year.
13. MULYP Awards Honor ‘Agents of Change’
- Friday, December 2, 2011
Memphis Urban League Young Professionals celebrates its second annual Agents of Change Awards Saturday, Dec. 3, honoring individuals and organizations that have made contributions to the community.
14. US Wealth Gap Between Young and Old is Widest Ever
- Tuesday, November 8, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults and saddled them with housing and college debt.
15. Legislators Eye Lower Lottery Prize Money, Easier Ticket Purchases
- Tuesday, November 1, 2011
NASHVILLE – Some Tennessee legislators are eying a reduction in prize payouts for Tennessee lottery players while letting them buy tickets with debit or credit cards.
The proposals are among ideas that are being floated as a way to generate more money that can be used for college scholarships.
16. White House Threatens to Veto Boehner's House Plan
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto emergency House legislation that aims to avert a threatened national default, a pre-emptive strike issued as Republican Speaker John Boehner labored to line up enough votes in his own party to pass the measure.
17. Childhood in Kitchen Inspires Apothecary Fairy
- Monday, June 6, 2011
Elia Singer, known by natural skin care enthusiasts as the “Apothecary Fairy,” grew up watching her Norwegian mother and grandmother whip up their own unique beauty preparations using fruits, oils and homegrown herbs in the family’s kitchen.
18. At Spill Hearing, BP CEO Says He's 'Deeply Sorry'
- Friday, June 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward said Thursday he was "deeply sorry" for his company's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
19. Democrats Propose Further Tax Hike on Offshore Oil
- Wednesday, June 9, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats Tuesday proposed quintupling the tax that oil companies pay into a spill liability fund as they seek to pare back a House-passed tax hike on investment fund managers.
20. Senate Approves Tax Breaks for New Hires
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats Wednesday delivered the first of several promised election-year jobs bills, passing a measure blending tax breaks for companies that hire unemployed workers with highway funding eagerly sought by the states.
21. Shoppers, Wary of Credit Cards, Get Creative
- Monday, December 21, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers are doing all they can to keep their credit cards in their wallets this holiday season.
They're paying with cash, direct debits from bank accounts, taking advantage of free financing and even cashing in frequent flier miles.
- Friday, September 25, 2009
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host screenings of John Michael McCarthy’s film “Cigarette Girl” today and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers.
23. War-Funding Bill May Face Difficulty in Senate
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that this is the last time Congress will go through the ordeal of passing an off-the-books, expensive bill to fund two wars. It may also be one of the more difficult.
24. Red Flags Abounded During SEC Probe Of Stanford Cos.
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – As with the Bernard Madoff case, the scandal surrounding billionaire R. Allen Stanford now seems clear and obvious in hindsight. Yet Stanford managed to run his alleged scheme even while the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators investigated his businesses.
25. Economic Crisis, Obama Response Face New Congress
- Wednesday, January 7, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Congress opened for business at the stroke of noon on Tuesday, eager to join President-elect Barack Obama in tackling the worst economic crisis in generations. Democrats celebrated last fall's election gains in the House and Senate.
26. Developers Ask for Bailout As Massive Debt Looms
- Wednesday, December 24, 2008
With a record amount of commercial real-estate debt coming due, some of the country’s biggest property developers have become the latest to go hat-in-hand to the government for assistance.
They’re warning policymakers that thousands of office complexes, hotels, shopping centers and other commercial buildings are headed into defaults, foreclosures and bankruptcies. The reason: $530 billion of commercial mortgages will be coming due for refinancing in the next three years – with about $160 billion maturing in the next year, according to research firm Foresight Analytics LCC. Credit, meanwhile, is practically nonexistent and cash flows from commercial property are siphoning off.
27. Developers Ask for Bailout as Massive Debt Looms
- Tuesday, December 23, 2008
With a record amount of commercial real-estate debt coming due, some of the country's biggest property developers have become the latest to go hat-in-hand to the government for assistance.
They're warning policymakers that thousands of office complexes, hotels, shopping centers and other commercial buildings are headed into defaults, foreclosures and bankruptcies. The reason: according to research firm Foresight Analytics LCC, $530 billion of commercial mortgages will be coming due for refinancing in the next three years – with about $160 billion maturing in the next year. Credit, meanwhile, is practically nonexistent and cash flows from commercial property are siphoning off.
28. Hill Opposition Jeopardizes Auto Industry Rescue
- Friday, December 12, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects for a $14 billion auto industry rescue bill dimmed Thursday amid growing opposition in both parties and despite urgent appeals by both President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush.
29. Bush, Hill Leaders: Job Losses Argue for Auto Help
- Monday, December 8, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush and congressional leaders seized on the latest grim unemployment data Friday to try to fire up lukewarm support on Capitol Hill for bailing out U.S. automakers. But they clashed anew over terms of the rescue plan and the source of any aid.
30. Automakers Pitch Congress Anew on Rescue
- Friday, December 5, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Humbled U.S. automakers pleaded with Congress on Thursday for an expanded $34 billion rescue package, but heard fresh skepticism in a bumpy encore appearance.
"We're here today because we made mistakes," General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner told the Senate Banking Committee in prepared testimony.
31. Chrysler Exec: Failure Could Spark Depression
- Thursday, December 4, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Chrysler executive warned Wednesday that a carmaker collapse could send the economy spiraling into a depression, while the United Auto Workers agreed to new concessions for their companies.
32. Detroit Automakers' Rescue Stalls in Senate
- Friday, November 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A plan to give troubled U.S. automakers billions of dollars in government-backed loans is on life support, leaving the fate of hundreds of thousands of workers and Detroit's once-venerable car companies hanging in the balance.
33. Auto-Aid Plan Prospects Dim in Partisan Stalemate
- Tuesday, November 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects dimmed Monday for enactment of a $25 billion bailout for the faltering auto industry before year's end, as congressional Democrats and the Bush administration headed for a stalemate over the plan.
34. Jobless Claims Surge While Trade Deficit Narrows
- Friday, November 14, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Applications for unemployment benefits soared to the highest level since just after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while the trade deficit shrank more than expected as demand for imports plunged, further evidence of the struggling U.S. economy.
35. Democrats at Work to Tap Bailout for Automakers
- Friday, November 14, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Democrats are marshaling support for a rescue package to pump $25 billion in emergency loans to U.S. automakers in exchange for a government ownership stake in Detroit's car companies.
36. Wall Street Turns to Consumers To Gauge Economy
- Tuesday, November 11, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street heads into another turbulent week with investors set to pore over a government report on retail sales and earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to get a better reading on consumers.
37. Top Economic Powers Endorse Plan to Try to Avert Financial Crises
- Tuesday, April 15, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Finance officials from the world's top economic powers endorsed a plan Friday aimed at preventing another financial crisis like the credit and mortgage debacles that erupted in the United States and quickly sent tremors around the globe.
38. Fed Announces Further Steps to Ease Credit Crunch
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday ramped up efforts to provide more relief to squeezed financial institutions, a coordinated action with other central banks aimed at easing a global credit crisis that threatens to push the U.S. economy into its first recession since 2001.
39. Reclaiming the Past
- Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Not many people are familiar with Harry T. Cash. They don't know he was the first black boxer to fight a white man in Memphis in 1949. The fight couldn't be held in public; it happened in the basement of another boxer's home. And as he entered the basement, Cash was warned that if he won, he'd better not tell anybody.
40. Archived Article: Real Focus (2ndmort)
- Tuesday, December 5, 2000
Second Mortgages Bridge the Gap to Home Ownership Second mortgages bridge gap to home ownership By MARY DANDO The Daily News Most people think of a second mortgage as a home equity loan taken out to pay for high priced items, such as a luxury car or...
41. Archived Article: Realfocus
- Tuesday, May 4, 1999
The citys new Middle Income Downpayment Assistance Program encourages home buyers to purchase higher-priced homes within city limits Within reach The citys new Middle Income Downpayment Assistance Program encourages the purchase of higher-priced hom...