Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: Ouster History, Lake District in Foreclosure and Crosstown
- Friday, August 18, 2017
Five of the seven flags that fly on the southern tip of Mud Island River Park are folded and stored as of Thursday. The Riverfront Development Corporation took down the five flags that have flown over the turf we now call Memphis – before and since it became a city – including a version of the Confederate flag – leaving only the U.S. flag and the Tennessee flag. This was a reaction to the week-long and counting aftermath from the violence in Charlottesville.
2. Freshman Impact: Vols’ Best Rookie RBs
- Friday, August 18, 2017
Butch Jones let us in on a little secret recently when he said his freshman running backs will play for Tennessee this season.
That’s plural – running backs.
Jones’ plan is to use all three freshman backs – Ty Chandler, Tim Jordan and Trey Coleman – in some sort of rotation behind junior John Kelly. Given the nature of the game, putting the football in the hands of freshmen is risky business. But Jones is taking the plunge.
3. Resolution, Dollar-Figure Miscues Raise Sanitation Workers’ Grants by $20,000
- Thursday, July 27, 2017
After all of these years, maybe what happened Tuesday, July 25, to the city’s plan to pay the 14 surviving sanitation workers from 1968 a grant of $50,000 each was part of the larger narrative of the enduring turmoil of that historic time.
4. Last Word: Beale on Beale, The City Council and 1968 and Dr. David Stern on UTHSC
- Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The city’s Beale Street Task Force is going to have its next meeting on Beale Street and City Council chairman Berlin Boyd reminded council members Tuesday that if they join the task force on Beale to remember that it is Saturday night at 11 p.m. – not 11 a.m., a more normal hour for such proceedings.
5. Final Budget, Tax-Rate Votes Lead Council Agenda
- Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Memphis City Council members are poised to end their budget season Tuesday, June 6, with a set of votes on four resolutions and six ordinances that are up for third and final reading.
The resolutions and ordinances would approve a roughly $680 million city operating budget and a $77.8 million capital budget, hikes in stormwater and sewer fees and take the city property tax rate from $3.40 to $3.27.
6. Patton & Taylor to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
In 1967, the Vietnam War was in full effect, the Green Bay Packers won the first ever Super Bowl and two employees of Joyner, Heard & Jones Realtors in Memphis had the idea to start their own company.
7. Tennessee's 6-6 Freshman Has a Message: ‘I Will Not Eat You’
- Friday, April 21, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones knew he got a special player when he signed five-star offensive lineman Trey Smith of University School of Jackson.
Jones says he got a special person in Smith, too.
8. Tennessee Titans Have Rarely Found Success With Drafted SEC Players
- Friday, April 7, 2017
The NFL Draft is fast approaching, which raises an interesting question: Is this the year the Titans finally shop locally and target Southeastern Conference talent?
If history is any indicator, the answer: No.
9. Criswell Take Reins As MAAR Board President
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tommie Criswell has begun her yearlong tenure as president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ board of directors. Criswell has actively volunteered with MAAR for more than 20 years. At Crye-Leike East Memphis, where she serves as broker/manager, she focuses on residential real estate along with some commercial real estate sales.
10. View From the Hill: Outsourcing, Rates Worry Park Fans
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dunlap resident Kathy Gilbert opposes privatization of Fall Creek Falls on a number of fronts.
If a vendor comes in to run the state park, as planned by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration, she’s worried about the possible loss of jobs or pay and benefits by state employees, the funneling of revenue to private investors and the raising of rates at the state park’s lodge when it’s rebuilt, potentially making it less affordable for families to visit.
11. Jones To Retire From Memphis College of Art
- Saturday, February 11, 2017
Ron Jones, the president of the Memphis College of Art since May 2011, is retiring effective the end of February, the MCA board announced Friday, Feb. 10.
12. Robinson’s Success Warrants Any Title He Wants
- Friday, January 13, 2017
In the immediate aftermath of the Tennessee Titans’ turnaround season, Jon Robinson’s title was expanded to executive vice president and general manager.
13. 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.
14. Titaned Up: Success Found In Big Moves, Smallest Details
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Most critics of last year’s Tennessee Titans saw unsettled ownership, a revolving door of coaches and a lack of talent at key positions.
Jon Robinson saw weeds.
15. Hurd Tweets Reasons for Departure From Tennessee
- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd says he had "multiple injuries" this year, including a concussion, and that he left the Volunteers in part to play for an offense that better suits his talents.
16. Bad Week for Jones Means Losing On, Off the Field
- Friday, November 4, 2016
If Tennessee football coach Butch Jones thought last Saturday night was bad in Columbia, South Carolina, he had no idea what was waiting when he got back to Knoxville.
Fans were still stewing over UT’s 24-21 loss to unranked South Carolina. It dropped the then-ranked No. 18 Vols (5-3, 2-3 SEC) out of the polls and probably out of contention for the East Division title and SEC Championship game.
17. Could This Be the Year the Crimson Tide Rolls Out With a Loss at Tennessee?
- Friday, October 14, 2016
Tennessee defensive end LaTroy Lewis was raised in Akron, Ohio, and recalls a special Saturday of football each fall when he was a youth: Ohio State vs. Michigan.
“That’s what I was taught my whole life,” Lewis says, “and then I got down here in the South, and it was kind of like: ‘Is there any other game beside Tennessee and Alabama?’”
18. 8-8 Mediocrity Sounds Good to Titans Fans
- Friday, September 9, 2016
On an August morning in 1999, the Tennessee Titans coaching staff and front office personnel awoke to this headline in the local newspaper:
Playoffs or Pink Slips.
It got their attention. Things were quite tense before, during and after practice on that particular day.
19. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 5, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
20. Vols Offensive Line Rushing Into Much-Anticipated Season
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Jalen Hurd knows right where he stands among Tennessee’s running backs of the past and wants to be No. 1 in career rushing yards at the end of the 2016 season.
The junior from Hendersonville Beech High School needs 892 yards to surpass Travis Henry as UT’s career rushing leader.
21. The Rest of the August Ballot
- Saturday, July 9, 2016
If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.
22. Donahoe Named VP at Avison Young
- Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Michael Donahoe has joined commercial real estate firm Avison Young as vice president of its Memphis branch. Donahoe’s main focus will be overseeing all of the firm’s landlord leasing projects in Memphis and the surrounding areas. Toronto-based Avison Young opened the Memphis office in December, marking its third location in Tennessee and its 50th nationally.
23. College Football Notebook: Vols Get Bowl Upgrade, All-SEC Teams Named
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Last season, coach Butch Jones got Tennessee back to a bowl game. This season, they’ve moved up from the TaxSlayer Bowl to the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day.
It’s a tangible step for a program that finished 8-4, 5-3 in the SEC. And looking back over the schedule at what might have been, the Vols easily could have played for the SEC title or at least already have 10 wins.
24. Can Vanderbilt Pull Off One More SEC Win Against Vols?
- Saturday, November 28, 2015
Tennessee football fans already are talking about their bowl destinations for the Christmas holidays.
Will it be the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, the Music City Bowl in Nashville or the Outback Bowl in Tampa?
25. Success Looks Like Five-Game Win Streak For Vols
- Saturday, October 31, 2015
Leaves are changing colors, a chill is in the fall air and Tennessee’s football schedule is getting softer.
Happens every year.
We’ve all heard by now how Tennessee is the best 3-4 team in college football. Now is the time to prove it.
26. Hillary Clinton to Visit Memphis
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Hillary Clinton is headed to Tennessee next month, with plans to make appearances in both Memphis and Nashville.
Campaign staff for the Democratic presidential frontrunner sent word Wednesday morning that she’ll make her first campaign stop in the state Nov. 20.
27. Clinton Campaign Names Tennessee Supporters
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and outgoing Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are among the Memphis Democrats who have formally joined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
28. Clinton Campaign Names Tennessee Supporters
- Thursday, October 15, 2015
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and outgoing Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are among the Memphis Democrats who have formally joined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
29. Heat Really On for Jones Against Arkansas
- Saturday, October 3, 2015
It’s been a long week for Tennessee football coach Butch Jones.
Kickoff can’t come soon enough for Jones and his staff Saturday night when the Vols (2-2, 0-1 SEC) play host to Arkansas (1-3, 0-1) at Neyland Stadium.
30. Is State’s Role to Provide a Service or Turn a Profit?
- Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.
31. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
32. Memphis Finance Gurus Retrace City’s Fiscal Path
- Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Mayors come and go at City Hall and what was a priority for one administration can change with the next. But one constant is finance.
It defines a city’s overall health, no matter who is in office, and thus its ability to borrow money to fund those priorities and then pay off that debt.
33. Passion for Architecture Fuels Looney Ricks Kiss' Norcross
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Rob Norcross, a principal at Memphis architecture, planning and design firm Looney Ricks Kiss, has increasingly enmeshed himself into public service, holding positions on several key boards or committees.
34. Tennessee Appeals Court Reverses Another Shelby County Conviction
- Friday, May 15, 2015
As two high profile Memphis murder cases moved toward retrial this week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reversed another murder conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court earlier this month.
35. Six Criminal Court Convictions Reversed Since August
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Since August, Tennessee appeals courts have overturned the convictions of six Shelby County Criminal Court defendants on charges that ranged from murder to bad checks.
The latest reversal and new trial involved jurors in the 2012 first-degree murder trial of Eric Williams being passed a shotgun to examine after a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent testified about how double-barrel shotguns operate.
36. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’
- Saturday, April 4, 2015
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
37. New Trial Ordered for Fifth Memphis Case
- Monday, March 30, 2015
For the fifth time since August a state appellate court has reversed a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court and ordered a new trial for the defendant.
The latest reversal came Thursday, March 26, from the Tennessee Supreme Court in the case of Frederick Herron, who was convicted by a jury in 2012 of raping a child. Criminal Court Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett sentenced him to 25 years in prison.
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 11, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Jack Sammons, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP to Lee Hughes at email@example.com.
39. Ole Miss, Memphis Move on to Next Hurdles
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before they played the game, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze suggested it amounted to the “Super Bowl” for the University of Memphis. But in many respects it was more of a Blooper Bowl for both teams.
40. State Supreme Court Reverses Bartlett Murder Conviction
- Monday, September 29, 2014
The man convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal 2003 double murder of a husband and wife in Bartlett will get a new trial, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled last week.
The court decision Thursday, Sept. 25, in the case of Henry Lee Jones is the latest reversal of a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court by the highest court in the state.
41. State Supreme Court Reverses Bartlett Double-Murder Conviction
- Friday, September 26, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed Thursday, Sept. 25, the first-degree double-murder conviction of Henry Lee Jones for the 2003 murders of Clarence and Lillian James in Bartlett.
42. Prep Coaches, Players Sold on Jones the Recruiter
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.
Shadowens has seen it all – including the flurry of activity created by Blackman senior quarterback and safety Jauan Jennings, rated the No. 18 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.
43. County Leaders Make Transition to Governing
- Friday, August 29, 2014
For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.
But it’s not always apparent to those taking the oath what they have gotten themselves into.
44. Hopson Contract Extension Represents Reform Mandate
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Public school superintendents in Tennessee are not elected in a popular vote anymore. They are appointed by school boards – the only hiring decision school boards make.
So when the Shelby County Schools board voted 6-0 Monday, June 23, to extend the three-year contract of superintendent Dorsey Hopson through June 2018, it was a mandate by the board for the student achievement gains Hopson and the board have set as goals.
45. Stewart Joins Metal Museum as Collections Manager
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Grace Stewart has joined the Metal Museum as collections manager/registrar. Stewart, who previously served as registrar for the National Civil Rights Museum for a year and a half, says her goals are to help grow and define the Museum’s permanent collection and facilitate greater access to the collection through exhibits and education opportunities.
46. Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly a Way of Life for Many
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job.
The workers benefited, and so did lower-wage retailers such as Wal-Mart: When its staffers left for better-paying jobs, they could spend more at its stores. And the U.S. economy gained, too, because more consumer spending fueled growth.
47. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
48. We Have to Talk
- Friday, October 18, 2013
THE CYNICAL TRUTH IS, WE JUST CAN’T TALK ABOUT IT. Cynicism about politicians isn’t new.
“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office,” Aesop, 2,500 years ago.
49. LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.
50. Henry Turley Co. Files Permits for South Junction
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
727 E. Mann Circle; 726. E. Mann Circle; 725 W. Mann Circle; 35 W. Georgia Ave.; 649 Florida St.; 18 W. Carolina Ave.; 9 E. Carolina Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Costs: $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.4 million
51. Apostrophe Yes or No?
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Henry Chu of the Los Angeles Times reported in late March that “To grammarians’ delight, officials in southwest England who had considered expunging apostrophes from street signs threw out the idea … and vowed to follow the rules of proper English.” Ha! Good luck with that!
52. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
53. Shelby Early Vote Shows Cohen Winning - Two Tax Questions Losing
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Early vote totals from Shelby County were released just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, after the vote count was delayed in part by long lines of voters waiting to vote at the 7 p.m. closing of polls.
54. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
55. Business as Usual
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Despite a summer of unusually high temperatures and a nationwide drought that’s been called the worst the U.S. has seen in 25 years, Memphis’ farmers markets have been thriving, according to many participants.
56. Education on the Farm
- Thursday, October 20, 2011
In the Mid-South, pumpkin picking, corn-maze meandering and hayrides across fields of crisp fallen leaves spell October – by far the busiest month for local agritourism businesses.
Factors such as the development of supportive public agritourism initiatives, a renewed consumer interest in the origin and production of food, and the “buy local” movement have in recent years contributed to the growth of agritourism in the Mid-South.
57. New Façades
- Monday, October 3, 2011
Local architecture firms have run the gamut with realignment strategies in combating the economic downturn, from reduction of footprints and overhead to reorganizing and rebranding.
In late 2009, Memphis-based Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The news sent shockwaves throughout the industry, as one of the city’s most prominent firms – behind landmark projects like AutoZone Park and AutoZone corporate headquarters, Riverside Drive, FedExForum, Harbor Town and the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, to name a few – was being forced to reorganize.
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a technology lunch and learn with State Systems Inc. Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old Venice Pizza Co., 368 Perkins Road Extended. The topic is “Impact of Emerging Technology on Cabling Systems.” For reservations, contact Debbie Jones at 531-6564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Participants will review the essential best practices of fundraising and critical issues that must be addressed to be successful. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
60. Ramsey: State Should Run Failing Memphis Schools
- Friday, March 11, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that the state should consider taking over failing schools in Memphis and possibly in Nashville.
61. Memphis Orgs Gear up for MLK Weekend
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
Perhaps more so than in any other city because of its prominent place in the history of the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Memphis serves as a strong reminder of King’s legacy of service to others and his powerful advocacy for social change through nonviolent action.
62. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.
63. Fun on the Farm
- Thursday, October 7, 2010
With dry dirt dusting up around his feet, Henry Jones walks the family farm and talks about the weather.
Some rain would be nice, he says, as long as it’s not on a Friday or a Saturday. The pumpkins may be smaller this October and their vines a bit withered, but he’s more worried about the “Trail of Terror” getting rained out.
64. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.
They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
65. Dellinger Takes Readers on Trip Down Proposed I-69
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
When Matt Dellinger came to Memphis a few years ago to research the book he was writing on Interstate 69, he stumbled upon the Little Tea Shop on Monroe Avenue.
The main reason he chose the storied Downtown eatery was because of its street number, 69, which he figured must be a sign considering his book’s subject matter – the new interstate coursing through middle America, including Memphis, from Canada to Mexico.
66. Anti-Incumbency Takes Down Another Congressman
- Thursday, June 3, 2010
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The political shooting-star otherwise known as anti-incumbency fell on Alabama, taking down a first-term congressman who switched from Democrat to Republican just last December.
67. Fairgrounds Work Continues Despite Flux
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
On his way home from church one Sunday last month, Kevin Kane and his family decided to go by the Mid-South Fairgrounds to see what was left of the Zippin Pippin.
68. Ark. Judge Criticizes Beebe for Court Appointments
- Friday, December 4, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former state appeals court judge said Thursday that Gov. Mike Beebe should fill at least one of two recent vacancies on the state Supreme Court with a black candidate, and that the all-white court makes it appear Arkansas is racially segregated.
69. Nurse Wage Suit Still Alive, Kicking
- Tuesday, December 1, 2009
An attempt to gain class-action status in a lawsuit alleging that Memphis hospitals conspired to suppress nurse wages isn’t dead yet.
After issuing an order in October to deny class-action certification because the two plaintiffs did not adequately represent nurses in the Memphis area, U.S. District Judge Samuel H. “Hardy” Mays Sr. is now allowing lawyers for the nurses to make the case for introducing a substitute plaintiff.
70. Tenn. House Postpones Vote on Child Support Bill
- Friday, May 8, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lawmakers debated a bill Thursday that would let a person recoup child support payments if he's proven not to have fathered the child, then sent it back to the judiciary committee.
71. Fairgrounds Discussion Becomes More Ambiguous
- Thursday, April 16, 2009
For two hours this week the lights were dimmed in the theater of the Children’s Museum of Memphis and Memphis City Council members got a review of plans for the Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation.
When the house lights came up and the PowerPoint presentation went dark, many concluded the ambitious Herenton administration plan is “back to square one,” to quote several council members.
72. Jones Orchard Offers Taste of Country Living
- Monday, March 30, 2009
Juanita Jones stood in the March sunshine, inspected a branch on one of the last peach trees to blossom and wished for a warm April.
73. Administration Moves Against Bad Bank Assets
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration aimed squarely at the crisis clogging the nation's credit system Monday with a plan to take over up to $1 trillion in sour mortgage securities with the help of private investors. For once, Wall Street cheered.
74. Obama Urges Spending Curbs, Hands Out $15 Billion
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Urging future restraint even as current spending soars, President Barack Obama pledged on Monday to dramatically slash the skyrocketing annual budget deficit as he started to dole out the record $787 billion economic stimulus package he signed last week.
75. Fannie, Freddie Execs Ignored Warnings
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Top executives at mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ignored warnings that they were taking on too many risky loans years before the housing market plunged, according to documents released Tuesday by a House committee.
76. Government Announces New Loan Programs
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government, still struggling to manage a severe financial crisis, unveiled two new programs Tuesday that will provide $800 billion to try to help unfreeze the market for consumer debt from home mortgages to credit cards.
77. Fed Sees US Economic Woes Persisting Into 2009
- Friday, November 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Pounded by a fierce financial crisis, the United States is sinking deeper into economic despair that has pushed the number of newly laid-off workers to a 16-year high, with problems likely to stretch well into next year.
78. Boyle’s Halperin Receives Realtors Commercial Alliance Award
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Mark Halperin of Boyle Investment Co. has received the 2008 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award from the Realtors Commercial Alliance.
79. 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.
80. Administration Speeds Up On Economic Problems
- Friday, November 7, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – At a time when most administrations are slowing down, the Bush White House appears to be speeding up – at least when it comes to getting the $700 billion financial rescue program up and running.
81. Greenspan Denies Blame for US Crisis, Admits Flaw
- Wednesday, November 5, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Badgered by lawmakers, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan denied the nation's economic crisis was his fault but conceded on Thursday that the meltdown had revealed a flaw in a lifetime of economic thinking and left him in a "state of shocked disbelief."
82. Recession Fears, Weak Earnings Stoke Stock Selling
- Thursday, October 23, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – World stock markets sagged again Wednesday as a barrage of weak corporate earnings stoked fears that the government’s financial intervention won’t keep global economies out of recession.
83. Bush, Bernanke Open to New Stimulus Package
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Momentum increased Monday for a new economic stimulus package as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke endorsed extra help for the ailing economy, while the White House was open to the idea.
84. Worries Over Economy Spread; Global Markets Sink
- Friday, October 17, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Fears of recession are trumping fears of inflation.
A crucial barometer of inflation came in flat last month, temporarily halting Wall Street’s slide. But stocks seesawed in a wide range Thursday.
85. Bush, Paulson Say Economy’s Rebound Will Take Time
- Thursday, October 16, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy shot warning flares Wednesday that it was still in profound trouble despite the government’s latest financial rescue plan.
Wall Street noticed and shares sank on worries the U.S. was in a recession or soon would be in one. The market for lending between banks – a key gauge of the plan’s effectiveness – remained tight, although there were some signs of improvement.
86. Government Moves Again To Unclog Credit Lines
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government put itself four-square into the country’s banking business Tuesday, resorting to what President Bush conceded was the unwelcome choice of a partial nationalization to loosen paralyzed channels of credit.
87. US Moves To Jump Start Bank Rescue Effort
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Bush administration announced Monday it is moving quickly to implement a $700 billion rescue program, including consulting with private law firms on how to buy ownership shares in banks to help thaw frozen lending and get the economy moving again.
88. Tenn. Banks Pass On Bailout Plan – For Now
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Banks and other financial institutions in Tennessee have shown little interest in the $700 billion rescue plan for the country’s financial system.
Representatives of the Tennessee Bankers Association met several days ago with a cross section of the more than 230 banking institutions across the state. The message relayed to the industry group is few Tennessee banks are waiting in the wings to sell their hard-to-value mortgage-backed loans to the government and thus use the U.S. Treasury Department’s bailout plan to clean up their balance sheets.
89. Fed to Buy Billions in Short-Term Debt
- Wednesday, October 8, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday a radical plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debts in a dramatic effort to break through a credit clog that is imperiling the economy.
90. Buy Time Now, But Improve In the Future
- Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tom Garrott is the former president and CEO of National Commerce Financial Corp., the parent company of NBC Bank (now part of SunTrust).
We unarguably face the greatest financial crisis since 1929-1939.
91. Congress Leaders Optimistic On Revived Bailout
- Thursday, October 2, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional leaders talked optimistically of chances the Senate would pass the $700 billion financial industry bailout Wednesday night, but the message wasn’t resonating much with a still-skidding stock market by press time.
92. Shocking Defeat for Econ Bailout; Record Stock Dip
- Tuesday, September 30, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it. The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 800 points, the most ever for a single day.
93. Financial Bailout Agreement Reached
- Friday, September 26, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Warned of a possible financial panic, key Republicans and Democrats reported agreement in principle Thursday to a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry and said they would present it to the Bush administration in hopes of a vote within days.
94. World Markets Soar on Plans for US Bank Rescue
- Monday, September 22, 2008
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Global stock markets roared higher Friday after news of a U.S. government plan to rescue banks from toxic mortgage debt raised investors' hopes amid the world's worst financial crisis in decades.
95. Stocks Surge on Report of Entity for Bad Debt
- Friday, September 19, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street surged higher Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrials up more than 400 points after a report that the federal government is considering creation of a repository for banks' bad debt.
96. Fed, Central Banks Move to Boost Global Confidence
- Friday, September 19, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - The worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression forced the Federal Reserve and central banks in other countries to pump billions of dollars into the world's banking system in an urgent bid to stop further damage.
97. Fed Observers: Shifting Markets Could Spell Rate Cuts
- Wednesday, September 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – With turbulence hitting financial markets as a global credit crisis claims heavyweight victims, suddenly the possibility of a reduction in interest rates by the Federal Reserve was back on the agenda by press time Tuesday.
98. Wall Street Crisis Could Put Fed Rate Cut in Play
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wreckage from a massive crisis on Wall Street could prompt the Federal Reserve to do an about face and once again cut a key interest rate this week or possibly later this year, economists said Monday.
99. US Government Takes on Big Role In Mortgage Market
- Tuesday, September 9, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Uncle Sam has just become the 800-pound gorilla in the U.S. mortgage market.
The Bush administration announced Sunday it was seizing troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a bid to help reverse a prolonged housing and credit crisis.
100. US Spells Out Fannie-Freddie Backstop Plan
- Tuesday, July 15, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Scrambling to bolster eroding investor confidence, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department have announced steps to brace slumping mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.