VOL. 123 | NO. 78 | Monday, April 21, 2008
Hardy Bottling back in business
"The storms may hit but we won't quit."
The U.S. financial industry could lose 200,000 jobs - or 10 percent of a workforce that's estimated at 2 million - during the next 12 to 18 months because of problems stemming from the recent subprime fiasco, according to a recent study by the research firm Celent LLC.
Perhaps the success of The Book Place can be attributed to all the store employees having been at one time regular customers who share a love of reading. Or maybe it's the willingness of those employees to go out of their way to help every customer who enters the store find the right book.
The Herenton administration's budget proposal isn't the only numbers game under way at City Hall as City Council Budget Committee hearings begin today.
Memphis mayor Willie Herenton was late in paying his city and county property taxes just after he asked for a 17 percent hike in city property taxes.
President George W. Bush did not forget about his impromptu encounter late last year with a Memphis businessman and a University of Memphis student.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Turmoil in credit and housing markets will be the most significant threat to growth this year, according to a survey of top financial company executives released Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Weary shareholders and creditors of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. could lose out - again - amid falling stock prices since the carriers announced their intent to combine.