VOL. 123 | NO. 41 | Thursday, February 28, 2008
The homebuilding industry has taken so many public relations hits in the form of failing companies and sagging sales that Shelby County's latest round of figures doesn't seem too terrible by comparison.
Third Street is the boundary between civil and criminal cases even if the same people are involved in both kinds of cases.
Jeff Rosenblum was named to the 2007 Super Lawyers list by Law & Politics late last year, his second consecutive year named as a Mid-South Super Lawyer.
Shelby County government is almost out of options. That's the message of grim-faced county officials who are in penny-pinching mode and who say they've trimmed the county's operating budget as much as they can.
The owners of four motels shut down after an undercover investigation learned Wednesday morning they must keep their doors closed at least until March 13.
State Rep. Gary Rowe, the chairman of the Shelby County legislative delegation, died Wednesday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into recent events at Morgan Keegan & Co., the Memphis-based subsidiary of Regions Financial Corp. that currently is the subject of several lawsuits filed on behalf of angry investors.
Former Shelby County Board of Commissioners member Bruce Thompson pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal fraud charge in a corruption case involving a 2004 construction contract to build three Memphis city schools.
ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc.'s top two executives told employees Tuesday that the nation's No. 3 carrier has not yet arrived at a potential combination transaction that meets all of its conditions.
Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners and Memphis City Council have an informal consensus that they will hire a team of financial and real estate experts to negotiate with the two companies that want to develop The Pyramid.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medtronic Inc. spent $1.7 million in 2007 to lobby on legislation affecting patents and medical device sales.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has announced plans to create a comprehensive energy policy for Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors could sell up to $15 billion of troubled mortgages to the government under a plan key House members are discussing to bolster the U.S. housing market.
NEW YORK (AP) - House prices may still have a long way to fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the nation is in for a period of sluggish business growth and sent a fresh signal Wednesday that interest rates will again be lowered to steady the teetering economy.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's first-in-the-country universal carding requirement for anyone buying beer would be extended indefinitely under a bill headed for a Senate vote.
BIRMINGHAM (AP) - Financial services provider Regions Financial Corp. said Wednesday Doug Edwards, the president and chief executive of its brokerage and investment banking subsidiary Morgan Keegan & Co., will retire in April.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Constitutional questions are delaying a proposal to charge a $5 fee on strip club customers.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to popularly elect the state's lieutenant governor and secretary of state on the same ticket as the governor is headed for a full Senate vote.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed to expand their roles in the turbulent mortgage market even as worsening conditions in the housing sector punish the two companies.
Former State Senator John Ford was ordered today to begin in the next two months serving his five-and-a-half-year prison sentence on a bribery charge.