VOL. 124 | NO. 16 | Monday, January 26, 2009
Attorney Lee Wilson is the new judge of Division 10 General Sessions Criminal Court.
By now, it should be obvious that the business landscape of the banking world has changed dramatically. The physical landscape is changing, too, and a flurry of changes within the Memphis market of Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. offers some examples of that.
The candidates will outnumber commissioners today when the Shelby County Board of Commissioners votes on a new General Sessions Criminal Court judge.
An estimated 6,900 borrowers in Tennessee who were saddled with risky and high-cost home loan products may be eligible for relief as part of a settlement the Tennessee Attorney General’s office has reached with Countrywide Home Loans and Countrywide Financial Corp.
Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons plans to assign five prosecutors to exclusively handle burglary cases and will also push for law changes to keep burglars behind bars.
West Memphis added another piece to its burgeoning logistics and distribution puzzle Friday with the completion of South Loop Drive, the $8 million, restricted-access truck route that connects the city’s port with rail and logistics facilities plus Interstates 40 and 55.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - BancorpSouth says its earnings for 2008 dropped to $120.4 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, compared with $137.9 million, or $1.69 per diluted share, for 2007.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats sought to ease Republican complaints about a massive economic stimulus plan Friday, meeting with GOP leaders in the White House and promising to consider some of their recommendations.
The Franklin Group of America connects people with new employers, but don’t call it a headhunting agency or a recruitment company.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen is warning Tennessee lawmakers that deep, difficult budget cuts that include significant layoffs of state employees are coming this legislative session.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The sponsor of legislation that would require all written driver's license tests be given in English says he's optimistic about its chances despite a failed proposal to make English the mandatory language for all government business in Nashville.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a discouraging report for the American economy, General Electric Co. posted a 46 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings on Friday and warned of a tough environment this year as it struggles with its ailing finance business.
NEW YORK (AP) - Harley-Davidson Inc. said Friday it will cut 1,100 jobs over two years, close some facilities and consolidate others as it grapples with a slowdown in motorcycle sales.