VOL. 125 | NO. 9 | Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled the city of Memphis owes the Memphis school system $50 million in funding by the end of June.
Memphis-area organizations and businesses are participating in big and small ways in relief efforts for Haiti, the Caribbean nation that was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake Tuesday.
On a comparative basis, Shelby County’s residential foreclosure numbers for 2009 make it seem like the housing bust is solidly in the rearview mirror.
In what was an unusual year in several respects for foreclosure activity in Shelby County’s real estate market, the fourth quarter of 2009 was not unusual at all, according to the latest numbers from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
Four heavy-hitters in Memphis’ legal community are planning to leave their respective practices to set up a new office in Downtown’s Lincoln American Tower.
The fourth quarter of 2009 proved to be a decent period for the local multifamily industry during an otherwise lackluster year. Though some market trends remained relatively unchanged from third quarter, the apartment sector enjoyed a rush of investment sales as more investors pulled the trigger on deals.
As the new University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has come to fruition this winter, it has been difficult not to feel the presence of the building’s former lives.
The newest member of the Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville should take the oath of office in the Tennessee Legislature by the weekend.
Isaac Turner can still make music rise from a keyboard, recall memories from a 44-year marriage and sing gospel hymns despite suffering the type of heart attack that leaves many people brain-damaged.
Memphis attorney D. Jack Smith of the D. Jack Smith Law Firm was one of only two attorneys recently named by DirectSellingLive to its annual 2009 Power 50 list, which recognizes him as one of the Top 50 most powerful and influential professional people in the international marketing and direct selling industry. Smith was ranked No. 33 on the list, ahead of a nine-year former general counsel for Amway, who ranked No. 34, and business mogul Donald Trump.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen said a final agreement on how to use student test scores in teacher evaluations was needed by late Wednesday to keep the state's application for nearly half a billion dollars in federal "Race to the Top" money on track.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are accustomed to passing a resolution honoring the University of Tennessee's football coach after a winning season. Not this year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Education says 58 public high schools inflated Algebra I and geometry grades of 20 percent or more of their students during the last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wall Street executives said Wednesday they underestimated the severity of the 2008 financial crisis and apologized for risky behavior and poor decisions. They also defended their bonus and compensation practices to a skeptical commission investigating what caused the collapse.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is trumpeting a new White House estimate that his top economist calls "stunning": His stimulus plan has already created or saved up to 2 million jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economic recovery is spreading to more parts of the country but has yet to spur companies to ramp up hiring.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high for the month of December, and the red ink for the first three months of the current budget year is rising at a more rapid pace than last year's record clip.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of renters with disabilities are poised to get extreme home makeovers thanks to a major settlement ending a federal lawsuit against a development company run by the sons of San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos.