Marya Schalk Named to the Mid-South Rising Stars
Marya Schalk of the law firm Summers and Wyatt, P.C., has been named to the Mid-South Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Tennessee for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice areas.
The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to superlawyers.com.
The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010, Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California have walked off the job in a dispute over their wages and employee status.
Today's strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach comes after a weekend vote from the Teamsters, who say "several hundred" drivers from four companies are striking.
Some 16,000 truckers haul cargo, and the strike isn't expected to shut down all business at the ports.
The drivers are contractors for the trucking companies, but they're fighting to become company employees, saying it would mean better wages and workplace protections.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most economists say a still-subpar economy and low inflation will keep interest rates at record lows at least until September.
On Wednesday, the Fed could clarify its plans after ending its latest policy meeting. But analysts caution against expecting any specific guidance on the Fed's timetable for a rate hike.
Too many uncertainties still surround the U.S. economy and Fed's policymakers may want to leave themselves maneuvering room until their view of the economy's health becomes clearer.
For 6 1/2 years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero.
Fitch downgrades Japan citing economic concerns
(UNDATED) -- Fitch Ratings is lowering Japan's credit rating as the country wrestles with staggering debt.
Fitch says the government did not include sufficient measures in its budget to replace a deferred tax increase this fiscal year, which ends next March.
Japan's debt is the largest among developed nations and more than twice the size of the economy.
The ratings agency downgraded Japan's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings to "A" from "A+." It also lowered its senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds ratings to "A" from "A+."
Fitch says that though Japan cut corporate tax rates in the current fiscal year, it wants to cut them again in the next year. It says those factors increased the ratings agency's uncertainty over Japan's political commitment to consolidation.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food.
The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but said in late 2013 it was working on transitioning to a tortilla that did not use them.
Most of the country's corn and soybean crop is genetically modified to have certain traits like resistance to plant diseases.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center has said the agency found no basis that GMOs pose any different safety concerns than foods developed by traditional plant breeding.
Chipotle Co-CEO Steve Ells has said the company felt it was best not to use GMOs given the "lack of consensus" about their effects.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) -- Sun Bancorp Inc. (SNBC) is reporting first-quarter net income of $2.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based bank said today it had earnings of 15 cents per share.
The holding company for Sun National Bank posted revenue of $28.3 million in the period.
Sun Bancorp shares have climbed 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Restaurant Brands International Inc. is reporting adjusted earnings that beat analysts' expectations for the first-quarter as sales at its Burger King and Tim Hortons operations showed healthy growth. The Canadian company reports a loss of $8.1 million, or 4 cents per share. But it had earnings of 18 cents per share after adjusting for certain costs.
Analysts polled by FactSet expected profit of 15 cents per share.
Revenue rose slightly to $932 million. Analysts polled by FactSet expected $944.7 million.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Discover credit cardholders in the U.S. are getting their Apple Pay.
After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced today that it has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. that will let its cardholders make payments in participating stores through Apple Pay by using an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch.
With Apple Pay, credit card numbers are not stored on the device or on Apple servers. A unique device account number is assigned and each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique security code.
Discover customers will also be able to use Apple Pay with iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 when paying for goods and services within apps starting in the fall.
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