Jovita Carranza sworn in as 44th US Treasurer

Jovita Carranza's daughter ... . Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, shakes hands with Jovita Carranza, the 44th Treasurer of the U.S., left, after administering the oath of office to her, Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Treasury Department in Washington... .

The For-Profit Presidency, Month One

One month into the Trump administration, and it's clear that there has been a wholesale corporate takeover of the government A day-by-day review of the administration's first month shows that virtually every day there has been a new, extraordinary grant of power to corporate interests and/or another development in Donald Trump's get-rich-quick-scheme known as the American presidency. Poorly attended though it might have been, the inauguration itself was a paean not just to the new president but to his corporate backers.

FedEx Pushes for Infrastructure Fix as Trump Weighs Investment

The growth of e-commerce is putting enormous new demands on U.S. highways, airports and other infrastructure, which must be modernized with sustainable funding, FedEx Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Frederick Smith said. Online sales are projected to increase by 26 percent from last year to $2.4 trillion worldwide by 2018, adding to the need for infrastructure upgrades to improve a slowing economy, Smith said Wednesday in prepared testimony before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Cohen Holding First Issues Session of 2017 Monday

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis is holding his first issues meeting of the year with constituents Monday, Jan. 9. The meeting which runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cohen's district office at the Clifford Davis-Odell Horton Federal Building, 167 N. Main St . is an opportunity for citizens and Cohen to discuss issues before Congress that affect the Memphis area.