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1. Late-Payment Rate on Mortgages Tumbled in First Quarter
- Thursday, May 09, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A resurgent housing market, rising home values and steady job gains are helping more U.S. homeowners stay on top of their mortgage payments.
The percentage of mortgage holders at least two months behind on their payments fell by 21 percent in the first three months of this year versus the same period in 2012, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Wednesday.
2. Beyond the Numbers
- Saturday, May 04, 2013
It’s that time of year again when thick budget books dominate life for those in the Memphis and Shelby County governments.
But this year’s budget season on both sides of the Civic Center Plaza is more than line items and bottom lines on paper. The deliberations that ultimately determine how much you will pay in property taxes and at what rate go beyond the plans in the books of estimates, projections and the recurring and one-time revenue sources.
3. Smartphones Overtake 'Dumb' Phones Worldwide
- Monday, April 29, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A research firm says that more smartphones than 'dumb' phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.
4. Passenger Numbers Continue Drop at Memphis International Airport
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Memphis International Airport continued in March to feel the impact of earlier Delta Air Lines Inc. cuts, as both passenger traffic and the total number of flights fell.
5. Number of Women-Owned Businesses Booming in Tennessee
- Friday, April 12, 2013
The number of women-owned businesses in Tennessee has grown faster than the national average over a 16-year period, according to a recent report commissioned by American Express OPEN.
Tennessee ranks No. 14 in the nation in the growth of the number of women-owned businesses from 1997 to 2013, according to The 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. The number of women-owned businesses in Tennessee grew 65 percent to an estimated 164,600 firms employing 117,800 over the report’s 16-year study period. Revenue at women-owned firms in Tennessee also increased 71.5 percent during the study period.
6. Sammons Seeks Final Cut Numbers From Delta
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Jack Sammons, the new chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board, is no stranger to the flight from Memphis to Atlanta. Sammons long has been the board’s frequent flyer when it comes to business travel.
7. Luttrell ‘Alarmed’ Over Budget Numbers
- Friday, February 08, 2013
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell meets Friday, Feb. 8, with Shelby County Schools superintendent John Aitken to look over the still tentative budget plan for the consolidated school system that debuts in August.
8. School Board Drills Into Merger Budget Numbers
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Here come the numbers. Countywide school board members have their first and very tentative look at what revenues and expenditures look like for the first fiscal year of the schools merger.
Those numbers are expected to change, perhaps dramatically, as the school board makes critical decisions on staffing ratios, salaries and outsourcing transportation and custodial services.
9. The Story in the Numbers
- Monday, February 04, 2013
I began my career as a CPA with one of the major accounting firms. It was fun for a while, but after a few years I decided the profession was not for me. That’s OK – different strokes for different folks and all that kind of stuff.
10. RedRover Uses Numbers, Strategy for Growing Client Roster
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
When it comes to a traditional agency model, RedRover Sales & Marketing is anything but traditional.
Founded seven years ago this month, the firm has added four new hires and three new service lines since last summer, notched impressive year-over-year revenue increases and is almost at capacity with its client roster.
11. By the Numbers
- Tuesday, January 08, 2013
John Hollinger is a familiar sight at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the event Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has jokingly described as Geekapalooza.
Hollinger was a panelist this past March at the most recent conference, when he was still an ESPN columnist and a few months away from being offered a job in the Memphis Grizzlies front office.
12. Number of Calls Swamps DCS Child Abuse Hotline
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is trying to more quickly answer hotline calls about suspected child abuse.
According to The Tennessean that line rings more than 400 times daily. And usually, the caller is put on “hold.” The department says that results in as many as 25 percent of them hanging up.
13. Nashville Company Buys Wolf River Medical Building for $11 Million
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
8040 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $11 million
Sale Date: Oct. 9, 2012
Buyer: HRT of Tennessee Inc.
Seller: Bayrock Investment Co. LLC
Details: HRT of Tennessee Inc., an affiliate of Nashville-based Healthcare Realty Trust Inc., has paid slightly less than $11 million for the medical office building at 8040 Wolf River Blvd. in Germantown.
14. Commissioner: Abuse Numbers are Wrong
- Friday, October 12, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Children's Services Commissioner Kate O'Day says her department can account for every child reported to it in a severely abusive situation.
That said, O'Day told the Second Look Commission the 256 severe abuse cases reported to the panel for 2010 was an undercount.
15. Kansas City Company Buys Bartlett Warehouse
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A Kansas City, Mo.-based company has bought the 51,040-square-foot warehouse at 3150 New Brunswick Road in Bartlett for $3.2 million.
16. American Airlines: Key Revenue Number Rises
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines parent AMR Corp. said Monday that a key revenue measure rose 4 percent in September although traffic declined as the carrier struggled with widespread flight delays and cancellations.
17. TennCare Study Finds Lower Number of Uninsured
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A study of the state’s TennCare program found the number of uninsured Tennesseans has dropped to 9.2 percent, the lowest percentage since 2005.
The number of uninsured adults decreased from 12 percent in 2011 to 11.2 percent this year.
18. Facebook Friends Get Out the Vote in Large Numbers
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's something most politicians can "like": Facebook friends played a big role in getting hundreds of thousands of people to vote in 2010, a new scientific study claims.
19. US Poverty Rate 15 Percent; Record Numbers Persist
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranks of America's poor remain stuck at a record 15 percent, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday.
Roughly 46.2 million people remained below the poverty line in 2011, unchanged from 2010. The figure is the highest in more than half a century.
20. Delta to End Flights From MEM to Columbia
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Columbia is about to lose its commercial airline service to Memphis, Tenn.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Delta Air Lines will stop offering its early-morning flight to Memphis from Columbia Regional Airport on Nov. 2.
21. Number of New Credit Cards Issued Up 4 Pct in Q2
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows.
22. Baldwin Joins Trumbull Labs as Pathologist
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Dr. Heather Sehnert Baldwin has joined Trumbull Laboratories LLC as a pathologist. In her new role, Baldwin will practice a full range of pathology with a focus in hematopathology.
23. Republican Voters Outnumbering Dems
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen’s campaign sent out an email newsletter Monday, July 23, that summarized the partisan reality of early voting so far in Shelby County.
24. Ark. AG: Crumbly Made Political Threats Over Lines
- Thursday, May 10, 2012
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a state senator unhappy with the way his district lines were drawn threatened to work against McDaniel's potential bid for governor if the boundaries weren't reworked.
25. International Paper Q1 Profit Tumbles on Charges
- Friday, April 27, 2012
International Paper Co. said Friday that its first-quarter profit tumbled 47 percent, pulled down by hefty charges, along with higher costs and operational issues at biggest business. Its adjusted earnings beat Wall Street expectations.
26. What They’re Cooking Isn’t Genuine Gumbo
- Friday, April 13, 2012
IT TAKES OKRA. This Sunday, April 15, Mike Warr has asked me to help judge the gumbo cookoff at the City Auto Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, the annual mudbug throwdown to benefit Porter-Leath. Mike started this party when he was at the helm of Captain Bilbo’s 23 years ago, initially ordering 600 pounds of crawfish. Now he heads Porter-Leath, and this year some 20,000 people will be picking away at 16,000 pounds of the little critters.
27. Solution to Crumbling Roads, Bridges Elusive
- Friday, February 03, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is struggling to come up with a solution to the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and transit systems, which are at the point of hindering economic growth.
The problems are numerous. Americans have been driving less due to a slow economy, reducing revenue from the gas tax that pays for transportation improvements. Cars that get better gas mileage are likely to offset any uptick in driving as the economy recovers.
28. Mumbo Gumbo Cook-Off to Benefit Porter-Leath
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Fillin Station Grille will once again celebrate Mardi Gras with the second annual Mumbo Gumbo Cook-Off benefiting Porter-Leath. The event is Sunday, Feb. 26, from noon to 6 p.m. at the restaurant, 48040 Venture Drive in Southaven, Miss.
29. Trumbull Labs Receives Pathology Accreditation
- Monday, December 26, 2011
The main laboratory of Trumbull Laboratories LLC in Germantown has been accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
30. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.
31. Humbled Netflix CEO Still Thinking, Talking Big
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – To hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film director.
32. New County Government Phone Numbers In Effect
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Shelby County government walked away from its old 545 telephone prefix Monday, Nov. 7.
As of Monday, it was replaced with the new “222” prefix, with a recording at the old numbers giving callers the new numbers. The recordings will be around for a transition period of several months.
33. Longtime TDN Subscriber Wilson Lumber Endures
- Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Despite an overall decline in the region’s lumber industry, reliability, personalized customer care and carving out a market has kept family-owned Wilson Lumber Co. Inc. in business for nearly half a century.
34. Despite Low Turnout, Incumbents See Big Wins
- Monday, October 10, 2011
Memphis voters kept the turnout in last week’s city elections at less than 20 percent. About 18 percent of the city’s 426,580 or so voters showed up for the Thursday, Oct. 6, elections.
Some politicos doubted turnout would move into double digits until the relatively healthy 7.6 percent turnout for early voters made it clear.
35. Twitter Expanding the Number of Ads Shown to Users
- Friday, September 09, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – If you're on Twitter, expect to see more ads flowing through your stream of tweets in the next few months.
The ads will show up even if the promotion is from a company that a person hasn't chosen to follow. Until now, Twitter had only displayed ads that users were tracking.
36. Three is the Magic Number For Sales
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Three is an interesting number. It is a number that comes up quite often in life. There are the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, the Three Stooges, the Three Musketeers, the Three Blind Mice, the Three Laws of Robotics (for science fiction/Isaac Asimov fan) and then there’s the big three in school: reading, writing and arithmetic. The list goes on and on and on.
37. FDIC: Number of Problem Banks Fell to 865 in Q2
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of troubled banks tracked by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. fell in the April-June quarter, the first quarterly drop in five years. But growth in bank earnings slowed, a sign that the financial industry is feeling the effects of a weak economy.
38. GM to Halve Number of Vehicle Frames to Cut Costs
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Co. has plans to become leaner in the future, cutting costs so it will make even stronger profits than it has so far this year, company executives told industry analysts Tuesday.
39. Biggs Erases Stumbling Blocks for Companies
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
Before Lodie Biggs ever stepped foot into law school, he was coached on business ethics from his Depression-era grandfather.
Growing up in Millington with a dad who worked long hours, Biggs would spend the majority of his Saturdays learning about capitalism, the stock market and entrepreneurship.
40. Haslam Touts Social Media Numbers
- Friday, June 24, 2011
Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam has 40,042 Facebook supporters, 8,388 Twitter followers and 1,072 LinkedIn connections, according to statistics he announced.
Haslam is the first state chief executive to add the social media statistics to the other vital statistic a governor has – how many people voted for him.
41. Charles Schwab Client Trading Tumbles in May
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Retail brokerage Charles Schwab Corp. said on Tuesday that trading by its clients dropped nearly 23 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago.
42. H&R Block Tumbles on Fears Regarding Mortgages
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Shares of H&R Block Inc. led the S&P 500 downward Monday on renewed fears that the company will be dragged back into a subprime mortgage mess.
43. Obama: Jobs Numbers are Sign of Economy's Strength
- Monday, April 04, 2011
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – President Barack Obama says unemployment numbers released Friday indicate the economy is showing signs of strength.
The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since the recession began. The rate has fallen a full percentage point over the past four months, the sharpest drop since 1983.
44. Walgreen Fiscal Q2 Profit Climbs but Shares Tumble
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Walgreen Co. said Tuesday its fiscal second-quarter earnings climbed 10 percent, but company shares tumbled after results were released and analysts said they expected more from the largest U.S. drugstore operator.
45. Sammons Buys Craig Lumber Property
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Melynda F. Sammons of Collierville has bought a 7.8-acre parcel at 200 Progress Road in Collierville – a portion of the Craig Lumber tract, according to sale documents – from Craig Lumber Corp. for $1.2 million. The purchase was financed with a $1.3 million loan through BancorpSouth Bank, with a maturity date in 2016.
46. MAAR: Outlook Belies February Numbers
- Tuesday, March 08, 2011
While Memphis-area home sales declined from the same month a year ago, average sales price, existing homes and nonbank sales all showed signs of resurgence in February.
Memphis-area home sales last month fell 11.8 percent from February 2010, according to sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ MAARdata property records database, which includes records of all property transactions in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties.
47. Home Sales Stumble in Fayette, Tipton Counties
- Tuesday, March 08, 2011
February home sales declined in Fayette and Tipton counties – 26.7 and 7.9 percent, respectively, from the same month a year ago – but local agents are hoping an uptick in online shoppers will translate into more activity in the months ahead.
48. Pinnacle Fourth Quarter Numbers To Be Lower Than Expected
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
When Pinnacle Airlines Corp. reports its fourth quarter earnings next week, the diluted earnings per share won’t be up to what analysts thought.
49. Bankruptcy Trends Shift, Local Numbers Drop
- Friday, January 14, 2011
Bankruptcy attorney Jimmy McElroy, one of the Memphis court’s top filers, has noticed a recent change in local bankruptcy trends.
50. Rate Grumbles Among Some TVA Industrial Customers
- Thursday, January 06, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee Valley Authority industrial customers are grumbling about planned changes and rate increases that they contend have been "worse than ridiculous."
51. Number of Homes Taken Back by Lenders Tumbles
- Friday, December 17, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of U.S. homes taken back by lenders dropped to the lowest level in 18 months in November, the result of foreclosure freezes enacted by several banks following allegations that evictions were handled improperly.
52. Monthly Building Dips, But 2010 Numbers Up
- Thursday, December 16, 2010
While the holidays typically slow down the pace of building new homes, November’s permits took a bigger hit than usual as the industry continues to work through the recession.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 38 permits last month, a 34.5 percent decrease from 58 permits the same month a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
53. Dunbar’s Number and Networking
- Thursday, December 09, 2010
Robin Dunbar, a British anthropologist who explores social relationships and group dynamics, came up with the idea of scientifically determining the number of people with whom one can maintain meaningful social relationships. Since the desired outcome of business networking is to create social relationships that can help accomplish our business goals, Dunbar’s work provides some interesting insights on what is generally referred to in the business world as networking.
54. Mortgage Applications Tumble for Week
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Applications for mortgages to buy homes and to refinance dropped last week as mortgage rates pulled away from historic lows.
The Mortgage Bankers Association says overall applications fell 14.4 percent from a week earlier. Applications to refinance tumbled 16.5 percent from the week earlier, while those taken out to purchase homes fell 5 percent last week.
55. Housing Market Tumbles 21 Percent
- Tuesday, November 09, 2010
While October’s home sales are down – 21 percent from the same month a year ago – many local real estate agents are ramping up their marketing efforts to increase their customer base.
56. Q3 Sees Mixed Review of Retail Numbers
- Friday, October 29, 2010
Memphis’ retail market saw the first increase in asking rental rate in two years, according to the latest data from CB Richard Ellis Memphis.
2010’s June-through-September quarter increased from $9.52 per square foot to $9.64 per square foot from the third quarter of 2008.
57. Regions Financial Shares Tumble on Q3 Loss
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Shares of Regions Financial Corp. tumbled on Tuesday after the bank posted a wider-than-expected loss on sales of troubled real estate assets and an increase in charge-offs of bad loans.
58. New Filings for Jobless Benefits Tumble
- Friday, September 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months, an encouraging sign that companies aren't resorting to deeper layoffs even as the economy has lost momentum.
59. Obama: New Jobs Numbers 'Positive' but Not Enough
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says that a new jobs report showing private sector growth in August is positive but more needs to be done for the economy.
He renewed his call Friday for the Senate to pass a bill that would increase lending and reduce taxes for small businesses. Obama said GOP opposition was needlessly delaying the aid.
60. Plumbing Manufacturer IPS Buys American Brass
- Friday, August 20, 2010
IPS Corp., a plumbing fixtures manufacturer which has an operation in Collierville and others throughout the U.S., has acquired Los Angeles-based American Brass & Aluminum Foundry, which produces and markets a line of bath wastes, plastic, cast-iron and brass plumbing drains and fittings, cleanouts and other accessories.
61. Cargo Numbers Continue to Climb at Memphis International
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis International Airport began its new fiscal year with lower passenger counts but a healthy increase in cargo shipments.
Freight handled at the world’s busiest cargo airport during July surged 8.4 percent – a total of 738.4 million pounds went through the airport compared to 681.2 million pounds a year ago.
62. Lumber Company Adds Pair of New Locales
- Monday, August 09, 2010
Lumber Liquidators has signed two new leases with developer Curtis Wegener.
The buildings are flex/industrial warehouses along the interstate, which is what Lumber Liquidators was looking for.
63. Designer Hamburgers Lend Luxury to Once-Humble Patty
- Monday, July 26, 2010
As an icon of American culture, the hamburger is infinitely variable. Though enduring as many costume changes as Madonna and Lady Gaga combined, the burger is essentially a statement of utter simplicity: a grilled or fried or broiled patty of ground beef served between two pieces of bread. The additions or condiments depend as much on regional tradition as personal taste. The lettuce-tomato-mayonnaise camp mans the barricades against the ketchup-mustard-pickle contingent, and never the twain shall agree.
64. Permit Numbers Good News for Homebuilders
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The success of the Vesta Designer Home Showcase, which ended earlier this month, can be measured in the number of tickets sold – 13,600.
And the show, featuring custom-designed residences in Germantown’s Neshoba Grove Subdivision, can be measured in the number of homes that sold – five.
65. May Pending Home Sales Tumble Without Tax Credits
- Friday, July 02, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – The number of buyers who signed contracts to purchase homes tumbled in May, a sign the housing recovery can't survive without government incentives.
The National Association of Realtors said Thursday its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes dropped 30 percent in May from April. The index fell to 77.6 from 110.9. May's reading was the lowest dating back to 2001.
66. Consumer Confidence Tumbles in June
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans, worried about jobs and the sluggish economic recovery, are having a relapse in confidence, causing a widely watched index to tumble in June and raising concerns about consumer spending in the critical months ahead.
67. US Home Sales Tumble as Tax Credit Expires
- Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sales of new homes plummeted in May, falling 31 percent locally and 33 percent nationally as potential homebuyers scurried from the market once the homebuyers tax credit expired.
The nosedive created concerns that the housing market will endure a “double dip,” with sales numbers showing significant declines for the second time since the recession first hit.
68. New Oil Numbers May Mean More Environmental Damage
- Monday, June 14, 2010
HOUSTON (AP) — New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home, scientists said Friday.
69. Anti-Incumbency Takes Down Another Congressman
- Thursday, June 03, 2010
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The political shooting-star otherwise known as anti-incumbency fell on Alabama, taking down a first-term congressman who switched from Democrat to Republican just last December.
70. Court Gives Thumbs-Down to Sex Abuse Case
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The Tennessee Appeals Court has ruled the statute of limitations has run in a Memphis civil case alleging the Catholic Diocese of Memphis was negligent in supervising a priest accused of child sexual abuse.
71. Moderate Number of Tornadoes in Tenn. This Month
- Thursday, May 27, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — Barring violent weather through the holiday weekend, Tennessee will complete the month with 14 tornadoes causing one death for the fourth-most active May in 20 years.
National Weather Service forecaster Bobby Boyd said the recent year with the most tornadoes statewide in May was 2002 in which 43 were confirmed, causing 11 deaths.
72. Cotton Leads April’s Slow CRE Numbers
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Cotton was king of commercial real estate in April as transactions involving three merchants – a pair of longtime Memphis companies and one area newcomer – represented two of the month’s top sales.
73. Trumbull Labs A Quiet Partner In Saving Lives
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Patients rarely see members of a health care team that helps save lives throughout the Mid-South by identifying diseases and preventing blood loss from behind the scenes.
The pathologists and lab technicians at Trumbull Laboratories LLC conduct tests and provide vital information to hospitals, surgery centers and doctors’ offices.
74. No Testimony Needed by Anyone Getting a Tag Number
- Friday, April 30, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday said that a bystander outside a crime scene who writes down a license plate number does not have to be present at trial to testify against the accused.
75. Council to Talk Numbers Tuesday
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is scheduled to take his first budget proposal to the Memphis City Council Tuesday.
Before Wharton gives his budget address at 3:30, council committees will have already started considering some city fee increases. Wharton said soon after taking office in October that the fee increases were likely.
76. Despite Slight Uptick, March Numbers Show Struggling Market
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Shelby County’s commercial real estate market is doing what it can to hold steady amid a crumbled economy.
March saw 53 CRE sales, a 4 percent increase from 51 sales in March 2009 and 61 percent increase from 33 in February, according to the latest information from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
77. Bankruptcy Numbers Drop 6 Percent in Q1
- Friday, April 16, 2010
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for West Tennessee processed fewer bankruptcy petitions during Q1 compared to the same period last year.
But the size of the drop makes it unclear whether to expect a long-term break in the clouds.
78. High Dow Numbers Don’t Reflect Low Trading Volume
- Thursday, April 15, 2010
Think Dow 11,000 is a big deal? Think again.
The Dow Jones industrial average has topped 11,000 for the first time in 18 months.
But Wall Street analysts who study key stock index levels have said all the attention being paid to that 11,000 number is more like a big distraction.
79. Mortgage Numbers Stronger in Q1
- Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The mortgage industry’s first quarter was the picture of progress compared to the same quarter a year ago.
Although this year’s first quarter fell a little short of Q1 2009, each month of the new year showed a slight improvement and March showed a rare year-over-year improvement, giving the industry hope that recovery is near.
80. Numbers Tell Story of Downturn, But Not All of It
- Monday, April 05, 2010
Sometimes we can get too wrapped up in the numbers.
That is certainly the case when the numbers tell a large part of the story of the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.
And sometimes we can try too hard to find a phrase that sums up the hardships of others – like “recession widows.”
81. Soybean, Corn Prices Tumble after Crop Report
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Soybeans plunged Wednesday after the government reported that stockpiles of beans are larger than expected. Corn and wheat also fell sharply in response to the U.S. Agriculture Department report.
82. Mortgage Numbers Drop In February
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
Like anyone in the real estate business, mortgage bankers have April 30 circled on their calendars.
That’s when the federal homebuyers tax credit is set to expire, bringing an end to the program that gives cash for a home purchase.
83. March Madness By The (Unproductive) Numbers
- Monday, March 15, 2010
84. Hardwood Lumber Assn. To Hold Leadership Program
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The National Hardwood Lumber Association is holding open enrollment for its 2010 Leadership, Management and Development Program.
The program is offered every three years and will teach new business skills to people in the hardwood industry.
85. Plumbing Company Buys Raleigh Car Dealership
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Hill Services Inc. has bought the former Lincoln-Mercury car dealership at 4940 Covington Way in Raleigh.
86. January Air Traffic Numbers Marred by Weather
- Friday, February 19, 2010
In what has become a recurring theme for numerous businesses around town, January’s bad weather impacted Memphis International Airport’s traffic and revenues.
The snow and ice that shut down the city at the end of the month kept numerous flights from landing and affected activity, airport officials said at Thursday’s Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board of commissioners meeting.
87. 2009 Cargo Numbers Up at Memphis Int’l
- Friday, January 29, 2010
Officials at Memphis International Airport spent Thursday preparing for the harsh winter weather possibly headed this way, but they also discussed ways in which the airport has been dealing with a brutal economic climate.
88. Q4 Mortgage Numbers Break Through Deep Freeze
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Shelby County’s mortgage numbers took a cue from home sales by ending the year on a good note and recording a positive fourth quarter – the first year-over-year improvement for a single quarter since mid-2006.
89. Dollar Makes Comeback, Crude Prices Tumble
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Crude prices have trended lower for well over than a month and grew even cheaper Monday, which might lead some to believe prices at the pump would follow along.
That's not necessarily been the case so far.
90. Electronics Soar; Clothing, Luxury Stumble in Nov.
- Thursday, December 03, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Electronics sellers and online merchants thrived in November, particularly on Black Friday, but clothing and luxury merchants struggled, according to estimates released Wednesday.
91. Magna Bank Reports Stronger Numbers in Q3
- Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It was only a few months ago that Kirk Bailey, chairman, president and CEO of Memphis-based Magna Bank, told shareholders the previous year had been nothing short of cataclysmic for the financial industry.
92. Oct. Cargo Numbers Give Airport Good News
- Friday, November 20, 2009
October brought a mix of good and bad news for Memphis International Airport, which saw passenger traffic decline but cargo counts improve.
The latest numbers were revealed Thursday during the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s board of commissioners meeting. They highlighted the ongoing troubles for the aviation industry as carriers reduce capacity to meet the soft demand for air travel here and nationwide.
93. Trumbull Laboratories Receives CAP Accreditation
- Friday, November 13, 2009
Trumbull Laboratories LLC has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
94. Methodist Teams With Columbia For Cardiology Excellence
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Methodist University Hospital has set its sights on becoming the premier choice for people seeking cardiovascular care thanks to a new partnership with one of the nation’s top medical teaching institutions.
95. Methodist Hospital Partners With Columbia University
- Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Methodist University Hospital has entered into a partnership with Columbia University Medical Center’s HeartSource in New York to establish a quality assurance program for the Memphis hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology departments.
96. Numbers Shift On Malpractice Costs
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Congressional Budget Office has done an about face in estimating the impact of medical malpractice expenses on health care costs with a new report that says limits on lawsuit awards could save as much as $54 billion over the next 10 years.
97. Mortgage Numbers Down But Rising
- Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Keith Barger, an executive vice president at Patriot Bank, said the Millington-based community bank has considered itself blessed throughout 2009.
98. Experts: Mortgage Numbers Still Down, But Rebounding
- Monday, September 21, 2009
It’s hard to find a mortgage banker who doesn’t appreciate the $8,000 first-time homebuyers federal tax credit. The program, set to expire Nov. 30 unless Congress extends it, has provided a spark for the industry as hundreds of thousands of buyers are taking advantage of it.
99. Meltdown 101: Changing Work Force By the Numbers
- Monday, September 07, 2009
With today’s arrival of Labor Day, the holiday is being celebrated by a work force that has changed radically since the same holiday in 2008.
Over the past year, the labor market has suffered its most wrenching changes in a generation, shedding millions of jobs and changing the profile of the more than 131 million people who head to work every day.
100. Number of Uninsured Children Drops in Tennessee
- Thursday, August 27, 2009
The number of uninsured children in Tennessee has declined in the past year, but the number of uninsured adults has increased, according to a survey released by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.