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VOL. 123 | NO. 44 | Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Anticipation Builds for New Law School

It's difficult to know for now what to call the brass, marble and stone building Downtown that stands at the end of Madison Avenue.

Partners to Build Condo Triplexes In Germantown

With high property values, brisk

Permit Filed to Build Downtown Courtyard By Marriott

75 Jefferson Ave. -
Atlanta-based Summit Management Corp. has filed a permit to build an eight-story, 131-room, full-service Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the southwest corner of Jefferson Avenue and Main Street, near historic Court Square.

Sun Studio, Label Counterpart Agree to Settle

Both sides in a legal dispute between Sun Studio in Memphis and the companion Sun record label in Nashville have shaken hands and agreed to set aside their differences.

New Playground Could Become Cooper-Young Rallying Point

Peabody Elementary School and the Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) began 2008 united in what school administrators and neighborhood leaders hope will become a positive partnership through the simple act of play.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
42°F
Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Robert Khayat, chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

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Ageless Makes Testosterone Treatments Affordable

When orthopedic surgeon Johnny Mitias got a shot in the arm, it was life changing. So much so that he's started a new business, Ageless Men's Health, to do the same for other men.

Buffett Says US Economy Essentially in a Recession, Expects Rough Ride for Insurers in 2008

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday that the U.S. economy is essentially in a recession even if it hasn't met the technical definition of one yet.

Mortgage Industry Group Says Loan Workouts Grow to 1 million; Critics say Efforts Fall Short

WASHINGTON (AP) - A banking industry group says lenders have helped more than 1 million troubled borrowers from last July through January, though critics say the response to the mortgage mess falls short.

Survey Shows Manufacturing Activity Falling in February After Slight Expansion in January

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. manufacturing activity declined in February to its weakest level in nearly five years, an industry group survey showed Monday, heralding more instability in the job market and frailty in the overall economy.

House Speaker Pro Tem Lois DeBerry Tops 2007 Per Diem List

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry received $31,967 in "per diem" payments last year, more than any other state lawmaker, according to a review of 2007 legislative expense payments.

NAFTA Freight Trade Rose in 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trade via trucks, trains and pipelines between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners rose last year, but December's tally remained below recent record levels.

Union Local Ratifies Labor Agreement With Kroger Co.

MEMPHIS (AP) - Grocery store operator Kroger Co. on Monday said its Memphis-based union has ratified a new contract with the company.

Hardy to Reopen East Raines Facility April 7

One of the businesses nearly destroyed by the Feb. 5 storms that hit parts of Memphis and the surrounding region plans to be up and running in early April, one of the company’s lead executives said.

Memphis Police Seek Info on Six Murders in Binghampton Home

Memphis Police this morning said their investigation of the deaths of six people at a house in Binghampton involves someone who killed four adults and two children, wounded three other children and then left.

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PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 76 4,504
BUILDING PERMITS 0 722 41,947
BANKRUPTCIES 59 296 16,688
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
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