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VOL. 127 | NO. 248 | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cutting-Edge Road Show

Medtronic debuts Catalyst mobile education center

Medtronic Inc. recently unveiled its new Catalyst mobile educational center, part of a small fleet of high-tech vehicles that the company uses to take hands-on training and education directly to spinal surgeons and other health care professionals across the country.

FedEx Reports 12 Percent Earnings Drop

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, reported second quarter net income of $438 million, down 12 percent from last year’s $497 million. The company attributed the income drop to several factors, including weakness in global markets, higher fuel costs and disruptions resulting from Superstorm Sandy.

New Brewery on Tap for Cooper-Young

A new brewery is headed to Cooper-Young.

Bioworks Seeks to Restore Hotel

Memphis Bioworks Foundation is working to renovate the old Holiday Inn building in Memphis Medical Center into a mixed-use facility.

US Firms Seeing Fewer Women as Associates

There aren’t as many women associates working at U.S. law firms as there have been in the recent past.

School Board Divisions Resurface

Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.

Council Approves Property Tax Collection Merger

Timing did what decades of offers and counter-offers couldn’t do when it came to changing who collects current and delinquent property taxes for Memphis.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Gupta Trades Life of Science for Career as Patent Attorney

With a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a new job in the Hematology-Oncology Department at the jewel of medical institutions, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hemant Gupta’s life appeared to set with a promising career in medical research.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Consider a Revocable Living Trust

Ray’s Take The main advantage touted for having a Revocable Living Trust (RLT) is to avoid probate, but its strengths go far beyond that.

A Candidate Makes Friends, Asks for Votes

The elections of 2012 are over. Under local law, a certain person was reelected, unopposed, to a fifth four-year term.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

No More Government Motors: US Selling GM Shares

DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government's foray into the car business is slowly coming to an end.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Boehner: Obama Should Support Fiscal Cliff Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama should support a Republican plan to avoid January tax increases on everyone but those earning over $1 million. Boehner says if Obama doesn't support the measure, the president will be responsible for what he calls "the largest tax increase in American history."

Obama Sets January Deadline for Gun Proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) – Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January.

REAL ESTATE

US Housing Starts Slowed to 861,000 in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in November after starting work in October at the fastest pace in four years. Superstorm Sandy likely slowed starts in the Northeast.

HEALTH CARE

Heavy Price: Medicare Overpaying for Back Braces

WASHINGTON (AP) – Internet sale price for a standard back brace: $99.99.

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PROPERTY SALES 0 269 16,682
MORTGAGES 0 313 21,745
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 56 4,322
BUILDING PERMITS 0 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 0 287 15,829
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 67 5,558
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 413 23,986
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