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VOL. 127 | NO. 251 | Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Heritage Trail Complexity a Concern

As 2012 comes to an end, the most ambitious plan from City Hall for the revitalization of an inner-city area in 15 years of such projects has hit a critical stage.

Mobs of Cash

Grassroots effort puts spending power behind local businesses

Next month, an organized mob is planning to descend upon The Booksellers at Laurelwood.

Missions Double for Heart Foundation

Children around the globe in countries that do not have the medical resources available here in the U.S. are getting a helping hand from The International Children’s Heart Foundation, a local organization targeting congenital heart disease.

Milwaukee Electric Tool Building Bought by Monmouth for $28 Million

Freehold, N.J.-based Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. has acquired the Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. building at 12385 Crossroads Drive in Olive Branch for $28 million.

Meritan Honored for Improvement, Service

Memphis-based Meritan Inc. has been recognized for quality improvement and excellence of service by an accreditation agency that promotes best-practice standards for human service delivery organizations.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
88°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 65%

EVENTS

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

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MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant

Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Tight Credit is Your Friend

Ray’s Take Credit is tighter than it used to be. Loans are harder to come by. That’s good news as far as I’m concerned. Many people are still longing for those “glory days” when credit was easy for anything we wanted. Well, they didn’t end well for most people.

Be Prepared for Media Interviews

So, you got a reporter to agree to write a story about you? That’s great. Media coverage in respected outlets can make a huge impact on awareness of your company or nonprofit. But just because you’ve gotten the story, that doesn’t mean the work is over. The interview is the most important part. Yes, you will be talking about your company and/or yourself, a topic you are extremely familiar with. But just because you know your subject matter doesn’t necessarily mean you know the best way to present it.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Hostess Expects to Split Up Snack Cakes in Sale

NEW YORK (AP) – Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Devil Dogs are likely to return to shelves in coming months, but probably not under the same owners.

Gauge of Consumer Confidence Hits 5-Month Low

WASHINGTON (AP) – Confidence among U.S. consumers has sunk to its lowest point since July, according to a monthly index.

Consumer Spending Rose 0.4 Percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers spent and earned more in November, reflecting a rebound from the disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Justice Department Seeks Injunction Against Peanut Butter Plant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction against the nation's largest organic peanut butter plant, an eastern New Mexico facility that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 42 people in 20 states this fall.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 43 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 78 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 3,130
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 97 97 11,768
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 190 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 43 43 3,711

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