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VOL. 127 | NO. 51 | Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Housing Market Slowly Improving

Memphis last month was named as one of 29 metropolitan areas to be included on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index, which is now nearing 100 cities.

Meeting Needs

Bartlett’s continued growth leads to hospital’s expansion

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is seeing record numbers of patients after unveiling its $34 million, 83,000-square-foot expansion earlier this month.

Mistrial Motion Denied In Petties Drug Org Trial

Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays has denied a motion by defense attorneys for a mistrial in the Petties drug organization trial.

Local Leaders Make Pitch For Bridge Funding

Memphis leaders will be in Washington Wednesday, March 14, to push for two projects they hope will win a share of federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery – or TIGER IV – grants.

Bynum, Bryant Help Lakers Beat Grizzlies in 2 OTs

MEMPHIS (AP) – It took two overtime periods, but the Los Angeles Lakers eventually made sure the Memphis Grizzlies stayed behind them in the Western Conference standings.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
72°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 87%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will present the seminar “Tips to Getting the Right Flooring at the Right Price” with Gwen Christensen of Builders Floors and Interiors Wednesday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

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Owner: Titans to Meet With Manning Wednesday

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Titans will be meeting with Peyton Manning on Wednesday, according to owner Bud Adams.

Jackson Leads Way for Tigers’ March Attack

Ten weeks ago, when University of Memphis point guard Joe Jackson was so distraught over his playing time that he considered transferring, who would have predicted this?

Commission’s Redistrict Debate Moves to Chancery

It is now up to a court to decide on a new set of district lines for the Shelby County Commission.

Morris: It’s Time to Redevelop Chisca Hotel

The Downtown Memphis Commission is working with developers interested in converting the Chisca Hotel into a set of smaller studio apartments.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Warmath Nears 50 Years At Allen & Hoshall

James “Jim” D. Warmath is approaching 50 years of service at Allen & Hoshall engineering firm. He began as a draftsman after seeing an advertisement for the job. Today he is project manager in the electric utility department.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Engagement Drives Sales, Loyalty

There’s no better way to immerse potential customers in your brand than through experiential marketing – a form of guerrilla marketing seeing a resurgence.

SOPA, PIPA And ‘Free’ Access

A battle rages around us: the battle for the future of the Internet. As Congress debates the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the Senate, most of us are unaware of the issues at stake.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Job Openings Fell in January From 3 1/2 Year High

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of U.S. jobs openings fell in January from a three and a half year high. The modest decline suggests hiring could continue at its healthy pace but may not accelerate.

Southwest Says It Won't Make a Profit in 1st Qtr.

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines doesn't expect to earn a profit in the first quarter because of higher fuel costs.

US Business Stockpiles Rose 0.7 Percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies restocked at a faster pace in January, a sign that businesses expect stronger job growth to fuel more sales.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Students Seek to Stop Loan Interest Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of college students could be in for a shock this summer. The interest rate on a popular federally subsidized student loan doubles in July unless Congress acts.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 238 10,116
MORTGAGES 103 297 13,172
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 20 60 2,598
BUILDING PERMITS 192 562 24,086
BANKRUPTCIES 75 227 9,760
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 71 3,674
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 126 390 14,353
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 68 3,131

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