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VOL. 127 | NO. 221 | Monday, November 12, 2012
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Financial Services

Planning for the Future

Memphis-based First Horizon prepares for changing industry

A few months ago, CNBC broadcaster Jim “Mad Money” Cramer all but reached up to the TV screen on his set to high-five Bryan Jordan, president, CEO and chairman of First Horizon National Corp., whose image was there via satellite.

Optimism Finds Way Into Local Banks, Financial Institutions

Here’s a look at what’s going on in the world of finance, and the ways it’s all affecting Memphis.

Tayloe Brings Banking Knowledge, Energy to Financial Federal Board

At the age of 34, William Tayloe became the youngest president in the 27-year history of Financial Federal Savings Bank. Now, at 39, he has been named to the bank’s board of directors.

Weirich Taps Myers, McFarland for Top Posts

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich has appointed Carter Myers as Deputy District Attorney to fill the position recently held by John Campbell.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
67°F
Fair
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

LaunchMemphis will host Risk City: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 programs and networking events Monday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 16, at multiple Memphis locations. The global event connects entrepreneurs with potential resources and collaborators. Visit launchmemphis.com for a schedule.

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Expert: Investors Confound Housing

The role of investor-driven neighborhoods in Memphis is growing, and the impact on different kinds of neighborhoods is largely unstudied and unknown.

Donelson: Tennessee Republicans See Changes in Past 60 Years

As Memphis voters were going to the polls on Election Day last week, attorney Lewis Donelson was talking about the modern day Tennessee Republican Party he was instrumental in forming 60 years ago.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Treating Customers Well Top Priority for First South Financial

Nice guys may finish last, but nice financial institutions grow steadily over time. First South Financial Credit Union stays competitive by reacting quickly and treating members well.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Millennials, Merit and Malarkey

If you’re looking for answers on how to handle millennials, you will not find them in this article. Experts can’t even agree on exactly who to include in this category of young employees now entering the workforce. They generally seem to think of millennials as those born somewhere between the early 1980s and around 2000.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

‘Let’s Do This’

Robert Pera takes over as chairman of Memphis Grizzlies

There was just something about FedExForum. Something about touring the more than 800,000-square-foot arena for the first time that made him think it’s “just awesome, being inside here.”

2013 is the Right Year for Election Reform

Shelby County needs a change in those running the election machinery.

STATE GOVERNMENT

APNewsBreak: Haslam Leaves Records Rules Unchanged

NASHVILLE (AP) – After an eight-month review, Gov. Bill Haslam has decided against major changes in how the executive branch handles public records requests.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

E.W. Scripps Posts 3rd Quarter Profit, Reversing Loss

CINCINNATI (AP) The E.W. Scripps Co. returned to profitability in the third quarter, thanks to sharply higher political advertising revenue and contributions from TV stations it bought in 2011.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama: Americans Agree With My Approach on Deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday he won't accept any approach to federal deficit reduction that doesn't ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes.

REAL ESTATE

Fannie, Freddie Expand Aid to Storm-Hit Homeowners

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expanding their assistance to borrowers whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 182 13,079
MORTGAGES 135 267 17,025
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 36 3,336
BUILDING PERMITS 366 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 69 135 12,478
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 43 4,532
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 182 328 19,221
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 67 3,976

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