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VOL. 127 | NO. 218 | Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated

President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.

New Identity

Leadership Academy forges ahead as New Memphis Institute

Every great person, every great organization and every great city is trying to be better today than they were yesterday.

Green Girl to Create Indoor Vertical Farm

A group of food professionals is working toward supplying restaurants with local produce while improving the health of Memphians and fighting urban blight.

Commission Approves Bartlett Senior Facility

If an expansion of an assisted-living facility at Baylor and Brunswick roads stays on schedule with votes next month by the Memphis City Council, the planned development should win final approval less than a month before the area it is in is annexed by the city of Bartlett.

Pinnacle Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Union flight attendants for Pinnacle Airlines Inc. have ratified a new contract agreement.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
81°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 10 mph
Humidity: 41%

EVENTS

Cargo Business News and Memphis World Trade Club will host the third Southeast Freight Conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The 61st annual New Orleans Port Night will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. For registration and a schedule, visit memphisworldtradeclub.com.

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Words Few as Grizz Celebrate New Era on Court

Just before tipoff Monday night at FedExForum, NBA Commissioner David Stern stepped to center court with microphone in hand and the spotlight squarely on him.

Local Organizations Tout Alzheimer’s Awareness

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and several local organizations are ramping up efforts to increase awareness and education for caregivers and loved ones dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant

Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Danger: The Early Warning Sign of Opportunity

Without relying on the predictable places to hide – spread sheets, business buzzwords, risk mitigation plans, past glories – look me in the eyes. Now, point out the potential dangers for your business. When you stutter or express worry about your employees, I will know you’re being real, vulnerable, human.

Sales, Marketing Lessons From Presidential Campaign

Despite your political affiliations or how your candidate fared in this year’s presidential election, it’s tough not to appreciate the full-court press the candidates give in selling and marketing their own personal brands. In fact, there are sales and marketing takeaways that we can glean from one of the most expensive elections (AKA “ad campaigns”) in our nation’s history – lessons we can leverage in promoting our own local brands.

REGIONAL

Silver Air Fliers Still Can't Book on Delta

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Officials at Greenville Mid-Delta Airport said flights on Silver Airways are not as full as they'd hoped, and it might be because travelers are unsure how to book flights.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Nucor, Encana Sign Natural Gas Agreement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)Nucor Corp. has agreed to team up with the U.S. division of Encana Corp. on a project that would provide natural gas for its steelmaking facilities. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Housing, Voting, Power: Problems Abound Post-Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) – From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, government officials are still facing multiple fronts in the efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. All that, and there's another storm coming.

Freddie Mac Posts $2.9 Billion Net Income

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $2.9 billion for the July-September quarter, its second straight profitable quarter.

REAL ESTATE

Measure of US Home Prices Rises Most in 6 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered more evidence of a sustainable housing recovery.

Shelby Early Vote Shows Cohen Winning - Two Tax Questions Losing

Early vote totals from Shelby County were released just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, after the vote count was delayed in part by long lines of voters waiting to vote at the 7 p.m. closing of polls.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 146 10,368
MORTGAGES 95 202 13,529
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 43 2,687
BUILDING PERMITS 0 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 62 122 10,014
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 37 3,773
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 99 248 14,805
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 58 3,225

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