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VOL. 127 | NO. 196 | Monday, October 8, 2012
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Architects & Engineers 

Collaborative Zones

Interior designing moves toward creating cost-effective flexible space

The practice of designing office spaces is trending away from inhibiting cubicles and foreboding conference tables and more toward creating collaborative zones.

Engineering Firms Find Growth With New Markets

Local engineering firms are extending their reach with new offices in niche markets that not only better serve their clients but also their employees.

Architecture Job Fulfills Longtime Dream for Braganza Design’s Gross

Wendy Gross was in the sixth grade when she first knew she wanted to be an architect.

Shelby County Redistricting Process to Formally End

Shelby County Commissioners will vote Monday, Oct. 8, on putting a formal end to the redistricting process, 10 months after the new district lines were due.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
47°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 83%

EVENTS

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Chris Hawk of The ServiceMaster Co. will speak about social media networking for jobseekers. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to Sharon Gardner at sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

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St. Louis Fed President Talks Economy, New Rules

A regional Federal Reserve president got a big applause in front of an audience of Memphis businessmen and bankers, acknowledging concern about new rules that would force banks to build higher capital cushions to absorb future losses.

Soulsville Charter School Only School Invited to Vice Presidential Debate

The Soulsville Charter School is the only school in the nation invited to the vice presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 11, at Centre College in Danville, Ky.

Two More Plead Guilty in Teacher Cheating Scandal

When Shantell Shaw showed up for her first day as a Memphis City Schools teacher in 2008 at Trezevant High School, she was assigned a mentor.

Airways Transit Center Awarded LEED Certification

The Memphis Area Transit Authority Airways Transit Center has been granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification from Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Woman-Owned Engineering Firm Finds Right Design for Success

Entrepreneurship was never in Nisha Powers’ plans.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Are You Better Off?

Many people are currently asking the question, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” More often than not, the people asking this question have some sort of political agenda in mind.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Easy Money

Financial services industry reacts to the Fed’s newest quantitative easing program

When the Federal Reserve announced a few weeks ago its newest – i.e., third – round of quantitative easing intended to once again try to juice a sluggish economy, an employee of FTN Financial couldn’t resist a metaphor for the Fed’s open-ended commitment.

Launch of Quantitative Easing Risks Economic Sustainability

On Sept. 13 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke committed to open-ended, limitless “quantitative easing,” or printing money out of thin air.

STATEWIDE

Appeals Court Overturns $82 Million Medicare Fraud Judgment

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned an $82.6 million judgment against three companies, saying businesses did not know they were violating Medicare's rules concerning the submission of bills for payment.

Refiled Malpractice Lawsuits Must Follow New Laws

NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Supreme Court has ruled that refiled medical malpractice lawsuits must follow new state laws.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Budget Office Tallies 2012 Deficit at $1.1 Trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama's watch.

HEALTH CARE

Clinics Rush to Warn Patients of Tainted Steroid

NEW YORK (AP) – Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

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