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VOL. 128 | NO. 110 | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Red Carpet Tour Courts Site Selectors

Site selection experts from six nationally known firms got a “red carpet tour” from the Greater Memphis Chamber Wednesday, June 5, in a recruitment effort that included a look at the industrial infrastructure of the Memphis area.

Historic Preservation

U of M Special Collections lauded for helping MLK documentary

Tom Jennings, the director of “MLK: The Assassination Tapes,” and his colleagues heaped praises on the Special Collections staff at the University of Memphis, whose efforts helped the documentary about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. win the prestigious Peabody Award.

Daily News, Dixon Hughes Goodman Unveil Business Sentiment Survey

The Daily News has teamed up with one of the largest CPA firms based in the Southeast to launch a new feature that will complement the data-focused snapshots of business activity the newspaper publishes each quarter.

Lee House Renovation ‘Ready to Go’

The group that wanted to convert the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village has purchased the home and construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

Budget Reset Talks Lead to Fresh Drama

The Memphis City Hall budget drama turned from a budget reset into a political thicket Tuesday, June 4, as Memphis City Council members debated getting involved in the details of changing employee and retiree benefits.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Strain Elected Shareholder at Baker Donelson

Jason Strain, a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, grew up with the idea of the legal profession being a “good and interesting job.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

He Said, She Said: Part 1

The posting sent to the members of the cruciverbal community read, “We’re looking for seasoned ... puzzle creators to help us build puzzles for our game, (which) uses a unique crossword-influenced style of word puzzle where the answers are hidden in ... famous quotations. We’re (a small outfit) and ... can’t create puzzles fast enough for the players.”

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Colleges to See Lowest Tuition Hike in Years

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee college students will see a lower increase in tuition thanks to improved state funding.

10 Tennessee Airports to Get Grant Funds

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced this week that state aeronautics grants totaling more than $2 million have been approved for 10 Tennessee airports.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Small Businesses Gradually Pick Up Hiring Pace

NEW YORK (AP) – Small businesses are gradually picking up the pace of their hiring, according to reports this week.

Survey: US Private Employers Add 135,000 Jobs in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

SEC Considers Tougher Rules for Money Funds

WASHINGTON (AP) – Investors could lose principal from money market investment funds that perform poorly under regulations proposed Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But the change would affect mainly institutional rather than individual investors.

Conflicting Laws, Regulations Feed IRS Confusion

WASHINGTON (AP) – The uproar over the Internal Revenue Service's heavy-handed treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status can be traced partly to when New York University Law School went into the noodle business.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 39 39 3,168
BUILDING PERMITS 292 292 29,124
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,711

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