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VOL. 125 | NO. 3 | Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christie to Keep VeinViewer Operations in Memphis

Christie Digital Systems, the new owner of the VeinViewer technology, will keep jobs associated with the medical imaging device in Memphis, company officials said today.

Attorneys Unite Against Social Ills

Two Memphis lawyers who have claimed the scalps of predatory lenders and slipshod property owners are combining their efforts in a new law practice.

Judge Derails Class-Action Status For Nurse Wage Suit

A last-ditch attempt to gain class-action status for a lawsuit alleging that Memphis hospitals conspired to suppress nurse wages has failed.

Trucking Execs Look Forward to Speech About Nat’l Outlook

The Traffic Club of Memphis isn’t wasting any time tackling issues that will be important to the trucking industry in 2010.

Pipe Factory Plans Follow Tunica’s Hybrid Car Brouhaha

The Mississippi Legislature began a special session Tuesday with state incentives for a $300 million pipe plant in Tunica County on its agenda.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Madan Birla, author of “FedEx Delivers,” will speak. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

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Visible School Names Ellis To Modern Music Ministry Faculty

Bill Ellis has been hired to the Visible School faculty in the Modern Music Ministry program.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. State Sen. Herron has $675K for Congress Bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Sen. Roy Herron said Monday he has accumulated more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed fellow Democrat John Tanner in Congress.

STATEWIDE

TVA Hydroelectric Dams On For First Time in Three Years

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is starting the New Year with its 29 hydroelectric dams running around the clock for the first time in three years.

AP Interview: Bredesen Rejects Prisoner Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen tells The Associated Press that he has rejected a proposal for the state to save money through the early release of thousands of prison inmates.

State Attorney General Sues Cigarette Manufacturer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's attorney general is seeking an injunction that would require a Colombian cigarette manufacturer to make back payments of $300,000 to the state and pay penalties.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Trash to Gas: Landfill Energy Projects Increasing

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of trash trucks across California are rumbling down city streets using clean fuel made from a dirty source: garbage.

Americans' Job Satisfaction Falls to Record Low

WASHINGTON (AP) - We can't get no job satisfaction.

HEALTH CARE

US Health Spending Slowed in 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. spent an average of $7,681 per person on health care in 2008, for an eye-popping total of $2.3 trillion – even though spending actually slowed dramatically that year because of the recession, a new federal study says.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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