VOL. 126 | NO. 198 | Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It’s tempting to look at the third quarter’s local mortgage numbers and regard that thumping sound as the real estate market’s pulse, weak for so long but slowly regaining strength.
The housing market saw a little bit of a pickup in the third quarter compared to Q3 2010 – but the same didn’t hold true for the month of September.
Calvary & the Arts season returns with eclectic lineup
For more than 30 years, Calvary Episcopal Church – the mother parish of the Episcopal Church in Memphis – each autumn has delivered a unique, free and convenient lunchtime musical experience in the heart of Downtown Memphis.
The new chairman of the countywide school board will go to work in about two weeks when the board meets again after its first organizational session Monday evening.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is cutting service from Memphis International Airport to seven cities according to the airline industry website, www.airliners.net.
Like Shelby County, home sales in both Fayette and Tipton counties saw increases during the third quarter – up 13.7 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.
In tough times, many local real estate agents seek secondary sources of income to compensate for the market’s instability.
The first tip last week that the latest jobs announcement by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam would be a little different was that he did it in the old Tennessee Supreme Court chambers in Nashville.
Construction Loan For Robinwood Retirement Community, Loan Amount: $18.8 million -
Lincoln, Neb.-based Robinwood Retirement Community LLC has filed an $18.8 million construction loan through First National Bank of Omaha for 11.6 acres in Bartlett slated to become Robinwood Retirement Community. The loan, dated Sept. 27, matures in 2014 with a conversion option that would extend its maturity to 2016.
If you desire to become a better manager, you can read a plethora of management books and experiment with the ideas you encounter. However, this is, at best, a hit-and-miss approach. Some authors know of what they speak and some couldn’t pour water (shall we say) out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel. If you desire to improve your management skills, occasionally turn to Mother Nature for guidance.
I’ll admit that the pessimism over-ran me last Monday as the market slashed through its August lows after a brutal third quarter. My contrarian instincts insisted that a market turnaround couldn’t be far. To set the stage, the average U.S. stock mutual fund lost 17 percent in the third quarter, while the average international fund shed 21 percent.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Tickets go on sale Tuesday for Elvis Presley's most dedicated fans for next year's 35th anniversary celebration of his death.
NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam, who drew sharp criticism from his gubernatorial campaign opponents by releasing only limited information on the amount of his personal income, has decided to release no information whatsoever now that he is in office.
NASHVILLE (AP) – AARP Tennessee is collaborating with the state's coordinator of elections to help people meet the requirements of a new law requiring photo identification to vote.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The head of Gibson Guitar said Saturday that he strongly backs conservation as well as federal enforcement of laws meant to protect the tropical hardwoods that his company uses for instruments.
CHICAGO (AP) – Americans have been forced to take a crash course in money management, and class is still in session.
NEW YORK (AP) – Investors are bracing for a rough earnings season from banks.
NEW YORK (AP) – Dudes don't drink diet.
WASHINGTON (AP) – After two years on the unemployment rolls, Selena Forte thought she'd found a temporary job at a delivery company that matched her qualifications.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama urged decisive action to resolve Europe's financial crisis during calls Monday with the leaders of Britain and France.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The supercommittee is struggling.
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple says first-day pre-orders of the iPhone 4S topped 1 million, breaking the record set by last year's model.
NEW YORK (AP) – Netflix generates more head-scratching plot twists than a cheap B-movie.