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VOL. 123 | NO. 205 | Monday, October 20, 2008

Q3 County Court Filings Decline

A legal question that could change the face of public education in Memphis was among the third quarter court filings in Shelby County, when the total number of filings experienced a decline, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Area Banks Consider Bailout Options

The impact of the federal government’s flurry of moves to shore up the country’s financial marketplace soon may be visible among local and regional players. But opinions are mixed about what the impact here will be.

Cordova Wal-Mart, The Pyramid Top Commission Agenda

A third Wal-Mart Supercenter for Cordova and a sell-off of the county’s share of The Pyramid and the Mid-South Fairgrounds top today’s agenda of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

VersaTube Building Systems Adapts to Economy

Companies have a better shot of surviving the economic downturn if they adapt their business models and strategies to the current conditions. Knowing this, executives at VersaTube Building Systems have undertaken a new marketing approach for their product line.

Credit Thaw Will ‘Take Awhile,’ Bush Says

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government’s drastic economic rescue efforts eventually will pay off, President Bush insisted Friday, offering calming words to anxious Americans but no suggestion of a quick revival.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: from the Southeast at 15.0 gusting to 28.8 mph
Humidity: 69%


The Center City Commission and the Memphis Division of Public Works today will host a second public meeting to discuss the proposed trash collection pilot program that could replace dumpsters in Downtown. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the Center City Commission office, 114 N. Main St. Dwan Gilliom will give a detailed presentation of the pilot program. For more information, call Eric Robertson at 575-0542.

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Super Cycle Finds Longevity in ‘Easy Rider’ Fad

The real bikers go to Super Cycle, says loyal customer R.K. “Blue Foot” Wimbley.

Stocks End Back-and-Forth Session Mixed

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street ended a tumultuous two-week run relatively quietly Friday, finishing another back-and-forth session mixed as investors were cheered by signs of easing in the credit markets and managed to absorb lackluster economic news with equanimity.

Cash-Rich Sovereign Funds Make New Investments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investment funds from China and Qatar are moving new money into Western financial companies, a sign that the cash-rich funds haven't completely pulled back from the volatile U.S. and European markets.

Dollar Dips Slightly After Grim US Housing Data

NEW YORK (AP) - The dollar was slightly lower against most major currencies Friday after grim data on the U.S. housing sector showed that troubles in that arena are far from over.

UAW President Worried About GM, Chrysler Merger

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - As negotiations for General Motors Corp. to acquire Chrysler LLC appear to be gaining momentum, United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday he is very concerned that the deal may happen, with many workers losing their jobs.

$894 Million Deal Ends Pain of Pfizer's Lawsuits

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drug giant Pfizer Inc. has reached an $894 million deal to end most of the lawsuits over its two prescription pain relievers, the popular Celebrex and a similar drug, Bextra, no longer on the market.

Honda's Hydrogen Car is Smooth But Has Hindrances

WASHINGTON (AP) - For years, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been the far-off technological bets of the auto industry – the car that holds the promise of gasoline-free driving.

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