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VOL. 125 | NO. 208 | Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Retry: Anti-Discrimination Ordinance in Council Committee

A proposed city anti-discrimination ordinance surfaces again Tuesday at an 8:30 a.m. Memphis City Council committee session.

Boy Scout Bash

Biz leaders pay mentoring lessons forward at ScoutBase 2010

Thousands of Boy Scouts, parents, leaders and guests from the tri-state area descended on the Paul Battle Jr. Arena and the Tunica Exposition Center in Tunica over the weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouting.

County Commission Spars Over PILOT Rules For Suburbs

Delays Vote On Ford Pension

Shelby County Commissioners sparred over how much oversight is too much when it comes to awarding tax breaks for corporate and industrial moves to Shelby County and expansions of existing businesses.

No Charges in Aug. 5 Election Ruckus

Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons says there will be no criminal charges filed involving problems with the Aug. 5 election results in Shelby County.

Second Street Building Gets Mixed-Use Makeover

Developers are bringing a brand of apartments that has flourished on Downtown’s Main Street one block over with a $9.7 million project called Van Vleet Flats and Offices.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: East at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 69%


The Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. For more information or to register, visit www.mnvc.org.

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Transition Team Suggests Economic Development Changes

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s transition team is recommending the creation of a quasi-governmental “umbrella entity” to jumpstart economic development in the county.

Marlo Thomas Book Looks at Laughter

A lesson learned with laughter, it is said, is a lesson learned well.

Bartlett Applebee’s Sells to Arizona Investment Company

2890 Bartlett Blvd., Bartlett, TN 38134, Sale Amount: $1.9 Million -
The Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar property at 2890 Bartlett Blvd. in Bartlett has sold for $1.9 million to Cole AP Bartlett TN LLC, an entity related to Phoenix-base Cole Real Estate Investments.

Handling Those Objections

Granted, I’m wired differently than most, but I actually look forward to hearing prospect objections on a sales call. Why? It’s likely a clue that a prospect wants me to slow down, provide more information, or make them feel more confident about purchasing. The beauty of an objection is it means the prospect is engaged.

Wharton to File Neighborhood Preservation Act Lawsuits

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will mark his first year in office by filing 135 lawsuits Tuesday against owners of blighted and neglected properties under the Neighborhood Preservation Act.

Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.


Employers Looking at Health Insurance Options

WASHINGTON (AP) – The new health care law wasn't supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations.


Fed Boss: Regulators Looking Into Foreclosure Mess

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal banking regulators are examining whether mortgage companies cut corners on their own procedures when they moved to foreclose on people's homes, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.


Survey: Economy to Grow at Slower Pace

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. economy should continue to grow this year, though forecasters have lowered their expectations about the pace of recovery, according to a new survey.

Gov't Pushing More Fuel Efficiency for Trucks

WASHINGTON (AP) – Future longhaul trucks, school buses and large pickup trucks will be required to cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10 to 20 percent under first-ever fuel efficiency plans for trucks released Monday by the Obama administration.

Office Depot Chairman and CEO Odland Resigning

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP)Office Depot Inc.'s Chairman and CEO Steve Odland is stepping down as the office supplier struggles to turn its business around in the face of tough competition.

Expedia Offers Blind-Booking Option for Hotels

Online booking site Expedia is partnering with Hotwire to offer a "blind-booking" option to travelers looking for bargains on hotel room rates.

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