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VOL. 122 | NO. 207 | Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Local Book Now Sold By Major Retailers

Memphis businessman Jay Myers decided in 2004 to write a book about his professional career for much the same reason he launched his cutting-edge venture Interactive Solutions Inc.

Conference To Examine Intermodal Future In Memphis

When a butterfly flaps its wings in China, it may or may not create a change in the atmosphere and bring thunderstorms to Memphis a week later.

Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic

Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.

Another Fed Rate Cut Anticipated

WASHINGTON (AP) - The message from Ben Bernanke and his Federal Reserve colleagues is clear: The housing slump will drag on well into next year as credit problems linger. What's not so apparent is how they'll deal with the crisis, although another interest rate cut could come this week.

Benjamin Hooks to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Memphis civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks is among eight recipients of the nation’s highest civil award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House has announced.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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Wind: South at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 85%

EVENTS

The Memphis Bar Association will hold "Social Security Disability: A Primer" today from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MBA Conference Room, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. The seminar offers one hour of continuing legal education credit. For cost and registration information, call the MBA at 527-3573.

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Countrywide CEO Says More Trouble Ahead for Housing Market

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The chief executives of Countrywide Financial Corp. and KB Home predicted more trouble ahead for the nation's slumping housing market on Monday, calling on lawmakers to expand financing for home buyers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 85 317 11,842
MORTGAGES 99 353 13,780
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 41 60 1,918
BUILDING PERMITS 304 784 24,948
BANKRUPTCIES 54 233 7,706
BUSINESS LICENSES 64 161 4,060
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 26 144 4,825
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 65 2,609

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