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VOL. 124 | NO. 199 | Friday, October 9, 2009

CCC Picks Top 10 Landmarks in Need

Towering 29 stories above the intersection of Madison Avenue and Third Street, the Gothic-style Sterick Building was the city’s premier office building for years after it opened in 1930.

Covington Plant Expansion to Put Dent in Unemployment

COVINGTON – A health drink plant expanding to produce ice cream and other frozen treats might seem contrary to diets but not in Covington.

Q3 Multifamily Occupancy, Absorption Rates Improve

The Memphis multifamily market fared well during the third quarter amid a difficult economy, as occupancy rates and absorption improved, according to the latest data from CB Richard Ellis Memphis.

Next ‘Conversation’ Tackles Leveraging Social Media

Plenty of businesses and nonprofit organizations have signed up for Twitter and Facebook, but are they using these social media outlets to their fullest potential?

Wrench in the Works For Single-Source Funding Proposals

Two proposals for single-source local funding of education went up in flames this week and the ad hoc committee considering the concept is probably a casualty as well.

Local Weather
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Wind: Variable at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

The Growth Coach of Memphis will hold a seminar for women business owners today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2840 Summer Oaks, Suite 103. The title of the seminar is “Setting Your Business on Auto-Pilot to Earn More, Work Less and Enjoy a Balanced Life.” To register, visit www.regonline.com/thestrategicmindset1009.

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Commissioner Harvey Finds Success in Classroom

Once he achieved the goal of winning elected office in 2006, Shelby County Commissioner James Harvey looked around and decided he needed to go back to school.

Gilmore at Front of Social Media Revolution

Glen Gilmore remembers when he first felt the powerful impact that online social media could have on the world.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. Congressman Criticizes Bloomberg Gun Sting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp spoke out Thursday against an investigation by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg into questionable sales at gun shows in Tennessee and two other states.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee History Web Site Ready To Go Live

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Web site focusing on the history and culture of the people of Tennessee goes live Friday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

New Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since January

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of newly laid-off workers filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest level since early January, as layoffs eased a bit amid a fledgling economic recovery.

Retailers See Sales Begin to Recover in September

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's stores saw their first sales gain in 14 months in September, a sign of life from shoppers that fuels some hope for the holiday shopping season.

Brookings Researchers Warn of More Flight Delays

DALLAS (AP) - Lengthy airline delays are twice as common now as in 1990 and will get worse as the economy recovers, according to a Brookings Institution report released Thursday.

Study: Global Prescription Drug Sales Growth Slows

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Growth of prescription drug revenue worldwide will likely dip to between 4 percent and 6 percent next year – the lowest rate in at least a decade, according to a forecast to be released Thursday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Frank Pushing Quick Movement on Credit Card Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Barney Frank, the tough-talking liberal ushering through a major rewrite of rules governing Wall Street, sounded a warning shot on Thursday to big banks: Start playing nice or Congress will make your life even more difficult.

US Senate Committee Approves Patriot Act Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a revised version of the major U.S.counterterrorism law, after intelligence and law enforcement officials assured lawmakers that counterterrorism operations would not be harmed.

Congress Acts to Extend Hate Crimes to Cover Gays

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Thursday to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation, significantly expanding the hate crimes law enacted in the days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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