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VOL. 125 | NO. 229 | Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Municipal Bond Market Draws Scrutiny

One of the newest corners of the economy to come under scrutiny is one of the most traditionally predictable.

Protests & Pat-Downs

‘Security theater’ or necessary measures? ‘Opt-Out Day’ targets TSA’s rigorous screening process

Thanksgiving weekend will undoubtedly be a busy one for Memphis International Airport – serving 2.5 percent of its annual passenger count in the six-day span – but also for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents.

Council Wants Mediation of MCS Funding Dispute

MCS Leaders Watching Developments On Two Fronts

Mediation is the latest direction in a complex school funding morass that is getting more complex by the day.

City, Civic Orgs Gear Up for Annual Homeless Meal

A number of corporate, civic and nonprofit groups are collaborating to produce the 26th Annual Memphis Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry, which takes place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

St. Louis Provides Model for Convention Center Future

On a rainy day when The Rendezvous was closed yet still offered stragglers a menu of ribs only, a group of leaders from the Memphis Cook Convention Center board met in a subterranean corner of the Downtown restaurant.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
46.0°F
Fog/Mist
Wind: West at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 100%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The meeting will be an open microphone where people can discuss hot business topics and engage in networking. For more information, call 482-0354.

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RMK Bond Fund Investors Win $1.8 Million

A burned investor in Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s former family of soured bond funds has along with his wife won a seven-figure arbitration award against the Memphis investment banking firm.

Abdus-Salaam Joins Methodist South’s Orthopedic Group

Dr. Sharif A. Abdus-Salaam has joined Methodist South Hospital’s orthopedic group located in the Memphis Shoulder and Orthopedic Surgery practice.

Time for Annual Sales Checkup

The secret to selling success boils down to how well salespeople execute in a few key areas – the fundamentals – or “blocking and tackling” as one of my clients calls it.

Hot Dogs, Buns and Employee Feedback

My daughter once told me about how she and her husband had a disagreement and afterward they were headed to the mall. He was driving and appeared lost in thought. She was pleased to think that he was considering their conversation. A few minutes passed, and he said, “Hey, I just figured out how to solve the problem that there are only eight hot dogs in a package, but there are 10 buns.”

STATEWIDE

GOP Congressmen: Dollars Will Keep Coming to Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – Two newly elected Republicans who campaigned against congressional earmarks and advocated spending cuts say they will work to keep federal dollars flowing to research and defense projects in the Tennessee Valley.

REAL ESTATE

Home Sales Dip 2.2 Percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of previously owned homes slipped slightly in October as the housing market continues to battle tough economic conditions including high unemployment and tight credit.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Medtronic Q2 Profit Falls 35 Percent on Costs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Medtronic’s fiscal second-quarter net income fell 35 percent as legal and other costs outpaced weak gains in medical device sales, but adjusted results met Wall Street expectations.

TSA: Flight Attendants Can Also Skip Scanners

Flights attendants are going to be able to board a plane without a body scan or pat-down, just like the pilots.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Fed Lowers Outlook for Economy Through 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials have become more pessimistic in their economic outlook through next year and have lowered their forecast for growth.

Obama Promotes Auto Industry Success in Indiana

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) – President Barack Obama promoted the revival of the U.S. auto industry Tuesday, taking his pitch to the heart of the Rust Belt where a bruising economy has taken its toll on Democrats.

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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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