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VOL. 125 | NO. 230 | Friday, November 26, 2010

Judge Denies Lee’s Motion to Dismiss

Former Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division president and CEO Joseph Lee is still at the center of legal wrangling over a six-figure settlement the city of Memphis paid him last year.

Personal Touch

Black Friday gives local stores chance to stand out

While big-box retailers prepare for Black Friday madness, smaller, locally owned stores are focused on providing holiday shoppers with a unique shopping experience anchored in exceptional customer service.

Menlo Bolsters Local Presence With New Lease

Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC is expanding its Memphis-area operations with a new 181,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto in Olive Branch.

Tsunami Ushers in Holiday Artists Market

In the past two years eating local food has been promoted heavily in Memphis.

Commission Approves Optional IT Centralization

It could be called a virtual piece of political turf.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
44.0°F
Light Drizzle Fog
Wind: West at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 96%

EVENTS

The Memphis Turkey Trot Four Miler and Two Mile Turkey Leg Relay will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at Shelby Farms. To register or for more information including a course map, visit www.memphisturkeytrot.racesonline.com.

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Luttrell Sets Priorities as Budget Season Approaches

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has been content in his first three months in office to leave a lot of the out-of-town traveling to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

Rice Honored as a ‘Rising Star’ for Innovative Work

Lawyers recognized as “rising stars” have generally been practicing for 10 years or less, but Nick Rice’s experience goes back further than that.

Give Generously to People Who Make Your Life Better

Ray’s Take: It may seem obvious to give generously to people who make your life better, but what isn’t as obvious is who I mean by “people who make your life better.”

A Flighty Management Model That Works

Are you looking for ways to improve your business model or management style? If so, pay close attention to everything that happens the next time you travel by air.

Increasing Literacy Important Mission for Bodine School’s Eddins

Literacy is a cherished cause for Memphian Tonya Eddins.

An Overdue Thank You to Memphis

I’m thankful for home.

The Power of Thank You

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series

REAL ESTATE

Mortgage Rates Rise to 4.40 Pct. as Treasurys Rise

NEW YORK (AP) – Rates on fixed mortgages edged up this week, inching further away from the lowest level in decades.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Mortgage Applications Increase for the Week

NEW YORK (AP) – Applications for mortgages to buy homes rose last week to the highest level since May, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.

Unemployment Claims Drop Sharply to 407K

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level since July 2008, a hopeful sign that improvement in the job market is accelerating.

TSA: Some Gov't Officials to Skip Airport Security

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.

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