» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 124 | NO. 233 | Friday, November 27, 2009

Commercial Sales See Bump in October

High-dollar transactions involving a wide range of properties – vacant land, a strip center, an apartment complex and a couple of warehouses – helped Shelby County’s commercial market register a relatively decent month by 2009 standards during October.

PILOT Change Rewards Companies for Keeping Jobs

With a vote by the Shelby County Commission Monday, legislative bodies for Memphis and Shelby County now have approved a major change to the way local tax breaks are awarded to eligible companies.

Crittenden Regional Hospital’s Carter Sees Memphis Hospitals as Trauma Partners

Jamie Carter, the chief executive officer of Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis, knows that state lines and political boundaries don’t matter in the business of saving lives.

MEMPHIS AREA

Shelby County Sees Slight Uptick in Unemployment

Tennessee’s October unemployment rate was 10.5 percent, unchanged from the September rate. The national unemployment rate for the month of October was 10.2 percent.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
Overcast
Wind: East at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 100%

EVENTS

The Center for Southern Folklore will host a free performance by singer and guitarist James Bonner today from noon to 1 p.m. at the center, 123 S. Main St. For more information, call 525-3655.

more events »

STATE LEGISLATURE

Bredesen Unsure in Selecting Among Severe Cuts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Now that Gov. Phil Bredesen has heard a series of proposals for severe budget cuts at state agencies, he's preparing for what he calls the "painful" task of crafting a spending plan.

Wamp to Release Financial Info in Governor's Bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp says he will join fellow Republican and Shelby County Dist. Atty. Bill Gibbons in releasing his tax returns and other personal financial details.

REGIONAL

October Home Sales Rise 23 Pct in South

MIAMI (AP) - October home sales in the U.S. South vaulted 23 percent from last year as buyers scrambled to grab an expiring tax credit and wrestled for lower-priced homes, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

As Banks Gain, US Treasury Rethinks Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) – Big U.S. banks are roaring back.

Smart Spending: When Black Friday is Worth Effort

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Shopping on Black Friday can be daunting, with massive crowds, pre-dawn start times and long checkout lines.

Consumer Group Warns about Toy Hazards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Holiday shoppers should look out for toy hazards such as small parts, loud sounds, soft plastics and lead contamination, consumer advocates warned Tuesday.

Gift Guide: Tech Gadgets Can Boost Your Workouts

In simpler times, maintaining good health was a matter of joining a gym or lacing up running shoes for a loop in the park. At most, you'd buy a watch with a digital display so you could time your laps.

NATIONAL POLITICS

SPIN METER: ‘War and Peace’ In 209 Pages?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are using everything short of forklifts to show Americans that Democratic health care legislation is an unwieldy mountain of paper.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 67 253 2,588
MORTGAGES 68 266 3,160
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 45 522
BUILDING PERMITS 184 622 5,625
BANKRUPTCIES 44 193 1,972
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 91 987
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 96 1,108
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 52 395

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.