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VOL. 121 | NO. 246 | Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Slowdown Lowdown

Despite dip in construction, insiders optimistic about housing market

People who used the phrase "safe as houses" to sum up the residential construction market in Shelby County from late 2004 to late 2005 might seek less exemplary terms to describe the slowdown during that period.

Local Law Firm Reinforces Status as Global Citizen

When an international fashion model needs to get to New York City for a photo shoot, she doesn't get a free pass just because she's good-looking.

Lawrence Blends Employee Benefits Law With Related Business

Thomas H. Lawrence is founding partner of the Memphis employment law firm of Lawrence & Russell PLC, formed in 2001.

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The Memphis Landmarks Commission holds a meeting today at 5 p.m. on the council chamber's main floor at Memphis City Hall, 125 N. Main St. For more information, call 576-7191.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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