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VOL. 123 | NO. 251 | Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Memphis Logistics Defies Storms, Stays on Top

This past year was a mixed bag for the logistics and distribution industries, with a smattering of good news and bad news throughout 2008.

SCORE Volunteers Ready to Help Business Owners

Susan Bowen Lane knows that tight credit markets, job layoffs and scared consumers can take a toll on businesses.

MCS Appropriation Foreshadows City Budget Reality

The Memphis City Council has decided to appropriate $2.4 million for a literacy program to benefit Memphis City Schools students.

Meltdown 101: Foreign Automakers Struggle Too

U.S. automakers landed a $17.4 billion bailout package from President Bush last week, but carmakers around the world also could use a dose of holiday cheer as 2008 winds down.

Bad Economy Slows Population Growth in South, West

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s great migration south and west is slowing, thanks to a housing crisis that is making it hard for many to move.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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Wind: South at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

The R.S.V.P. Program will collect old cell phones for use as 911 emergency phones for senior citizens and victims of domestic abuse. Phones and batteries may be dropped off through Dec. 31 at the Aging Commission of the Mid-South, 2670 Union Ave. Extended, Suite 1000. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those with 10 or more phones to donate may call Joanne Lowe at 515-2084 for pickup.

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Ewing Honored in Princeton Premier

Charles L. Ewing Sr., president and CEO of Ewing Moving Service Inc., has been named an honored member in business by online business community Princeton Premier.

Affluent Cut Spending, Which is Bad News for All

The 80 percent discounts along New York's tony Madison Avenue the weekend before Christmas reflect how bad it is for luxury purveyors. Wealthy Americans have slashed spending and are rethinking their priorities, fueling concern among high-end retailers that conspicuous consumption will go out of style even when the economy recovers.

Newspapers to Sell Buildings, But Who's Buying?

NEW YORK (AP) - With revenue plunging as readers and advertisers flee to the Web, many newspaper companies have turned to selling off their buildings to raise money or save on costs. But now that option may be drying up too, as frozen credit markets make commercial real estate deals scarce.

2-Year Notes Dip to Record Low in Treasury Auction

WASHINGTON (AP) - The interest rate on two-year Treasury notes has dropped below 1 percent to the lowest level on record.

Round-the-Clock Retail Hours Attract the Unsleepy

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) - It's 1:22 a.m. on the day before Christmas Eve and Keith McRae is exactly 10 minutes into his holiday shopping list.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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