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VOL. 125 | NO. 23 | Thursday, February 4, 2010

Still No. 1

Memphis International Airport in 2009 remained the world’s busiest cargo airport for the 18th straight year, according to preliminary data released Thursday by Airports Council International.

Norfolk Woes?

Citizens grouse anew over railroad site

Norfolk Southern Corp. hasn’t laid down any of the track that will connect its main line to the proposed $112 million intermodal terminal in Rossville, but the company is laying down a foundation to keep the project on target to open in two years.

Judicial Nominating Commission Seeks Leader

The state commission that recommends finalists for judicial vacancies has a vacancy of its own.

AIA-Memphis Returns To Downtown

The Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects is joining a growing list of institutions with plans to relocate or expand Downtown.

IP Cost-Cutting Turns Loss To Profit

A leaner International Paper Co. transformed a $1.3 billion loss from 2008 into a $663 million profit in 2009 by cutting jobs and reducing production capacity.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
77.0°F
Fair
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 77%

EVENTS

The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold a roundtable discussion today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St. The title of the discussion is “Guerilla Marketing – Unconventional Strategies for Outsmarting Your Competition.” For reservations, e-mail info@aafmemphis.org.

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Marijuana Expert Regales Rotarians With Lesser-Known Facts

Marijuana researcher Mehmoud ElSohly sees the humor in his work, especially when he’s talking about a THC suppository.

Chandler Reports Kicks Off Luncheon Series

Real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com, is introducing a quarterly luncheon series that will deliver the latest market trends to real estate professionals, appraisers, investors and lenders.

King Joins Ford & Harrison’s Labor Law Practice

Jameson Dylan King has joined the Memphis office of labor and employment law firm Ford & Harrison LLP as an associate.

STATEWIDE

Nashville Public School Will Convert to Charter

NASHVILLE (AP) – A struggling Nashville middle school will become the state’s first public school to be turned into a charter school, with a yet-to-be-named company possibly taking it over a grade at a time.

STATE LEGISLATURE

GOP's Ramsey Says He's Unsure of Obama Citizenship

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Senate speaker and gubernatorial candidate Ron Ramsey said Tuesday he doesn't know whether President Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen, but that it's not an issue that voters care about.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Service Sector Grows, Job Losses Moderate

NEW YORK (AP) – The economy’s service sector grew slightly in January, while the pace of job losses slowed, signaling a recovery still struggling to gain strength.

Stores Expected to Show Jan. Sales Figure Up 1 Pct

NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers elated by stronger-than-expected holiday sales are expected to report Thursday that they saw an unintended consequence in January: sales up only 1 percent from last year by one measure.

Dollar General Recalls Two Toy Gun Sets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dollar General Corp. is recalling two toy gun sets because parts designed to distinguish the toys from real guns can detach and pose a choking hazard.

Geithner: New Bank Fee Would Recoup AIG Bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (GYT'-nur) says Congress can recoup "outrageous" bonuses for AIG employees through a new bank fee in President Barack Obama's proposed budget.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Treasury Expects to Hit Debt Limit in February

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department reported Wednesday it expects to hit the government's debt ceiling by the end of February, putting pressure on Congress to raise the limit from its current level of $12.4 trillion.

HEALTH CARE

Pfizer Posts Big Jump in Q4 Sales, Profit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc., well into integrating its new Wyeth unit, posted a 34 percent jump in revenue Wednesday, but $3.2 billion in acquisition and restructuring charges and higher costs across the board weighed down profit.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 90 140 15,764
MORTGAGES 100 162 18,210
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 21 2,426
BUILDING PERMITS 194 315 32,829
BANKRUPTCIES 57 116 10,129
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 50 5,228
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 64 6,213
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 50 3,463

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