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VOL. 126 | NO. 57 | Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Delta Cuts to Hit City’s Regional Service

Major reductions in regional and connecting flights by Delta Air Lines Inc. at Memphis International Airport will be a hard hit on an airport known for its regional routes.

Game-Changer

Apple’s iPad levels business playing field

The first in a series about how the iPad is revolutionizing local business.

FedEx Express Pilots Approve Two-Year Labor Pact

FedEx Express pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association have approved a two-year, short-term contract with the division of Memphis-based FedEx Corp.

More Than 180 Apply For Countywide School Board

Shelby County Commissioners have a busy day Wednesday as they interview 182 candidates for appointment to a 25 member countywide school board.

Mays To Hold Schools Consolidation Hearing

Most of the Shelby County Schools board wants a court order in Memphis federal court Thursday that will stop the plan by the Shelby County Commission to appoint a new countywide school board on March 28.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
60.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Northwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 96%

EVENTS

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of nonprofit communications. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

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Commercial Council Has Shaped CRE Landscape

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Commercial Council is often the first trade organization that comes to mind when considering the local commercial real estate industry.

Transplant Patient Brings Tai Chi to Peers

Twice a week on the campus of Methodist University Hospital in Midtown, Richard Link leads a group of pre- and post-transplant patients in tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial arts form that’s evolved into a gentle exercise connecting mind and body.

City Eyes End to Public Housing Projects

Chain link fences went up around the four Memphis Housing Authority high-rises earlier this month.

Kroc Center Construction Continues

Construction continues on schedule at the Salvation Army Kroc Center with a few structural changes.

Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’

Mary Catherine Tagg, director of operations for Destination King, has received the “Rising Star” award at the fifth annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards.

How to Beat Fear of Cold Calling

Fear of heights? Spiders? Public speaking? For some, nothing creates greater anxiety than the fear of rejection that accompanies cold calling. I’ve watched brilliant, knowledgeable, well-spoken professionals become uncertain, babbling and panic-stricken when making a cold call.

Going Deeper Than Teamwork

It’s difficult to write a column about employee engagement and customer satisfaction when it looks like the whole world has gone totally crazy.

Tablets for Business – Really?

When the original iPad launched, I chuckled at the industry pundits: They were completely underwhelmed. “A big iPod Touch,” and “Too heavy,” they complained.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Collective Bargaining Bill Advances in Tenn. House

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that restricts the collective bargaining rights of Tennessee teachers is advancing in the House.

REGIONAL

Miss. House Panel Votes to Join Remapping Lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's redistricting battle has become more complex, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative session it is unclear whether the debate will be resolved in the state Capitol or in a federal courtroom.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

SunTrust Banks Names New CEO for Mortgage Group

ATLANTA (AP)SunTrust Banks Inc. said Tuesday it has named Jerome Lienhard as president and CEO of its mortgage division, SunTrust Mortgage Inc.

Higher Oil Prices Hamper Fuel-Dependent Businesses

NEW YORK (AP) – Airlines, cruise ship companies and other businesses that buy a lot of fuel say the sharp rise in oil prices will be a major drag on revenue this year. Here's a look at how some are responding.

Walgreen Fiscal Q2 Profit Climbs but Shares Tumble

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Walgreen Co. said Tuesday its fiscal second-quarter earnings climbed 10 percent, but company shares tumbled after results were released and analysts said they expected more from the largest U.S. drugstore operator.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Fed Says 2010 Payment to Government Sets Record

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is paying a record $79.3 billion to the U.S. government after the central bank earned a record amount of money last year from programs aimed at boosting the economy.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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