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VOL. 125 | NO. 42 | Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Biz Consultants Skeptical of Job Tax Credits

Tax credits for hiring new workers in the $15 billion jobs bill passed by the U.S. Senate aren’t enough to spur Memphis small firms to add to their payrolls, according to local business coaches.

Federal Appeals Court Sets Stage For Beer Ban In Strip Clubs

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to rehear an appeal of its decision to back a county-wide ordinance regulating all adult oriented businesses.

Energy in Memphis

On an overcast, chilly day this week, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen carefully climbed a ladder to the roof of the Sharp Manufacturing plant on Mendenhall Road.

New Mural To Brighten Cooper-Young Entrance

An artistic Midtown neighborhood has designs on creating a second “landmark” gateway.

Transportation a National Security Concern

William “Bill” Arrington is asking trucking professionals to take a long look at all the things that can go wrong with their businesses.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 69%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will present “Tax Free Growth & Income For Life” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.

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Trustmark Looks to Future Thanks to Strong 2009

Richard Hickson, chairman, president and CEO of Jackson, Miss.-based Trustmark Corp., has plenty of reasons to say four words not heard often among bankers these days:

Glankler Brown Names Bradley Chief Manager

William R. Bradley Jr. has been named chief manager of Glankler Brown PLLC.

MEMPHIS AREA

AutoZone Fiscal Q2 Profit Rises 6 Percent

NEW YORK (AP) – Automotive parts retailer AutoZone Inc. reported Tuesday that its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 6 percent as it managed costs and recorded higher sales from new stores.

STATEWIDE

Deadline Saturday for Student Art Competition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The deadline is Saturday for entries from Tennessee second- and seventh-graders in an art competition to promote a clean environment.

Cove Work Stops as Congress Wrangles Over Funding

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Congressional wrangling over funding has halted a major Smoky Mountains road construction project on the day it began.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Lawmaker Won't Press Charges on Pot Smokers in Van

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Rep. Mike Bell says he has decided not to press charges against a couple who broke into his minivan and smoked marijuana on reclined seats in the vehicle.

Bill to Include Bicycles in Tenn. Motorcycle Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bicyclists would join motorcyclists in being able to proceed through stop lights after coming to a complete stop under a bill headed for the governor's consideration.

Bill Extending 'Lemon Law' Heads for Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The House has approved a measure to include motorcycles in Tennessee's "lemon law" for defective vehicles and sent the measure for the governor's consideration.

House Votes to Allow Fish, Birds in Barber Shops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee House has voted to allow barber shops to display live fish and birds.

REAL ESTATE

Gov't Extends Deadline for Refinance Program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is giving homeowners another year to refinance their loans under a little-used program designed to help borrowers whose homes have plummeted in value.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Talks on Bank Rules Zero in on Consumer Protection

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a year after Lehman Brothers' collapse set off a financial panic, U.S. Senate negotiators are laboring to seal a deal over a consumer protection dispute holding up broad legislation to establish new rules for Wall Street.

Postal Service's Emerging Model: Never on Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office is renewing its effort to drop Saturday delivery – and plans a rate increase – in an effort to fend off a projected $7 billion loss this year.

Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer

NEW YORK (AP) - If you decide to hire a professional to help prepare your taxes, it's important to remember that you are still ultimately responsible for what's on your return.

NATIONAL POLITICS

High Court Looks at Reach of Second Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared willing Tuesday to say that the Constitution's right to possess guns limits state and local regulation of firearms. But the justices also suggested that some gun control measures might not be affected.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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