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VOL. 125 | NO. 62 | Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UPDATE: McMillan Out of Tn. Gov. Race

Opts For Run For Clarksville Mayor

There is now only one major candidate for the Democratic nomination for Tn. Governor.

Wharton, Local Bankers Launch Bank On Memphis

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. gathered about two dozen bankers and finance professionals in his seventh-floor conference room at City Hall Wednesday to launch an ambitious financial literacy campaign.

Memphis Integral in Race to the Top Effort

When Tennessee made its pitch to federal officials for $500 million, Memphis school board member Tomeka Hart was part of the five-person Tennessee team.

Lasting Legacy

His name is emblazoned on the modest sign identifying 52 S. Second St. as the home of the world-famous barbecue establishment he founded in 1948.

Airport Officials Prepare For Beijing

In a few weeks, 10 Memphians will board an airplane for Beijing to represent this city at the Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
47.0°F
Fair
Wind: from the Northwest at 15.0 gusting to 21.9 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

The Mid-South Minority Business Council will present the seminar “Strategies for Business Development” today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at MMBC, 158 Madison Ave., Suite 300. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To register, call 525-6512.

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Corker Concerned About Financial Overhaul

The Tennessee Republican who’s worked for months to help shape a U.S. Senate bill overhauling the nation’s financial industry expects to see that legislation get pushed “as far to the left as it can.”

TV Producer Cables Home From LA

West Memphis native Cal Boyington is looking outside of Hollywood to continue his cable TV success: The Memphis Central High School alumnus recently sold a series to Comedy Central and is developing a show about barge pilots on the Mississippi River.

Guru: Broadcast Platform Not Dead, Just Different

Broadcast television’s death has been greatly exaggerated, said Emma Armstrong, worldwide account director for BBDO – the advertising agency responsible for FedEx’s awarding winning TV spots.

GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President

Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.

BankTennessee Signs Agreement With Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and BankTennessee have reached a written agreement for the bank to take several steps to strengthen its balance sheet and improve its lending and credit mix.

STATEWIDE

McWherter Gives $1M to His Tenn. Gubernatorial Bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democrat Mike McWherter is giving his Tennessee gubernatorial bid $1 million, his campaign confirmed Tuesday.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. Surface Mining Bill Stalls in House Panel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that would prohibit surface mining in Tennessee under certain circumstances has likely failed this session after the last meeting of a House panel adjourned Tuesday before voting on the bill.

Marine Captain Files as Democrat for Gordon Seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marine Capt. Ben Leming of Murfreesboro has filed a petition to run as a Democrat for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.

REAL ESTATE

California Rebound Boosts 20-City Home Price Index

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A surprisingly strong rebound in California's real estate market helped lift a key home price index for the eighth month in a row.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Consumers Slowly Show Signs of Springing Back

NEW YORK (AP) - Signs of life in consumer spending are sprouting this spring.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Court Says Judges Can Settle Mutual Fund Fee Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a lower court standard that investors say would have made it almost impossible for them to sue over “excessive” fees on mutual funds.

Obama Signs Law Finalizing Health Care, Loan Redo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 23 8,633
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 56 13,567
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 23 5,092

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