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VOL. 124 | NO. 73 | Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Q1 Data: All Quiet on the Homebuilding Front

When an industry slows down dramatically, it’s often said its business comes to a screeching halt. The demise of local homebuilding can’t exactly be summed up that way because it implies some kind of sound is being generated.

Health Department Talks To Continue Next Week

No deal on continued partial city funding of the local Health Department in exchange for turning over Shelby County government’s share of The Pyramid to the city.

Assessor Wades Through Thousands of Review Requests

Through the end of last week, property owners who disagree with their new 2009 property values have sent almost 18,600 requests for informal reviews to the Shelby County Assessor of Property.

Smith to Headline Transportation Conference

FedEx founder Fred Smith goes “green” at a three-day conference in Memphis next week that will feature transportation industry leaders talking about green supply chain transportation initiatives.

Church-Based Initiative Planned For Minority Businesses

The Black Business Association of Memphis is launching “Propel,” a church-based initiative to teach people with entrepreneurial dreams how to turn them into realities.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance Seminars will present “Ethics in the Paralegal Profession” with Olivia Roleson today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The seminar offers one hour of general paralegal continuing legal education credit and the fee is $17 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail gmpa.membership@gmail.com.

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Ford on Governor’s Race: ‘Not the Right Time’

As he passed on the 2010 governor’s race this week, former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. took a swipe at the already massed and mostly active Republican field for governor.

Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis

Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.

Economy Dampens Retirement Hopes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Rising costs and uncertainty about the economy have workers less confident in their ability to save enough money to retire comfortably, say the authors of a new study released Tuesday.

Senate Panel Kills Measure to Add Statewide Votes

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to amend the Tennessee Constitution to popularly elect the lieutenant governor and secretary of state has failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Wholesale Prices Fall Unexpectedly in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices dropped sharply last month as the cost of food, gasoline and home heating oil plummeted, fresh evidence that inflation appears to pose little immediate threat to the economy.

Business Inventories Fall 1.3 Percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) – Businesses slashed their inventories for a sixth straight month in February as they tried to cope with a steep recession.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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