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VOL. 123 | NO. 78 | Monday, April 21, 2008

After the Storm

Hardy Bottling back in business

"The storms may hit but we won't quit."

Banking Workforce Reduction Ahead, Study Says

The U.S. financial industry could lose 200,000 jobs - or 10 percent of a workforce that's estimated at 2 million - during the next 12 to 18 months because of problems stemming from the recent subprime fiasco, according to a recent study by the research firm Celent LLC.

The Book Place Provides Comforting Home To Customers, Employees

Perhaps the success of The Book Place can be attributed to all the store employees having been at one time regular customers who share a love of reading. Or maybe it's the willingness of those employees to go out of their way to help every customer who enters the store find the right book.

Debate Over Police Residency Intensifies

The Herenton administration's budget proposal isn't the only numbers game under way at City Hall as City Council Budget Committee hearings begin today.

Herenton Makes Late Property Tax Payments

Memphis mayor Willie Herenton was late in paying his city and county property taxes just after he asked for a 17 percent hike in city property taxes.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
78.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. James H. Baker, member of the Global Warming and Energy Committee with the Sierra Club, will discuss "Smart Energy Solutions."

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East High Foundation Gains Admin Friend

President George W. Bush did not forget about his impromptu encounter late last year with a Memphis businessman and a University of Memphis student.

Executives See Credit, Housing As Big Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Turmoil in credit and housing markets will be the most significant threat to growth this year, according to a survey of top financial company executives released Friday.

Will Delta, Northwest Shareholders Have Their Day?

ATLANTA (AP) - Weary shareholders and creditors of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. could lose out - again - amid falling stock prices since the carriers announced their intent to combine.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 87 87 7,836
MORTGAGES 108 108 9,307
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,358
BUILDING PERMITS 130 130 16,737
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 5,461
BUSINESS LICENSES 32 32 2,980
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 47 47 3,297
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 1,725

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