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VOL. 125 | NO. 66 | Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mercer Grows Staff After Relocation

The bread and butter of Mercer Capital, a nearly 30-year-old firm headquartered in Clark Tower, is business valuation.

Art Infusion

Local artists look to beef up market in Midtown

Frank Roberts, the owner of nine businesses in six buildings known collectively as The Palladio Group, understands the way to best use retail space.

Company Helps Real Estate Investors

When Marty Glenn of Southern California considered where he should invest in real estate, he found exactly what he was looking for in Memphis.

Consolidated Gov’t to Include New Divisions

The list of new departments for a consolidated Memphis-Shelby County government continues to grow as the Metro Charter Commission moves a step closer to writing a consolidation charter.

Hyneman Sells 3-acre Outparcel Of Lakeland’s Corner Shops

2957 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN 38002, Sale Amount: $550,000 -
Doug Collins has paid $550,000 for a roughly three-acre outparcel of the Corner Shops in Lakeland.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
44.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Julie Ellis, chair of the Charter Commission, will speak. Cost is $18. To register, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

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Guerrilla Tactics Powerful Weapon In Consumer Warfare

Guerrilla warfare is by definition unconventional.

Talks Still to Come Over Education Reform Money

Next week in Washington, Tennessee officials will begin talking specific dollar figures with federal education officials who awarded the state $500 million.

MEMPHIS AREA

Pinnacle Airlines Strikes Deal With Steelworkers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Pinnacle Airlines Inc. has reached a tentative deal with the labor union representing 930 ground operations workers, its corporate parent announced Friday.

Tenn. Tea Party Activists Split on GOP Relations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The tea party movement in Tennessee is a mosaic, and some pieces of the picture aren't fitting together comfortably.

STATEWIDE

More Businesses Using E-Verify to ID Legal Workers

NASHVILLE (AP) – A growing number of Tennessee employers are using a federal database to determine whether their employees can legally work in the U.S.

Haslam’s Latest Campaign Spot Gets Limited Play

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam’s first television ad of the Tennessee governor’s race made a big splash, but also drew some criticism. His second effort is far more modest.

REGIONAL

Southland Discrimination Suit Dismissal Stands

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A white woman at Southland Gaming and Racing who claimed a black supervisor discriminated against her by promoting another white woman ahead of her has lost a federal appeal.

REAL ESTATE

Pending Home Sales Up in February

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Realtors reported Monday its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements rose 8.2 percent from January to a February reading of 97.6.

Gov't Aims to Help More "Underwater" Homeowners

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government launched a new effort on Monday to speed up the time-consuming, often-frustrating process of selling your home if you owe more than it's worth.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Interest Rates Rise on Further Signs of Growth

NEW YORK (AP) - Interest rates rose Monday in the bond market on fresh signs the economy is continuing its slow, steady recovery.

Water Bills Go Up in Down Economy as Usage Drops

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The grim economy is hitting some consumers in the wallet in yet another way: their water bills.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Summers Expects Financial Overhaul to Pass Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top economic adviser said Sunday he believes Congress will pass new oversight rules for the financial industry.

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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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