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VOL. 127 | NO. 102 | Thursday, May 24, 2012

In-Rel Outsources Office Leasing

In-Rel Properties Inc. has outsourced its Memphis office leasing to Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, following months of changes up top for the Lake Worth, Fla.-based real estate firm.

Sounds of the City

Downtown Alive performance series kicks into high gear at Court Square

When Downtown Alive was launched in 2008, the lunchtime performance series picked up top honors for Special Events and Projects from the International Downtown Association.

Cohen-Hart Debate Delta Airfares On Facebook

The growing discontent over high airfares at Memphis International Airport has become part of the August Democratic primary election contest between incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and challenger Tomeka Hart.

Citizens Express Budget Concerns

Memphis City Council members heard from and saw a lot of opponents of plans to close five Memphis public libraries Tuesday, May 22, during an hour and a half of comments from the public.

Bankruptcy Judgeship Bill Passed In Congress

Congress has passed a bill that will allow a bankruptcy judgeship in Jackson, Tenn., to be filled after the retirement this summer of U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge G. Harvey Boswell.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
38.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a breakfast forum Thursday, May 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Contact Tunga Lee at tlee@memphischamber.com or 543-3571 to register.

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Access to Healthy Foods Center of HMCT Meeting

Healthy Memphis Common Table held its annual meeting Tuesday, May 22, at the University of Memphis to discuss health-related challenges facing citizens.

Former AIMS Execs Launch Freight Payment Company

A trio of former AIMS Logistics executives has formed a new freight payment service in Memphis.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Chafetz Specializes In ‘Before-the-Fact’ Law

Sam Chafetz, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowtiz PC, has a unique word to describe the kind of law he practices.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Keep Emotions Out of Your Investments

Ray’s Take It’s pretty much impossible to completely suppress your emotions when making financial and investment decisions. Even though you can’t be completely cold blooded, it is important to develop a discipline to control your emotions as much as possible.

Legend Retires From Bowen School of Law

In 1975-76, I had Ken Gould for Torts. Two years later, I had him for Practice Skills. In the latter, he surprised us one day with a written exercise. “Take out a sheet of paper and write out, informally, what you think would be your ideal legal career. Take 15 minutes.”

STATEWIDE

TVA, Marketing Firm Finalists for Pentagon Award

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Tennessee employers are finalists for an award sponsored by the Department of Defense.

REGIONAL

Hancock Fabrics at a Crossroads

BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) – Hancock Fabrics faces many challenges, according to analysts and the company.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

JPMorgan Names Vice Chairman of Investment Banking

NEW YORK (AP) – JPMorgan says that Joseph Walker is rejoining the bank as a vice chairman of investment banking.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Regulators Probe Bank's Role in Facebook IPO

WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before the stock started trading.

TECHNOLOGY

Jury: Google Didn't Infringe on Oracle Patents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal jury in San Francisco has decided that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the search company developed its popular Android software for mobile devices.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 0 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 48 120 13,224
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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