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VOL. 127 | NO. 118 | Monday, June 18, 2012

County’s Mortgage Lending Up in May

When bank customers are seen doing something seemingly as simple as making plans for the future – plans, of course, that involve spending money – that conveys a lot to someone like Mike Edwards, Paragon Bank’s president and chief operating officer.

Slice of the Pie

Aldo Dean brings pizzeria to Downtown’s Central Business District

Come mid-July, local restaurateur Aldo Dean will launch Aldo’s Pizza Pies, his group’s third concept in Memphis and second in Downtown’s Central Business District.

More Work Follows Schools Plan Approval

The plan for a consolidated countywide public school system isn’t finished just yet despite last week’s vote by the schools consolidation planning commission.

Hart Seeks Debate With Rep. Cohen

Democratic candidate for the 9th Congressional District Tomeka Hart wants a debate with incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen. But Cohen’s campaign is not responding to the debate call a month before early voting begins in the Democratic congressional primary contest between the two.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
92.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Northeast at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 56%

EVENTS

Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance Inc. will hold a continuing legal education meeting Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Circuit Court clerk Van Sturdivant will introduce Circuit and Chancery Courts’ e-filing system. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to gmpa.reservations@gmail.com by Monday, June 18, at noon.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Company Working to Tackle Dermatological Problems

In 2010, Dr. Lee Roberts and his son Josh Roberts co-founded Memphaceuticals LLC, a small, virtual company committed to rapidly moving to market therapeutic candidates for dermatological problems.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Simple Question

Recently I read something that prompted a very simple but important question: Who are the 10 most important people in my business life? Do you know who they are in your life? It’s a simple question, but I realized I didn’t know the answer.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

'Complex Situation'

Nursing, physician shortage growing burden on health care system

With the U.S. health care system busting at its seams, industry experts are concerned about how already overwhelmed practitioners will provide care for the more than 30 million Americans expected to be added to the insurance rolls under health care reform – pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this month.

Chronicle Article Brings to Light Academic Concerns at U of M

Dasmine Cathey is better known now than he ever was as a player on the University of Memphis football team.

Burden Rests on Fans as Well as New Owner

Because of the lengthy process involved for an NBA franchise to trade hands – and the outside chance that his bid might be rejected – it’s too early to formally welcome Robert Pera to town.

STATEWIDE

Tourism Strong as Economy Tries to Improve

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee tourism officials say they are surprised but delighted that a strong surge in visits to the Volunteer State is leading economic recovery.

REGIONAL

USDA Announces Conservation Project for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced several projects aimed at protecting natural resources in the Mississippi River basin in Arkansas.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Foreign Holdings of US Debt Hit Record High

WASHINGTON (AP) – Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record high in April. China, the largest buyer of Treasury debt, increased its holdings slightly after trimming them for two straight months.

TECHNOLOGY

SEC Questioned Facebook About Zynga, Mobile

NEW YORK (AP) – As Facebook's much-anticipated public stock offering approached, federal regulators wanted to know more about the revenue it gets from mobile devices, its $1 billion deal to buy Instagram and the control CEO Mark Zuckerberg has over the company.

Privacy Gaffe Discovered in Internet Address Bids

NEW YORK (AP) – The organization in charge of introducing new Internet addresses to rival ".com" briefly suspended access to some of the documents on its website after a privacy gaffe.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 96 173 11,698
MORTGAGES 95 174 13,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 19 1,877
BUILDING PERMITS 291 387 24,551
BANKRUPTCIES 65 118 7,591
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 60 3,972
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 84 4,765
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 38 2,582

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