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VOL. 125 | NO. 125 | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SurgiVision Gets FDA Approval

Memphis-based SurgiVision Inc. has received FDA clearance to begin marketing the first of its medical imaging devices and is moving forward with its initial public offering.

Barboro Flats Set for Success

The first residents who begin moving into Barboro Flats’ 92 apartments Thursday will find a host of amenities and urban comforts waiting for them inside the brand new five-story building at 100 South Main.

As Slump Continues, Remodeling Gains Steam

Johnson Phillips knows a diamond in the rough when he sees one, and it is helping the homebuilder weather a tough real estate market.

TV Anchor Makes Bid for Oprah Gig

A Memphis television reporter and anchor is making a public bid for a job on Oprah Winfrey’s television network – OWN.

Ben F. Jones Chapter Endorses In Judicial Races

A committee of the Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association has endorsed candidates in all five of the special judicial elections on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
45.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Northwest at 13.8 mph
Humidity: 61%

EVENTS

The Small Business Chamber will hold a luncheon Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 748-8889.

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SunTrust Files Permit for Uptown “St. Jude” Branch

600 A.W. Willis Ave., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Amount: $720,000 -
SunTrust Banks Inc. has filed a $720,000 permit to build a 2,500-square-foot, full-service branch at 600 A.W. Willis Ave. in Uptown.

The Float Begins

Ahead of the G-20 in Toronto, the Chinese government relented and began a gradual adjustment of its currency, the yuan.

Consolidation Plan to be Presented in July

After a dubious reception from Memphis City Council members and Shelby County Commissioners on June 24, the Metro Charter Commission is preparing for a series of public hearings in July.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. to Give Rebates Under Energy Program

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will begin giving rebates soon to people who buy energy-efficient air conditioning and heating equipment.

Bredesen: State Budget Good Compared to Others

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen says the state's spending plan is in good shape compared to other states that are struggling financially.

Tenn. GOP Gov Candidates Take Aim at Certain Taxes

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's taxes on inheritance, investments and businesses are levies the state's Republican gubernatorial candidates say that they would consider cutting if elected.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Americans Spend More in May, See Incomes Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans spent a little more in May but not enough to speed along the economic recovery.

Frustrated Station Owners Want BP Help

Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline.

Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia Dead at 92

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator Robert C. Byrd, a son of West Virginia coal country who used his mastery of Senate rules and a taste for hardball tactics to become a passionate and often feared advocate for the state and the Senate he loved, died Monday at age 92.

Freddie Mac Executive VP Dismissed

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Freddie Mac has announced one of its executive vice presidents was fired last week.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 20,821
MORTGAGES 44 44 24,405
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 23 8,633
BUILDING PERMITS 196 196 42,533
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 13,957
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 56 56 13,567
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 23 5,092

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