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VOL. 125 | NO. 130 | Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Target Bolsters Local Presence

Target Corp. wants more of its Memphis-area customers to be able to add beer and additional grocery items to shopping lists that already include the chain’s home accessories and latest fashions.

ALBA Enhances Airport Gateway

As Bluff City officials continue to push the aerotropolis effort, the Airways Lamar Business Association is doing its part to improve the area just north of Memphis International Airport.

Methodist Clears Hurdle for Olive Branch Hospital

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is a step closer to receiving final Mississippi State Department of Health approval to build a $137 million hospital in Olive Branch.

City Council Rejects Cap On Tuition Reimbursement

Memphis City Council members rejected a plan by the Wharton administration Tuesday to cap tuition reimbursement for city employees at $1,400 per worker.

Fleet Services Rife With Improprieties

Two days after his administration brought in a lease agreement with Bass Pro Shops for The Pyramid, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. went public with a City Hall scandal.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
89.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: West at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 52%

EVENTS

The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce will host a workshop titled “Staying Ahead of the Curve Business Education” Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its office, 2969 Elmore Park Road. Cost is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 372-9457 or e-mail info@bartlettchamber.org.

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Towns’ MED Job Proves You Can Go Home Again

Tish Towns has just finished her first year at one of the most challenging jobs in the city – spearheading the effort to secure funding for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

Yeates Joins A2H As Project Manager

Arthur Yeates has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. (A2H) as an architectural project manager.

Take Wait And See Approach

Over the weekend, families considered what it means to be American. America has long presented herself as the Promised Land, full of opportunity and self-reliance.

MEMPHIS AREA

Judge Disallows Videotaped Confession in Slayings

MEMPHIS (AP) — A judge in the case of a Memphis man accused of killing six people will not allow a videotaped confession that aired on the crime reality show "First 48" to be used at trial.

Jury Selection Starts in Ark. Doc's Bombing Trial

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a Pope County doctor charged in a bombing outside the West Memphis home of the state medical board chairman, a federal case that's expected to last at least a month.

STATEWIDE

20 Tea Party Groups Endorse Ramsey for Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty Tea Party groups across Tennessee have endorsed Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey for governor.

Fed, State Money to Cover Most Nashville Flood Tab

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Local taxpayers in Nashville will largely be off the hook for the costs of repairing public facilities damaged by severe flooding in May.

REGIONAL

Ark Students Show Gains in Math, Dip in Biology

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Scores on standardized tests taken by Arkansas students show some improvement in math but a decline in biology.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks Extend Gains After Financial Stocks Climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial shares are pulling the stock market higher after a second-quarter profit forecast from State Street Corp. topped analysts' expectations.

ISM Says Service Sector Growth Slows in June

NEW YORK (AP) – The service sector grew more slowly in June, an industry trade group said Tuesday, offering the latest sign that the economic recovery is weakening as the second half of the year begins.

Sam’s Club To Offer Small Business Loans

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Sam’s Club said Tuesday it will offer loans of up to $25,000 to its small business members.

Oil's Fingers Reach Into Louisiana's Inland Waters

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil spill that was previously a problem for coastal Louisiana was trickling deeper inland Tuesday and toward the shores of New Orleans.

Stamp Prices Going Up Again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buy those Forever stamps now. The cost of mailing a letter is going up again.

Oil Settles Below $72

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices reversed course and fell Tuesday, as a morning stock market rally fizzled after an economic report predicted slowing growth in the U.S. economy.

NATIONAL POLITICS

EPA: Clean-Air Rule Would Overturn Bush-Era Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing new rules to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern half of the country, a key step to cut emissions that cause smog.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 238 15,862
MORTGAGES 122 284 18,332
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 34 2,439
BUILDING PERMITS 137 452 32,966
BANKRUPTCIES 62 178 10,191
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 73 5,251
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 92 6,240
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 63 3,476

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