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VOL. 124 | NO. 170 | Monday, August 31, 2009

County Commission Approves Metro Charter Commission

Next Stop City Council

Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday to form a Metro Charter Commission. The resolution passed on a 9-2 vote.

First Horizon CEO Rises Above Market Turbulence

The logo of First Horizon National Corp. is a small piece of the Tennessee state flag.

Stanford Receiver Wants Money Back from Advisers – Including Stanley

The court-appointed receiver in charge of what remains of jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford’s business is going after money former Stanford advisers made from selling bogus certificates of deposit.

Bailey To Leave Circuit Court After 19 Years On Bench

Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey is resigning from the court after 19 years on the bench. Bailey announced his resignation effective Sept. 15 in a letter to Gov. Phil Bredesen.

GOP Senators Put Cost Control First In Health Care Reform

The sign over a hospital toilet illustrated why health care costs are soaring in the United States, said U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming after touring Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.

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Panera Bread will host a special preview of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2009-2010 season Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its new location, 7850 Poplar Ave., Suite 2. Collected donations will benefit GPAC. Reservations are due today. For reservations, e-mail rsvppanera@gmail.com.

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Consumer Spending Edges Up in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer spending increased in July with help from the popular Cash for Clunkers program, but household incomes, the fuel for future spending increases, were flat.

All in Favor: The forces behind the latest push for city-county consolidation

For the first time in 30 years, government consolidation is moving to the ballot.

Proceed With Consolidation Effort, But Be Reasonable, Astute, Honest

Maybe proponents of a city-county consolidation charter should have waited for the political dust to settle before embarking on such a sweeping effort. On the other hand, it’s difficult to see when a period of calm might descend to help things along.

Plea Deal Reveals New Details About Swindle Case

HOUSTON (AP) – The former finance chief for jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford said his boss created a business empire where blood oaths were taken to secure loyalty, bribes were paid from a secret Swiss bank account and investor profits were more fiction than financial genius.

Bach’s Lunch Celebrates Anniversary, Business Growth

Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, Bach’s Lunch is the heart of the office tower.

Music of Duke Ellington To Kick Start BPACC Showcase Season

The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) kicks off its Showcase season with a tribute concert of the utmost sophistication. Jazz and blues singer Joyce Cobb and pianist Donald Brown will host a “Symphonic All-Duke Ellington Night” Saturday at 8 p.m.

Financial Crisis Cripples New Affordable Housing

For thousands of low-income renters nationwide – but especially in rural towns and small cities – the recession is hitting home in an unexpected way.

Analyst Lifts FedEx 2 Notches to 'Outperform'

NEW YORK (AP) – An analyst upgraded shares of FedEx Corp. to "Outperform" from "Underperform," saying slight improvements in global package volume, wage cuts and the possible bankruptcy of a major trucking company will drive earnings – and in turn, shares – higher.

Sector Snap: Paper and Pulp Producers Raise Prices

NEW YORK (AP) – Paper and pulp producers raised prices last week as the once-beleaguered industry takes advantage of several years of capacity cuts amid scattered signs of a post-recession rise in demand.

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