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VOL. 126 | NO. 170 | Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Radians Seeks 8-Year PILOT

Radians Inc., a Bartlett-based supplier of a line of safety products like protective eyewear, is looking to consolidate its headquarters and distribution functions into one large facility and has applied for a local tax incentive to help it do so.

Musical Milestone

Shell’s 75 years built on community support

Mortimer Levitt was a businessman who built an empire of menswear stores around the country and who also had a deep love of the arts.

Interviews Next Step in Board Selection

In a week, Shelby County Commissioners expect a long day when they interview contenders for the seven appointments they are to make to the new countywide school board.

Rebranding: Creating Local Personality

While the services of companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell’s Soup Co. and FedEx vary greatly, all three share a common thread that keeps its following coming back for more – a solid brand.

Medtronic Device Helping People Resume Life

A man who recently became one of only about 1,200 people ever to complete a swim across the English Channel is the recipient of an artificial disc developed by Medtronic’s Memphis-based Spinal and Biologics Unit that enabled him to dive back into his favorite past-time.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will present “The Mastermind Principle: From the Book ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

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Officials Increase Crime Prevention Programs

Just as statistics have driven the Blue CRUSH anti-crime strategy, U.S. Justice Department officials in Memphis this week said they are confident other statistics can point to strategies that will prevent crime.

The MED Completes Executive Team

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has announced its executive team is now complete following the recent appointment of a new chief medical officer and senior vice president of human resources.

Candidates Prep for Annual HobNob Event

It began its run at the old Libertyland theme park at the Mid-South Fairgrounds in the 1990s as such traditional picnic political forums as the old St. Peter’s picnic in Midtown were winding down.

Hernandez Joins Ballet Memphis as Director of Dev.

Cathy Hernandez has joined Ballet Memphis as director of development. She also is an adjunct professor of arts administration and thesis adviser at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Walking The Talk

This is my 52nd column for The Daily News. That’s right, I’ve been talking for a solid year about how to engage and inspire employees, how to build high performing teams and how to increase honesty and decrease stress in the workplace. It’s heady stuff, this advice giving.

Vote With Your Investments Too

Ray’s Take: People get passionate about politics, but you only get to cast your ballot in elections a time or two a year at the most. Of course, there are other ways to be involved in politics in order to have a little more influence on things. Or, you can put your money where your politics lean and vote with your investments all year long.

STATEWIDE

Dollar General Brings in the Shoppers; Shares Jump

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General was able to lure more budget-conscious customers through its doors during the second quarter and it easily beat Wall Street expectations on both net income and revenue Tuesday.

State Accepting Applications for Business Grants

NASHVILLE (AP) – The state is accepting applications for a competitive grant to support nine regional business accelerators across Tennessee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

CNN Gets More Personal, Buys iPad Magazine Zite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – CNN has acquired Zite, an iPad service that learns about readers' tastes and customizes a digital magazine with stories from hundreds of different websites.

Planes, Trains, Buses Return to Normal – Almost

NEW YORK (AP) – The nation's planes, trains and buses had their first full day of near-normal service since Thursday, as most passengers stranded by Hurricane Irene slowly made their way home.

Kroger Grocery Stores to Observe 9/11 Silence

CINCINNATI (AP)Kroger Co. supermarkets across the country will observe a moment of silence on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Some Fed Officials Sought More Economic Stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some Federal Reserve officials pushed in August for a more aggressive response to the economy's slowdown. They settled for a plan to keep rates near zero for another two years and a won agreement to discuss more options at an extended meeting in September.

Biden Calls for New Clean Energy Policy for US

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The United States can't lead the world in the 21st century with its current energy policy, Vice President Joe Biden told alternative technology supporters Tuesday at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas.

Obama: 7 Proposed Regs Would Each Top $1 Billion

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says his administration is considering seven new government regulations that would cost the economy more than $1 billion each a year, a tally Republicans will pounce on to argue that Congress needs the power to approve costly government rules.

REAL ESTATE

Spring Buying Boosts Home Prices in US Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) – Spring buying pushed home prices up for a third straight month in most major U.S. cities in June. But the housing market remains shaky, and further price declines are expected this year.

Ex-Beazer Homes CFO Giving Back $1.4M in SEC Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The former chief financial officer of Beazer Homes will give back about $1.4 million in bonuses and profits from sales of company stock during a time when federal regulators say the homebuilder was committing accounting fraud.

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