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VOL. 125 | NO. 151 | Thursday, August 5, 2010

Memphis Mourns

Lorenzen Wright (1975-2010)

Friends and family of former Memphis Tigers and NBA basketball player Lorenzen Wright offer tribute at a memorial service at FedExForum Wednesday. Mourners at the public service included government dignitaries, former teammates and civic leaders.

Local Investors to Buy One Commerce

U.S. Bancorp has accepted the bid from a local investment group to buy One Commerce Square at 40 S. Main St.

Up to 3K Voters Affected by Poll Problem

As many as 3,000 voters may have been affected by a problem Thursday morning at some polling places in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Election Commission chairman Bill Giannini.

Election Day Arrives With Plenty of Drama

Voters in Shelby County go to the polls Thursday for the second of three election rounds this year.

FDA Proposals Could Affect Memphis Medical Companies

Memphis medical device companies are closely looking at new recommendations released late Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that affect the approval track for many of their products.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
62.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 32%

EVENTS

The Mid South Area Business Travelers Association will meet Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East Memphis, 5795 Poplar Ave. Scott Brockman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will speak. To register, visit www.msabta.org.

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Southwest Raises $10M For Nursing and Science Building

Help is on the way for the nursing shortage in Shelby County.

Baker Donelson Honored for Diversity

The 73rd largest law firm in the U.S. is among the country’s most diverse, according to a new ranking from MultiCultural Law magazine.

Shanker Sees Growth Ahead For Health Law

Scott B. Shanker expects a busy year ahead with big changes.

Think Before You Refinance

Refinancing is the new black. Every homeowner’s doing it or considering it. And why not? Refinance rates are at the lowest rates we may ever see.

Light Their Fire: Get Employees To Say ‘I Do’

A whole industry has grown up around culture and customer service. No wonder. Studies show that 80 percent of employees are not fully engaged in their jobs. Eighty percent.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Retail Data: Americans Stayed Cautious in July

NEW YORK (AP) – Worried about the stalling economic recovery, Americans remained reluctant to spend at stores in July, especially on pricier items like jewelry, though they let go of some money for travel, according to data released Wednesday.

Service Sector Grows More Quickly in July

NEW YORK (AP) – Growth in the U.S. service sector picked up in July, according to a trade group's survey, in a good sign for the overall economy and the job market.

Mortgage Applications Rise 1.3 Percent Last Week

NEW YORK (AP) – Applications for home loans edged up last week as mortgage rates continued to hover near the lowest level in decades.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Senate Jobs Bill Clears Key Hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in the Senate earned a long-sought win Wednesday as a $26 billion measure to help states and local school boards with their severe budget problems cleared a GOP filibuster.

Treasury Says Scaling Back Borrowing Capacity

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it has scaled back its annual borrowing capacity by $232 billion since April and plans further gradual cuts in coming months.

Lawmakers Focus on Chemical Used in Gulf Cleanup

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers pressed government scientists Wednesday to explain what effects a chemical used to get rid of oil will have on the Gulf's ecosystem, even as a new report by the Obama administration characterized the effort as remarkably successful.

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PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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