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VOL. 126 | NO. 171 | Thursday, September 1, 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.

Fantasy Madness

Fantasy football leagues good for bar business

With the NFL lockout lifted, sports bars and restaurants in Memphis are ready for some football.

Weekly Pubs Expand Coverage For The Daily News

In a time of historic uncertainty for the newspaper industry, The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. has prevailed by adapting and expanding its footprint.

Authority Nixes Pyramid From Non-Compete

With a quick voice vote, the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority agreed Tuesday afternoon to tweak the strict non-compete clause of an operating agreement with Memphis Grizzlies owner Hoops LP.

Epilogue in Securities Fraud Case Concludes

A postscript to the largest securities fraud cases ever tried in Memphis federal court came to a quiet end last month with a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald on an issue that comes up often in federal and state criminal cases.

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EVENTS

State Systems will host a lunch and learn titled “High Definition Surveillance – Seeing is Believing” Thursday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites Memphis, 1022 S. Shady Grove Road. The event is free, and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Debbie Jones at 531-6564 or djones@statesystemsinc.com.

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Baker Donelson’s Bearman Honored for Pro Bono Work

Pro bono work is a key component of David L. Bearman’s law practice. His first trial as a professional attorney was pro bono, and this year he clocked more than 200 hours representing clients free of charge.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Use PR as Weapon Against Competition

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series. With the rise in digital media and the advertising noise cluttering the marketplace, getting noticed by prospective customers has become increasingly challenging. Standing out is key in advertising – either through a highly creative or compelling campaign, or by the sheer volume of your messaging.

Have ‘Mondegreens’ Had Their Day?

The word “Mondegreen” made it into the dictionary in 2000, 46 years after it was coined. I guess I haven’t written about it since before that time.

STATEWIDE

Federal Cuts Could Cost State More Than 5,000 Jobs

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee agencies would have to cut more than 5,000 jobs if Congress reduces the state's federal funds by as much as 30 percent.

Haslam Not Ready to Say How TN Would Handle Cuts

VONORE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam isn't ready to say how Tennessee would respond if the deep cuts to the state's share of federal funding become a reality.

Tenn. Supreme Court Considers Bidding System

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court is considering having lawyers bid on representing the poor in certain types of cases.

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' is Safety Slogan

NASHVILLE (AP) – State troopers are stepping up DUI enforcement over the Labor Day weekend.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Medtronic Completes 2 Acquisitions for $585M

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)Medtronic Inc. said Wednesday it completed its acquisitions of Peak Surgical Inc. and Salient Surgical Technologies Inc., a pair of companies that make energy-based surgical tools used to minimize bleeding.

Government Sues to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to block AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA on grounds that it would raise prices for consumers.

Report: 25 Firms Paid More in CEO Pay Than Taxes

Twenty-five of the 100 largest U.S. corporations paid their chief executives more last year than they paid in federal income taxes, according to a report released Wednesday.

Unemployment Rates Fell in Most US Cities in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in a majority of U.S. cities in July, despite a weak economy that is producing few jobs.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Obama to Address Congress Next Week on Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will lay out his jobs plan in a prime television time address next week to a rare joint session of Congress, the White House said Wednesday.

Obama: Failing to Extend Highway Bill Inexcusable

WASHINGTON (AP) – Warning of dire consequences for the nation's workers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Congress to extend bills to fund highways and air travel that he said would protect a million jobs.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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