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VOL. 125 | NO. 184 | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Money Keeps Rolling for AutoZone

An improved inventory supply system allowed AutoZone Inc. to meet increased demand from cost-conscious consumers during an “extremely hot summer.”

City Beautiful

Three public art projects set to launch

Art is more than something pretty to look at.

Response Mixed to Government Small Biz Loan Programs

Tri-State Bank of Memphis has exchanged its nearly $2.8 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program money for a lower-cost infusion of federal capital that has a slightly different purpose – to boost bank loans to small businesses.

Wharton Outlines Vision for High Fitness Areas

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is suggesting the idea of “high fitness areas” where lots of people jog, walk and ride bikes.

Health Care Leaders Seek Cost-Control Strategies

With cost and quality becoming more transparent in health care, location is not always the primary factor for deciding which hospital gets a patient’s business.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 38%

EVENTS

The University of Memphis Career Services Office and the Academic Internship Office will hold its annual Career and Internship Expo Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom on campus. The fair is free and open to students and alumni. For more information, call 678-2239 or visit www.memphis.edu/careerservices.

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Branding Music’s Mojo Focus of AdFed Luncheon

As Memphis musicians and studios struggle to find work among the rubble of the record industry, the concept of brand entertainment partnerships offers interesting possibilities.

Daily News Takes In-Depth Look at Commercial Real Estate

The Daily News has published a special edition on commercial and and industrial real estate, now available online in PDF format. Click the thumbnail image on the right-hand side of the home page, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School

Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.

Going, Going, Gone

When most of us hear the phrase “closing techniques,” we immediately think of a pushy car salesman frantically trying to sell us a car, any car, that day. When selling business to business, which many of us are, often a more delicate approach is warranted.

HEALTH CARE

Pieces of Health Care Law Go Into Effect Thursday

Health care reform, signed into law six months ago, moves a step closer to completion Thursday, with the onset of a handful of provisions that will make it easier to get preventive care and protect people who might run out of insurance coverage.

Premiums for Medicare Private Plans Dip 1 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seniors enrolled in popular private health insurance plans through Medicare will pay a little less on average next year, the Obama administration said Tuesday.

REAL ESTATE

Home Construction Jumps 10.5 Pct in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home construction increased last month and applications for building permits also grew. The gains were driven mainly by apartment and condominium construction, not the much larger single-family homes sector.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Delta Ramp Workers to Vote on Union

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – More union votes are on tap for Delta Air Lines Inc.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Senators Pushing New Renewable Energy Mandate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senators are making another push at requiring utilities to use more renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal.

Warren and Geithner Tackle Mortgage Forms

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is promising to move quickly to simplify the paperwork consumers receive when taking out a home mortgage.

Fed Signals It Will Take Further Steps if Needed

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve signaled Tuesday that it's worried about the weakness of the recovery and is ready to take further steps to boost the economy if needed.

Bill Clinton: Economy, Disasters Imperil Millions

NEW YORK (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday warned of the growing devastation of the global economic downturn and said the dangers posed by natural disasters around the world had been increased by the effects of climate change.

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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
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