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VOL. 122 | NO. 183 | Thursday, September 27, 2007

Gloves On, Gloves Off

Herenton sticks to 'charm offensive' instead of debating competitors

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has run for the same elected office five times.

Real Estate Lawyers Feel Market Pinch

Real estate lawyers might not sell homes or underwrite mortgage loans, but they are feeling the effects of the nationwide housing crunch as much as anyone.

Ogletree Deakins' Holmes Honored for Labor and Employment Work

Charles V. Holmes is one of four attorneys in the Memphis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC to be named in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Hedge Fund Bankruptcy Echoes in Memphis

A ripple effect continues to be felt in Memphis in the wake of a Connecticut hedge fund firm's 2005 collapse, something federal prosecutors have said was the result of a $300 million fraud.

CollegeCareerCorps Works to Attract, Retain Talent in IT Field

Information Technology (IT) jobs represent one of the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S. economy, with more than 1 million new jobs projected to be added through 2014. Six of the 30 occupations expected to grow the fastest are IT-related, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Executive Employment Law Seminar Series will continue today from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. This week's topic is "Non-competes." The event is $25 per person, payable at the door. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling Sheila Lindsey at 683-1850.

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Severe Drought Zaps Local Farmers

Despite some recent showers, West Tennessee farmers and cattle producers are feeling the effects of the drought that has engulfed the Southern United States since May.

First Horizon Places Third on AARP Best Employers List

CHICAGO (Dow Jones/AP) - Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., parent company of First Tennessee Bank, has placed third on the 2007 AARP "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" list.

Late Payments Fall for Credit Cards, Rise on Home-Equity Lines of Credit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Late payments on credit card bills dipped in the second quarter, while delinquencies on home equity lines of credit climbed to a 5 1/2-year high, painting a mixed picture of how people are managing their debt.

Texas Man Sues Over Stolen Bone Implanted in his Neck

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A man who found out the bone implanted in his neck to relieve back pain was stolen from a corpse is suing a medical technology company and several tissue processing businesses, including two in Tennessee.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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