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VOL. 122 | NO. 168 | Thursday, September 6, 2007

A Fast Company

Securas fords rapid growth with new HQ

Some boxes need to be unpacked, some furniture needs to be rearranged and some décor needs to be hung on the walls, but Securas Consulting Group LLC's new Collierville headquarters soon will feel like home.

Environmental Court on Tap for Hickory Hill

Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter gently admonishes people who come into his courtroom for violations ranging from parking old cars in the yard to allowing property to fall into disarray.

Shy Thompson Finds Loudest Voice When Speaking for Clients

Tanja L. Thompson discovered a knack for the voice of other people when, as a child, she often found herself speaking for her German-immigrant parents. As a result, Thompson, who describes herself as shy, shed that introverted nature when it became necessary to represent others.

Council Passes Buck On 'Disgusting' Warehouse Proposal

A familiar and decidedly unwelcome name confronted City Council members on Tuesday's agenda. And the council reacted by sending the project for a warehouse near Memphis International Airport back to the Land Use Control Board (LUCB).

Architecture Month To Kick Off Saturday

June West gave a lecture recently to an interior design class at the University of Memphis and took the opportunity to encourage the students to sign up for a chalk art festival returning Downtown this month.

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EVENTS

The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will host Sherry Fisher at its monthly luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tower Room, 5100 Poplar Ave. The event is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Fisher will speak on "RBC Travel Protection: Understanding How it Works for You." Visit www.msabta.com for more information.

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Exports Boost Economy But Struggle Against Housing Crunch

WASHINGTON (AP) - A slowdown in manufacturing and construction means the economy needs to rely even more on exports to sustain growth.

Federal Reserve, Other Banking Agencies Urge Loan Companies to Help Prevent Mortgage Defaults

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve and other banking regulators issued special guidance Tuesday urging loan service companies to work with borrowers in danger of defaulting on their home mortgages.

NovaStar to Cut Back on New Loans, Pulls Stock Offering Amid Deteriorating Mortgage Market

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mortgage lender NovaStar Financial Inc. said Tuesday it was all but eliminating sales of new loans and will lay off more than 30 percent of its work force as it deals with continued deterioration in the mortgage market.

Loans to Banks by Federal Home Loan Bank System Jumped 16.6 Percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - Low-cost lending to financial institutions by the Federal Home Loan Bank system jumped 16.6 percent in August, the system's finance arm said Tuesday.

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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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