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VOL. 122 | NO. 229 | Monday, December 3, 2007

Builder Launches New Product Despite Housing Downturn

The best companies - those that not only survive, but thrive - are the ones that adapt to changing times and changing marketplaces.

Leading the Charge: Memphian keeps watchful eye on Iraq progress

CNN talk show host Wolf Blitzer earlier this month peppered the U.S. Army's highest-ranking non-commissioned officer with questions about the situation in Iraq. Blitzer, the host of CNN's "Late Edition," asked about everything from troop morale to the availability of munitions.

Diversified Products, Family Approach Drive Yuletide Office Supply

When coming up with a name for his new company, Paul Miller Sr. wanted one he was sure customers would be able to remember. Thinking of the excitement associated with Christmas and the holiday season, he came up with Yuletide.

Oh, The Good Ol' Days

Time Matters In Desire for Change To Sunshine Law

Too many items on the agenda and not enough meeting time. That's the bottom line rationale for a call by most on the Shelby County Board of Commissioners to change the Tennessee Open Meetings Law, also known informally as the Sunshine Law.

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EVENTS

The InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute will hold its Quarterly Conference Series today with social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and the lecture at 6 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. R.S.V.P. by calling 271-0000 or e-mailing gmishler@inmotionmemphis.org.

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Growth in Consumer Spending Slows While Construction Activity Drops Sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers battered by a slumping housing market and a credit crunch slowed the growth in spending to the smallest amount in four months. In another sign of weakness, construction activity fell by a larger-than-expected amount.

Poole: Economy Shouldn't be Punished to Teach Speculators a Lesson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve policymakers should consider the impact of turbulent financial markets on the economy's health when weighing interest rate decisions, a Fed official said Friday.

State Says IRS has Approved Maddox Foundation Settlement

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee officials and lawyers say the Internal Revenue Service has given final approval to a $55 million settlement over a disputed charitable trust.

Bredesen: Democrats Long Shot Against Alexander in Senate Race

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen doesn't like Democrats' chances in the U.S. Senate race next fall.

Treasury Sec'y Paulson Working With Regulators, Bank Execs to Develop Loan Modification Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is working with industry on a plan to extend lower, introductory interest rates on home loans before they reset at higher levels.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 97 254 10,536
MORTGAGES 134 303 12,320
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 639 22,636
BANKRUPTCIES 51 173 7,263
BUSINESS LICENSES 32 67 3,672
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 148 7,812
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 71 2,651

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