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VOL. 125 | NO. 97 | Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Center City to Consider Heap of Incentives

At Wednesday’s Center City Development Corp. meeting, the Downtown agency will consider awarding almost $160,000 in incentives to bring four real estate projects to fruition.

Trumbull Labs A Quiet Partner In Saving Lives

Patients rarely see members of a health care team that helps save lives throughout the Mid-South by identifying diseases and preventing blood loss from behind the scenes.

Industrial Market Fares Well Between Lines

In a case where the numbers don’t tell the entire story, Memphis’ industrial real estate market fared better in first quarter than what the data show.

Fannin Promoted to Director at Youth Villages Dogwood Campus

Nicole Fannin has been promoted director of Youth Villages Dogwood Campus.

Be a Scout When It Comes to Finances

Ray’s Take: When I say be a Boy Scout about your finances, I’m talking about being prepared.

Politicians Coalesce Around Relief Issue in Millington

Millington Mayor Richard Hodges has been studying how the various governments within Shelby County cooperate as part of the Metro Charter Commission.

‘Saved’ MED Hinges On Budget Boundaries

When interim Shelby County Mayor Joe Ford debated GOP mayoral nominee Mark Luttrell last week in East Memphis, he couldn’t have been more absolute.

MEMPHIS AREA

New Procedure Used in Meth Prosecutions in Memphis

MEMPHIS (AP) - Prosecutors in Shelby County are using a new procedure to handle all felony methamphetamine cases.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. House Fails to Revive English Licenses Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) – House Republicans failed Monday to revive legislation that would require Tennessee’s driver’s license test to be given only in English.

STATEWIDE

Sen. Herron Wants Tenn. Hazardous Dams Inspected

JACKSON (AP) - State Sen. Roy Herron wants authorities to begin inspecting dams that are considered "high hazard" but currently exempt from inspection.

Senate Democratic Leader Gives Budget Alternative

NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle has proposed an alternative budget plan he hopes will win the support of his Republican counterparts.

TVA Figures Show CEO, CFO Top $1 Million Pay

KNOXVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Valley Authority figures provided to The Knoxville News Sentinel under a Freedom of Information Act request show two top executives receive more than $1 million per year apiece.

US Senate Nears Vote on Four TVA Board Nominees

US Senate Nears Vote on Four TVA Board Nominees

REAL ESTATE

Home Construction Up, Building Permits Fall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes rose more than expected in April but new building permits fell sharply, signaling the industry's rebound could be short-lived.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart’s Q1 Net Income Rises 10 Percent

NEW YORK (AP)Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s first-quarter net income rose 10 percent as the world’s largest retailer benefited from cost-cutting and robust growth in its international business.

Pfizer to Trim 6,000 Jobs, Shut 8 Plants Worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Pfizer Inc. reported Tuesday it will cut 6,000 jobs as it trims manufacturing capacity for health care products worldwide after acquiring smaller rival Wyeth last year.

New Home Construction Rises, Wholesale Prices Dip

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of homes surged in April to the highest level in 18 months, fueled by buyers capitalizing on an expiring tax credit. Permits for new construction sank, signaling the rebound could fade.

SEC Chief: Early Findings Due in Trading Probe

BOSTON (AP) - Federal investigators on Tuesday will submit preliminary findings into a sudden plunge in financial markets, and exchanges will propose new trading rules aimed at preventing another such crash, the nation's top securities regulator said.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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