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VOL. 128 | NO. 205 | Monday, October 21, 2013

First Horizon Reports Third Quarter Loss

The Memphis-based parent company of the largest bank based in Tennessee swung to a third quarter loss, with a $200 million addition to its mortgage repurchase reserve contributing to a loss for the quarter of $107.5 million.

Fright Nights

Haunted houses highlight another spooky season

Although his official title is owner and operator of Hauntedweb of Horrors in Cordova, Patrick French’s friends and colleagues call him The Haunt Master.

Business Licenses Increase 4.9 Percent in Third Quarter

Business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s Office in the third quarter rose nearly 5 percent over third quarter 2012, and increased even more compared to the second quarter this year, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Mississippi River Mayors Cite Feds for Lack of Money

Natchez, Miss., Mayor Larry L. Brown came to Memphis last week with the kind of prepared remarks that are standard for gatherings where you have more than two mayors of cities.

Cohen Pushes Medicaid Expansion in Wake of Shutdown

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, got a lift back to his district from Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., at the end of a long week in Washington in which Congress ended the government shutdown just as it was hours from intersecting with the debt ceiling.

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EVENTS

Middle Tennessee State University will hold a “True Blue Tour” stop for 2014-2015 prospective students Monday, Oct. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free. Visit tinyurl.com/truebluetour to preregister.

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Committee Explores Government Health Insurance Costs

When those who know the details of health insurance plans used in city and county government, and those used at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and Shelby County Schools, sat down around a table last week, they quickly came to the conclusion that their workforces are essentially the same demographic.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

McCullough Blends Right Ingredients With ‘Chef Jenn’

Jennifer McCullough, the white chef’s coat behind the brand Chef Jenn, began cooking up a dream in her home kitchen.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Bite Yourself Before You Get Bitten

A few weeks ago we attended the FedEx Institute of Technology’s Innovation Expo to hear Philip Mudd, formally of the CIA and FBI, speak about risk, and A.G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble, discuss product development and market strategy. We will share with you their messages in our next two columns, as both had unique insight on strategy.

Leadership Memphis Boosting School Success

It is often said that good leaders inspire others to have confidence in their leadership. Great leaders inspire others to have confidence in themselves. This is exactly what the great leaders who have been a part of Leadership Memphis for the past thirty-five years have done; encourage the greatness in the emerging leadership in Memphis.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Google Stock Crosses $1,000 Mark After Earnings

NEW YORK (AP) – Google's stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time, helped by strong third-quarter results.

Retailers Face Season of Uncertainty

NEW YORK (AP) Will Washington be the Grinch who stole Christmas?

J.C. Penney to Open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season, as the beleaguered retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling period.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 52 136 5,209
MORTGAGES 79 182 6,891
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 1 38 1,594
BUILDING PERMITS 328 328 12,307
BANKRUPTCIES 70 175 5,475
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 58 2,119
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 85 182 7,240
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 43 1,501

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