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VOL. 131 | NO. 31 | Friday, February 12, 2016

Biden to Visit Memphis Next Week

By Bill Dries

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Vice President Joe Biden will be in Memphis next week as one of several stops in three states to mark the seventh anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

JOE BIDEN

The stops in Memphis, New Orleans, and St. Paul, Minn., will be Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 18, with more specific details to be released later.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the “stimulus package,” was the Obama administration’s $840 billion effort aimed at recovering from the worst economic downturn in America since the Great Depression.

It was federal funding for what were termed “shovel-ready” public projects that would put unemployed Americans to work as quickly as possible.

As vice president, Biden oversaw the implementation of the act.

Biden arrives in Tennessee as early voting is underway in advance of the March 1 Tennessee presidential primaries. Minnesota’s presidential caucuses also are March 1, while Louisiana’s primary is March 5.

The Democratic presidential primary between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has featured a recent move by both to tout accomplishments of outgoing President Barack Obama.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 69 357 17,741
MORTGAGES 66 403 20,438
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 18 44 2,689
BUILDING PERMITS 208 696 36,641
BANKRUPTCIES 52 210 11,374
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 115 5,824
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 90 6,804
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 107 4,023