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March 31, 2006 RSS feed / Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

GM works to hold off bankruptcy Last week General Motors sold 78% of its commercial mortgage business, part of GMAC, bringing in $1.5 billion in cash and the repayment of $7.3 billion in intercompany loans. More...

MTC graduate knows no boundaries for success

Cedric Brown sets example of exemplary student

When Jim Reynolds, president and CEO of Total Comfort Service Center met Cedric Brown in 2000 as an intern, he saw something special: a reliable young man with great potential. More...

Star Profile

Merritt Brewer of the Five Points Association

Merritt McHaffie Brewer has been running the Five Points Association since the beginning of the year, and by all reports the merchants are happy with their new executive director. More...

Mortgage Survey

30-year fixed-rate US average Last week More...

The Stocks Yard

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letter to the editor

You do not need more nuclear power

Your article expresses a certain bemusement as to how the UK and France managed to have smart nuclear power plants. The answer is for the last 50 years the respective states have paid the bills and will continue so to do. More...