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VOL. 128 | NO. 133 | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Commission Awaits Next Budget Steps

When Shelby County Commissioners get together Wednesday, July 17, for committee sessions, they will probably begin to fill in some of the blank space left in the wake of their decision this week to vote down a $4.38 county property tax rate.

Removing Stigmas

La Paloma increases mental health options with outpatient center

Mental illness and addiction are common in the Mid-South and the rest of the nation, but about 60 percent of Americans don’t receive treatment.

Fant Expands Farmhouse With New Space, Staff

For media, Web and strategy firm Farmhouse, 2013 has proven to be a breakout year.

Electrical Workers Union Speaks Out Against Smart Meters

The union representing Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division employees, including meter readers, plans to take its problems with Smart Meters to the road – the side of the road.

West Appointed Director of Wings Cancer Foundation

Chris West has been appointed executive director of The Wings Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides care to cancer patients and their families. He has been interim director for the past six months.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
39°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 12 mph
Humidity: 65%

EVENTS

The Project Management Institute Memphis chapter will meet Wednesday, July 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Bob Mahler, consultant for the U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security, will present “Common Sense Risk Management.” Registration, which includes dinner, begins at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $20 at the door. Visit pmimemphis.org.

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MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Daniels Takes on New Role at Greater Memphis Chamber

The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Amy Daniels to the newly created position of senior vice president, membership and communications. Daniels, who has worked at the chamber for 17 years, will now oversee the membership department while continuing in her prior role, leading the communications and programming department.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Stop Bargaining; Start Negotiating

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series. Most business professionals have taken a class or read a book to sharpen their negotiating skills. Unfortunately, what’s often taught is how to bargain versus how to negotiate – and the two are vastly different. Bargaining is about determining who’s right, whereas negotiating is about determining what’s right.

MEMPHIS AREA

FedEx Settles Lawsuit Over Delivery Charges

FedEx Corp. has settled a lawsuit over claims that it routinely overcharged by billing deliveries to business and government offices at higher residential-delivery rates.

STATEWIDE

Nashville-Based Oreck Sold at Auction to Royal

NASHVILLE (AP) – The parent company of Hoover has purchased Nashville-based vacuum maker Oreck Corporation at a bankruptcy auction.

TVA Appoints New Chief Nuclear Officer

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has appointed Joseph Grimes as chief nuclear officer.

THP Cites 14 Percent Traffic Fatality Decline

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol says traffic fatalities on state roadways have declined nearly 14 percent for the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Kroger to Buy Harris Teeter for About $2.44 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger, the country’s largest traditional supermarket operator, said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. for about $2.44 billion in cash, boosting its presence in key Southeastern and mid-Atlantic markets.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

GOP-Led House Seeks to Punish IRS With Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) – The GOP-controlled House unveiled slashing cuts to the budget of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, punishing the beleaguered agency after it targeted tea party groups and other nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status.

GOP Wants Delay in Health Law's Individual Mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Framing a new argument against President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional GOP leaders called Tuesday for a delay in the law's requirement that individual Americans carry health insurance.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 63 269 16,682
MORTGAGES 85 313 21,745
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 56 4,322
BUILDING PERMITS 0 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 63 285 15,827
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 67 5,558
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 126 413 23,986
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 72 5,107

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