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VOL. 129 | NO. 82 | Monday, April 28, 2014

Ride-Sharing Services Launch in Memphis

Competing ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber have landed in Memphis.

Building It for the Long Haul

Orangetheory Fitness looks to keep members committed

Minus the cornfield backdrop, the owners of big-box gyms know that if they build it, the line from “Field of Dreams” will hold up and people will come. They most definitely will come.

Budget Specifics Come In for County Commission

Shelby County Commissioners are in that time of the year when crowded agendas yield to hearings and votes on a budget for the coming fiscal year.

Trustmark Bank Opens Headquarters in East Memphis

Trustmark Bank has officially opened its new regional headquarters location in East Memphis.

I Choose Memphis: Jittapong 'JT' Malasri

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
41°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, April 28, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order” is invited to attend. Call 324-5184.

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GOVERNMENT AGENDA

April 28 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

South Memphis Fence Grows Through Founder’s Experience

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Go Deep or Go Home

We meet companies and nonprofits who have been marketing to the same lists for years. Often, these lists and the assumptions about the people on their lists are more than a decade old. These aged lists may have been scrubbed, but that is simply for those who have fallen off the grid, one way or another. This point should be obvious to any reader of this column: there are major problems with this scenario.

STATEWIDE

Group Recognized for Advocating Education Data Use

NASHVILLE (AP) – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education is being recognized for its advocacy of the value of using education data to enhance instruction and improve student learning in Tennessee.

Questions About Who Would Get the Electric Chair

NASHVILLE (AP) – Lawyers and others disagree on whether a bill that passed in the Legislature could legally force death row inmates with older convictions to die by electric chair if lethal injection drugs aren't available.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Study: US Manufacturers Gaining Competitiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies.

Retailers Get Creative With Pinterest

NEW YORK (AP) – Target, Nordstrom and other big chains are pinning their hopes of attracting shoppers on social media.

REAL ESTATE

A Fading Middle-Class Perk: Lower Mortgage Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) – For three decades, the U.S. middle class enjoyed a rare financial advantage over the wealthy: lower mortgage rates.

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