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VOL. 129 | NO. 85 | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Graceland Files Notice for 450-Room Whitehaven Hotel

Elvis Presley Enterprises has filed paperwork with the Land Use Control Board to move ahead with the first part of a long planned expansion of Graceland.

Under the Banner

‘Historically Hip’ Cooper-Young takes steps to define itself

If you’ve made your way to the Cooper-Young Historic District lately, you might have noticed the new banners hanging from street poles throughout the neighborhood.

International Paper Posts $95 Million First-Quarter Loss

Memphis-based International Paper Co. showed a net loss of $95 million for the first quarter of 2014, the company reported Wednesday, April 30.

Grizzlies Look to Clinch Tight Series

Through five playoff games, four overtimes and three wins in overtime, the Memphis Grizzlies have played fast and loose with opportunities.

Early Voting Enters Final Day

The last day of early voting Thursday, May 1, in advance of the May 6 Shelby County primaries finds Democratic partisans questioning each other and faulting election procedures. Meanwhile, Republican partisans have been relatively quiet.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
78°F
Fair
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 84%

EVENTS

The Downtown Alive concert series continues Thursday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Court Square. Earl “The Pearl” Banks and The Memphis Dawls will perform. The free series, produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis Music Foundation, continues Thursdays through June 26. Visit downtownmemphis.com for a schedule.

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Council Opens Budget Hearings With Cuts

Memphis City Council members opened budget hearings Tuesday, April 29, with no frills presentations from city division directors and leaders of agencies funded by the city.

Sullivan Branding Makes Quartet of New Hires

Businesses that whacked their advertising and marketing budgets a few years ago have started to spend again, which is good news for firms like Brian Sullivan’s.

Employers Get Affordable Care Act Rundown

In a world made more complicated for everyone by the Affordable Care Act, the title of a Wednesday morning seminar at the Crescent Club had to be attractive:

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Paying for the College Dream

Ray’s Take: Education is one of the greatest gifts you can give, and the value is clearly calculable. It’s also something that deserves a serious conversation.

You Ought to Be in Puzzles

Dear Judge Vic, Do you believe in hiding messages in a crossword puzzle – like for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and such? Curious.”

NATIONAL BUSINESS

What Does Wal-Mart Not Sell?

NEW YORK (AP) – The news that Wal-Mart is getting into the car insurance business begs the question: is there anything that the world's largest retailer doesn't hawk?

US Economy Slows to 0.1 Percent Growth Rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as a harsh winter exacted a toll on business activity. The slowdown, while worse than expected, is likely to be temporary as growth rebounds with warmer weather.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

GOP Blocks Democrats' Minimum Wage Try in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's economic plans and ensuring the issue will be a major feature of this fall's congressional elections.

Government Report Says US Lost $11.2 Billion on GM Bailout

NEW YORK (AP) – A new report says taxpayers lost $11.2 billion on the government's bailout of General Motors.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Unveils Host of Mobile-Friendly Features

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the 10-year-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood in front of hundreds of developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put "people first."

Wheeler Says FCC Won't Allow Internet ‘Slow Lane'

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 75 255 11,693
MORTGAGES 72 295 15,274
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 3 71 2,982
BUILDING PERMITS 198 590 27,844
BANKRUPTCIES 62 280 11,242
BUSINESS LICENSES 35 98 4,136
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 94 516 17,000
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 80 3,544

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