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VOL. 130 | NO. 172 | Thursday, September 3, 2015

Firehouse's Red-Hot Potential on Display During Beer Garden

When the pop-up beer garden event Station 3: The Memphis Fire Haus makes its debut at the corner of Third Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in October, it will be a showcase for a property that has sat vacant since its arena neighbor opened in 2004.

City Defends 2010 Police Response to First Lipscomb Allegation

The Memphis Police Department took seriously a 2010 complaint of sexual abuse against the city’s director of Housing and Community Development, city chief administrative officer Jack Sammons said Wednesday, Sept. 2, after reviewing five-year-old emails.

What’s Next for Memphis College of Art's Downtown Space?

If the Memphis College of Art proceeds with consolidating its graduate school operations on its Overton Park campus, the South Main Historic Arts District would be left with a 48,000-square-foot opportunity in ready-to-lease space.

Retirees Could Shore Up Memphis Police Ranks

Memphis City Council members are exploring the idea of encouraging retired police officers to get back in uniform on a regular basis as reserve officers to keep the force from slipping to less than 2,000 officers.

Memphis to Soon Host 13th Annual Musculoskeletal Industry Conference

Memphis is gearing up to host what will be the 13th annual Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, an annual confab where surgeons, venture capitalists, angel investors, industry leaders and others gather to talk shop, and more.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Making the Money Last

Ray’s Take: Are you ready to live to age 95 or beyond? According to the Society of Actuaries, for an upper-middle-class couple, there is a 43 percent chance that one or both will reach at least age 95.

Transit Passes Benefit Employers, Workers

Commuting on public transit just got easier for a few thousand Memphians, thanks to a new bus route between Nonconnah Corporate Center and Airways Transit Center.

Punny Puzzler’s Passing the End of an Era

Reflecting at the end of an era: Park City, Utah. January 20, 2006. Susan and I clamber onto the bus that stops at the edge of the snow-filled parking lot. We remain standing, as the bus is full. We’re trying to explain to the driver that we’ve no idea where we are and only a faint idea of where we’re going.

Is State’s Role to Provide a Service or Turn a Profit?

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.

STATEWIDE

Documentary to Educate Tennesseans on Emergency Planning

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Public Television Council are teaming up to educate Tennesseans on emergency planning.

TVA Seeking Public Input on Coal Ash Study

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a study for closing coal ash storage sites.

STATE GOVERNMENT

More Tennessee Lawmakers Come Out Against Gas Tax Hike

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Add the chairman of the state Senate transportation committee to the list of opponents of raising Tennessee's gas tax in 2016.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fed Report Finds Economy Growing at Moderate Pace in Summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China's economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices.

Q&A: What Are the Signs of a 'Bear Market' for Stocks

The stock market's sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major U.S. stock indexes into what is known as a "correction." But when does a market correction effectively end a bull market and usher in a full-blown bear market?

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Wants to Guide Your News Consumption With App

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants to be a central part of how you consume news.

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