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VOL. 129 | NO. 39 | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

School Board Approves 10 School Closings

The Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday, Feb. 25, to close 10 Memphis schools with the new school year.

Vapor Haze of the Future

Popularity of e-cigarettes grows though risks unclear

Create A Cig, located in a strip mall on Poplar Avenue across from East High School, is not just an electronic cigarette retail store.

Complaint Alleges Deutsche Bank Discrimination

Deutsche Bank allegedly discriminated against minority neighborhoods in the Memphis area in the way it handled bank-owned properties, according to a complaint filed with the federal government.

School Board Restructuring Plan on Way to Mays

Two months after all sides in the federal court case over the reformation of public education in Shelby County settled their remaining differences over the formation of suburban school districts, the judge in the case is about to review a new part of the three-year-old lawsuit.

Southeastern Asset Management Posts Strong 2013

The annual year-end commentary from Memphis-based Southeastern Asset Management always provides an instructive look at the economic landscape and a peek at the playbook of an investment firm led by a pair of prominent Memphis businessmen.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
85°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 40%

EVENTS

The University of Memphis will host the Civil Rights in Memphis luncheon and panel discussion Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center Bluff Room, 499 University St. Visit memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs for more information.

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Shelby Forest Parents Applaud Rezoning Proposal

The first reviews of the tentative Shelby County Schools rezoning plan for students were positive, with the plan winning applause Monday, Feb. 24, from parents in the Shelby Forest area.

Tigers Push Nichols to Be Aggressive

You hear it all the time: A freshman needs to know his place. And although University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner didn’t say that to forward Austin Nichols, and teammates didn’t tell him to stand down, there was an element of hesitation in his game.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Wells Joins Evans Petree as Associate

Julie Wells has joined Evans Petree PC as an associate in the East Memphis office, focusing her practice in health care law and general business matters. She previously worked at Baptist Medical Group, where she played an integral role in physician practice acquisitions and contractual-related matters.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Stop Asking for Referrals

Referred prospects offer one of the strongest returns of any marketing or sales strategy you can deploy. After all, a good referral costs nothing to generate and a referred prospect is much more likely to become a customer than an average lead.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bill Seeks to Do Away With Common Core Standards

NASHVILLE (AP) – Thousands of Tennesseans have signed a petition supporting the state's Common Core standards amid efforts by some lawmakers to do away with them.

Haslam Asks Feds for Medicaid Counterproposal

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday he has asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make a counterproposal to Tennessee's efforts to carve out a special deal for Medicaid expansion.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

JPMorgan to Cut 8,000 Jobs This Year

JPMorgan Chase plans to eliminate a total of 8,000 jobs this year as its mortgage business shrinks and as the giant bank aims to control costs at its branches.

HEALTH CARE

Rules to Limit Marketing Unhealthy Food in Schools

WASHINGTON (AP) – Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.

Lilly Diabetes Drug Meets Late-Stage Goal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Eli Lilly and Co.'s experimental injectable diabetes treatment dulaglutide fared on par in a late-stage study with another drug that's already on the market.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Prices Dip for Second Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 110 154 13,810
MORTGAGES 135 193 18,019
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 39 3,544
BUILDING PERMITS 430 430 32,733
BANKRUPTCIES 52 130 13,133
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 45 4,750
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 83 204 20,104
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 33 4,230

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