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VOL. 129 | NO. 132 | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wharton Says City Won’t ‘Split Hairs’ on Blue Flu

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Tuesday, July 8, the city will “approach it accordingly” when it comes to the more than 550 Memphis Police officers who have called in sick in the last week.

Finding Forever Homes

Humane Society looks to boost pet adoptions, competes for grant

It isn’t that there are not compelling animal stories. There are.

Brooks Residency Issue Grows More Political

Shelby County Commissioners seemed to settle one question Monday, July 7, about the residency challenge of Commissioner Henri Brooks.

City Official: No Blue Flu Threshold for National Guard

The state of Tennessee has offered to direct Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers to Memphis to help fill manpower gaps as a result of the hundreds of Memphis Police officers who’ve called in sick over the last week.

Airport Authority Looking at Rideshare Policy

The battle that has raged between ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber at airports across the country has finally landed at Memphis International Airport.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
44°F
Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

Rizzo’s Diner and the Memphis Crisis Center will hold a “Less to Wine About Wednesday” fundraiser Wednesday, July 9, at the restaurant, 106 G.E. Patterson Ave. Rizzo’s will donate 25 percent of the day’s profits to the crisis center. Visit rizzosdiner.com.

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Digital ‘Buy Local’ Platform MadeIn Set to Launch

Next week, a venture called MadeIn is launching a new shopping platform in Memphis to connect people to a website where they can buy and sell local goods.

Blue Flu Tops 550 Cops Out

As Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong has watched the number of police officers on sick leave grow and top 550, so has much of the city.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Cushman & Wakefield Adds Yates to Capital Markets Team

Alex Yates has joined the Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Capital Markets team as vice president, assisting and executing investment sales, debt/equity placement and development advisory projects. Yates’ efforts will be heavily concentrated in multifamily and retail, but he will focus on other product types as well.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Top 10 Email Marketing Best Practices

Part two in a two-part series. Email marketing has advanced significantly over the past decade, with the potential to be one of the strongest performers of all weapons in your marketing arsenal due to its unique ability for highly personalized content and comprehensive tracking delivered straight to the consumers’ inbox. Unfortunately, it’s also, perhaps, one of the most poorly executed of the marketing channels.

MEMPHIS AREA

Priscilla Presley Tells Upset Fans to 'Calm Down'

MEMPHIS (AP)Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband Elvis Presley to "please calm down" after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland.

University of Memphis Gets Grant for Study of Artifacts

MEMPHIS (AP) – The University of Memphis says three of its professors have received a National Park Service grant to study ancient Native American artifacts.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Embattled Education Commissioner Gets Support

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is getting some support amid criticism of his leadership.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Companies Post Most Jobs in 7 Years in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.

US Consumer Borrowing Rises at Slower Pace in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in May compared to the prior month.

Survey Finds Math, Science Grads Earn Top Dollar

WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.

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