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VOL. 129 | NO. 113 | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MicroPort to Invest $100 Million in Arlington Expansion

MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. is expanding its Arlington location, investing $100 million over the next five years and creating 171 new jobs.

Eye Care Deserts

SAVE addresses vision needs of city’s children

By the time students are on board SAVE’s mobile vision unit the secret is out.

MATA to Stop Trolleys, Evaluate Future of Fleet

The Memphis Area Transit Authority will stop running all trolleys starting Wednesday, June 11, as the transit authority decides how best to renovate or replace the fleet of 15 trolleys.

Shelby County Mortgage Market Dips 2 Percent in May

Sam Goff, a vice president of mortgage and senior loan originator with Independent Bank, said he’s “covered up” at the moment with requests for mortgage pre-qualifications.

Coalition Vows Push for Minority Business Gains

For decades, goals and percentages have been set for minority business participation in city and county governments.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
88°F
Thunder
Wind: 20 mph
Humidity: 58%

EVENTS

Greater Memphis Chamber and the New Memphis Institute will hold a Celebrate What’s Right lunch Wednesday, June 11, at noon at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Chamber President and CEO Phil Trenary and members of the Chairman’s Circle will discuss the chamber’s five “moon mission” initiatives. Tickets are $30. Visit newmemphis.org.

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Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Flagged in Audit

The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is one of four federal VA hospitals in Tennessee that the Veterans Health Administration – in a national audit announced Monday, June 9 – flagged for further review and investigation.

Judicial Campaigns Get Testy With Endorsements

Some of the reticence about political combat that defines local nonpartisan judicial elections is beginning to wear thin with a little more than a month until the start of early voting for the Aug. 7 elections.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Health Choice Selects Jones to Lead Provider Engagement

LaTasha Jones has been named director of provider engagement at Health Choice LLC, where she will be responsible for directing and managing the implementation of a clinical integration database for Health Choice providers and practices.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Use Repeatable Sales Process for Scalable Biz Growth

For many B2B companies, the ability to grow correlates with the ability to effectively expand the sales team. If each member of your team has his own approach to selling your company’s products and services, replicating success and scaling your company can be difficult.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Democrats Hire Abortion Amendment Staffer

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Democratic Party has hired a new staffer to work against a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion in the state.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Drops Investigation Into Diageo Storage Case

NASHVILLE (AP) – Alcohol regulators have abruptly ended their investigation into whether liquor giant Diageo violated state laws by storing whiskey made in Tennessee in neighboring Kentucky.

Public Safety Panel to Partner With Advocacy Group

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Governor's Public Safety Subcabinet is partnering with a national advocacy group to review Tennessee's sentencing and correction policies.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Businesses Ramped Up Job Searches in April

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies advertised more jobs in April than in any month in six and a half years, a possible harbinger of strong hiring in the months ahead.

SunTrust Joins Effort to Upgrade Bank Branches

ATLANTA (AP) – The largest bank based in Georgia has joined a national push to upgrade branches, spurred by customers who prefer online banking to waiting in a teller line.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

FAA OKs Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

IRS to Publicize 'Bill of Rights' for Taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service wants to read taxpayers their rights.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 238 10,116
MORTGAGES 103 297 13,172
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 59 2,597
BUILDING PERMITS 192 562 24,086
BANKRUPTCIES 75 227 9,760
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 71 3,674
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 126 390 14,353
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 68 3,131

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