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VOL. 129 | NO. 114 | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Council Weighs Timeline for Key Votes

The Memphis City Council’s vote later this month on health insurance changes for city employees and retirees is critical in terms of increasing the city’s annual required contribution toward its unfunded pension liability.

Growth Strategy

Dunavant Logistics Group experiences strong gains

Cotton helped make Dunavant Enterprises into a worldwide brand, but the family and company have maintained a long-term association with the logistics industry.

Trolley Hiatus Comes at Critical Time for MATA

The decision by the Memphis Area Transit Authority to temporarily stop all trolley service comes at a time of broader change for the city’s mass transit system.

Babalu Tacos & Tapas Adds to Square

In the 1970s, Bill Latham worked as a waiter in Jackson, Miss., at the TGI Fridays restaurant there, one of the first few locations of the chain.

Conduit Global Opens Call Center

Civic and business leaders celebrated Conduit Global’s new call center Wednesday, June 11, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
82°F
Cloudy
Wind: 10 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

National Hispanic Professional Organization – Memphis will meet Thursday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Sheriff Bill Oldham will speak. On-site registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Email info@nhpomemphis.us.

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Belvedere Apartments Come Down for New Kroger Store

Work is underway this week to bring down the former Belvedere apartments on Union Avenue to make way for the new Midtown Kroger supermarket.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Shouldering Health Care Costs

Ray’s Take: The employer health care benefits that began in the 1950s as a perk to lure top workers have become an industry standard that many of us take for granted. Now the pendulum seems to be swinging back the other way in the face of rising health care costs.

OneLook at Family

Dear Judge Vic, Enjoyed your column about stenosing tenosynovitis. I once felt your pain. Who did your surgery? /s/ Curious

Why Retailers Need Tenant Representatives

National and regional retailers have embraced tenant representation for many years as a way to bring local market knowledge to their real estate site selection equation. The local retailer is apt to say, “I know my market well and what locations will work for me, so why do I need a tenant representative to increase my cost?”

STATEWIDE

TVA to Study Value of Small Providers Like Solar

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is studying the value of electricity produced from small, dispersed sites, such as solar, wind or small gas turbine installations.

Fight Rages Over Definition of Tennessee Whiskey

NASHVILLE (AP) – To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean?

Tennessee Health Officials Investigate Report of New Virus

NASHVILLE (AP) – Health officials in Tennessee say they are investigating what could be a new mosquito-borne virus in the state.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Food Companies Work With Farmers on Sustainability

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Some big food makers are getting serious about making sure farmers grow crops in ways that minimize damage to water, soil and the environment, according to a report released Wednesday that called for more companies to demand sustainable supplies.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Congress, FBI Moving on Veterans Affairs Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Senate Republicans Block Student Loan Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

REAL ESTATE

Many Seek New Homes Near Cities But are Priced Out

WASHINGTON (AP) – City living has been a blessing for Tim Nelson.

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PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 3,130
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
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