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VOL. 130 | NO. 14 | Thursday, January 22, 2015

EDGE Approves Incentives for Memphis Ikea Store

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has been awarded an 11-year tax break to develop a $64 million store near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway that is expected to employ 175 people.

The Journey

Hnedak Bobo Group provides travel scholarships to employees

May Branden Canepa will touch down on Spanish soil in late May, realizing a decade-long dream to walk a portion of El Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route that winds its way to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela.

Overton Square to Celebrate 45 Years

Overton Square is preparing to throw a party that’s been 45 years in the making, the commemoration of a milestone for one of the city’s premier restaurant and entertainment districts that’s once again hopping with activity.

Hopson Plans Slated for Public Debate

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson has proposed ending a single school building housing a conventional SCS school next to a state-run Achievement District School, a move Hopson has talked about making since he became superintendent.

Boyd Gets Encore as City Council Member

After serving less than a year on the Memphis City Council in 2011, Berlin Boyd is back on the council and working toward a longer stay.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 47%

EVENTS

National Black MBA Association, Memphis chapter will host its 2015 kickoff meeting, “Reaching Your Financial Goals: How Fit is Your Plan?” Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at International Paper headquarters, Tower 3, 6400 Poplar Ave. The guest speaker is Roland Cole, financial adviser with Duncan-Williams’ Private Client Group. Visit nbmbaamemphis.org.

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Iberiabank opens new Memphis branch Monday

Iberiabank is opening a new branch in Memphis on Monday.

Fairgrounds TDZ Agreement Getting Closer

The deal to win Shelby County government’s backing of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s plan for a Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone is getting more complex.

Fighting Breast Cancer Requires Awareness

To “fight like a girl,” as the slogan on so many pink T-shirts says, starts with knowing the enemy. Breast cancer is pervasive enough that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.

Tigers Penalize 12 Players For Miami Beach Bowl Fight

The University of Memphis has completed its internal review of the on-field fight that followed the Tigers’ Miami Beach Bowl win against Brigham Young University last month.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Save Time in Addition to Money

Ray’s take: I’ve often heard that you can tell more about a person by looking at how he or she spends their time and money rather than what they claim is important to them. January is a good time to take stock of not only your finances but also how you spend your time. And the two can be related.

Hello, Josephine!

Wikipedia indicates that a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew “charted #7 on the Billboard R&B charts and #14 on the Billboard pop charts” in 1960. The actual title of the song was “My Girl Josephine,” although “in various cover versions,” it became known as “Hello Josephine.” It’s a bluesy number, easy to play on the guitar, and the lyrics begin:

Why the Market Has Fallen in 2015

Stronger dollar = higher valuations. The stock market overreached in 2013, expecting big things from 2014. Earnings estimates for 2014 were for growth of 10-plus percent. High expectations boosted valuations above long-term averages.

MEMPHIS AREA

Rape Kit Testing Leading to Indictments in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say nearly 5,000 of 12,000 backlogged rape evidence kits have been tested in Memphis, leading to dozens of indictments.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Hits the Road to Promote Insure Tennessee Proposal

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday kicked off a statewide tour to make the hard sell for his proposal to extend health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Casino Revenue Flat in December, Down for 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's 17 casinos along the Mississippi River won less than $1 billion for gamblers last year for the first time since 1994.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Alexander Elected to Chair Senate Appropriations Panel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been elected to chair the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

HEALTH CARE

Government Closer to Goal of 9.1 Million Enrolled Under Health Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law.

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) – Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows – and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.

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PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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