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VOL. 129 | NO. 203 | Friday, October 17, 2014

First Horizon Swings Back to Quarterly Profit

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank moved back to profitable territory for the third quarter from a loss during the same period in 2013, reporting net income of $45 million, or 19 cents a share, for the period ending Sept. 30.

Exploring Possibilities

Arkansas Delta Flatlander ride features glimpse at future

Just a few weeks before construction is scheduled to begin on the Big River Crossing boardwalk on the Harahan Bridge, bicycle riders will gather in West Memphis for a 100-kilometer bike ride designed to showcase what’s on the other side of the bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk across the Mississippi River.

Bankruptcies Top 3,000 After Second-Quarter Dip

After a second quarter in which bankruptcy filings dipped below 3,000 for the first time since 2011, the total number of filings for the Memphis area rose slightly above 3,000.

Developer Focuses on Midtown Corner

Developer Charles S. Ryan is looking to expand his Midtown real estate holdings. For several years Ryan has held discussions with property owners around the intersection of Cooper Street and Central Avenue.

Carr Appointed to Chancery Court Vacancy

Attorney Oscar C. Carr III is the newest Shelby County Chancery Court judge.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
61.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 34%

EVENTS

Memphis Zoo will host Zoo Boo Friday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 19, and Oct. 24-26 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. Activities include trick-or-treat stations, not-so-haunted tour of Primate Canyon, straw maze, haunted hayride and more. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit memphiszoo.org.

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Schools Leaders Move Toward Cooperation

As the Achievement School District weighs a short list of a dozen low-performing Memphis schools for the state-run school district in the next school year, Shelby County Schools officials are involved in the selection process far more than they have been in past years.

SPORTS

Tigers Look to Johnson to be Floor Maestro

Most of them, the ones that become their college basketball team’s leading scorer or the guy that runs the show from the point, were always obvious talents.

Slive’s Influence Stretches Beyond SEC

What would the NFL be today if Pete Rozelle had never been the league’s commissioner? We might still just be watching pro football on Sunday afternoons.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Different Windows, Same Views

THIS MORNING. THIS TOWN. This morning, I woke up in a challenged neighborhood. You know the challenges well.

Promotions and Advanced Opportunities

In the past week, Satya Nadella’s words have been all over the internet, television and newspaper. You may have seen the Microsoft CEO’s original statements, his later retractions or commentary from outsiders.

MEMPHIS AREA

Freight Shipping Company Opening Memphis Center

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. says it is opening a new facility in Memphis.

STATEWIDE

Alexander, Ball Spar in Lone Tennessee Senate Forum

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Gordon Ball in their first and only joint appearance of Tennessee's U.S. Senate race on Thursday attacked each other as unsuited to hold the office.

Governor's Free Tuition Plan in Need of Mentors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's free tuition program is in need of mentors.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Jobless Aid Applications Fall to 14-Year Low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

Amazon Hires 80,000 Seasonal Holiday Workers

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season.

REAL ESTATE

Confidence Among US Homebuilders Slips in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders' confidence fell in October after four months of gains which had pushed the indicator to the highest point in nine years.

TECHNOLOGY

Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

FBI Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption

WASHINGTON (AP) – FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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