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VOL. 131 | NO. 213 | Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FedEx Subsidiary Expanding With Memphis Health Care Facility

FedEx subsidiary Genco is opening a 1.1 million-square-foot multitenant warehouse for health care manufacturers in Memphis along with a similar facility in Ontario, Canada.

Germantown PILOT for MAA Headquarters Move to TraVure Approved

Memphis-based Mid-America Apartments LP has won approval from Germantown leaders of financial incentives for a new headquarters in the TraVure development in Germantown.

Residents Embracing Big River Crossing

On the first Saturday morning in which it was consistently autumn by the weather conditions as well as the calendar, political leaders on both sides of the Mississippi River walked from Memphis and West Memphis to meet in the middle of the Big River Crossing.

Increasing Firms Eligible for Contracts Could Propel More Minority Businesses

City Hall’s effort to improve the level of business Memphis does with minority-owned firms has to meet up with the broader local effort to improve the growth of minority businesses in private, business-to-business contracts, says one of the leaders of the 2-year-old renewed push on both fronts.

Local Early Vote Turnout Tops 56,600

More than 56,000 citizens voted early in Shelby County over the first four days of the early voting period in advance of the Nov. 8 general election.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: West at 17.3 mph
Humidity: 76%


The Orpheum Theatre will present “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Tuesday through Sunday, Oct. 25-30, at 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for show times and tickets.

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Last Word: MAA and TraVure, JT Votes Early and Minority Biz Momentum

Big news overnight for one of several corporate headquarters moves we’ve been watching in the last year. Mid-America Apartments LP is poised to become the anchor of the TraVure mixed-use development on the western side of Germantown.

EMPHASIS Health Care

Campbell Clinic Spine Center Reflects Changing Health Care Landscape

Campbell Clinic’s Cordova-area spine center is a manifestation of some of the big themes driving the evolution of health care today.

McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic Successful and Thriving in 20th Year

Early in their careers Dr. Mary McDonald and Dr. Susan Murrmann ended up in the same Memphis OB/GYN group. A private management company offered to buy the group, Murrmann recalls, and every physician was in line to get about a half-million dollars right up front.

Claims Pushing ACA Marketplace Rates Higher, Some Providers Out

Memphians with health care insurance through the state’s marketplace exchange or those looking to acquire health care insurance are bracing for rate increases that come on Jan. 1.


Embedding Innovation In An Organization

It takes two factors to make innovation real at an organization: concepts and culture. Work on both at the same time and the rest will emerge as a byproduct of the process.

Two Leadership Requirements: Honesty and Trust

Are you brave enough to have an open and honest conversation about your organization’s fundraising? Are you willing to step out from behind your role as executive director and have an honest talk with your board chair?


Tennessee State, Google Partner to Prepare Tech Students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee State University has received designation as a Google School through a partnership with the tech company.

New 'Papers of Andrew Jackson' Volume Available

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new volume of "The Papers of Andrew Jackson" has been published and is available through the University of Tennessee Press.


TD Ameritrade to Buy Scottrade in $4B Cash-and-Stock Deal

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs.

REI to Close Again for Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) – Specialty outdoor retailer REI will keep its stores closed on the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year, even though it's one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It will also again pay employees for the day off in a campaign that encourages people to spend time outdoors.

Burger King Owner Beats Expectations, But Sees US 'Softness'

NEW YORK (AP) – Restaurant Brands International reported a rise in third-quarter sales Monday at its Burger King and Tim Horton stores, but the growth was much lower than a year ago. The company's shares fell nearly 4 percent.

Another Bid From China for US Hotel; $6.5B for Hilton Stake

NEW YORK (AP) – HNA Group is snapping up a 25 percent ownership stake of the Hilton hotel chain for about $6.5 billion, the latest attempt by a Chinese interest to acquire real estate in the U.S.


One-Fourth of US Cancer Deaths Linked With 1 Thing: Smoking

CHICAGO (AP) – Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict.


Lexus, Toyota and Buick Top New Auto Reliability Survey

DETROIT (AP) – Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

One-Fourth of US Cancer Deaths Linked With 1 Thing: Smoking

CHICAGO (AP) – Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict.

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