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VOL. 130 | NO. 210 | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Could Amazon Challenge FedEx?

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but depending on who’s doing the imitating, it could also represent a major threat.

Grizz Tip Off Season to Begin Pursuit of Another Playoffs Run

The Memphis Grizzlies had just endured a 22-60 season, a season so bad that coach Mike Fratello had been fired right after Christmas.

Analysis: AutoZone Firing on All Cylinders, But Still Room for a Tune-Up in Places

AutoZone finds itself in a position at the moment that any retailer would surely envy.

MDOT to Widen I-55 in DeSoto County

DeSoto County officials have held fast that the Interstate 55 interchange at Church Road needs to be fixed to accommodate a higher volume of motorists headed to the Tanger Outlets Store.

MyCollegeSTREAM Opens Social Media Doors

When high school students choose a college, more than financial aid availability and potential majors go into the decision.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: West at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 52%


AlliedBarton Security Services will host a free seminar titled “Workplace Violence: Layoffs, Terminations and Active Shooter Situations” on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Christian Brothers High School auditorium, 5900 Walnut Grove Road. Event is open to the public; RSVPs required to nancyt@vorticom.com.

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Memphis Tennis Tournament’s New Owners Hope to Rejuvenate Annual Event

Another year, and another new owner of the Memphis men’s professional tennis tournament with big plans for restoring luster to the event – this time as the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster celebrates its 40th year.

Orgill to Build New World HQ in Collierville

Orgill Inc. is going to build its new world headquarters in Collierville, bringing a $15 million investment and 115 new jobs.


O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team

Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.


How Training Can Sabotage A Sales Team

Institute training. This is number six of 14 key points W. Edwards Demings offers managers to improve effectiveness in an organization.

Celebrity Selfies And Businesses’ Legal Obligations

Suppose your company sponsors a newsworthy charitable event at your offices and local celebrities attend. After the event, you have numerous selfies of yourself and your employees with those celebrities. You want to put some of these photographs on your company’s website, but you don’t want to go to the trouble of getting the celebrities’ permission before you upload them.

What You Should Know About Renters Insurance

Did you know that only 31 percent of renters in the United States have renters insurance? Those of us in the real estate industry consider that startlingly low. But why should you consider renters insurance?


Ole Miss Removes State Flag that Features Confederate Emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi's interim chancellor watched on a rainy morning as three Ole Miss police officers lowered the Mississippi state flag — which shows the Confederate battle emblem in the upper left-hand corner — for the last time.

Nissan Making Refreshed Altima Sedan at Tenn., Miss. Plants

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Nissan is launching production of an updated version of the midsized Altima sedan at assembly plants in Smyrna, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi.


Report: Walgreens Nears Deal to Buy Rite Aid

Shares of Rite Aid jumped nearly 40 percent Tuesday afternoon on a report that it may be gobbled up in the next major acquisition by Walgreens, the biggest U.S. drugstore chain.

US Consumer Confidence Slips in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans turned slightly more anxious about the job market this month.


US Home Values and Rents Defying Global Slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing appears to be insulated so far from the cooling global economy.

Hillary Clinton to Visit Memphis

Hillary Clinton is headed to Tennessee next month, with plans to make appearances in both Memphis and Nashville.

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