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VOL. 132 | NO. 196 | Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Buckman Acquires CiDRA Chemical

Memphis-based Buckman has acquired CiDRA Chemical Management Inc. of Wallingford, Connecticut, Buckman announced Tuesday, Oct. 3. Terms of the deal were not announced.

St. Mary's Plans New Athletic Mission

St. Mary’s Episcopal School plans to demolish its former middle school building and gymnasium as part of a new athletic mission for the private girls’ school in East Memphis.

Paying Beale Street Security Costs Raises Lease Questions

Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Oct. 2, on whether the city should start using some of the $378,000 in Beale Street cover charge funds the Downtown Memphis Commission has been holding in two bank accounts since June.

Corker Says He 'Struggled' With Decision To Leave Senate

No further clues from U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee about his political plans after he leaves the Senate, during an interview Sunday, Oct. 1, on “Meet The Press.”

Positive Absorption Streak Continues in Industrial Market

For the 17th straight quarter, the Memphis area industrial market continued its positive absorption streak, as it wrapped up Q3 2017 with more than 800,000 square feet of positive net absorption, according to commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE’s Memphis Industrial MarketView Report.

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The Stax Music Academy will present Six Decades of Funk: Honoring the Bar-Kays Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The academy will perform several Bar-Kays hits to honor retiring lead singer Larry Dodson and original member James Alexander. Arrive early for a discussion with Dodson, Alexander and Stax Museum executive director Jeff Kollath. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.

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Last Word: Las Vegas React, Moral Monday, Who Pays For Beale Security?

We open with reaction Monday to the mass shooting in Las Vegas:

ServiceMaster Appoints Persson To Lead American Home Shield Spinoff

The ServiceMaster spinoff of American Home Shield will be overseen by a former Ingersoll Rand executive with experience in corporate spinoffs and their development.

FedEx Holiday Hiring in Full Swing

As Black Friday and the holiday shopping season approaches, FedEx is preparing to add more than 50,000 employees throughout its network, including 2,600 people locally.

Moral Mondays Organized by Religious Leaders Who Talk of ‘Fragmentation’

A group of 25 local religious leaders plan three “Moral Mondays” gatherings over the next six months to discuss social justice issues before the April observances of the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


After 40-13 Loss at UCF, Memphis Tigers Embrace a Put-up or Shut-up Mentality

Had the University of Memphis football team gone into Orlando last Saturday and defeated UCF, the Tigers would have been 4-0 and likely moved into the Top 25. In fact UCF (3-0) did slide into the 25th spot in the Associated Press poll after giving Memphis a 40-13 beatdown.


Fratelli’s New Owner Talks Plans For Botanic Garden Restaurant

The cafe inside the Memphis Botanic Garden, situated between the water and sculpture gardens, is going to be changing a bit over the coming weeks and months.


Execution Anxiety: Facing the Back End

After the thrill of a successful front end of innovation project, a company gains valuable insights and perspective. They also receive a portfolio of market-tested concepts that range from easy-to-launch to some that are totally new, a breakthrough for them as a company and their market.

Are You Too Busy To Fundraise?

A special column for nonprofit leaders. The most valuable gift may be the gift of time. While we give the gift of our time through our actions, we cannot actually give anyone an extra hour. We all get 24 hours a day. No more. Yet many of us are so busy it feels as if there isn’t enough time.


TVA Appeals Order to Remove Coal Ash at Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal utility is appealing a judge's order to excavate and move its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant.

Navy Confirms 2 Dead as Training Plane Crashes in Tennessee

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (AP) – An instructor and a student pilot died in the crash of a military training jet in southeastern Tennessee, U.S. Navy officials confirmed Monday.


Gay Marriage Advocates Want Mississippi Law Struck Down

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Advocates of same-sex marriage said Monday that they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious objections to refuse services to gay couples.


Las Vegas Shooting Brings Tragedy to Families in US, Canada

A registered nurse from Tennessee who died shielding his wife, a doctor, from gunfire. The only son of a Canadian couple who is now left childless. A popular secretary at a New Mexico High School.


Google Spikes Free-Article Requirements on Publishers

NEW YORK (AP) – Google is ending a decade-old policy that required publishers to provide some free stories to Google users –though it's not clear how many readers will even notice, at least for the moment.

Facebook Gives Russia-Linked Ads to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – Facebook announced Monday that it is planning more measures to increase transparency in advertising as the company provides Congress with more than 3,000 ads linked to a Russian ad agency.

GM to Offer 2 More Electric Vehicles in Next 18 Months

DETROIT (AP) – Even though gasoline-powered SUVs are what people are buying now, General Motors is betting that electric vehicles will be all the rage in the not-to-distant future.


Securities Regulator Says Personal Info Was Leaked in Breach

NEW YORK (AP) – The Securities and Exchange Commission is now saying that at least two people had their personal information stolen in the breach that happened last year.


Supreme Court Term Begins With Case of Workers' Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court opened a high-profile term Monday with a case about employees' rights that could affect an estimated 25 million workers.


FDA Acts to Encourage Generic Competition for Complex Drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce high drug prices by increasing generic competition for hard-to-make medicines.

Google Spikes Free-Article Requirements on Publishers

NEW YORK (AP) – Google is ending a decade-old policy that required publishers to provide some free stories to Google users –though it's not clear how many readers will even notice, at least for the moment.

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