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VOL. 129 | NO. 222 | Thursday, November 13, 2014

Barbic Counters Achievement School District Opposition

Tennessee Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic on Wednesday responded for the first time to vocal opposition to the state-run district.

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Amy Howard at Home paints make way to Ace Hardware

As Amy Howard built her high-end, luxury furniture manufacturing business in Memphis over 23 years, the entrepreneur developed her own lines of paints and finishes for the pieces.

Ignite Memphis Returns With More Rapid-Fire Ideas

Ignite Memphis returns next week with what organizers say looks to be the biggest Ignite event ever, on track for another sellout.

UTHSC Professor Receives Prostate Cancer Grant

Ormeloxifene. If you know the name at all, you know it as a birth-control drug. But that drug is now being studied to see if it can be repurposed to inhibit growth of advanced-state prostate cancer cells and used as a therapeutic agent to manage and treat advanced prostate cancer.

Grizz Need Bench That Showed Up Against Lakers

In the Twitterverse Tuesday night, everyone was counting Kobe Bryant’s misses at FedExForum. In the fourth quarter, Bryant let fly a turnaround jumper over the Grizzlies’ Courtney Lee that missed and Bryant had set the all-time NBA record for missed field goals.

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Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 38%


Comcast will hold a job fair Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at its service center at 3251 Players Club Parkway. The company is hiring for its Memphis sales team. Visit careers.comcast.com.

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Wiseacre Expands, Adds Public Tours

Memphis-based Wiseacre Brewing Co., which opened in August 2013, is expanding into North Mississippi and West Tennessee by introducing its three year-round beers as well as a limited supply of specialty brews into neighboring markets.


Ask Your Parent the Difficult Questions

Ray’s take: The whole idea of talking to your elderly parent about their finances and estate planning may make you feel slightly ill.

It’s Art

“But is it __?” This clue is used in dozens of crossword puzzles. The answer is ART. At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, tucked away in the Northwest Arkansas hills, the question’s answer is “You’d better believe it!” My heart sings to know that Crystal Bridges, open now since Nov. 11, 2011, is a major world player in its field.


Economic Commissioner Leaving for Private Sector

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty is leaving the administration to return to the private sector, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday.

Volkswagen Establishes Labor Policy In Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen Chattanooga says it has established a policy that sets guidelines to interact with labor organizations, but the policy stops short of providing a pathway toward a collective bargaining agreement.

Home Health Provider Agrees to $25 Million Settlement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – One of Tennessee's largest home health providers has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve allegations of false billing to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.


Global Banks Fined Billions for Rigging Market

LONDON (AP) – Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients – and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance – regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

Gas to Average Under $3 in 2015, Government Says

NEW YORK (AP) – The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

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