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VOL. 131 | NO. 224 | Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Downtown May Get New 12-Story Boutique Hotel

A plan to redevelop the former Tenoke Building into a hotel may be revived several years after a similar idea for the vacant Downtown office high-rise fell through.

Strickland Goes With Private Health Exchange for Retirees

The city of Memphis is restoring a city subsidy for health care coverage of city retirees who are younger than 65 years old – primarily police and firefighters.

Shelby County Vote Count Stalls For Third Presidential Contest

Cohen and Kustoff to Congress, Thompson In State House Upset

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump won Tennessee’s 11 electoral votes Tuesday, Nov. 8, in unofficial statewide election returns while Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried Shelby County in the popular vote.

Medical District Collaborative Offers Financial Carrot for Residents

Employees of five major medical and academic institutions of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) now have a financial incentive to live in the Medical District thanks to a new Live Local 901 initiative.

Snapshot: Exercising Her Right

Rakiyah Curry was one of hundreds to cast their ballots on Election Day at the Josephine K. Lewis Center for Senior Citizens, an above-average year for this particular polling site on North Parkway.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Northeast at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 77%


The Project Management Institute Memphis Chapter and Mid-South Health Care Executives will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Three experts will discuss cybersecurity and information technology security alignment with a company’s or industry’s regulations, business goals and organizational risk. Visit pmimemphis.org for details.

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Shelby County Mortgage Market Up 9 Percent in October

Consumers have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the domestic economy, the investment professionals at Memphis-based Summit Asset Management wrote in an October update to clients. Among them, “a sustained recovery in housing.”

Last Word: About Last Night, The Long Vote Count and New Homeowner Numbers

If you followed John Podesta’s lead and called it a day sometime around midnight expecting this whole Presidential thing would get wrapped up later in the day Wednesday, you have some catching up to do.

Shelby County Home Sales Continue Momentum in October

Memphis Realtors gathered at Minglewood Hall recently for a Residential Housing Summit, at which they heard from local community and economic development leaders as well as chief economist at Realtor.com Jonathan Smoke.

City Hall City Leaders Prepare for Pre-Thanksgiving Town Hall on Pinch District Development

A town hall meeting Nov. 22 on the city’s plan for redevelopment of the Pinch District Downtown should be the last session to gather public input, said the Memphis City Council member whose district includes the Pinch.


Memphis Tigers’ Jake Elliott Doesn’t Just Get His Kicks From Field Goals

While senior Tigers placekicker Jake Elliott has been a so-called model of consistency – he’s 184-of-184 on point-after attempts – the designation is a bit limiting.

College Football Programs are Trending Toward Younger Hires

When searching for a new head football coach, schools have been showing more willingness to hire an up-and-comer like Tom Herman or P.J. Fleck, rather than a veteran with a long track record of success such as Les Miles.


Daniels Rejoins Mahaffey Tent As Director of Operations

John “Jack” Daniels has rejoined Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals as director of operations, a role he has previously held. Daniels brings more than 20 years of experience in event planning and operations. He most recently was a service manager at NES Rentals’ Cordova and Memphis branches. He also currently owns EventOps, an event company that specializes in corporate events and managing event budgets.


Transitioning Into the Civilian Workforce

There are few groups I have more respect for than our U.S. Military. These honorable men and women are on the front lines of our country each day. In fact, they spend many of their most employable years in service.

10 Offline Marketing Strategies

We’re so knee-deep in the digital age that the phrase “digital marketing” is now synonymous with “marketing.” As such, there is so much digital noise competing for the attention of consumers, your message can be easily lost. That’s why now, more than ever, a combination of offline and online strategies are your best bet. 


Thanksgiving Day Shopping is Here to Stay – With Some Tweaks

NEW YORK (AP) – Thanksgiving Day shopping – a delight to some, an anathema to others – isn't going away, but some stores are rethinking their strategies on whether it makes sense to be open on the holiday itself.


Tesla Inks Deal to Buy German Manufacturing Engineering Firm

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) – Tesla Motors says it has agreed to buy a German engineering company to help automate its electric car manufacturing.

Dismal Year for Hertz Grows More Dismal Still

NEW YORK (AP) – Hertz shares plunged more than 30 percent in Tuesday trading and its rival, Avis, fell sharply after the company slashed its expectations for all of 2016 in what had already been a dismal year in the car rental business.


Southwest Airlines Pilots Approve 4-Year Deal, Higher Pay

DALLAS (AP) Southwest Airlines Co. pilots have ratified a new four-year contract that includes higher pay and bonuses.


Embattled Valeant Pharma Reports 3Q Loss, Slashes Guidance

Former Wall Street darling Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., now more of a dog for its reviled strategy of huge drug price hikes, posted dismal third-quarter results and sharply reduced its profit forecast for 2016, driving down its stock price.

CVS Health's 3Q Profit Jumps, But Revenue Disappoints

CVS Health Corp. missed Wall Street's revenue expectations in the third quarter, despite sales jumping due to acquisitions. The company trimmed its profit forecast for this year, triggering a stock selloff.

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