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VOL. 130 | NO. 34 | Thursday, February 19, 2015

St. Jude Opens $198 Million Kay Research and Care Center

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its new $198 million Kay Research and Care Center Thursday, a facility the hospital says will usher in a new era of research, education, collaboration, care and treatment for the hospital.

Deep Freeze

Memphis area struggles with winter weather for third day

The Memphis area remained in winter’s tight grip Wednesday with schools closed for a third straight day as the region struggled to return to business as usual.

City Debt Restructure Meets Council Resistance

First reviews from Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Feb. 17, to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s plan to restructure the city’s debt payments were harsh and skeptical.

Coca-Cola Awarded Incentives to Stay, Expand in Memphis

Coca-Cola appears poised to grow its Memphis presence.

New Entrepreneurship Group Taps First President

The Memphis Bioworks-led entrepreneurship initiative EPIcenter has tapped a nationally recognized entrepreneurship and business development leader to serve as its first president.

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City of Memphis, Shelby County Schools AmeriCorps VISTA programs and Grizzlies Foundation TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership will host the Tennessee Community Solutions Summit Thursday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Schools Teaching and Learning Academy, 2485 Union Ave. The summit will focus on mentoring as a solution to challenges faces faced by Memphis youth. Email maria.furhmann@memphistn.gov.

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Memphis Book Startup Rebrands With New Name

Memphis-based e-book publishing startup Screwpulp is, like the book lovers it serves, turning a page.

St. Jude Receives $9.7 Million Check From Best Buy

Best Buy customers over the holiday season had the opportunity at the cash registers to add $1 or $5 to their totals, with that extra amount going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Wednesday morning, Best Buy presented St. Jude with a check for $9.7 million.

Raleigh Springs Mall Tests Town Center Concept

The idea that a declining shopping mall can be redeveloped and reinvigorated as a “town center” with local government offices as a catalyst for private developers appears to be on its way to a meeting with reality.


Retirement for the 'Sandwiched'

Ray's Take: If you’re in the “accumulation years” – meaning before retirement – you may find yourself in a tough situation.

Revisiting 'Different To,' 'Different From'

“We use the term ‘people of color’ in America,” said David Oyelowo, a British actor who plays Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma.” “Is that immensely different to what he said? I don’t think so.”

Retain Business Continuity During a Disaster

Each year, Memphis invariably gets hit with a few inclement weather situations, from a snowfall that shuts down the roadways to tornado watches to power outages.


Attorney General: Constitutionality of Abortion Laws Unclear

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An advisory opinion by the Tennessee attorney general's office says it's not clear that abortion restrictions struck down by the state Supreme Court 14 years ago would be upheld today, despite a change to the state constitution.

Doctors' Group to Visit State Capitol on March 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Doctors from across Tennessee will visit the state Capitol on March 3.


For Many in US, Cash Saved at Gas Pump is Staying in Pockets

WASHINGTON (AP) – In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money – and drive the economy.

US Labor Chief Urges Quick Deal in West Coast Port Dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The nation's top labor official is bringing a clear message to dockworkers and their employers amid a contract dispute that has crippled international trade through West Coast seaports: Reach a deal – and fast.


Fed Officials in No Hurry to Raise Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows – and how best to convey their intentions to investors.


Florida Has Highest Number of Enrollees Under Health Law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida has eclipsed California to become the state with the highest number of consumers buying health coverage through new insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, according to federal statistics released Wednesday.

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