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VOL. 131 | NO. 36 | Friday, February 19, 2016

Mueller Buys Majority Interest in South Korean Manufacturer

Memphis-based Mueller Industries Inc. has bought a 60 percent equity interest in a South Korean manufacturer of copper-based pipe joining products.

First Tennessee Adds Pinnacle to Complaint

First Tennessee Bank is expanding the scope of a legal action it filed last May in the wake of Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Group’s entry into the Memphis market.

Cohen Urges Clinton Supporters To Speak No Ill Of Sanders

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen told a group of 70 supporters of Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton that they should avoid attacking Bernie Sanders, her rival for the Democratic nomination.

Biden Praises Benefits of 2009 Stimulus Package at Rail Yard

For 36 years Vice President Joe Biden was an Amtrak train commuter, traveling an estimated 2 million miles in his daily trips to Washington D.C. as a U.S. senator from Delaware.

EDGE Finds Local Business Gains From PILOT Awards

In a Feb. 2 letter, Councilman Berlin Boyd called for EDGE to put a three-month delay on granting tax breaks and increase transparency about the investment that companies receiving tax breaks have made in the local minority- and women-owned business community.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
86.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: North at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 51%

EVENTS

Ballet Memphis will present “Places,” a mixed-repertory show of three new works, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit balletmemphis.org for details and tickets.

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Last Word: The Trade, Hardaway-Todd Grudge Match and Tomato Aspic

Jeff Green leaves the Grizzlies for the Clippers and Lance Stephenson leaves the Clippers for the Grizzlies.

Early Voter Turnout Tops 7,600 in Presidential Primaries

Democrats are building a lead over Republicans in Shelby County’s early voter turnout.

AP Sources: Clippers Trade Stephenson to Memphis for Green

The Memphis Grizzlies traded forward Jeff Green to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in exchange for guard Lance Stephenson and a future protected first-round draft pick.

SPORTS

Tigers Can Still Draw Fans Needed For Payoff, NCAA Bid Less Likely

The University of Memphis didn’t have much trouble with UCF, as evidenced by the 73-56 final score.

For Grizz the Time Is Now and Later

Trades happen. “It’s part of the league,” said point guard Mike Conley. Major injuries happen, too. “Very difficult,” coach Dave Joerger said.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Original Pop-Up

POP-UP WAFFLES. Pop-up concepts are hot. Popping up in spaces – Broad, the Edge, the Brewery, the Fire Station – reclaimed and repurposed to show what’s possible, the original character of the space adding flavor, the here-today-gone-tomorrow aspect adding spice, the unusual nature of the things served – things not seen every day and everywhere – adding adventure. Millennial curiosity addressed, the need for gratification met, the existential question asked and answered.

Lori McEwen is Building Community in the Classroom – and Beyond

We talk about building community – but what does that actually look like? Just ask Lori McEwen. She teaches writing to 10th- and 11th-graders at Power Center Academy, a Gestalt charter school in Memphis’s Hickory Hill neighborhood.

Investment, Consumption and Financial Planning

Ray’s Take Investment and consumption are two sides of the same coin, but sometimes there can be a blurry line between the two. Sometimes our intense desire for something can make it difficult to see which side your expenditure falls on.

STATE GOVERNMENT

State Senate: OK to Deny Counseling Due to Religious Beliefs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Therapists and counselors in Tennessee could decline to treat patients on the basis of "sincerely held religious beliefs" under a bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday.

Tenn. House OKs Making It Harder to Change Historical Markers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee House has passed a bill that would make it more difficult to remove statues or rename streets dedicated to historical figures including Confederate leaders.

Tennessee General Fund Collections Beat Projections By $400M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's general fund tax collections have beaten projections by nearly $400 million through the first half of the budget year.

STATEWIDE

Clinton Targets African-American Issues in Tennessee Ads

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is targeting African-American voters as part of her first television ad buy in Tennessee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Applications for US Jobless Benefits Fall to 3-Month Low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level since November, evidence that stock market turmoil and slow growth overseas haven't caused U.S. businesses to cut jobs.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 286 16,478
MORTGAGES 95 347 19,032
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 569 33,695
BANKRUPTCIES 59 183 10,920
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 77 5,275
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 97 3,964

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