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VOL. 130 | NO. 52 | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mortgage Market Up 8 Percent in February

Regions Bank saw a 14 percent gain in its mortgage volume year-over-year last month, a fact that Regions’ Memphis-area mortgage production manager Dean Puryear attributes to resurgent confidence in market conditions among consumers, as well as optimism in their own circumstances.

Helping Hand

Colliers International Memphis adopts Treadwell Middle School

If you know a teacher, then you know he or she spends countless hours encouraging young minds.

Morris Talks of ‘Opportunity Cost’

The president of the Downtown Memphis Commission says it is a mistake for Memphis leaders to try to match Nashville’s new convention center and massive convention centers being built in other cities.

Council Weighs City Debt Payment Restructuring Proposal

Memphis City Council members discuss and could vote Tuesday, March 17, on a restructuring of the city’s debt payments.

Kentucky Favored to Win NCAA Tournament; Tigers Turned Into Spectators

A Memphis sports fan has great motivation to now focus on the Grizzlies and the NBA, study for his or her upcoming Fantasy Baseball draft, or count the days until football kicks off.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
48.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 50%

EVENTS

Shelby County Conservation Board will meet Tuesday, March 17, at 8 a.m. at the Peggy Edmison Administration Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road, room C133. Email bobbie.costley@shelbycountytn.gov.

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GOVERNMENT AGENDA

March 17 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Chicago-Based LivCor Snaps Up Memphis Apartment Community

9230 Thornbury Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38125, Sale Amount: $51.3 million -
The Preserve at Forest Creek Apartments in Southeast Memphis has been sold for $51.3 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

9 Ways to Keep Your Dream Job a Blessing

You’ve landed your dream job. Your next step: Make sure it doesn’t become a nightmare. Consider these nine ways to tap your network.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Education Chief Stresses Teachers are 'Valued'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has a message for the state's teachers: You're valued.

Political Action Committees Spend $10 Million on Elections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Registry of Election Finance reports show political action committees spent more than $10 million to influence elections of candidates for office last year.

ETSU Ready to Build Stadium for Restored Football Program

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Twelve years after shutting down its deficit-laden football program, East Tennessee State University has approval to begin construction on a new 10,000-seat stadium.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Aykroyd, Belushi Widow Launch Blues Brothers Record Label

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Blues Brothers have found a new mission.

Adidas to End NBA Partnership After 2016-2017 Season

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Shoemaker and sports gear company Adidas AG says it has decided not to renew its partnership as official outfitter of the National Basketball Association.

Survey: Young Adults Do Consume News – In Their Own Way

CHICAGO (AP) – Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.

McDonald's Workers Detail Burns, Job Hazards

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 109 490 20,766
MORTGAGES 131 556 24,361
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 61 8,610
BUILDING PERMITS 294 1,204 42,337
BANKRUPTCIES 63 348 13,902
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 97 6,401
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 216 13,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 78 5,069

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