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VOL. 130 | NO. 54 | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Eat Your Heart Out, Memphis

It’s official. The Cheesecake Factory will open one of its signature restaurants at the Wolfchase Galleria.

Ahead of the Pack

Archer-malmo honored among top dog-friendly workplaces

On any given day of the week, Memphis-based advertising, public relations and marketing agency archer-malmo has several guests on hand – often in unusual places like underneath the conference table during brainstorming meetings or even in the laps of those around that table.

FedEx Founder Says No Concerns About Uber Drift To Logistics

Popular ride-sharing service Uber has hinted it may eventually expand firmly into the logistics sector. It’s a straight line, the thinking goes, from delivering people between destinations to eventually ferrying packages from one point to the next.

Elvis Presley Enterprises Moves for Tourism Development Zone

The city of Memphis and Elvis Presley Enterprises plan to seek approval of a Graceland Tourism Development Zone in April before the Tennessee Building Commission, according to an attorney for Graceland.

FedEx Reports Strong Profit, Earnings for Third Quarter

FedEx Corp. delivered for investors in the third quarter, with profits jumping more than 50 percent for the Memphis-based company.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
47.0°F
Fair
Wind: Northwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 69%

EVENTS

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District will offer free tours of the largest diesel towboat on the Mississippi River, the Motor Vessel Mississippi, Thursday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. For more information, visit www.mvd.usace.army.mil.

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Flinn Signals Exit From City Council

In the political mathematics of an election year, another seat on the Memphis City Council just opened up – sort of.

City Debt Restructure Isn’t the End of Finance Debate

The table was rectangular, not round. There was no green felt and nobody had a deck of cards. But when 10 Memphis City Council members, Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Tennessee comptroller Justin Wilson gathered in the council’s committee room Tuesday, March 17, there were lots of comparisons to a poker game. And lots of money was at stake.

Here's to Zoo, Kid

Spring break, warmer weather drive large crowds to Memphis Zoo

Spring is in the air, and the Memphis Zoo is one of the first places many Memphians flock to enjoy the great outdoors.

Garcia Aims for Return to St. Louis

For the minor-league position player hoping to make the big club out of spring training, two things are just as valuable as the bat and glove: optimism and, once your dream is re-routed, determination.

Jones Still Battling for Medicinal Marijuana

State Rep. Sherry Jones is continuing her push for legalization of medical marijuana in Tennessee after taking it further than ever in the legislative process last year.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Self-Employment and Retirement Planning Responsibility

Ray's Take: Being self-employed has some great perks, such as the financial freedom to expand your business on your own terms. You decide about days off and holidays. You make all the executive decisions. But with those freedoms, comes responsibility.

Manning Lecture Moving

In the summer of 1966 I met Archie Manning in his hometown of Drew, Miss. In a game of touch football, I caught a pass or two from the future All-Pro quarterback. A few months later he spent a Friday night at my house in Greenville, after a dance to which he took a Greenville girl he was dating.

MEMPHIS AREA

More Alleged Rapists Identified By Kit Testing in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say more than 5,600 of 12,000 backlogged rape evidence kits have been tested in Memphis, leading to the identification of nearly three dozen alleged rapists.

STATEWIDE

Nissan to Build $160 Million Supplier Park at Tennessee Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)Nissan Motor Co. announced plans Tuesday to build a new $160 million supplier park at its Tennessee assembly plant that the Japanese automaker projects to attract more than 1,000 jobs.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bill Seeks to Strengthen Academic Standards Review Process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Legislation that seeks to strengthen the review process of the state's academic standards is advancing in the House.

House Speaker Calls for 'Pre-Meeting' Transparency

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell is calling for an end to secrecy in legislative "pre-meetings."

Tennessee Supreme Court Announces Business Court Project

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has announced the creation of a new business court pilot project that aims to make complex commercial litigation more efficient.

Haslam Names Kevin Triplett New Tourist Commissioner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Kevin Triplett the new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Fed: No Rate Hike Until Job Market Improves, Inflation Rises

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows.

Fed Chair Warns That Wages Might Not Rise Much

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the broad pay increases usually associated with job growth may not occur anytime soon.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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