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VOL. 130 | NO. 66 | Monday, April 6, 2015
EMPHASIS Residential Real Estate

Taking Action

Anti-blight law providing relief to nearby homes, businesses

The windows on the old Executive Inn on Airways Boulevard where Brooks Road dead ends had been busted out for several years, leaving the curtains in its long-empty rooms fluttering in the wind.

$30 Million Apartment Community to Rise Near Lakeland

A $30 million multifamily community is beginning to take shape on the east side of Houston Levee Road just south of U.S. 64 in Memphis.

Scroggs Helping MAAR Track Realty Legislation

Every so often, members of the Tennessee General Assembly attempt to amend the Professional Privilege Tax, a tax levied for having a license to operate a myriad of occupations.

Wright Medical to Add 100 Employees

Wright Medical plans to add 100 employees to its Cherry Road corporate headquarters.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 79%


Autobahn Indoor Speedway will hold a grand opening event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tuesday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 6399 Shelby View Drive. All proceeds from races will be donated to St. Jude. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the speedway will be held at 1 p.m. Visit autobahnspeed.com.

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Experts Talk Health Care Reform at Seminar

One of the themes that quickly emerged from the speakers and subject matter experts participating in the latest installment of The Daily News’ seminar series, this time on health care, is that few things are more important when it comes to health care reform than bending the cost curve.

Foote Homes Targeted by Federal Jobs Training Grant

With a HUD official in town last week bearing word of a $3 million job training grant for public housing residents, city leaders remained focused on what Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. calls “the big one.”

Burger King Ad Man Russ Klein Talks 'Tension in Advertising'

If rabid sports fans also were fanatical about advertising and marketing, they would know Russ Klein. For decades, Klein would have been a top pick in their fantasy advertising leagues.

Memphis Civil Rights Map Broadens History’s Reach

The civil rights history of the Memphis area is so rich and so deep that a new GIS map of historic sites by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will probably be a work in progress for some time.

Shepherding Literacy Effort Aims to Tutor Without Burden

The image of volunteer literacy efforts in many schools is parents and others coming to read aloud to children.


Calade Partners Adjusting to Small-Business Style

Before these three FedEx Express marketing executives retired, they knew that they wanted to walk a different path.


Bike Fest Leaders Rally for Positive Change

It is rewarding when people who seemingly have nothing in common, of being worlds apart, find common ground. And it is nothing short of inspirational when what they build on that common ground makes life better for all of us.

High, Stable Standards Will Help Students Succeed

Successful business leaders always have their eye on the bottom line. And when it comes to how we are preparing our students for the 21st century workforce, the bottom line is this: Americans are falling behind.


Students Earn Double-Digit Returns in TVA Investment Program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – University students in the Tennessee Valley Authority's 2014 Investment Challenge Program have produced double-digit returns for the public utility.


End of Robust Hiring Streak Raises Doubts About Job Market

WASHINGTON (AP) – For months, the U.S. economy's strength has been flagging.

Medtronic Settles Federal Lawsuit for $4.4 Million

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government accusing the company of selling medical devices made in China and Malaysia to the U.S. military.

Reps for West Coast Dockworkers Urge Union to OK Contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A tentative contract agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year took a big step closer Friday to becoming official, as representatives of the dockworkers' union overwhelmingly recommended that rank-and-file members vote to approve the deal.

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