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VOL. 130 | NO. 94 | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Creative Class Boosting Downtown Memphis Office Market

With the clock on its Downtown office sublease running, officials at Sullivan Branding began looking for a new home.

The Green Life

For TPC Southwind pro Michaelyn Bradford, the good walk is not spoiled

Green, as far as the eye can see. That’s the view out Michaelyn Bradford’s corner office in the golf shop at TPC Southwind.

Summer of Acceleration Heats Up at Start Co.

Memphis this summer is ground zero for entrepreneurs from here and around the country working to build a fresh crop of innovative, lasting companies.

Foxx Hears Lamar Corridor as Priority in White House's Infrastructure Bill

A group of 23 local leaders told U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Tuesday, May 12, that improving the Lamar Avenue freight corridor is their first priority for federal infrastructure funding.

IBM Team on Non-Emergency 911 Calls Sounds Familiar Theme in Memphis

A team of outside experts will come to Memphis for a short period of time to analyze a specific problem and make recommendations to City Hall.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
38.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16, in Tom Lee Park Downtown. The event will feature nearly 250 barbecue cooking teams, Ms. Piggie Idol Contest, live music and more. Tickets are $10 at the gate or ticketmaster.com. Visit memphisinmay.org.

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LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Financial Information in the Digital Age

Ray's take: As we spend more of our lives online – paying bills, collecting credit card rewards points, shopping, creating photo albums, emailing – it's increasingly important to consider how beneficiaries can access those accounts and any assets they hold, once we're gone.

Rosenfelt Literary Fest Speech Refreshing

“I was the least successful marketing person in the history of Hollywood.” With that line, novelist David Rosenfelt gets his first laugh. As part of the Arkansas Literary Festival, the author of 21 books addresses a packed house at the Clinton School of Public Service. And not about accessing inner muses or fusing justice with mercy. With mega-doses of self-deprecating humor, Rosenfelt tells it like it is. For him.

STATEWIDE

AT&T Announces Gigabit-Speed Service in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – AT&T is the latest Internet service provider to announce it is bringing gigabit speeds to Nashville customers.

Price of Cigarettes Going Up in Tennessee Under New Markup Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The price of cigarettes is going up in Tennessee, but the proceeds won't be landing in state tax coffers.

New Coalition Will Push Lawmakers to Fund Tennessee Roads

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee has more than $8 billion in unfunded transportation needs. That's something the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee wants to change.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Retail Sales Flat-Line in April

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.

As Consumers Turn Online for Video, AT&T Strikes Hulu Deal

DALLAS (AP) – In a sign of the increasing importance of online video, AT&T said Wednesday it will offer Hulu's streaming TV service to its customers.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senate Confirms Sally Q. Yates as Deputy Attorney General

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed Sally Quillian Yates to be deputy attorney general, putting two women in the top posts at the Justice Department.

Technology Revolutionizes Voter Registration for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) – When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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