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VOL. 130 | NO. 127 | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Memphis Symphony Eyes Move to Midtown

Memphis Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Roland Valliere is not shy when it comes to talking about the future of the organization.

Ikea Takes $16 Million Step Toward Memphis Store

Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

Projects, Issues Spill into Memphis' New Fiscal Year

On Monday, June 29, two days before the new fiscal year, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was in the back of a house on Ridgewood Drive in Whitehaven.

Tennessee Lawmakers Discuss Special Session on Same-Sex Marriage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Members of the House Republican Caucus are considering a special legislative session to address issues following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage.

Building Ballet

Ballet Memphis CEO talks about the future, move to Midtown

Ask Ballet Memphis CEO and founding artistic director Dorothy Gunther Pugh about her dance company's newly announced move to Midtown, and the conversation doesn't immediately turn to obvious things like the when and the why.

Haslam Names Jim Henry New Chief of Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jim Henry has been chosen as chief of staff for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, effective Aug. 1.

Study Finds Merit In Youth Villages' Transitional Program

Youth Villages’ 17-year-old transition program for children aging out of the foster care system at age 18 improved participants’ outcomes in housing stability, economic well-being, and employment and earnings, according to a new clinical study by nonprofit research organization MDRC.

Memphian Will Hogue Finding Success on Long Drive Tour

Will Hogue won last weekend’s Bluff City Shootout long drive competition by defeating 2014 world champion Jeff Flagg. And that would seem to bode well for Hogue’s chances at this year’s world championships, except that right now there isn’t going to be one.

NEWSMAKERS

Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust

Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Engaging Followers Via LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the world’s largest social media platform specifically targeting the business community, has grown to roughly 350 million users in 2015 according to Statista. And businesses have taken note with more than 4 million of them flocking to create company pages in order to tap into this critical mass of business professionals.

Financial Literacy for Young Adults

We spend about 18 years preparing our children for the challenges they will face after setting out on their own. However, many parents forget an important detail: the value of preparing children for their financial future.

STATE GOVERNMENT

New Laws Include 48-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A mandate for a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect Wednesday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Consumer Confidence Index Climbs to 101.4 in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy.

Will Latest Inflammatory Comments Tarnish Trump's Brand?

NEW YORK (AP) – Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Boosting Overtime: Obama Calls for Broader Coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) – They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.

US Court Agrees Apple Violated Antitrust Law in E-Book Entry

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.

Oxycontin Maker Bows Out of FDA Meeting on Harder-to-Abuse Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) – The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Prices Climbing Steadily

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit jumps in Denver and San Francisco.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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