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VOL. 130 | NO. 139 | Monday, July 20, 2015

Council to Vote on East Memphis Storage Facility

The Memphis City Council is poised to take key votes Tuesday, July 21, on multiple real estate development projects, including an indoor storage facility planned in a prime East Memphis neighborhood.

Germantown Eyes Area South of Poplar for Elementary School

Germantown leaders are looking for land south of Poplar Avenue in Germantown for a new elementary school for the Germantown Municipal School District.

Digital Diaspora

Memphis companies embrace allowing employees to work remotely

The ubiquitous connectivity that permeates today's workplace is having a profound effect on company cultures, most notably in the digitally-fueled diaspora unfolding in which employees can work from just about anywhere.

ECS Graduate Now ‘Pancaking’ Defenders at Vanderbilt

Do you believe in love at first sight? For an offensive lineman?

Barbic To Leave Achievement School District

The founding superintendent of the state-run Achievement School District is leaving the post at the end of the calendar year, citing the pace of the reform work as well as the need to sustain the work of the schools.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
57.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

On Location: Memphis Shorts Festival will continue with screenings of short live-action films Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Café, 126 Beale St. The audience will give on-the-spot reviews to determine which is screened in the OL:M International Film and Music Festival in September. Cost is free. Visit onlocationmemphis.org.

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City Council Again Redraws District Lines in Election Year

Four years ago, Memphis City Council member redrew their own district lines just before elections that saw the largest return of incumbents in the 47-year history of the mayor-council form of government in Memphis.

SMALL BUSINESS

Merger Creates Opportunities for Nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc.

If a small business is seeking a loan, nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc. will sell the fuel along with a free diagnostic checkup.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Setting the Standard: Social Entrepreneurs With Heart

The greatness of a city does not lie in the size of its budget; rather, it is revealed by the size of the hearts of those who work to make it great for all citizens.

Spotting Your Organization’s Orthodoxies

Often the very factors of success around which you launch, build, and manage an organization can turn on you like a venomous snake. The framework that worked so well, for so long, now limits the growth of the place. At some points the factors have turned into choke points.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Rising Gas Prices Push Inflation Up Modestly in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rising gasoline prices pushed inflation up modestly in June, leaving overall consumer prices higher than they were a year earlier for the first time since December.

Google Shareholders Revel in Record 1-Day Windfall of $65.1 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

United Pays Miles to Hackers Who Spotted IT-System Flaws

Two hackers have scored a million frequent-flier miles each on United Airlines for finding security holes in the airline's computer systems.

Amazon Says 'Prime Day' Will Be Annual Event

Amazon says its "Prime Day" sale led to a sales surge and "hundreds of thousands" of new signups for its $99 annual Prime loyalty program. The company said it plans to make the sale an annual event.

REAL ESTATE

Apartment Construction Drives US Homebuilding Surge in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent jobs gains will launch a wave of renters

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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