VOL. 131 | NO. 145 | Thursday, July 21, 2016
A loan product that loomed large during the financial crisis of 2007-08 is making something of a return to the local mortgage lending landscape, new data show.
As national headlines trumpet accounts of police-involved shootings, attacks on officers and related protests on an almost daily basis, a diverse group of Mid-South high school students met with Memphis Police Department (MPD) representatives Wednesday, July 20, to open the lines of communication and share their different perspectives.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Before the Tuesday, July 19, Memphis City Council vote approving the Overton Park compromise, council member Worth Morgan commended fellow council member Bill Morrison for taking up the torch of trying to find a consensus between the Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy.
One of the prime culprits in the housing bubble burst that played a role in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression is back – the adjustable rate mortgage.
The Center City Development Corp. doubled down on its commitment to launching a bike share program at its July 20 meeting.
Former Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism wants to be the Democratic nominee for Shelby County mayor in 2018, and he plans to begin his campaign after the November presidential election.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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The former Leader Federal bank headquarters will be converted into a boutique hotel.
Sitting under an umbrella at a little pizza joint in the Paseo Arts District it’s hard to imagine I’m in Oklahoma City.
“Author’s obstacle.” Twelve letters. Hint: I prefer neither to say nor write the two-word answer.
The Tennessee attorney general’s sexual harassment investigation of Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham dragged halfway through the summer. Now we know why.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Democrats in Tennessee are calling for a special session to expel a Republican lawmaker accused of sexually harassing at least 22 women to block him from receiving a lifetime pension.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A survey of state residents and businesses has found that about 13 percent of Tennesseans do not have broadband internet access.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Casino revenue continued to grow statewide in Mississippi in June, with gamblers losing more at casinos along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal in the case.
NEW YORK (AP) – Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the Justice Department clearing the way for U.S. approval of its acquisition of SABMiller.
NEW YORK (AP) – Shareholders for agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont and Dow Chemical have approved their merger. After it's complete, the century-old companies plan to break up into three parts.