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VOL. 131 | NO. 133 | Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Council to Debate Residency Limits, Again

Memphis City Council members wade into the residency question Tuesday, July 5 – specifically a proposed referendum in November on a city charter amendment that would require “all persons employed solely by the city of Memphis to live and reside within the city of Memphis.”

Audrey Gregory Returns to Memphis to Lead Saint Francis Hospitals

For Dr. Audrey Gregory, new market CEO for Saint Francis hospitals, leading and being called to serve has always been in her blood.

Mayor, DA Discuss Approach To Curb Crime

Much of the attention in local crime statistics this year goes to the jump in the city’s homicide rate.

Foundation Supports New Services to Help Parents

The ACE Awareness Foundation in Memphis is funding what’s become a growing suite of support services for parents in Memphis, everything from a newly launched telephone support line that puts parents in touch with licensed social workers and counselors to Universal Parenting Places.

Last Word: Two Paths, Council Day, Conley Writes and WIGS Debut

Two ways to look at the Fourth of July in Memphis. It was either soggy or the fireworks began early.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “Ghosts of War” author Brad Taylor and special guest Mark Greaney for a discussion and signing Tuesday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

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Methodist Exec: 'Can’t Afford to Not Discuss Expanding Medicaid'

A task force of state lawmakers appointed by Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell has rolled out its plan for an expansion of Medicaid in Tennessee that’s more limited than the one envisioned by Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

In a Competitive Market, Hemline Maintains Its Boutique Advantages

As Hemline partner and co-founder Cynthia Saatkamp says, “The (agency’s) name will always be a differentiator.”

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

July 5 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, July 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Sign This Pledge, Innovator

Congratulations, you’ve been hired as an innovator. This is the apex of applied creativity, the rock ‘n’ roll of industry; you are hired to rock the boat. Steady your Warby Parker’s. Hit pause on your audible copy of “Abundance.” Fill your closets with Robert Graham and PrAna, and get some crazy socks; it’s time to work.

Is Your Nonprofit Legit?

Passion for mission is at the heart of a nonprofit, but don’t forget your “business” requirements. Nonprofits must comply with many of the same regulations as businesses, and additional ones that are specific to the sector. As an executive or board member you need to be aware of these, and operate within the law.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

As Desire to Acquire Mounts, So Does Risk of Losses

NEW YORK (AP) – The word suggests compassion, benevolence. It even sounds nice: Goodwill. Mankind needs more of it. But in the financial world, there may be far too much already.

AUTO INDUSTRY

US Auto Sales Expected to Hit Record in First 6 Months

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto sales may be slowing, but they're still expected to set a record in the first six months of this year.

Traffic Deaths Surged in 2015 as Driving Hit New Record

WASHINGTON (AP) – Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday.

ECONOMY

US Income Gap Widened Last Year as Top 1 Percent Gained Most

WASHINGTON (AP) – Financial inequality became even wider in the United States last year, with average income for the top 1 percent of households surging 7.7 percent to $1.36 million.

Survey: US Manufacturing Accelerates In June

WASHINGTON (AP) – American manufacturing expanded for the fourth straight month in June, hitting the strongest reading in 16 months as the outlook for new orders and production improved.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 20,821
MORTGAGES 44 44 24,405
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 8,610
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 42,337
BANKRUPTCIES 51 51 13,953
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 13,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 23 5,092

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