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VOL. 130 | NO. 131 | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Memphis Medical Device Plan Wins Federal Designation

A Memphis regional alliance aimed at increasing manufacturing in the Mid-South area is one of 12 manufacturing economic development plans across the country that will get support from 11 federal agencies and the $1 billion in economic development funds those agencies control.

Carlisle Corp. Alters One Beale Plan

Carlisle Corp. has revised plans for its ambitious, $160 million One Beale development at the foot of Beale Street in Downtown Memphis.

Council Approves Forrest Move

Memphis City Council members approved unanimously Tuesday, July 7, a resolution that begins the process of moving the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest as well as the graves of Forrest and his wife, Mary Ann, in the base of the monument.

MPLOYment Opportunities

Memphis’ summer program gives students valuable work experience

John Hickman has been consumed lately by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s upcoming centennial celebration. Parties need to be planned. Showings and displays must be coordinated. Marketing must be launched. And the facility must look great.

NYSE Resumes Trading After Outage of More Than 3 Hours

NEW YORK (AP) – Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
61.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: East at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 78%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a horticulture therapy workshop Thursday, July 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, July 10, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The workshop is geared to service providers interested in new ways to achieve therapeutic goals and people interested in doing horticultural outreach to special-needs populations. Cost is $100 for both days, $70 for Day One only, and $45 for Day Two only. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4128.

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Council Approves Pinch Moratorium, Delays Vote On Civilian Police Review Board

Memphis City Council members approved a 120-day moratorium Tuesday, July 7, on new building permits in the Pinch district as they also approved a planned development in the Downtown district.

Austin Nichols Seeks Transfer, Memphis Reportedly Denies Request

University of Memphis junior forward Austin Nichols is attempting to transfer, according to reports from 92.9 FM ESPN and cbssports.com Tuesday, July 7.

Insure Tennessee Path Still Facing Many Turns

There’s a move in Nashville for a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly, but it would have nothing to do with the February special session on Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal.

Certificate of Need Process Back in Spotlight

The state-level approval process Methodist South Hospital recently cleared that allows it to pursue an $8.7 million emergency department expansion has been in legislative crosshairs in Nashville recently.

County Commission Friction Continues Beyond Budget Season

Put Shelby County government’s budget season in the books for another year.

Gasol to Sign Max Contract, Udrih to Return to Grizzlies

Big Spain is staying in the Bluff City.

University of Memphis Hires Southeast Missouri Athletic Director

The University of Memphis has named Mark Alnutt, athletic director at Southeast Missouri State, as its new deputy director of athletics.

NEWSMAKERS

Phillip Rogers Joins Wunderlich Wealth Management

Phillip Rogers recently joined the Wunderlich Wealth Management office in Memphis as a managing director and financial adviser. Rogers’ financial services practice is focused on the needs of high net worth individuals, as well as endowments and foundations. He applies his background in and knowledge of the fixed income capital markets to extend an institutional level of expertise to individual investors.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

How to Ask the Tough Questions

The world’s best salespeople excel at asking engaging questions and actively listening to a prospect’s response without interruption. They master the art of posing high-impact questions that generate insightful responses, which offer a glimpse into a prospect’s decision-making process, competitors also under consideration, the likelihood of purchase, or even the factors that will be weighed most heavily by decision makers.

Tracking Second-Quarter Market Trends

With the second quarter basically in the rear-view mirror, have the trends that began in the first quarter of the year continued during the second quarter? Or, has there been a reversal? Let’s take a look, starting with the broad global stock markets. All returns are thru Wednesday, June 24:

STATEWIDE

Nashville Prison Faces 'Emergency Staffing Issues'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state prison in Nashville that houses men with mental illnesses is facing a critical shortage of corrections officers.

Tennessee Death Row Inmates Challenge Execution Method

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee's method for executing prisoners has begun.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senate, House Look to Update Bush-Era Education Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Carnival Aims to Launch Miami to Cuba Cruises in May

The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba.

US Job Openings Stay High, But Actual Hiring Falters in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs hasn't driven the same kind of increase in actual hiring.

PGA Grand Slam to Move From Trump Course in Los Angeles

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's golf course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants.

Council Approves Forrest Move

Memphis City Council members approved unanimously Tuesday, July 7, a resolution that begins the process of moving the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest as well as the graves of Forrest and his wife, Mary Ann, in the base of the monument.

Austin Nichols Seeks Transfer, Memphis Reportedly Denies Request

University of Memphis junior forward Austin Nichols is attempting to transfer, according to reports from 92.9 FM ESPN and cbssports.com Tuesday, July 7.

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PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 175 12,208
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