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VOL. 130 | NO. 151 | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Reverb Coffee Truck Coming in October

Jeremy Harris is preparing to add a coffee truck to the ranks of Memphis’ food truck community this fall.

THDA Kicks Off Anti-Blight Loan Effort in Memphis

The latest blight fight effort from city of Memphis leaders is a $6 million partnership with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.

Council Delays Final CLERB Vote Until After Elections, Citing Officer's Death

Memphis City Council members delayed a vote Tuesday, Aug. 4, on new rules for the city’s Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board until after the October city elections.

Memphis Tourism Leaders Outline Convention Center Plans

The short-term plan for a $54 million upgrade and renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center through a 1.8 percent increase in the hotel bed tax could be the start of a much larger expansion of the convention center in future years.

Huey's CEO Tapped as Restaurateur of the Year

Huey’s Restaurant president and CEO Lauren McHugh Robinson is the 2015 Tennessee Restaurateur of the Year.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
45.0°F
Fair
Wind: from the South at 17.3 gusting to 33.4 mph
Humidity: 40%

EVENTS

The Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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Coliseum Group Mobilizes With Eye on Memphis Elections

Leaders of the effort to reopen the Mid-South Coliseum are planning another “revival” outside the Fairgrounds arena with political timing and a political purpose.

Urge to Merge

Memphis health pros respond to big insurers announcing merger deals

First it was big insurer Aetna, announcing it’s reached a deal to buy rival Humana for $34.1 billion. Only a few weeks later, another pair of insurers decided to get hitched, with Anthem announcing it would buy Cigna for $48.4 billion.

ServiceMaster Grows Net Income, Revenue

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. reported second-quarter net income of $67 million Tuesday, Aug. 4, compared with $40 million from the same quarter in 2014.

Missouri Still Overlooked Among SEC Teams

You can take the football team out of the Big 12, but you can’t take the Big 12 out of the football team.

South Junction Expansion Plans Go Public

A second phase of the South Junction apartments goes before the Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board Wednesday, Aug. 4.

NEWSMAKERS

Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office

Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Tortoise and the Hare of Sales

The goal of business development is to create strategic business relationships, which drive revenue and help a company grow.

For Small Businesses, Agility is King

Editor’s note: This is the first column in a two-part series on being nimble and proactive with technology in the small business world.

Is the Market Flourishing Or Flailing Right Now?

4 Percent: On Feb. 4 of this year, the S&P 500 closed at 2,041. In the nearly six months since that date, the S&P 500 has basically been boxed into a trading range. That range has had a floor of 2,040 and a ceiling of 2,130 (an all-time high that was reached on May 21).

MEMPHIS AREA

Suspect in Memphis Officer's Death Says He's No Coward

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department's director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days.

STATEWIDE

10 Named to Panel to Review Tennessee K-12 Education Standards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of the House and Senate have appointed the 10 members of a committee established to review K-12 education standards in Tennessee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

HGTV Helps Boost Scripps Networks Second-Quarter Profit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Strong ratings at HGTV and a rise in revenue from the home improvement network, provided a second-quarter boost for parent company Scripps Networks Interactive.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Tax Filing Problems Could Jeopardize Health Law Aid for 1.8 Million

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly.

HEALTH CARE

Appeals Court Revives Antitrust Lawsuit Over ATM Fees

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing MasterCard, Visa and three major banks of illegally fixing ATM prices at the expense of consumers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 46 229 20,995
MORTGAGES 74 248 24,609
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 282 641 42,978
BANKRUPTCIES 61 177 14,079
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 58 6,459
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 67 5,136

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