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VOL. 129 | NO. 187 | Thursday, September 25, 2014

ZeroTo510 Accelerator Companies Win Funding

One mark of the success of a startup accelerator program is if investors like what they see, once participating companies have gone through the program and are making pitches for funding.

Ride the Roo

Midtown shuttle service opens door to transportation alternatives

As the Cooper-Young Historic District continued to grow and prosper and Overton Square began its rise from the urban ashes, Ham Smythe IV kept hearing the questions.

Cummins Eyes Memphis Site for Expansion

Cummins Inc. is eyeing a Memphis property for a planned expansion of the company’s distribution operations, a move that would be welcome news for Memphis officials.

Stonebridge Crossing Sells for $29.8 Million

The Stonebridge Crossing apartment complex in Cordova has traded hands.

Terminix Acquires Quebec Pest Control Provider

The day after it announced leadership for its international division, Memphis-based Terminix announced it has acquired Groupe Cameron of Quebec, Canada.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
82.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

The Mid-South Book Festival will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 28, at locations across Memphis. The festival, presented by Literacy Mid-South, will feature celebrity authors, creative-writing seminars, speaking panels, multiple book stores, music and more. Some events are ticketed, but all are free. Visit midsouthbookfest.org for a schedule.

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17 Cuts Among ‘Big Changes’ at CA

The Commercial Appeal is trimming its staff again as part of ongoing cost-saving efforts, and at the same time it’s making what top editor Louis Graham described in a memo to staff as “major changes” to the physical paper itself.

Weirich Sworn In for Eight-Year Term

Amy Weirich took the oath of office Tuesday, Sept. 23, for a full eight-year term of office, saying the prosecutor’s office has a role in crime prevention as well as prosecuting those accused of crimes.

Woodland Expansion Reflects Broader Changes

From the outside, the most noticeable change to the campus of Woodland Presbyterian School is the new building for the seventh- and eighth-graders at the pre-K through 8 independent private school in East Memphis.

Commitment to Fitness Looks to Reverse Childhood Obesity

If American children and teenagers are fat, then those in the Mid-South are fatter. And you don’t have to rely on some “Fattest Cities in America” list aimed at generating clicks and views to reach this conclusion.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Certified Financial Planner – One Big Thing

Ray's take: In today’s world of financial specialists, each one has their own view of what you should do – because each one is focused on their own focused area of the big picture: the CPA, the insurance agent, the attorney, etc.

Rowan Oak Rovers

OXFORD, Miss. – We are at Rowan Oak, Susan and I – 719 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, Miss., USA. Once the home of William Faulkner, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author, and his family for over 40 years. Built in 1844, and renovated from time to time thereafter, this modest Mississippi mansion is situated on some 30 acres of residential property not far from the town square. Promotional literature says it’s “open year round, from dawn to dusk.”

STATEWIDE

Higher Education Panel Discusses Work Readiness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee higher education officials participating in a panel discussion on preparing students for the workforce say employers want college graduates that possess so-called soft skills like critical thinking and good communication.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Tribe Issues Boycott of FedEx Over Redskins Mascot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Osage Nation in Oklahoma is boycotting the global shipping company FedEx because of its relationship with the Washington Redskins football team.

Middle-Class Squeeze: From Day Care to Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) – Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son – so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

Jimmy John's Says Customers' Card Data Stolen

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)Jimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September.

HEALTH CARE

Anti-Addiction Groups Call for New FDA Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) – Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

Report: Admission of Uninsured at Hospitals Dips

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says the number of uninsured patients admitted into hospitals has dropped markedly this year, reducing charity care and bad debt cases particularly in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the new federal health care law.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Pulls Software Update for iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints that the update interferes with users' ability to make phone calls.

Struggling BlackBerry Releases New Phone

TORONTO (AP) – BlackBerry launched a new smartphone Wednesday as the embattled Canadian company hopes for a comeback.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 401 13,843
MORTGAGES 99 439 16,005
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 63 2,202
BUILDING PERMITS 233 998 28,755
BANKRUPTCIES 49 276 8,926
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 136 4,701
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 141 5,534
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 88 2,982

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