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VOL. 129 | NO. 55 | Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn Planned for Former Greyhound Station

A Knoxville-based hospitality company has closed on the purchase of the vacant Greyhound facility Downtown and will transform the property into a Hilton Garden Inn.

‘It’s Natural’

Attachment parenting advocate touts healthy habits

He goes to bed at 10 p.m. and gets up at 6 a.m.

Moore Scratched From May Ballot On Second Look

Scratch former Shelby County Commission Edith Ann Moore from the May 6 Democratic primary for commission District 6.

FedEx Profit Up, But Misses Expectations

DALLAS (AP)FedEx Corp. says its latest quarterly profit rose 5 percent from a year ago despite storms that raised the company's costs, but the results were below analysts' expectations.

City Pension Change Outlined for 2015

The administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. made its formal proposal of a “long-term solution” and change in the city’s pension plan to a 401(k) style plan this week with specific terms Wharton has long said would be included.

Wharton Pitches ‘Bookend’ Convention Complex

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. calls it the “bookend approach.”

Memphis Bioworks Leads New Entrepreneurship Venture

The Memphis Bioworks Foundation has been tapped to lead a new entrepreneurship venture in Memphis called The EPIcenter, the product of one of several so-called moon mission strategies of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle.

Hopson Says Common Core Waiver is Option

Shelby County Schools could seek a waiver from the state to continue using Common Core state education standards if the Tennessee Legislature suspends the use of the standards.

Grizz Players Also Have March Madness

Point guard Mike Conley played in an NCAA title game with Ohio State. Mike Miller did the same with Florida.


Manage Your Credit, Not Your Credit Score

Ray’s Take You must have a great credit score to do anything these days, or so the lending industry would like for us to believe. Increase your score! Buy more stuff on credit!

No Subject

Season 4, Episode 3: “The Pitch.” The show: “Seinfeld.” The theme? Let’s call it “the absence of anything.” It’s actually the first half of an hour-long show that ran during the show’s normal TV lifespan. It has run as a half-hour episode in syndication for the past 100 years or so.


Fed Foresees Slightly Slower but Steady Growth

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials expect the U.S. economy to grow at a slightly slower but steady pace in 2014.

Fed Clarifies Guidance on Short-Term Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve sought Wednesday to clarify a question that investors have been trying to determine: When it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows.

Yellen: US 'Not Close to Full Employment'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the U.S. economy is "not close to full employment," even as the unemployment rate has dropped a full percentage point over the past 12 months to 6.7 percent.


Health Law Concerns for Cancer Centers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits.

IBM's Watson to Help in Brain Cancer Research

NEW YORK (AP) – IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer.


Judge Tosses Class-Action Push for Google Suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy terms of email users.

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