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VOL. 129 | NO. 211 | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shareholder Seeks AutoZone Political Disclosures

AutoZone’s board of directors is recommending shareholders vote against the motion a shareholder plans to present at the company’s annual meeting in December that would ask the auto parts retailer to provide greater detail on its political spending.

‘Anything’s Possible’

Grizzlies, fans ready for new NBA season

Seated at the same table as guard Tony Allen for the Grizzlies’ 13th Annual Tip-Off Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 27, fan Kim Cherry couldn’t help but notice The Grindfather’s Army fatigues sport coat. It was the booming fashion statement of the day.

Tigers Picked Third in AAC Basketball Preseason Poll

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team was picked third in the American Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the league office announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, during its annual media day held at the New York Athletic Club.

Commission Chair Sued by Seven Members

Seven Shelby County Commissioners are suing commission chairman Justin Ford for stopping them from adding items to the body’s agenda.

Charter School Resistance Flares

When leaders of the Yes Prep charter group walked into a hostile meeting at American Way Middle School Monday, Oct. 27, set up by the Achievement School District, they also walked into a “Save Our School” rally organized by opponents of the school’s takeover by the state-run district.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
77.0°F
Overcast
Wind: from the South at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 mph
Humidity: 58%

EVENTS

Vatterott Career College will hold a car, bike and truck show open house Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6991 Appling Farms Parkway. Attendees can explore vehicles and learn about careers in powersports, diesel and more. Visit vatterott.edu.

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Commission Sets Votes on Health Insurance

Shelby County Commissioners may not hear a whole lot new in the way of answers between now and a Thursday special meeting to settle the politically volatile issue of changes to health insurance coverage for county government employees.

‘State of Black Memphis’ Forum Urges Action

Each year, the Urban League releases a national report that puts the “state of Black America” in the form of statistics on health care, education, economic power and similar factors.

NEWSMAKERS

Churchill Joins Gateway Group

Natalie Churchill has joined Gateway Group Personnel as recruiting assistant for the temporary staffing division. In her new role, Churchill will source, qualify and interview candidates to place in positions ranging from accounting, administration (receptionists to executive administrative assistants), medical office, human resources and customer service.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

No More ‘Hope and Prayer’ Marketing

The average company spends 3 to 5 percent of revenue on marketing, which is certainly not a trivial expense. Why, then, do so many companies invest so little time in the construction of the marketing plan that ensures that investment is well spent?

China’s Growth Gut Check

The global economy is a symphony of regional and local economies interconnected by trade, interest rates and currency movements. We can generalize the influence of our leading instrumentalists in the following ways.

STATEWIDE

Hooker Seeks Ruling on Tennessee Ballot Measure Votes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – As if Tennessee's lengthy process for amending the state constitution weren't complicated enough, independent gubernatorial candidate John Jay Hooker is now raising concerns that the method for counting the votes does not pass constitutional muster.

REGIONAL

SeaPort Cleared for Greenville-Memphis Flights

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines to offer service between Greenville and Memphis, Tennessee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay at Checkout Line

NEW YORK (AP) – Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers Over Unlimited Data

WASHINGTON (AP) – AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company – slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

How Well Did the Fed's Stimulus Work?

NEW YORK (AP) – Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Price Gains Slow for Fourth Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.

US Home Price Gains Slow for Fourth Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 97 255 6,360
MORTGAGES 94 260 7,562
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 195 590 13,899
BANKRUPTCIES 67 180 4,754
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 95 2,435
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 54 185 5,081
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 66 1,526

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