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VOL. 131 | NO. 223 | Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Memphis-Based Lab Scales Back Service, Citing Obamacare Effects

A Memphis-based medical testing and research laboratory is changing its business model and suspending its diagnostic testing services partly in response to what it says is the Affordable Care Act’s effect on reimbursement rates.

Election Day Ends Contentious Presidential Contest

In a contentious national campaign for president that has tested the boundaries of what is considered proper political discourse and what should be public, local Democratic and Republican partisans have mostly been spectators as the 2016 presidential campaign comes to an end Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Change Is Mantra At Brooks, Ballet Memphis

The rotunda at the Brooks Museum of Art is in transition this week as the surreal figures of Yinka Shonibare’s “Rage of the Ballet Gods” give way to the burlap sculptures of Nnenna Okore that will be suspended from the rotunda dome for the next six months.

Downtown Dining Week Hails Food Scene

Downtown eateries like Cafe Pontotoc, at 314 S. Main, are welcoming diners this week to take part in what’s become a yearly celebration of Downtown’s vibrant, eclectic restaurant community.

Last Word: Election Day Arrives, Compass Changes Course and Downtown Dining

…Some notes and observations on Election Eve from someone who does this for a living…

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
75.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: West at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 94%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Erich Eurich of FocalPoint Business Coaching will present “2017 Starts Now: Hit the ground running through effective goal setting.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Austin Insulation Stays On Call Even Into the Middle of the Night

The work won’t wait. When it needs to be done, it needs to be done and it needs to be done right. Wayne Austin, president of Austin Insulation, has always operated with that mindset.

Experts: Memphis Competitive on Commercial Real Estate Front

Incentives are an indispensable tool for attracting major corporate tenants to Memphis. Memphis industrial real estate activity is hot, there’s something of a war for office sector talent and there’s been good absorption of multifamily space in Memphis this year.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Role Of Conscious Corporations

Denial of a human-centric world and its impact on the planet since the industrial revolution is no longer an acceptable worldview.

Don’t Wait Until Everyone Resigns

“Nobody taught us how to go out and fundraise.” – Former board member

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Manufacturers Seek Workers As Industry Rebounds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee manufacturers are in need of young employees as the industry rebounds and older manufacturing workers retire.

Huber Engineered Woods to Reopen Spring City Facility

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say Huber Engineered Woods plans to reopen its manufacturing facility in Spring City.

SPORTS

Hurd Tweets Reasons for Departure From Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd says he had "multiple injuries" this year, including a concussion, and that he left the Volunteers in part to play for an offense that better suits his talents.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas State Says More Than 1,000 Interested in Mexico Campus

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas State University officials say more than 1,000 students have expressed interest in attending the school's Mexico campus when it opens for the fall 2017 semester.

Arkansas Medical Pot Campaign Overshadows Other Races

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Voters might make conservative Arkansas the first Southern state to legalize medical marijuana, which could signal a cultural tipping point suggesting it's just matter of time before patients nationwide will be able to access the drug to treat certain maladies.

TECHNOLOGY

Report of Different Samsung Phone Model Exploding

PARIS (AP) – A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Survey: Small-Business Owners Worried About Election Impact

Small-business owners are concerned about the impact the election could have on their companies but hold mixed views of how supportive the candidates are on different issues, according to a survey by researchers at Pepperdine University.

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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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