VOL. 131 | NO. 223 | Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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.
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.
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 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.
…Some notes and observations on Election Eve from someone who does this for a living…
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
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.
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.
Denial of a human-centric world and its impact on the planet since the industrial revolution is no longer an acceptable worldview.
“Nobody taught us how to go out and fundraise.” – Former board member
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee manufacturers are in need of young employees as the industry rebounds and older manufacturing workers retire.
SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say Huber Engineered Woods plans to reopen its manufacturing facility in Spring City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.