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VOL. 132 | NO. 231 | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Council to Take Final Vote on Confederate Monuments Alternatives

Memphis City Council members are scheduled to take a final vote Tuesday, Nov. 21, on an ordinance that sets out options for the removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis statues in city parks, and will discuss amending a city ordinance to allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages on Main Street Downtown.

Tigers Savor AAC West-Clinching Victory and Move Up in the Polls

The obvious benefit to the University of Memphis beating SMU 66-45 Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium was winning the American Athletic Conference West Division title. Getting to hold that trophy high in the air. Achieving something no one can ever take away.

Preparing For Park Without Brooks, MCA

A new Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Downtown would open in 2022 at the earliest and cost $110 million along with an endowment.

Pair of Southeast Memphis Office Buildings Sell for $5.3M

Lenox Park A and Lenox Park B, a pair of 100,000-plus square foot office buildings in southeast Memphis, have sold for a combined $5.3 million, according to a Friday, Nov. 17 deed filed with the Shelby County Register.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
54.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southwest at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 40%

EVENTS

Elmwood Cemetery will hold a Harvest History Hunt, a self-guided scavenger hunt through Saturday, Nov. 25, at 824 S. Dudley St. Groups of any size can pick up a $20 packet in the Elmwood office through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Use the map and clues to find chosen historical sites, fill out the answer sheet and drop it off at the office. Those with correct answers will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card and other prizes. Visit elmwoodcemetery.org or call 901-774-3212 for details.

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EMPHASIS Health Care

UTHSC Researchers Studying Why People Grow Old

A group of researchers led by a University of Tennessee Health Science Center assistant professor is in the midst of a study focused on aging: the science behind it, why it happens, and the scientific framework behind why everyone starts slowing down, going gray and needing more medical care as they get older.

Gradient’s Worthington Looks To Increase Access to Pain-Relief Device

With an extensive history as a researcher in pain management and a dedication to assisting patients suffering from pain due to aging, activity or surgery, Dr. W. Bradley Worthington recently joined Memphis-based Gradient Medical, creator of the Quadrabloc wearable therapeutic magnetic device for managing pain, as its new chief medical officer. 

CBU Finds Crosstown Concourse Right Fit for Graduate Program, More

Christian Brothers University already had a relatively new Healthcare Master of Business Administration program. Leasing 4,000 square feet of space at Crosstown Concourse, which opened in August, provided an opportunity to merge the two and also feed into the school’s larger goal.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Banks Behind Lakeland Residential Developments

4501 Chambers Chapel Road, , Lakeland, TN 38002 (et. al) -
Plans for more than 225 acres of residential development in Lakeland were presented to the city’s joint Municipal Planning and Design Review Commission on Thursday, Nov. 16.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Economic Impact of HBCUs

For too long historically black colleges and universities have been asked to answer for their very existence.

How to Speed Up Innovation

A keynote presentation at the Back End of Innovation 2017 Conference by Fred Tavan, global head of innovation lab, reinsurance and insurance risk, Sun Life Financial

STATEWIDE

Tyson Foods: New Facility in Tennessee to Create 1,500 Jobs

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP)Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Amazon Goes Into the Holidays With Magnified Store Presence

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon goes into the holiday season with a newly magnified brick-and-mortar presence, giving it more opportunities to sell its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and other gadgets.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Volvo to Supply Uber With Thousands of Self-Driving Cars

HELSINKI (AP) – Volvo Cars said Monday it will sell tens of thousands of self-driving cars to Uber, which is expanding to become an operator and owner of its own car fleet.

Auto Safety Group Seeks Chrysler Pacifica Recall

DETROIT (AP) – An auto safety group is asking the government for a recall of Chrysler Pacifica minivans over complaints that the engines can stall without warning.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Yellen to Step Down From Federal Reserve Board

WASHINGTON (AP) – Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump, announcing that she will leave the board when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it's an impediment to passing the tax bill.

Bush Administration Alums Rising in Trump's Orbit

WASHINGTON (AP) – For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House shares one thing in common with his Republican predecessor's: People.

Health Nominee Reaped Big Earnings From Drug Industry Tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) – Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.

HEALTH CARE

Hard to Believe: Some Consumers Find Free Health Insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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