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Strickland: City, county ‘overpaid’ for Electrolux

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says a month ago, Electrolux executives assured him their Memphis plant would stay open and even expand to include new product lines. With word of the plant closing in 2021, he told The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast the city, county and state "overpaid" in terms of incentives.

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Peaceful protests turn anxious as police clear crowd at midnight

The latest in the series of four marches so far began Saturday from the National Civil Rights Museum and saw calls for action in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis. The Memphis march was peaceful. But hours later a smaller group of people clashed with police at Beale and Main after the entertainment district closed for the night.

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