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1. FedEx Express Nabs Award -

FedEx Express has been garnered a prestigious award.

FedEx Express was recently named Best Express Operator at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong.

Held annually, the industry awards honor the organizations that demonstrate leadership and consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability in their fields. FedEx had to overcome competition from two other shortlisted providers, but ultimately garnered more online votes to net the award.

2. ‘It’s a Great Day Here at FedEx Family House’ -

Memphis, an Egyptian word meaning a place of good abode; Memphis, a city in Tennessee that lives out the meaning of its name.

What makes Memphis such a good place to live, or to stay for a while, is the multitude of Good Samaritans who are neighbors to those in need. It doesn’t matter if those experiencing a crisis live here, or are just staying during a critical time in their lives: There are a multitude of Memphians who will provide that place of good abode for as long as it’s needed.

3. FedEx Express Nabs Award -

FedEx Express has been garnered a prestigious award.

FedEx Express was recently named Best Express Operator at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong.

Held annually, the industry awards honor the organizations that demonstrate leadership and consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability in their fields. FedEx had to overcome competition from two other shortlisted providers, but ultimately garnered more online votes to net the award.

4. FedEx Seeks European Approval for TNT Express Acquisition -

European Union regulators should rule on FedEx Corp.’s bid to acquire Dutch logistics firm TNT Express by Aug. 3.

5. Man Pleads Guilty In FedEx Shipping Fraud Case -

The founder of a Pittsburgh-based shipping company that created fake businesses to open FedEx shipping accounts pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to a mail fraud charge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

6. OneJet Lands in Memphis, Thanks in Part to FedEx -

Mid-South business travelers now have an easy, efficient way to reach several large Midwestern markets.

OneJet, a startup airline catering to business travelers, launched its inaugural Memphis to Indianapolis flight on Monday, June 22.

7. Man Pleads Guilty in FedEx Shipping Fraud Case -

The founder of a Pittsburgh-based shipping company that created fake businesses to open FedEx shipping accounts pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to a mail fraud charge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

8. Man Pleads Guilty in FedEx Fraud Case -

The founder of a Pittsburgh-based shipping company that created fake businesses to open FedEx shipping accounts pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to a mail fraud charge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

9. FedEx Records $2.2 Billion Pension Accounting Charge -

FedEx Corp. has changed accounting procedures for its pension plan in order to provide a more timely view of the plan’s performance.

10. FedEx Earnings Miss Wall Street Expectations -

FedEx Corp., hit by unfavorable currency exchange rates, lower fuel surcharges and special charges, reported lower-than-expected revenue and profits for the fiscal fourth quarter.

The Memphis-based company, which warned in March that currency and fuel issues could dampen results, reported a loss of $895 million, or $3.16 a share, for the quarter that ended May 31. That’s compared to a profit of $780 million, or $2.62 a share, over the same period last year.

11. Zacks Expects FedEx to Beat Earnings Estimates  -

Zacks said it is “impressed by FedEx’s efforts to control costs in a bid to boost the bottom line.”

Consequently, Zacks expects FedEx to achieve its fiscal 2015 earnings per share outlook in the band of $8.80 to $8.95. The investment research firm also said it was encouraged by the Memphis-based company’s “focus on share buybacks and regular dividend payments to enhance shareholder value.”

12. Hillwood Pays $17.7 Million for FedEx SupplyChain Facility -

5050 E. Holmes Road and 0 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $17.7 million

13. FedEx Records $2.2 Billion Pension Accounting Charge -

FedEx Corp. will take a $2.2 billion charge as it changes pension accounting methods.

The Memphis-based company, which said the changes will provide a more timely view of the pension plan’s performance, will record the estimated $2.2 billion non-cash, pretax charge for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

14. FedEx St. Jude Classic Notebook: Hearn, Swafford Make Aces, Chappell Ties Record -

Every golfer knows that apart from the physical hazards on a course there is always bad luck lurking.

So no apologies required for some good luck.

During Friday morning’s second round in the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind, David Hearn and Hudson Swafford each made an ace.

15. FedEx Records $2.2 Billion Pension Accounting Charge -

FedEx Corp. will take a $2.2 billion charge as it changes pension accounting methods.

The Memphis-based company, which said the changes will provide a more timely view of the pension plan’s performance, will record the estimated $2.2 billion non-cash, pretax charge for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

16. FedEx Tops for Brand Value in Tennessee -

FedEx Corp. is the nation’s 39th most valuable brand and the highest in Tennessee, according to new data from Brand Finance.

17. Hillwood Pays $17.7M for FedEx SupplyChain Facility -

Hillwood Investment Properties, a Dallas-based commercial real estate investment company based, has purchased the Summit Distribution Center Building II, according to a special warranty deed filed June 4.

18. Dustin Johnson Withdraws at FedEx St. Jude Classic -

Dustin Johnson has withdrawn after nine holes of the St. Jude Open because of illness.

Johnson came into the event he won in 2012 ranked seventh in the world, the highest of any player in the field at the final tuneup for the U.S. Open, but he started off with three straight bogeys starting at No. 10 at TPC Southwind on Thursday.

19. FedEx Tops for Brand Value in Tennessee -

FedEx Corp. is the nation’s 39th most valuable brand and the highest in Tennessee, according to new data from Brand Finance.

20. FedEx Boosts Dividend by 25 Percent -

FedEx Corp. is increasing its quarterly dividend by 25 percent as it inches closer to completing a deal that would make it one of the largest international package deliverers in Europe.

21. Hillwood Pays $17.7 Million for FedEx SupplyChain Facility -

Hillwood Investment Properties, a Dallas-based commercial real estate investment company based, has purchased the Summit Distribution Center Building II, according to a special warranty deed filed June 4.

22. FedEx Extends Title Sponsorship of St. Jude Classic -

FedEx has extended its title sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic through 2017, the PGA Tour announced Monday, June 1.

“FedEx epitomizes the charitable purpose of the PGA TOUR and what we’re all about,” said PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem. “It continues to play a vital role in growing the FedEx St. Jude Classic’s impact throughout the Memphis community and, in particular, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are absolutely delighted that FedEx will continue its commitment.”

23. New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Memphis in FedEx Fraud Case -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to defrauding FedEx Corp. of an estimated hundreds of thousands of dollars.

24. FedEx St. Jude Classic Gets Two Top-Tier Commits -

The FedEx St. Jude Classic field is getting deeper. Reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson have committed to play in the tournament at TPC Southwind, June 8-14. They join a field for the $6 million event that already includes fan favorite Phil Mickelson and 2012 FESJC champ Dustin Johnson.

25. FedEx to Sponsor UEFA Europa League Soccer -

FedEx said Friday that it signed a deal to sponsor a major European soccer league as it seeks to expand its presence in the region.

The Memphis-based package delivery company says it will be the main sponsor of the UEFA Europa League. Its sponsorship will start this year and extend three years into 2018.

26. FedEx St. Jude Classic Gets Two Top-Tier Commitments -

The FedEx St. Jude Classic field is getting deeper.

Reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson have committed to play in the tournament at TPC Southwind, June 8-14. They join a field for the $6 million event that already includes fan favorite Phil Mickelson and 2012 FESJC champ Dustin Johnson.

27. FedEx Still Fighting Drug Conspiracy Charges -

FedEx Corp. may have lost an important motion this week when a federal judge refused to dismiss the U.S. Justice Department’s charge that the Memphis-based delivery giant conspired with illegal online pharmacies to transport prescription drugs.

28. FedEx to Sponsor UEFA Europa League Soccer -

FedEx said Friday that it signed a deal to sponsor a major European soccer league as it seeks to expand its presence in the region.

The Memphis-based package delivery company says it will be the main sponsor of the UEFA Europa League. Its sponsorship will start this year and extend three years into 2018.

29. St. Louis Zoo Welcomes 850-Pound Bear, Via FedEx -

Sometimes, shipping an 850-pound beast can be a real bear.

The St. Louis Zoo on Friday announced the arrival of its latest resident, a 2-year-old male polar bear named Kali that was orphaned as a cub. The bear was shipped in by FedEx plane and truck ahead of its scheduled June 6 debut at the zoo’s new Polar Bear Point Exhibit.

30. FedEx Drug-Shipping Indictment Will Proceed -

A judge has rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal indictment accusing the company of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs from two online pharmacies.

The Memphis, Tennessee-based shipping giant had argued that an exemption in federal law allows certain transportation companies to legally possess drugs in the normal course of business. FedEx says it cannot reasonably be expected to police the millions of packages it ships each day.

31. FedEx Indictment on Illegal Drug Shipments Will Go Forward -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A judge on Thursday rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal drug indictment that accuses the company of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said the acts alleged by prosecutors does not fall under an exemption in federal drug law for transportation companies such as FedEx.

32. St. Louis Zoo Welcomes 850-Pound Bear, Via FedEx -

Sometimes, shipping an 850-pound beast can be a real bear.

The St. Louis Zoo on Friday announced the arrival of its latest resident, a 2-year-old male polar bear named Kali that was orphaned as a cub. The bear was shipped in by FedEx plane and truck ahead of its scheduled June 6 debut at the zoo’s new Polar Bear Point Exhibit.

33. Dustin Johnson Commits To FedEx St. Jude Classic -

Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic, to be held the week of June 8-14 at TPC Southwind.

Johnson, the world’s No. 8-ranked golfer, won the 2012 FESJC as he made final-round birdies on holes 16 and 17. Currently, Johnson ranks third on the PGA Tour money list and ranks fifth in FedExCup points.

34. Grizzlies, FedExForum Team Up With Methodist -

The Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum are teaming up with Methodist Healthcare for a partnership focused on population health management and community wellness initiatives.

The emphasis is on encouraging Memphians to make positive, small choices throughout their day in pursuit of better health.

35. FedEx Shows Hydrogen-Powered Support Vehicles -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and U.S. Energy Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Reuben Sarkar got a look at FedEx Corp.’s fleet of 15 hydrogen fuel cell powered support vehicles last week during a tour of the FedEx Express World Hub at Memphis International Airport.

36. Grizzlies, FedExForum Team Up With Methodist -

The Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum are teaming up with Methodist Healthcare for a partnership focused on population health management and community wellness initiatives.

The emphasis is on encouraging Memphians to make positive, small choices throughout their day in pursuit of better health.

37. FedEx Shows Hydrogen-Powered Support Vehicles -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and U.S. Energy Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Reuben Sarkar got a look at FedEx Corp.’s fleet of 15 hydrogen fuel cell powered support vehicles last week during a tour of the FedEx Express World Hub at Memphis International Airport.

38. Haslam Wants Lawmakers to Approve FedEx Tax Break -

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration wants lawmakers to approve a cut in aviation fuel taxes for Memphis-based FedEx Corp.

39. FedEx Secures Deal to Buy TNT Express -

FedEx Corp. has agreed to take over one of Europe's largest delivery companies, TNT Express, for $4.8 billion, the companies announced Tuesday, April 7.

40. FedEx Agrees to Take Over Dutch Rival TNT Express -

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – American package delivery service FedEx has agreed to take over Dutch rival TNT Express, one of Europe's largest delivery companies, for 4.4 billion euros ($4.8 billion), the companies announced Tuesday, in a move FedEx said will strengthen its business globally.

41. FedEx Chips In on Namesake University of Memphis Institute -

FedEx Corporate Services Inc. is donating $3 million over three years to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

42. FedEx Chips In On Namesake University of Memphis Institute -

FedEx Corporate Services Inc. is donating $3 million over three years to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

43. FedEx Founder Not Worried About Uber Dabbling in Delivery -

Popular ride-sharing service Uber has hinted it may eventually expand firmly into the logistics sector. It’s a straight line, the thinking goes, from delivering people between destinations to eventually ferrying packages from one point to the next.

44. FedEx Founder Says No Concerns About Uber Drift To Logistics -

Popular ride-sharing service Uber has hinted it may eventually expand firmly into the logistics sector. It’s a straight line, the thinking goes, from delivering people between destinations to eventually ferrying packages from one point to the next.

45. FedEx Reports Strong Profit, Earnings for Third Quarter -

FedEx Corp. delivered for investors in the third quarter, with profits jumping more than 50 percent for the Memphis-based company.

46. FedEx 3Q profit jumps, but revenue, outlook disappoint -

NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx Corp.'s third-quarter profit jumped more than 50 percent and beat Wall Street expectations on a mix of volume growth and lower fuel costs.

47. FedEx Supply Chain Seeks $5.2M Permit -

FedEx Supply Chain Services is preparing to make improvements to a large southeast Memphis warehouse.

FedEx Supply Chain Services has applied for a $5.2 million building permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to make improvements to an employee entrance at 6005 Freeport Road, a 547,216-square-foot industrial building. Metro Construction LLC is listed as the contractor on the application.

48. FedEx Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing -

A FedEx cargo plane has safely landed in St. Louis after smoke was reported inside the aircraft.

The plane made an emergency landing at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert Airport. Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea says four crew members evacuated by emergency slide. One of them was taken to a hospital for evaluation for an undisclosed injury. Lea did not have any details about how the injury occurred or the extent of it.

49. FedEx Breaks Ground on Little Rock Distribution Center -

FedEx is breaking ground on a 300,000 square-foot ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock that will employ about 160 people.

Arkansas Business reports the center is scheduled to open in 2016.

50. FedEx Seeks Permit for Renovations -

FedEx is making some improvements at its world headquarters campus.

The Memphis-based company is seeking a $555,924 building permit from the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for “interior tenant renovations of existing commercial building space” at 3145 Players Club Parkway.

51. I Choose Memphis: Adele Landers -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Adele Landers

Job & company: Client Adviser, SunTrust Private Wealth Management

52. Memphis Leading Cities In Women-Led Startup Programs -

As a female serial entrepreneur, I experienced firsthand both the challenges and the opportunities of building a technology startup as a woman.

I started my entrepreneurial journey in 2004 and in 2013 joined Start Co. as an entrepreneur-in-residence because of the community’s focus on inclusion and empowerment of women. With the support of LaunchTN, City of Memphis, Assisi Foundation, FedEx, Start Co. Angels, and local partners like Baker Donelson, archer-malmo, The Marston Group and others, as a community we can see the impact and success of our acceleration and inclusion programs for women.

53. Maines Paper & Food Service Continues Work in Arlington -

11420 Gulf Stream Road
Memphis, TN 38002
Permit Amount: $2.5 million

Permit Application Date: February 2015
Owner: W D Arlington LLC
Tenant: Maines Paper & Food Service
Details: More new construction is planned at the Maines Paper & Food Service cold-storage facility in Arlington.

54. Silicone Arts Laboratories Enters 2015 With Additional Funding, Big Plans -

Silicone Arts Laboratories, a Memphis-based venture that makes innovative cosmetic products, is hosting an open house next month in its new Cooper-Young location.

And “new” is the operative word about the company’s efforts in 2015.

55. Silicone Arts Laboratories Enters 2015 With New Funding, Big Plans -

Silicone Arts Laboratories, a Memphis-based venture that makes innovative cosmetic products, is hosting an open house next month in its new Cooper-Young location.

And “new” is the operative word about the company’s efforts in 2015.

56. FedEx Seeks Permit For Renovations -

FedEx is making some improvements at its world headquarters campus.

The Memphis-based company is seeking a $555,924 building permit from the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for “interior tenant renovations of existing commercial building space” at 3145 Players Club Parkway.

57. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Choose from houseplants, container arrangements, terrariums and more. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4100.

58. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will honor Loeb Properties president Bob Loeb, the chapter’s 2014 Communicator of the Year, at its monthly luncheon Thursday, Feb. 12, at 11:45 at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit prsamemphis.org.

59. Events -

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center and Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis LLP will kick off the “Protecting Your Intellectual Property” series Thursday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Participants will learn more about patents, copyrights, trademarks, nondisclosure agreements and more to protect their business. Visit tsbdc.org/swtcc or call 901-333-5085 to register.

60. Imminent Danger -

The risk is real. And the evidence is in the charges of second-degree murder against the owner of New England Compounding Center Inc., and pharmacists and others employed by the company.

61. Living Well -

Depression doesn’t make reservations in advance. It just descends. There is also no formula for a human being’s breaking point. Especially when there could be neurologic or psychiatric forces in play, perhaps without the affected person even being aware of them.

62. Lasting Legacies -

A FedEx commercial that never made it past the storyboard stage portrayed company founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith as a child filling out an order form in the back of a comic book for a batch of Sea-Monkeys, sending it off and waiting for the delivery.

63. Jury Awards Family $165 Million in FedEx Wrongful Death Lawsuit -

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A jury in Santa Fe has awarded an El Paso, Texas family $165 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against FedEx.

Attorneys for the family of Mariali Venegas and her daughter, who were killed in a June 2011 crash involving a FedEx big rig, told KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/1yWXpIc) on Friday that the verdict sends a message to FedEx to improve driver training.

64. UPS Takes a Hit During the Holidays, Cuts Outlook -

NEW YORK (AP) – UPS spent heavily to avoid last year's debacle over the holidays, when an unexpected crush of last-minute shipping and terrible weather led millions of late deliveries.

65. Ford Jr. to Headline Dunavant Award Event -

Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the March 25 Dunavant Public Servants Awards luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Memphis East.

The awards, now in their 12th year, honor one elected official and one non-elected public official within Shelby County who demonstrate the qualities and characteristics of longtime Probate Court Clerk Bobby Dunavant.

66. Wilson Air Expanding at Memphis International -

Wilson Air Center is spreading its wings at Memphis International Airport.

The Kemmons Wilson Cos. subsidiary signed a 10-year lease with the airport for the former Pinnacle Airlines hangar at Memphis International, expanding its jet footprint by 30,500 square feet of prime hangar space.

67. Memphis Reprographics Handles Printing, Storage Needs -

When the development team and architect behind the Sears Crosstown redevelopment project needed multiple phases of the project printed –including everything from design renderings to construction documents and floor plans – they turned to Memphis Reprographics.

68. ServiceMaster Signals Desire to Strengthen Tennis Tournament -

After it was announced at a press conference at The Racquet Club of Memphis that ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. had entered into a three-year deal to be the presenting sponsor of the Memphis Open, the company’s chief financial officer, Alan Haughie, couldn’t help himself.

69. Editorial: Putting the Work Into Artwork -

Before there was social media, the Internet or even FedEx, there was the commerce of art and creativity in Memphis.

What our cover story calls “art work” – emphasis on two words – has a long and perhaps misunderstood lineage in Memphis.

70. Tigers Football Trophies At FedExForum Thursday -

Tigers fans will have their first chance to take pictures with two University of Memphis football championship trophies Thursday, Jan. 15, prior to the men’s basketball game vs. Cincinnati at FedExForum. Tip-off is 6 p.m.

71. Honoring a Legacy -

The Grizzlies are in their 14th season in Memphis, and next Monday, Jan. 19, will mark the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day.

72. This week in Memphis history: January 9-15 -

2005: Three development partners were to close on the purchase of the Tennessee Brewery by the end of the month and announced plans to convert the historic building into 35 luxury condominiums and penthouse units with prices starting at $350,000.

73. Southwest Tennessee Grows With Demand -

For Nathan Essex, the president of Southwest Tennessee Community College, his tenure has been a series of changes.

It was Essex who presided over the merger of Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute in the late 1990s, before he was appointed president of the resulting Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2000.

74. Batts Joins HealthChoice as Complex Care Manager -

Kenneth Batts has joined HealthChoice’s new Population Health team as complex care manager. In his new role, Batts will reach out to patients identified with complex medical needs to schedule home visits, where he’ll provide customized intervention and condition education, including goal setting, care coordination, and long-term support with the goal to achieve improvements in their health.

75. Building the Base -

It was late September, and local officials were deeply engaged with retail giant Target as the company explored investing in an online fulfillment center in Memphis when the discussions turned toward a familiar subject.

76. Big Deals Highlight 2014 Real Estate -

In Inked, we like to highlight local real estate transactions and the often-interesting companies leasing or buying commercial real estate space in the Memphis market. We also like to keep you informed about major deals before they happen and track companies that are critical to the local economy. Here are some important items that appeared in Inked in 2014.

77. Command and Control -

On the fourth floor of Module F at a non-descript but sprawling FedEx campus nestled between Winchester Road and Shelby Drive on Airways Boulevard, a massive video wall featuring 36 40-inch LED screens displays real-time information on global weather patterns and the locations of hundreds of FedEx Express jets.

78. This week in Memphis history: December 26-January 1 -

2009: FedEx Corp. took the first step toward a major expansion of its Memphis hub, filing a $28 million building permit for a new two-story sort facility at the existing hub on the north side of Memphis International Airport. At the time, the hub employed 15,000 people and had five sorts of 1.5 million packages per day.

79. Counterpart Experiences Big 2014 -

2014 was a particularly consequential year for Counterpart Communication Design. The marketing communications firm with offices in Memphis and Dallas grew its staff by almost 40 percent this year, for example, in addition to reimagining its creative department and adding a Web analysis team to meet constantly evolving digital needs.

80. City, County Catch Late-Year Economic Development Surge -

Through September, things were looking somewhat bleak for Memphis and Shelby County on the economic development front.

At that point in the year the city and county were on pace to tie a record low for the number of payments-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT, agreements granted to companies in a year. While granting fewer tax incentives could be viewed as good news because companies were more fiscally sound or confident about operating in Memphis and Shelby County, the lower level of activity represented a dip in the level of economic investment in the area.

81. It's Down to the Wire for Online Shopping -

ATLANTA (AP) – As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.

82. Poll: Americans Skeptical of Commercial Drones -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.

83. FedEx Considering Baltimore Site for Distribution Hub -

BALTIMORE (AP) – FedEx is considering whether to build a distribution facility at Sparrows Point, showing interest in the steel mill property.

Baltimore County's economic development department says FedEx filed an application with the county's Development Review Committee. But no formal agreements have been signed.

84. FedEx Reports 23 Percent Earnings Boost -

FedEx on Wednesday, Dec. 17, reported net income of $616 million for the September-November quarter, a 23 percent increase from $500 million in the same period last year but slightly below Wall Street estimates.

85. Chamber Wants to Clean Up Memphis -

If Greater Memphis Chamber officials get their wish, Memphis will be the nation’s cleanest city by 2019.

The chamber will spearhead a four-year effort to help clean up the litter and waste found in so many corners of the Bluff City, an ambitious new “moon mission” for the economic and community development organization.

86. Chamber Plans City Clean-Up, Announces Grants -

If Greater Memphis Chamber officials get their wish, Memphis will be the nation’s cleanest city by 2019.

The chamber will spearhead a four-year effort to help clean up the litter and waste found in so many corners of the Bluff City, an ambitious new “moon mission” for the economic and community development organization.

87. Auction Doesn’t Attract Commerce Center Buyer -

An auction of the former FedEx and Holiday Inns headquarters failed to produce a buyer.

The Commerce Center complex on Lamar Avenue is back up for sale after not receiving a minimum bid of $2.5 million for the 313,843-square-foot, three-building campus on 33 acres. Sperry Van Ness’ SVN Auction Service had put the property on the auction block for the owner, which had been seeking $7.5 million for the property.

88. MassMutual Sponsors New JA BizTown Shop -

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has announced MassMutual Life Insurance Co. as its newest shop sponsor for JA BizTown.

89. 321,000 Jobs Added in November, Most in Nearly 3 Years -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A burst of U.S. hiring in November – the most in nearly three years – added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.

90. Amazon's New Robot Army is Ready to Ship -

TRACY, California (AP) – A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.

91. MassMutual Sponsors New JA BizTown Shop -

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has announced MassMutual Life Insurance Co. as its newest shop sponsor for JA BizTown.

92. Commerce Center Auction Doesn’t Attract Buyer -

An auction of the former FedEx and Holiday Inn headquarters failed to produce a buyer.

The Commerce Center complex on Lamar Avenue is back up for sale after not receiving a minimum bid of $2.5 million for the 313,843-square-foot, three-building campus on 33 acres. Sperry Van Ness’ SVN Auction Service had put the property on the auction block for the owner, which had been seeking $7.5 million for the property.

93. ’Tis the Season -

After the recession struck, desperate retailers competing for a shrinking amount of shopping dollars and market share began tinkering with time-tested holiday marketing strategies.

Good prices, great values, unique offerings and convenience no longer were enough to boost retail sales.

94. FedEx Supply Chain Expansion Wins Tax Freeze -

FedEx Supply Chain Services appears poised to move ahead with an expansion in Memphis.

The third-party logistics arm of FedEx, recently won a five-year tax freeze for a $6.8 million expansion to its 454,713-square-foot warehouse at 5050 E. Holmes Road.

95. Wish Granted: Same Day Delivery for the Holidays -

NEW YORK (AP) – A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

Amazon, Target and Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and same-day options that will continue even past the holidays.

96. After Overcoming Hurdles, Southwest Opens Nursing School -

More than four years after breaking ground for a new nursing building, leaders of Southwest Tennessee Community College last week formally opened the school’s new Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building.

97. More at Moore -

The large old trees on its campus and the large paned windows of its brick buildings indicate the William R. Moore College of Technology has been around for a while.

It was the idea of William R. Moore, a dry goods wholesaler, who left a $500,000 endowment to fund the institution following his death in 1909.

98. I Choose Memphis: Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling

99. Moore Tech Awakens -

The large old trees on its campus and the paned windows of its brick buildings indicate the William R. Moore College of Technology has been around for a while.

It was the idea of William R. Moore, a dry goods wholesaler, who left a $500,000 endowment to fund the institution following his death in 1909.

100. Expedient Data Centers Expands to Memphis -

Expedient Data Centers, a leading provider of cloud computing and other related services, has settled on Memphis as the site of its first data center in Tennessee.

Expedient currently operates 10 data centers in six markets, and its 11th is planned for 3180 Players Lane in Memphis, close to the TPC Southwind Golf Course and FedEx headquarters.