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VOL. 129 | NO. 231 | Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shelby County Building Permits Dip in October

Shelby County home building activity cooled in October, with builders pulling 5.9 percent fewer permits than in October 2013.

Framing a Business

Tom Clifton keeps Broad Avenue gallery going strong

Tom Clifton loves what he does for a living so much that he’ll sometimes happily bound into the office on Sundays to take care of a project.

EDGE Approves Creation of Graceland TIF District

A special taxing district to help pay for a massive redevelopment of Graceland came one step closer to reality Tuesday.

Thomas Family Sets Course at St. Jude

Her official title is national outreach director of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Lineup Shuffles Highlight Tigers' Tuneup for Las Vegas

Shaq Goodwin will be playing off the bench and Markel Crawford is your starting point guard.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
42°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

SRVS will hold free dance and movement classes for adults with disabilities Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the SRVS Learning Center, 3971 Knight Arnold Road. Email lindsay.weaver@srvs.org to register, or visit srvs.org.

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Earthquake Research Center In Memphis Gets Grant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey is awarding a $2 million grant to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis.

NEWSMAKERS

Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch

Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Mobile Dependency Energizes Text Marketing

The average consumer typically has at least one mobile device within arm’s reach at any given time throughout the day. Our growing dependency on these devices has increased the opportunity for marketers to reach targeted consumers with greater immediacy than ever before via text marketing.

STATEWIDE

VW Policy for Tennessee Plant Sets Off Labor Scramble

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

More-Confident US Households Step Up Borrowing

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consumer spending and the economy.

TECHNOLOGY

Thanksgiving Travel Woes? There's an App for That

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

How Much Do You Know About How the Internet Works?

WASHINGTON (AP) – We may be the Internet generation. But we don't know much about how it works.

Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 70 134 16,547
MORTGAGES 72 144 21,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 9 35 4,301
BUILDING PERMITS 209 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 80 149 15,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 28 5,519
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 117 201 23,774
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 51 5,086

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