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VOL. 128 | NO. 239 | Monday, December 9, 2013
EMPHASIS Distribution & Logistics

Looking Upward

Turbulence at Memphis International Airport paves way for clearer skies in 2014

The facelift of Memphis International Airport has continued throughout 2013 despite peaks and valleys for the airport’s passenger business.

Lake to Put Logistics Savvy to Use for Memphis World Trade Club

Don Lake, vice president of international operations for Dunavant Logistics Group, will add another accomplishment to an already impressive and diverse logistics resume.

Diversification Leads to Growth for Blue Sky Couriers

Blue Sky Couriers is enjoying steady growth over the past several years thanks to geographic expansion and diversification of its services.

Moody's Gives Ballpark Bond "Aa3" Rating "Negative" Outlook

On the eve of a critical vote by the Memphis City Council, a report from Moody’s Investors Service gives a “negative” outlook to its Aa3 rating of $23.6 million in revenue bonds the city plans to use to finance the purchase of AutoZone Park and improvements to it.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
85°F
Fair
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

Healthy Shelby will launch its Safe Sleep initiative Monday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saint Andrew AME Church community life center, 1472 Mississippi Blvd. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will speak. RSVP to rene.buttrey@healthmemphis.org.

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Ballpark Deal Back on Council’s Agenda

After getting a rough reception last week, the deal for the city of Memphis to buy AutoZone Park and the St. Louis Cardinals to buy the Memphis Redbirds baseball team returns to the Memphis City Council Monday, Dec. 9, for a vote.

Judicial Races Show Signs of Life

Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter opened his re-election bid with the sound of bagpipes in the clubhouse of the Overton Park Golf Course.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

CTSI Stays Competitive by Adapting to Client Needs

It might take a freight train to hold all of the services offered by CTSI-Global, the Memphis-based global supplier of supply chain management expertise and technology to the logistics industry.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Dec. 9 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Revenue Model Innovation Exercise

One generative exercise for any CPG company to explore growing market share is hold a session where a team role-plays a wide array of alternative revenue models for a particular brand.

MEMPHIS AREA

Civil Rights Museum President: Mandela a 'Great Soldier'

MEMPHIS (AP) – National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly C. Robertson says the death of Nelson Mandela is the loss of "a great soldier and a courageous leader."

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Solid US Job Growth Cuts Unemployment to 7 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than many had thought.

US Consumer Spending Up 0.3 Percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.

HEALTH CARE

Obama's Fixer-Upper Website Races to Catch Up

WASHINGTON (AP) – It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.

TECHNOLOGY

Supreme Court to Jump Into Patent Discussion

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents.

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PROPERTY SALES 72 327 11,765
MORTGAGES 76 371 15,350
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 41 112 3,023
BUILDING PERMITS 382 972 28,226
BANKRUPTCIES 65 345 11,307
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 117 4,155
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 184 700 17,184
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