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VOL. 128 | NO. 233 | Thursday, November 28, 2013

Memphis Designer Puts Personal Touch on Denim Line

If you’re wondering where Memphis fashion designer Derrick Gooden gets his talent, you could say it’s in his jeans.

Beaten Path

Grant brings facelift to Shelby Farms Park’s popular Tour de Wolf

Footprints and fat tires have taken their toll on the Tour de Wolf Trail at Shelby Farms Park, and signs of its overuse are evident all along the roughly 6-mile path.

Fresh Market, Whole Foods Seek Approval From Boards

Two planned high-profile grocery stores will be seeking regulatory approval in the coming weeks.

Bitcoin Gains Popularity in Memphis

Bitcoin has arrived in Memphis.

State Lease Bolsters One Commerce Square

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said there were no second acts in American lives.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
56°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 13 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.

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SPORTS

NBA Uses More Ways to Prove ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’

Walk up to an ATM, and you’re on camera. Walk into a convenience store, and you’re on camera. Walk onto an NBA court during game time, and you’re not only on camera but every movement you make – or don’t make – will be tracked, sifted, analyzed.

Abundance of Diet Soda Starts Stats Revolution

One man, one room, one micro-fridge stocked with diet soda.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Rainey Kizer’s Dexter Named Board Chair for Girls Inc.

Latosha Dexter, an attorney with Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named board chair of Girls Inc. of Memphis, as well as the organization’s Mentor of the Year.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Choosing Memphis Right Path for Carroll

Although John Carroll didn’t grow up a part of Memphis, the city has become a part of him.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Renewal of Life

LOOK FOR THE WONDER. REPEAT. I wrote about this last year. This year, just last week, it happened again.

Impulse Buying Can Come at a High Price

Ray’s Take There’s a billion-dollar reason the racks of magazines, candy, and soft drinks are right by the checkout counters and at check-out on many a website. It’s called impulse buying, and it’s as bad for your budget as those candy bars are for your waistline.

Etched in Stone?

“Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.” Francis Bacon wrote that.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Consumer Confidence Falls to 7-Month Low

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers' confidence in the economy fell in November to the lowest level in seven months, dragged down by greater concerns about hiring and pay in the coming months.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Prices Rose at Slower Pace in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose more slowly in September than in August, a sign that weaker sales are preventing the kinds of sharp price gains that occurred earlier this year.

US Home Permits Rise at 5-Year High on Apartments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. developers received approval in October to build apartments at the fastest pace in five years, a trend that could boost economic growth in the final three months of the year.

HEALTH CARE

Supreme Court Will Take Up New Health Law Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.

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PROPERTY SALES 72 368 16,413
MORTGAGES 66 422 21,432
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 76 4,266
BUILDING PERMITS 176 877 39,378
BANKRUPTCIES 60 294 15,542
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 98 5,491
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