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VOL. 129 | NO. 4 | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ballpark Deal Back Before City Council

Memphis City Council members are scheduled to pick up Tuesday, Jan. 7, where they left off last month in considering a proposal in which the city of Memphis would buy AutoZone Park and contribute toward improvements to the ballpark.

Grocery Growth

Memphis-area grocers angle for bigger slices of customer pie

By the end of this year, Kroger will have spent between $150 million and $200 million on upgrades, fixes and renovations at its Memphis-area stores.

Airport Authority CEO Sees Growth in New Reality

Memphis International Airport is making the transition from an airport with a majority of connecting flights, 90 nonstop destinations, higher fares and less competition to one with more origin and destination traffic, 30 to 35 nonstop destinations and lower fares.

Grizzlies Trade Bayless to Celtics for Lee

While the Grizzlies were flying back from Detroit Sunday after beating the Pistons, they knew that combo guard Jerryd Bayless soon would be leaving for Boston and that Celtics shooting guard Courtney Lee would be coming to Memphis in a trade.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
86°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 10 mph
Humidity: 51%

EVENTS

Playhouse on the Square will host “Mapping Moments,” an art exhibit by Cat Normoyle, Tuesday, Jan. 7, through March 2 in the Memphis College of Art Gallery at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for hours.

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GOVERNMENT AGENDA

January 7 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Oakhaven Warehouse Sells for $1.2 Million

4300 Air Trans Road, Memphis, TN 38118, Sale Amount: $1.2 million -
The 109,626-square-foot warehouse at 4300 Air Trans Road in Oakhaven has traded hands for $1.2 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Three Tips for Fundraising Success

Proper planning can set you up for fundraising success. Visualize your success, feel it in your heart and then make sure the prerequisites for fundraising success are in place before you start soliciting. Here are three tips to launch your 2014 fundraising in the right direction.

Personal Power

Remember me? Throughout 2011, I wrote about engaging employees. In order to engage anyone, you need something I call personal power.

MEMPHIS AREA

Verso Paper Buying NewPage in $1.4 Billion Deal

NEW YORK (AP) – Coated papers maker Verso Paper is buying NewPage Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $1.4 billion including debt.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Lawmakers Face Long Agenda in 2014 Session

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi lawmakers start their three-month session at noon Tuesday, and they face a long agenda. They'll write a budget, seek ways to control prison costs, debate education policy and argue about health care.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Walgreen Sales Reading Climbed in December

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Walgreen said Monday that a key sales measurement improved in December as customers filled more prescriptions during trips to the company's drugstores.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senate Ready to OK Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is ready to approve Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its century-long history.

HEALTH CARE

Medtronic Buys Tyrx Inc. for $160 Million

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic said Monday that it bought Tyrx Inc., which makes devices that are used to treat infections associated with surgeries and implanted medical devices like pacemakers.

TECHNOLOGY

T-Mobile to Buy Spectrum Licenses From Verizon

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) – T-Mobile said Monday that it's reached deals to buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $2.37 billion in cash, allowing it to improve certain kinds of cellular service in markets across the U.S.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 109 433 13,330
MORTGAGES 114 591 17,349
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 93 3,391
BUILDING PERMITS 0 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 76 352 12,695
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 108 4,597
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 77 564 19,457
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 151 4,060

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