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VOL. 131 | NO. 3 | Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fed's Bullard to Address Economic Club of Memphis

Only a few weeks after the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates after keeping them near zero for years, a key Fed official will be in Memphis later this month to talk about the economy and what lies ahead.

Fitness Resolutions

Yoga remains fitness staple as other exercise trends gain ground

Exercise trends through the years have included everything from grainy VHS tapes of Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons to step and spin classes, Zumba, and CrossFit.

Ellen Degeneres Steering Donation to St. Jude

Ellen Degeneres is behind another big donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Greensward Controversy Revived With New Year’s Eve Legal Opinion

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says a New Year’s Eve legal opinion on the use of the Overton Park greensward does not speak for his administration.

Last Word: Farewell For Now Midtown Kroger, Weather Hype and Tri-State Bank Clues

A moment of silence for Midtown Kroger if you will, now that you’ve been through the New Year’s mountain of emails etc.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
88.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 52%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a brown bag lunch titled “Seed Starting for the Edible Garden” Tuesday, Jan. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Senior manager of gardens Chris Cosby will lead this crash course on starting seeds. Free with garden admission; no registration needed. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Tri-State Bank HQ Sale Heightens Speculation

The northeast corner of Main and Beale streets is more than prime real estate; it’s historic ground with a direct connection to ongoing racial and economic issues.

CBRE Acquires Memphis Affiliate

CBRE Memphis has gone from being an affiliate of CBRE Group Inc. to becoming part of the Fortune 500 real estate service and investment firm.

Council’s First Meeting of 2016 Includes 2015 Leftovers

Memphis City Council members begin their first council day of the year Tuesday, Jan. 5, with a slate of a dozen appointments by Mayor Jim Strickland.

SPORTS

University of Memphis Notebook: Ballers Can’t Shoot, Norvell Completes Staff

Among coach Josh Pastner’s favorite refrains: “You gotta make shots.”

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Mall of Memphis Property Bought by Trucking Company

113-Acre Former, Mall of Memphis Site, Sale Amount: $3.9 million -
The 113-acre former Mall of Memphis property has a new owner. TAG Real Estate Holdings, an affiliate of Memphis-based TAG Truck Enterprises LLC, paid $3.9 million, or $34,513 an acre, to buy the property from Johnson Development Associates Inc., acting as Memphis Industrial Properties LLC.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

January 5 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Building Consensus And Reaching Agreement

This is the second in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success.

2016 Could Be Banner Year for Travel

Every new year is filled with possibilities.

MEMPHIS AREA

Milton Kuykendall Ends 12-Year Run as DeSoto School Head

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) Milton Kuykendall has retired as superintendent of the DeSoto County School System.

STATEWIDE

Report: 'Substantial' Need to Expand $10M College Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is asking lawmakers to expand a $10 million grant program that paired employers with colleges to develop academic programs tailored to the needs of local job markets.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Sues VW Over Emissions-Cheating Software in Diesel Cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States.

Q&A About the Market Turmoil in China and Beyond

BEIJING (AP) — After the Chinese stock market started 2016 with a plunge that unnerved investors globally, here are some questions and answers about the turmoil.

US ECONOMY

US Manufacturing Shrinks for 2nd Month Amid Global Slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers contracted in December at the fastest pace in more than six years as factories cut jobs and new orders shrank.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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