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VOL. 129 | NO. 219 | Monday, November 10, 2014

FedEx Founder: Expect More Automation

FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith is pretty confident that robotics, automation and perhaps drones will play an increasingly large role in the FedEx of the future.

Hook, Line & Sinker

Bass Pro Shops: The one that didn’t get away

In May, when the first guests at Big Cypress Lodge inside The Pyramid open the French doors in their rooms, they’ll be able to walk onto a patio overlooking the sprawling interior of the Bass Pro Shops store and attraction, including a re-creation of Delta cypress swamp and 600,000 gallons of water features.

Overton Square Highlights Commercial Real Estate Positives

The old owners of Overton Square had a plan to remove existing local tenants and retailers and replace them with national retailers.

Riverside Drive Bike Lane Critics Remain

In the five months since the southbound auto traffic lanes on Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue were turned into bicycle and pedestrian lanes, bicycle usage of the lanes has risen from an average of 400 a month to more than 600 a month.

Palazzolo Prepares to Lead Germantown

Germantown Mayor-elect Mike Palazzolo was surprised that the mayor’s race became as hard-fought as it was.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 90%

EVENTS

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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Harahan Boardwalk Construction Begins

It was about four years ago that a group of Memphians flew to Omaha, Neb., to talk with Union Pacific railroad executives about building a bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk on the northern side of the Harahan Railroad Bridge across the Mississippi River.

Kyle Offers First Take on County Commission Dispute

Less than two months after he left the Tennessee Legislature to become a Chancery Court judge, Jim Kyle found himself in familiar territory.

I Choose Memphis: Scott Wilson

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS

Entrepreneur Spirit Drives Owners of The Attic

She was young and had a nice corporate career going straight out of school. So a lot of people would have traded places with Alexandra Nicole, who spent six years as a sales rep at International Paper.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Motivating the Corporate Elephant to Innovate

VF Corp. created a series of Bright Spots to augment their product mix and sell the innovations inside the company to ensure the innovation eggs hatched in the market. The real goal was to change the culture to accept innovation.

MEMPHIS AREA

Memphis Health Care Facility Gets More Than $1.5 Million

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A health care facility in Memphis is getting more than $1.5 million in federal funds to help train more primary care doctors and increase access to health care services.

STATEWIDE

TVA President Could Earn More Than $1 Million Extra

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's president and CEO could earn more than $1 million extra this year.

Former State Rep. Rich Starts Parole Board Career

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former state Rep. Barrett Rich is starting a new career in public service as a member of the Tennessee Board of Parole.

Corker Hits Fellow Republicans Over Immigration

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Job Gains Top 200,000 for Ninth Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the steadiest pace of job growth in nearly 20 years.

Yellen Pledges Clear Signals for Rate Policies

PARIS (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Fed is striving to clearly communicate its intentions on interest rates in order to minimize surprises that could disrupt financial markets both in the United States and globally.

HEALTH CARE

Justices to Hear Challenge to Health Law Subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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