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VOL. 130 | NO. 231 | Thursday, November 26, 2015

LEDIC Plans Drone Flight School, Security Program

LEDIC president and CEO Pierce Ledbetter is making a big bet on drones.

AC Glenn Committed to Drones, and to Memphis

Aviation is in AC Glenn’s blood.

Fed: Memphis Banks See Q3 Improvement

When Memphis-based Paragon Bank recently reported record third-quarter revenue, the highest total loans in the bank’s history and a big drop in nonperforming assets, Paragon CEO Robert Shaw was unequivocal.

Harbor of Health Hints at Industry’s Changing Focus

Hospitals are transitioning more services to ambulatory care models in an effort to bring health care closer to communities where patients live and work.

Clinton Declaration Signals Attempt to Upset Tennessee’s Presidential Rhythm

By the time Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton walked on a stage at LeMoyne-Owen College a week ago, her campaign was already emphasizing what it viewed as the central message of the stop.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
54.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 34%

EVENTS

The Peabody will kick off the holiday season with Santa’s arrival and its tree-lighting ceremony Friday, Nov. 27, at 149 Union Ave. Events begin with the 11 a.m. Duck March. Local choirs will sing throughout the day, and Santa and his elves will arrive after the 5 p.m. Duck March to pass out candy and light the Peabody Christmas tree. Visit peabodymemphis.com.

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SMALL BUSINESS

Memphis Guitar Spa Carves Unique Place in City

In a city known for music and a hard-working, gritty vibe, Memphis Guitar Spa in the heart of the Broad Avenue Arts District personifies that attitude.

SPORTS

Mularkey’s Choice: Build Resume or Build for Future

Mike Mularkey finds himself in a tough situation.

22 Sports Blessings Worth Giving Thanks For

Counting the blessings and giving sporting thanks for:

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

New Consumer Research & Brand Measurement

New Frontier of Consumer Research, Olga Diamandis, Senior Manager, Open Innovation, Mattel. Three key things are happening that are changing research: Crowdsourcing, big data and artificial intelligence. We will mine these dimensions, but first let’s take a brief look at the history of marketing research.

Pound of Poetry, Part 2

Last week we noted that American poet Ezra Pound wrote a historical two-line poem in 1913. While establishing himself as a leader in the movement that gave us stream-of-consciousness fiction, free-verse poetry, atonal music and abstract art. And years before being indicted for treason.

Ginkgos And Thanks. And Thanks Again.

LOOK FOR THE WONDER. REPEAT. I write about it every year. And it’s happened again.

Planning Ahead for the Rate Hike

Ray’s take: So far, the Federal Reserve has not raised rates. It may be a while and it may be slow, but sooner or later rates will go up. Before they do, it could be a good idea for you to review how the rate hike will affect you personally.

If Fear Is Goal, Terrorists Have Won in Tennessee

The terrorists who struck Paris three weeks ago succeeded in more than killing and wounding hundreds of people. Their attack is pitting Americans against each other in how to respond, and Tennessee politicians are no exception.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Nashville Groups Ask Haslam to Reconsider Refugee Stance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Over 125 Nashville businesses, civic organizations and faith groups are asking Gov. Bill Haslam to change his stance on resettling Syrian refugees in Tennessee.

STATEWIDE

TDOT Halts Lane Closures During Thanksgiving Holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Transportation Department will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways during the Thanksgiving holiday.

University of Tennessee Mistakenly Sends Acceptance to 22

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee has mistakenly sent acceptance letters to 22 students.

REAL ESTATE

US New-Home Sales Rebound in October After September Plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.

US ECONOMY

More Optimism Among Middle Class Buoys US Consumer Sentiment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 82 82 19,655
MORTGAGES 75 75 22,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 72 72 13,176
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 6,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 30 4,872

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