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VOL. 129 | NO. 241 | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Target Bringing 400-Job Project to Memphis

Memphis is poised to land hundreds of new jobs and retain several hundred more. Target will seek incentives from Memphis and Shelby County as early as next week for an online fulfillment center that will create over 400 new jobs.

November Mortgage Volume Drops 14 Percent

Looking at results from last month might suggest mortgage industry professionals are in the midst of a yearend slowdown, with phones not ringing quite as much as a result of interested buyers at the moment.

ReStoring Hope

Habitat for Humanity’s store furthers mission

The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore is feeling the holiday love.

Fuente, Players Win Conference Honors

University of Memphis head coach Justin Fuente was named the American Athletic Conference’s 2014 Coach of the Year and senior linebacker Tank Jakes and sophomore place-kicker Jake Elliott earned post-season honors.

Shildt to Manage Memphis Redbirds in 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals have selected Mike Shildt (pronounced like quilt) as the Memphis Redbirds’ new manager for the 2015 season.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
74.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 91%

EVENTS

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will present “Twelfth Night” Thursday, Dec. 11, through Dec. 21 at Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Buy tickets at tnshakespeare.org.

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Board Seeks ASD Transition Involvement

As the state-run Achievement School District prepares to announce which low-performing Memphis schools it will take in its third year starting in August, Shelby County Schools board members are considering a better transition period.

Chamber Plans City Clean-Up, Announces Grants

If Greater Memphis Chamber officials get their wish, Memphis will be the nation’s cleanest city by 2019.

Latest No-Gang Zones Target FAM Mob

Two Frayser apartment complexes are the latest no-gang safety zones in Memphis under court orders the district attorney general’s office sought from Shelby County Environmental Court.

Armstrong’s Comments Overshadow Attorney General’s Visit

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong had some concerns Tuesday about speaking before U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed a group of 100 local leaders at Hattiloo Theatre in Overton Square.

Grizz Prove Elite Status With Mavs Win

The Dallas Mavericks were doing what they do, ringing the offensive cash register early and often as they scored 37 first-quarter points and went 7-for-11 from 3-point range.

Sources: Target to Seek Incentives for Memphis Project

Target will seek incentives from Memphis and Shelby County as early as next week for an industrial project that could create up to 600 jobs, according to multiple sources.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Reinventing Retirement

Ray’s take: At the turn of the 20th century, the average life expectancy was 47 years. Today, the average American can look forward to about 78 years of life. The average life expectancy for today's 65-year-old has increased to 84, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. I currently have twelve clients over 90.

Holiday Tech Gadget Wish List

With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself scrounging for gift ideas for the technology aficionado on your shopping list. Wearable technology is an option worth exploring, and one that’s gaining popularity, particularly among fitness enthusiasts.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Harwell Defeats Tea-Party Challenge for Speaker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell decisively defeated a tea-party challenge from Rep. Rick Womick on Wednesday to win the Republican nomination for another term in charge of the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Morgan Stanley Paying $4 Million to Settle SEC Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $4 million to settle federal charges of failing to prevent the unauthorized purchase of $525 million in Apple stock by one of its customers.

Tech Summit Addresses Industry's Lack of Diversity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.

McDonald's to Trim Menu, Examine Ingredients

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change perceptions that it serves junk food.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Congress Told US Lags Other Nations on Drones

WASHINGTON (AP) – Commercial drone flights are taking off in other countries while the U.S. lags behind in developing safety regulations that would permit unmanned aircraft operations by a wide array of industries, witnesses told a House panel Wednesday.

HEALTH CARE

Doctors Face Steep Medicaid Cuts as Fee Boost Ends

WASHINGTON (AP) – Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's health care law expires. That could squeeze access just when millions of new patients are gaining Medicaid coverage.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 140 16,020
MORTGAGES 0 145 18,537
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 323 32,794
BANKRUPTCIES 0 121 10,621
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 58 5,144
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 90 11,307
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 60 3,833

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