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VOL. 129 | NO. 252 | Monday, December 29, 2014

Airport Officials Ready for New Reality

It was a year of massive change at Memphis International Airport with continued cuts from the dominant airline there, new or increased service from other carriers and the beginnings of a concourse modernization plan to craft a cozier, more customer-friendly Concourse.

School Transitions

2014 wraps up historic year of education changes

In the uniquely timed world of education, a year can be defined several ways, and while one of those years is underway, planning for the next one has already begun.

$200,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has approved grants in its Nonprofit Capacity Building funding category that total more than $200,000.

SMALL BUSINESS

Love Pop Soda Shop Brings Something New to South Main

The newly opened soda shop with the memorable name on South Main Street is a place where customers can satisfy their taste for a sweet drink and where the owners work to stimulate a love of the city the shop calls home.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
76.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Northwest at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 82%

EVENTS

The 56th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring the Texas A&M Aggies and the West Virginia Mountaineers, will be held Monday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Big & Rich will perform at halftime. Buy tickets at autozonelibertybowl.org.

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LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Long And Winding Road

Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital, was founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin in order to “care for the sick-poor and insane who were wandering the streets of Philadelphia.”

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart Tests Gift Card Exchange

NEW YORK (AP) – Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart began letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. The cards don't expire and can be used in stores and online.

Unions Make Push to Recruit Protected Immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) – Unions across the U.S. are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Barack Obama's recent executive action, hoping to expand their dwindling ranks by recruiting millions of workers who entered the U.S. illegally.

Bad Santa? 5 Tips to Tackle Your Holiday Gift Returns

As anyone who's received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes.

REAL ESTATE

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Edges Up Slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but the benchmark 30-year low remained very close to the 19-month low hit last week.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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