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VOL. 130 | NO. 235 | Thursday, December 3, 2015

FedExForum Increases Security Measures for All Events

The new security measures used at Grizzlies games are being expanded to all events at FedExForum – including concerts, shows and University of Memphis events – the venue announced Thursday, Dec. 3.

Makowsky Ringel Greenberg Buys 8 Acres Near Broad Avenue

The bids have been opened. Memphis-based multifamily housing manager and developer Makowsky Ringel Greenberg won the eight acres of vacant Sam Cooper right-of-way announced for sale early last month.

Feast On: Looking Back at Busy 2015 for Memphis Restaurants

Belly Acres co-owner Ben McLean can hardly believe it’s been a year since his farm-to-table burger restaurant in Overton Square first opened its doors.

Belz Finds Compromise on Deal-Breaking Midtown Gate

Memphis City Council members worked out a compromise Tuesday, Dec. 1, over a controversial plan by Belz Investco to close Idlewild Street south of Union and install a metal gate across the roadway.

Memphis City Council Runs Smart Meter Gauntlet

The Memphis City Council may have six lame ducks on it. But in its last month together, the group of 13 isn’t coasting to the end of its term.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
42.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Northwest at 12.7 mph
Humidity: 45%

EVENTS

ULI Memphis, the local Urban Land Institute chapter, will present its annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate event Thursday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. National and local speakers will discuss a variety of emerging real estate trends. Visit memphis.uli.org/events to register.

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Central Station Lease Approved, Clearing Path to Redevelopment

The Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 99-year lease of Central Station by private developers from the Memphis Area Transit Authority.

Tigers Roll in Victory Over La. Tech

Goodwin and Burrell post double-doubles

They were billed as mirror images of one another – athletic and at their best when running, not so hot when shooting from beyond the 3-point line.

SMALL BUSINESS

Hard Work Leads to Success For Aunt Key’s Apothecary

Carla Worth was a single mom of a 2-year-old, working two jobs and going to school.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Accelerate Growth By Integrating Research

Stephanie Cunningham, Associate Director, Global Insights Business Lead – Specialty Division, The Clorox Co.; Jody McInerney, Senior Vice President, Burke Inc.

Pound of Poetry, Part 3

In 1967, Ezra Pound told Allen Ginsberg, “The worst mistake I made was that stupid suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.” Some say it was an apology. Pound died in Venice in 1972, shortly after his 87th birthday. In one of his final cantos, he wrote, “I have tried to write Paradise. … Let the Gods [and] those I love try to forgive what I have made.” The above was well after the treason case.

Competition for Jones Lang Lasalle in Tennessee

Amid debate about privatization within state government, legislators are glad to see Tennessee seeking competition in its building leasing program.

STATEWIDE

Presidential Primary Ballot Set in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Tennessee voters go to the polls for the March 1 presidential primary, they will be able to choose among either 14 Republicans or three Democrats.

Kasich Makes Fundraising Stops in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Tuesday that his visit to Tennessee is aimed at avoiding having to scramble for support in the state's March 1 primary if he emerges as a strong contender from the earliest contests.

US ECONOMY

Fed Says More Consumer Spending, Housing Boost US Growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy grew at a modest pace this fall, lifted by higher consumer spending and more home sales and construction.

Yellen Confident in Economy Ahead of Expected Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday indicated that the U.S. economy is on track for an interest rate hike this month, but she said the Fed will need to review incoming data before making a final decision.

TECHNOLOGY

Record Cyber Monday Spending Tops $3 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 23 8,633
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 47 5,116

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