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1. The Week Ahead: December 5-11 -

Good morning, Memphis! December has arrived, which mean holiday happenings are officially underway – from tours of decked-out historic Collierville homes to shopping all things local at the Holiday Farmer’s Market. Oh, and did we mention Jerry Springer’s in town? Here’s the 411 on this week’s need-to-know events…

2. US Health Care Tab Hits $3.2T; Fastest Growth in 8 Years -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government report says the nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs.

3. Ford Recalls 680,000 Cars; Seat Belts May Not Hold in Crash -

DETROIT (AP) – Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash.

The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars.

4. Trump Forms an Advisory Group of CEOs for Input on Jobs -

NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump on Friday announced the formation of an advisory group of more than a dozen CEOs and business leaders who will offer input on how to create jobs and speed economic growth.

5. American Apparel Closing Memphis Location -

After filing its second bankruptcy in roughly a year, American Apparel will be closing its location at 528 S. Main St. in Downtown Memphis at the end of December.

6. MAA Closes Merger With Post Properties -

Memphis-based real estate investment trust MAA has completed its $4 billion merger with rival Post Properties Inc., creating a combined company with an equity market capitalization of about $11 billion and overall market cap of $15 billion.

7. Construction Underway on Mid-South’s First Freddy’s in Cordova -

Construction is underway for the Mid-South’s newest fast-casual and frozen treat food chain, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

Crews have broken ground on the 825 N. Germantown Pkwy. location, which is strategically located near the Gameday Baseball Park in Cordova. The new restaurant will be the third Freddy’s in Tennessee, joining the Kingsport and Johnson City locations in East Tennessee.

8. Last Word: Fire Recovery, Justice Department Work Begins and Rocky Top Angst -

The death toll in the East Tennessee wildfires goes to 10 Thursday as the recovery effort moves beyond a search for those missing. The count of buildings burned in Sevier County is estimated at more than 700 – 300 just in Gatlinburg. And 47 people are injured by the latest count. The count of those who died in the fires includes confirmation that Jon and Janet Summer of Memphis are among the dead recovered so far.

9. American Home Shield Buys Salt Lake City Company -

The American Home Shield division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster announced Thursday, Dec. 1, a deal to buy Landmark Home Warranty of Salt Lake City, the second acquisition by the home warranty company this year.

10. American Home Shield Buys Salt Lake City Company -

The American Home Shield division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster announced Thursday, Dec. 1, a deal to buy Landmark Home Warranty of Salt Lake City, the second acquisition by the home warranty company this year.

11. MAA Closes Merger With Post Properties -

Memphis-based real estate investment trust MAA has completed its $4 billion merger with rival Post Properties Inc., creating a combined company with an equity market capitalization of about $11 billion and overall market cap of $15 billion.

12. EPA to Keep Strict Gas Mileage Standards in Place -

DETROIT (AP) – The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers.

The decision means that automakers, at least for now, will still have to meet strict fuel economy requirements and that companies likely will continue building small cars and electric vehicles still even though people are buying more SUVs and trucks.

13. Trump Says He's Leaving Businesses to Avoid Conflicts -

NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday he will leave his business empire behind to focus on his presidency. But the prospect that he could simply shift more control to three of his adult children looked too cozy to some business-ethics specialists who suggest the arrangement could bring unprecedented conflicts of interest into the Oval Office.

14. Five Learning Strategies for Resilience In the Business Consolidation Age -

Global competition is heating up and a wave of consolidation is sweeping various industries, from the tech economy to the old economy. Google and General Electric continue to master their domains and expand their reach. Microsoft bought LinkedIn and Bayer is looking to buy Monsanto.
On Wall Street, the five largest banks have increased their share of banking assets from 25 percent in 2000 to 45 percent today. AT&T, America’s second-largest wireless-telecom firm, is looking to buy Time Warner, the country’s second-biggest media firm. Big companies have reaped enormous efficiencies by creating supply chains that stretch around the globe. They hope to realize immense gains by controlling complementary assets, as AT&T is looking to combine distribution with content. 

15. Refugee Lawsuit Proceeds in Spite of Obstacles -

Tennessee is going “full speed ahead” in a challenge of the federal Refugee Resettlement Program despite threats by President-elect Donald Trump to dismantle it or, at the least, stop the flow of refugees from terrorist-linked countries.

16. Revision Revisited -

A hundred and ninety-eight years ago – in December 1818 – Thomas Jefferson wrote Robert Walsh Jr. a letter. In it he included an anecdote that speaks to the relative value of revising a document. Who, you ask, is Robert Walsh? And why did the former president correspond with him on such a matter?

17. American Apparel Closing Memphis Location -

After filing its second bankruptcy in roughly a year, American Apparel will be closing its location at 528 S. Main St. in Downtown Memphis at the end of December.

18. St. Jude Study: More To Be Done -

Data is beginning to come in from the deeper analysis of the lives of long-term survivors of childhood cancer as part of a program coordinated through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - and it shows, among other things, that more progress still needs to be made.

19. Pinnacle Financial Adds To Memphis HQ Staff -

Andy Watkins has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial adviser assistant, based at Pinnacle’s Memphis headquarters on Quail Hollow Road.

20. Trump's Illegal Immigration Stance May Boost Private Prisons -

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The population of American prisons is likely to rise for the first time in nearly a decade with President-elect Donald Trump's promise to detain and deport millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and his selection of tough-on-crime Sen. Jeff Sessions to the nation's highest law enforcement post.

21. Pinnacle Financial Adds To Memphis HQ Staff -

Andy Watkins has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial adviser assistant, based at Pinnacle’s Memphis headquarters on Quail Hollow Road.

22. School Bus Driver Charged in Deadly Chattanooga Crash -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children.

23. Get Started: Retailers Preparing for Small Business Saturday -

For many small and independent businesses, the big start to the holiday shopping season comes on Saturday.

The marketing campaign known as Small Business Saturday, now in its seventh year, is expected to give many retailers and service providers a bump in sales. Started in the aftermath of the recession, the campaign has increased awareness about shopping at local small businesses, not just malls and big-box stores that draw consumers on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

24. U of M Professor’s Work Featured in Journal -

University of Memphis associate professor of biology Duane McKenna’s work on beetle genomes is featured in the current issue of the journal Genome Biology. An expert on beetle genomics, McKenna is lead author on the featured project involving 68 scientists from around the globe who are working to identify the genomic basis of the insect’s feeding habits and apparent ecological success.

25. Orange Mound Designated By Michelle Obama -

Orange Mound, the nation’s first subdivision designed specifically for African-Americans, has been designated by First Lady Michelle Obama as a Preserve America Community.

Orange Mound in Memphis becomes the 905th such community nationwide. The program recognizes a select group of communities that use their heritage resources in sustainable ways and share the myriad benefits of historic preservation with residents and visitors.

26. Holiday Decision -

In recent years the holiday shopping season has been inching back further and further, with some retailers choosing to give up the tradition of being closed on Thanksgiving. But this year public backlash has reached the top of the retail chain, and some big malls and shopping centers are deciding it’s not worth opening on the national holiday.

27. Orange Mound Gets Rare Designation From First Lady -

Orange Mound, the nation’s first subdivision designed specifically for African-Americans, has been designated by First Lady Michelle Obama as a Preserve America Community.

Orange Mound in Memphis becomes the 905th such community nationwide. The program recognizes a select group of communities that use their heritage resources in sustainable ways and share the myriad benefits of historic preservation with residents and visitors.

28. Events -

Nutcracker Ballet Ensemble & School will perform “Nut ReMix” with special guest Charles “Lil Buck” Riley Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20, at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. The show is a new take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” set on Beale Street, with music performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band. Visit newballet.org for times and tickets.

29. One of Us -

IMPLICITLY AND EXPLICITLY, ONE OF US. I’ve been reading about implicit bias lately. It’s complicated but I like the way the National Center for State Courts describes it. In part:

30. U of M Professor’s Work Featured in Genome Biology -

University of Memphis associate professor of biology Duane McKenna’s work on beetle genomes is featured in the current issue of the journal Genome Biology. An expert on beetle genomics, McKenna is lead author on the featured project involving 68 scientists from around the globe who are working to identify the genomic basis of the insect’s feeding habits and apparent ecological success.

31. Broke and Broken: Democrats Lose More Ground in State Legislature -

Tennessee House Democrats will have to start calling themselves the “Fighting 25,” down from the “Fighting 26,” after dropping a district in the battle to regain relevance statewide.

32. 20th Haiku Conference a Good One -

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that traditionally was written in three lines, featuring two images juxtaposed. Always with a syllable-count of 17, parsed as 5-7-5. There are other rules as well.

33. Finding Epic In Trip to The American West -

Call it my Griswold moment.

Driving 3,500 miles over two weeks is something Clark W. Griswold surely would support, based on his epic trip from Chicago to Walley World in the classic “National Lampoon’s Vacation” movie.

34. St. Jude Planning Renovation Of Tri Delta Place -

350 N. Third St.

Memphis, TN 38105

Permit Amount: $3.5 million

Application Date: November 2016

35. AAA Predicting Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush in 9 Years -

DALLAS (AP) – The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.

AAA forecasts that 48.7 million Americans will travel, the busiest Thanksgiving period on U.S. roads and skies since 2007, the year before the global financial crisis plunged the U.S. economy into a deep recession.

36. American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Again -

WASHINGTON (AP) – American Apparel is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year, unable to find its footing in a shifting retail landscape and after a contentious fight for control with company founder Dov Charney.

37. IP Giving $1.25 Million Grant To Mid-South Food Bank -

International Paper Co. chairman and CEO Mark Sutton will present a $1.25 million check to Mid-South Food Bank on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m., as part of the company’s support of Mid-South Food Bank as its signature charity. The event will take place at 239 S. Dudley St.

38. Norris, Others Take Next Step After Election -

State Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville ran for re-election this year the way just about any incumbent prefers to run – unopposed.

39. Auto Safety Supplier Autoliv Moves Into Memphis -

Autoliv, the world’s largest auto safety supplier, has signed a lease to move into a 157,366-square-foot distribution facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Hillwood Investment Properties announced the lease Monday, Nov. 14.

40. Disney Embraces Streaming as Ratings Sag -

NEW YORK (AP) – As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.

The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over ratings as more people cut the cord and cancel cable or satellite service. NFL game viewership is also down, and the contentious election drew viewers away from Disney networks like ABC to cable news networks.

41. Peabody GM Honored As Hotelier of the Year -

Peabody Memphis general manager and Peabody Hotels & Resorts president Doug Browne has been named Hotelier of the Year as part of the Awards of Excellence from the Historic Hotels of America organization.

42. Memphis Airport Takes Top Communications Honor -

Memphis International Airport was the big awards winner at the Airports Council International-North America national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

MEM received the 2016 Peggy G. Hereford Award as the airport with the most overall recognition in ACI-NA’s annual Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards.

43. First South Financial Credit Union Expands Its Reach Into Collierville -

First South Financial Credit Union, a Mid-South full-service financial provider, has expanded into Collierville with the opening of its 16th branch location. Thanks to its continued growth, the credit union is now the largest in West Tennessee based on capital.

44. Editorial: Post-Election Pain, Hope And What Comes Next -

The good news is the 2016 presidential election is over. The bad news is it probably didn’t resolve a lot. And the winner now faces a far more formidable challenge – governing.

The campaign has been a poor indicator of what that is likely to look like. Thus the uncertainty that prompts some of us to talk about leaving for another country and others to urge them to go.

45. Veterans: 5 Ways to Maximize Your GI Bill Benefits -

If you're a veteran, the GI Bill can be your ticket to a debt-free college education. That's huge, given that nearly 70 percent of 2015 graduates who left school with a bachelor's degree also carried student loan debt, with an average of $30,100 per borrower, according to the Institute for College Access & Success.

46. 'Excellent' First Meeting for Obama, Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting "excellent," and his successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president's "counsel."

47. Wendy's Profit Surges on Shift to Franchise Operations -

NEW YORK (AP) – Wendy's Co. reported a boost in profit as it dramatically cut costs while it continues to sell company-owned restaurants and shift to a more franchise-heavy operation.

48. Thanksgiving Day Shopping is Here to Stay – With Some Tweaks -

NEW YORK (AP) – Thanksgiving Day shopping – a delight to some, an anathema to others – isn't going away, but some stores are rethinking their strategies on whether it makes sense to be open on the holiday itself.

49. Peabody GM Honored As Hotelier of the Year -

Peabody Memphis general manager and Peabody Hotels & Resorts president Doug Browne has been named Hotelier of the Year as part of the Awards of Excellence from the Historic Hotels of America organization.

50. Memphis Airport Takes Top Communications Honor -

Memphis International Airport was the big awards winner at the Airports Council International-North America national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

MEM received the 2016 Peggy G. Hereford Award as the airport with the most overall recognition in ACI-NA’s annual Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards.

51. Tennessee Manufacturers Seek Workers As Industry Rebounds -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee manufacturers are in need of young employees as the industry rebounds and older manufacturing workers retire.

According to State Economic and Community Development commissioner Randy Boyd, of the 344,000 manufacturing workers in Tennessee, about 77,000 will retire in the next decade, the Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2f9AKGW) reported.

52. Change Is Mantra At Brooks, Ballet Memphis -

The rotunda at the Brooks Museum of Art is in transition this week as the surreal figures of Yinka Shonibare’s “Rage of the Ballet Gods” give way to the burlap sculptures of Nnenna Okore that will be suspended from the rotunda dome for the next six months.

53. GM Starts Producing 200-Mile Electric Chevrolet Bolt -

ORION TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) – It can go more than 200 miles on battery power and it costs less than the average new vehicle in the U.S. But in an era of $2 per gallon gasoline, the Chevrolet Bolt probably won't do a whole lot to shift America from gasoline to electricity.

54. MAA Q3 Earnings Reflect Merger Costs -

Memphis-based Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. reported third quarter net income of $84.3 million, down from the $91.7 million reported by the real estate investment trust a year ago.

55. Memphis International Airport Wins Top Communications Honors -

Memphis International Airport was the big awards winner at the Airports Council International-North America national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this week.

MEM received the 2016 Peggy G. Hereford Award as the airport with the most overall recognition in ACI-NA’s annual Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards.

56. Election Fallout: What a Trump Or Clinton Presidency Means for State -

Donald Trump is going to win easily in Tennessee.

Everyone, most of all the campaigns for both Trump and Hillary Clinton, accept this fact, as evidenced by the lack of campaign time spent in the state – and most of the South, for that matter – during this contentious campaign cycle.

57. Wells Fargo Discloses SEC Investigation for Sales Practices -

NEW YORK (AP) – Wells Fargo has confirmed that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating its sales practices, and revealed that it has almost doubled to $1.7 billion the amount set aside to deal with its legal problems.

58. Weld Catches Libertarian Heat At Memphis Campaign Stop -

Bill Weld didn’t wait for a question about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to come up during a Wednesday, Nov. 2, campaign stop in Memphis.

“I think Clinton would be a safer bet for the United States,” Weld said before a speech to a group of around 100 at Minglewood Hall. “That’s doesn’t mean that I’m not committed to the Libertarian ticket and trying to get us as much as we can get this year.”

59. Last Word: Timing The Recovery, The Problem With Car Lots and UT Bricks -

The recovery from the worst national economic downturn since the Great Depression has been slow and long. Any optimism about the growth we are seeing, particularly in commercial real estate, is tempered by thoughts about when the recovery might take another inevitable dip – even if it’s not as bad as what we saw starting in 2008 and 2009.

60. Morris Marketing, Archer Malmo, DCA Take Top PRSA Memphis Honors -

Morris Marketing Group, Archer Malmo and DCA took top honors at the 23rd annual Vox Awards hosted recently by the PRSA Memphis chapter at Visible Music College.

Morris Marketing Agency won Best in Show for Campaigns Brand Management/Reputation (more than $7,500) and for Special Events One Day (more than $7,500). Archer Malmo and DCA tied for Best in Show for Tactics, with Archer winning the Media Tactics: Press Conference category and DCA winning Print Tactics: Visual Elements.

61. MAA Q3 Earnings Reflect Merger Costs -

Memphis-based MAA (formerly Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.) reported third-quarter net income of $84.3 million, down from the $91.7 million reported by the real estate investment trust a year ago.

62. Last Word: MATA Plans Bigger, Tiger Football Exits and Heartbreak Hotel Closes -

With a set of route and schedule changes about to hit the streets in December, the Memphis Area Transit Authority is embarking on a larger more comprehensive change in the city’s bus system. It is nothing less than a rebuilding of the city’s public transportation system that starts the planning process in November.

63. LITE to Use $40K Grant for Student Programs -

Fresh off of receiving a $40,000 grant, Hardy Farrow is poised to take his nonprofit program to the next level.

Farrow’s organization, Let’s Innovate Through Education (LITE), recently was one of 60 applicants nationwide to receive a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. The organization, which aims to turn minority students into entrepreneurs, was among 750 nonprofits to apply.

64. Spate of Big Deals Among CRE Trends In 2016 -

Ask CBRE senior associate Gray Fiser to sum up the commercial real estate market in Memphis over the course of 2016, and he’s ready with a few quick bullet points by way of reply.

Fast forward, say, five years from now, he explains, and these are the things likely still being talked about:

65. Last Word: Beale Street Blues, Feds Review MPD and Midtown Kroger -

It’s the Grizz season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum Wednesday. But there was plenty of drama in the Grizzlies office Tuesday afternoon of the non-Grizz variety but nevertheless a shade of Beale Street blue.

66. With MAA, TraVure Is Gateway To Germantown -

The developer of Germantown’s mixed-use TraVure project is anxious to start work on the development’s centerpiece, a five-story Class A office building that now has an anchor tenant for most of the space – the headquarters of Memphis-based MAA, or Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.

67. Last Word: MAA and TraVure, JT Votes Early and Minority Biz Momentum -

Big news overnight for one of several corporate headquarters moves we’ve been watching in the last year. Mid-America Apartments LP is poised to become the anchor of the TraVure mixed-use development on the western side of Germantown.

68. Germantown PILOT for MAA Headquarters Move to TraVure Approved -

Memphis-based Mid-America Apartments LP has won approval from Germantown leaders of financial incentives for a new headquarters in the TraVure development in Germantown.

69. Germantown PILOT for MAA Headquarters Move to TraVure Approved -

Memphis-based Mid-America Apartments LP has won approval from Germantown leaders of financial incentives for a new headquarters in the TraVure development in Germantown.

70. Six Crye-Leike Realtors Hit Top Sales Lists -

Six Memphis-area Realtors with Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. have been named among America’s Best Real Estate Agents for 2016 by REAL Trends, which ranks the performance of residential real estate firms, agents and teams in the United States.

71. International Paper Co. Executives Retiring -

International Paper chief financial officer Carol Roberts will retire at the end of March along with William Hoel, the senior vice president of IP’s container division for the Americas, the company has announced.

72. 50 Years Later, Black Panthers Look Back at Party's Founding -

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future.

73. US Internet Repeatedly Disrupted by Cyberattacks on Key Firm -

LONDON (AP) — Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the East Coast of the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials.

74. Tigers’ Dedric Lawson On Karl Malone Watch List -

University of Memphis sophomore forward Dedric Lawson has been tabbed as one of 20 candidates named to the watch list for the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.

75. Freedom Awards Explore New History -

In the sanctuary of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church last week, with former Mississippi Gov. William Winter and some students who racially integrated Memphis public schools in 1961, Swin Cash talked about memories of her last season as a professional athlete.

76. Survey: Number of Americans Without Bank Accounts Declines -

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer Americans are without access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households.

77. Big River Crossing, St. Jude Ride and RiverArtsFest to Draw Crowds -

The Oct. 22 opening of the much anticipated Big River Crossing is joining the St. Jude Ride and the 10th annual RiverArtsFest for a big weekend of festivities on the banks of the Mississippi in Downtown Memphis.

78. Events -

National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Themed “And Justice for All,” the award ceremony will honor six individuals for their contributions to civil and human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, and will be followed by the gala celebration. Individual tickets start at $200. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org or call 901-525-3214.

79. Driving Into Western Ovens -

Sitting next to the pool at Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip I couldn’t help but laugh at all the times I’ve heard people say “Oh, but it’s a dry heat” when talking about summers in Las Vegas.

80. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Glen Fenter of the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce will present “Our Newest Workforce Development Tool – Memphis Works.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 901-482-0354.

81. Bank of America's Profits Rise 6 Percent, Beats Estimates -

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's third-quarter profits rose nearly 6 percent from a year earlier, helped by strong results in investment banking and trading as well as lower expenses. The profit growth came from all four of the bank's businesses and despite continuing low interest rates.

82. Two International Paper Executives to Retire -

International Paper chief financial officer Carol Roberts will retire at the end of March along with William Hoel, the senior vice president of IP’s container division for the Americas, the company has announced.

83. Mallory Alexander Expands in Miami -

Mallory Alexander International Logistics of Memphis has opened a new office and warehouse in Miami that includes a Foreign Trade Zone designation, a container freight station, bonded warehouse and In-Bond Export Consolidator warehouse.

84. Events -

Southwest Tennessee Community College and Operation Hope will host a “Take Your Life Back” credit and money-management workshop Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitehaven Center, 1234 Finley Road. Topics include saving money, understanding your credit score, settling accounts, consumer rights and disputing inaccurate information. Free and open to the public. RSVP to nlashford@southwest.tn.edu or 901-333-4287.

85. Events -

National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Themed “And Justice for All,” the award ceremony will honor six individuals for their contributions to civil and human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, and will be followed by a gala celebration. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org or call 901-525-3214 for details and tickets.

86. Tennessee Insurance Website Scores Low in National Helpfulness Study -

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance website ranked second to last in a new study by NerdWallet that looked at consumer helpfulness in searching for auto, health, homeowners and life insurance information.

87. Businesses Can Expect to Pay More For Insurance Products in 2017 -

Many businesses are feeling the sting of increasing medical insurance costs, while premiums for other types of business insurance have remained stable over the past year. But that’s all likely to change in the next year, as rates are expected to rise.

88. Goldman Sachs Launches Personal Loan Service -

NEW YORK (AP) – Goldman Sachs unveiled a long-awaited online consumer lending service Thursday, the investment bank's latest push to retail banking.

Eligible customers will be able borrow up to $30,000 as fixed-rate, no-fee, unsecured personal loans, with terms from two to six years. The service will be called Marcus, after one of the firm's founders, Marcus Goldman.

89. Office Depot to Close for Thanksgiving -

NEW YORK (AP) – Office Depot Inc. says it will close its stores for Thanksgiving, after three years of being open on the turkey feast.

90. Shorb's Next Steps -

Jill Crocker, board chair of The Urban Child Institute, remembers the conversation well. She and interim executive director Meri Armour were discussing the future and the person they would need to find to lead the nonprofit forward.

91. Delta Posts a Profit Despite Lower Airfare, Rising Expenses -

NEW YORK (AP) – Lower airfares and rising salaries are putting a squeeze on Delta Air Lines.

Luckily for the airline, the price of jet fuel remains cheap and the Atlanta-based carrier was able to report Thursday a third-quarter profit of $1.26 billion, down 4 percent from the same period last year.

92. Mallory Alexander Expands in Miami -

Mallory Alexander International Logistics of Memphis has opened a new office and warehouse in Miami that includes a Foreign Trade Zone designation, a container freight station, bonded warehouse and In-Bond Export Consolidator warehouse.

93. Electronics Retailer hhgregg to Close for Thanksgiving -

NEW YORK (AP) – Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. has become the latest retailer to take a stand against Thanksgiving shopping and plans to close its doors for the turkey feast.

The Indianapolis-based chain with 220 stores in 19 states says it's important for its associates to be home with their families on Thanksgiving. But the retailer also says it makes good business sense too as it's not getting a huge spike for that day. It noted that its online site will continue to offer lots of deals on Thanksgiving. It will re-open at 7 a.m. on the Friday after the turkey feast.

94. Last Word: Haslam on Trump, Midtown Apartment Blitz and Beyond Parks -

Trump vs. Clinton or Giants vs. Packers? America Chooses.

While there is so much discussion – and rightfully so – about the unprecedented direction this Presidential campaign as a whole has taken in so many ways, the speed of the conduct of the campaign and news cycle reaction has also become a factor. Many of you are probably reading this at a point in which the reaction to what happened over 90 minutes before 10 p.m. on a Sunday night has already made parts of the debate irrelevant or old news.

95. PRSA Memphis Gives 2016 VOX Awards Details -

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has announced details of its 2016 VOX Awards, its annual event recognizing outstanding work by Memphis public relations professionals and practitioners.

96. FDIC Report Presents Latest Local Deposit Snapshot -

For Metropolitan Bank Memphis market CEO Philip May, it’s not a difficult question to answer.

His bank has moved up one place in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s just-released annual report that ranks every bank in the market by their share of customer deposits.

97. Green Renaissance -

As director of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Jen Andrews has been on the front lines of what can fairly be called a green revival in Memphis. And she is amazed at how much change has occurred over the last decade, a rebirth that spans not just across the miles but now seems embedded in the city’s psyche.

98. Truth is Hard -

AIN’T NO SUCH. We have a charming expression in our family. Back in the 1920s, my wife’s grandfather, Memphis architect George Mahan, took a fishing trip to Reelfoot Lake and brought along a crystal radio. Radio was brand-new and he wanted to see if he could get a signal up there with that rudimentary receiver.

99. Rollin' on the River -

In her monthly illustration of Memphis life, artist Martha Kelly features the America, the newest paddlewheel riverboat of American Cruise Lines, as it docks at Beale Street Landing at Tom Lee Park.

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100. New Memphis Promotes 2 to Leadership Team -

The New Memphis Institute has promoted two young professionals to leadership roles on its team, each of whom is focused on a facet of its work that engages millennials in Memphis.

That’s a key focal point for the civic group that aims to attract, develop and retain talent in the city, since 75 percent of the New Memphis Institute’s staff is comprised of millennials.