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VOL. 129 | NO. 254 | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shelby County Homebuilding Activity Continues to Slow

Homebuilding in Shelby County was off last year’s pace again in November, with builders pulling fewer permits and selling fewer homes than in November 2013.

Political Back Pages

City Hall tumult in 2014 began years ago

Even in the best of times, the relationship between any Memphis mayor and any group of 13 on the Memphis City Council is adversarial. That has been the intent of the structure of city government since the mayor-council form of government took effect in 1968.

Justice Department: Verso Can Acquire NewPage

The U.S. Justice Department and Memphis-based Verso Paper Corp. have reached a settlement that will allow Verso to move ahead with its acquisition of NewPage Holdings Inc.

Memphis Brand Enjoys Banner 2014

That thing that might best be described as the Memphis brand has enjoyed something of a banner year in 2014.

Lakeland Group Delivers Bond Referendum Petition

A group of Lakeland citizens calling for a referendum on a $50 million school construction bond issue were to deliver a petition Tuesday, Dec. 30, to town leaders to put the item on the ballot for voters to decide.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
42.0°F
Fair
Wind: Northwest at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

Hard Rock Cafe Memphis will host the seventh annual Hard Rock Guitar Drop Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to Thursday, Jan. 1, at 2 a.m. at Hard Rock, 126 Beale St. The event will feature live music inside and outside the cafe, including a headline performance by The Bar-Kays. General admission is $20. Visit hardrock.com/memphis for more information.

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NEWSMAKERS

Totty Joins Gateway Group Personnel

Justin Totty has joined Gateway Group Personnel as a research associate in the company’s executive search division. In his new role, Totty focuses on sourcing the best candidates for clients across numerous fields and industries, specifically targeting accounting, finance and engineering.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Four Transformational Sales Resolutions

Change is hard for most people, but only through change can we grow. The New Year is the perfect time to take a hard look at what worked in your sales approach and what didn’t deliver for you in 2014, to break ineffective sales habits, and to resolve to adjust your approach. 

SPORTS

'New Year's Six' Bowls Offer Compelling Individual Matchups

It isn't just the quality of the teams that make the best bowl games so intriguing.

REGIONAL

Panel on Arkansas Officials' Salaries Holds Second Meeting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Members of a panel reviewing salaries for Arkansas' elected officials said Tuesday they want to know whether any pay adjustments can be applied retroactively if they're not included in an initial report due next year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

How Wealth Gap Complicates Sibling Relationships

NEW YORK (AP) – When Jayson Seaver thinks about why he makes so much money while some Americans can't catch a break, he thinks of the sacrifices he's made, the jobs he worked to pay for college, the 12-hour days he spends at the office now.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Price Growth Slows for 11th Consecutive Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose in October at a slightly slower pace, as real estate sales have fallen and affordability has increasingly become a challenge for potential buyers.

HEALTH CARE

Report: 4 Million Actively Enroll in Health Plans

The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or re-enrolled in what the administration called "an encouraging start."

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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