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VOL. 128 | NO. 33 | Monday, February 18, 2013

Merger Again Intersects With Nashville

For a third consecutive year in Nashville, the Shelby County schools merger and the suburban reaction to it are on the calendar of the Tennessee legislature.

Dynamic Imaging

MRI Interventions boosts ClearPoint Neuro Intervention System

MRI Interventions Inc. is intensifying rollout efforts for its cutting-edge ClearPoint Neuro Intervention System imaging system.

Seminar: Uncertainty Pervades Real Estate

2013 will be a big year on many real estate fronts – foreclosures, property taxes and property values.

Dixon Hughes Adds Associates in Memphis

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the largest certified public accounting firm based in the Southeast, is continuing to grow in Memphis.

Cohen Revelation is Rare Glimpse Into Private Life

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, is what social media experts would probably call an impulsive user of Twitter.

Local Weather
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Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 35%

EVENTS

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

So Southern Makes Functional Items Beautiful

Ideas behind small businesses tend to spring from familiar places and from entrepreneurs who see a need, have a passion, are good at what they do and want to turn it into a labor of love.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Before and After of Buying

When you spend several years selling, delivering and supporting a product or service, you naturally learn quite a bit about the logical questions someone should ask when they are contemplating buying the product or service you are selling. For example, if you have sold used cars for more than a decade, odds are you would do an absolutely fantastic job of questioning another used car salesperson and uncovering the most important issues related to a typical used car transaction. With your experience, you may or may not be a great seller of used cars – but I’ll bet you would be a great buyer of used cars. Hopefully, you would be both.

STATEWIDE

Online African-American Lawmaker Exhibit Expanded

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee State Library and Archives is commemorating Black History Month with an expanded version of what state officials say is one of their most popular online exhibits.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Airbus to Drop Lithium-Ion Batteries in A350

PARIS (AP) – Airbus abandoned its plans to use lithium-ion batteries for its new A350 airplanes due to the uncertainty surrounding the technology following the grounding of Boeing's 787, the company said.

Report: SEC Investigating Trading in Heinz Deal

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal regulators have opened an insider trading inquiry on the $23 billion acquisition of H.J. Heinz, according to a publish report.

Burger King Feels Heat as Rivals Focus on Value

NEW YORK (AP) – A revamped menu helped boost Burger King's profit in the fourth quarter but now the world's second biggest hamburger chain says it needs to play up value more aggressively to compete with rivals.

Kraft Foods Expects Lower Fourth Quarter Revenue

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Kraft Foods, the company behind brands such as Oscar Mayer and Miracle Whip, said Friday that it expects to report lower revenue for the fourth quarter and raised its earnings forecast for this year.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 35 250 5,016
MORTGAGES 60 382 6,608
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 38 1,517
BUILDING PERMITS 179 720 11,979
BANKRUPTCIES 54 257 5,216
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 89 2,025
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 92 443 6,907
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 1,422

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