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VOL. 129 | NO. 27 | Monday, February 10, 2014
EMPHASIS Financial Services

New Horizons

Office move heralds new future for Marston Group

When The Marston Group PLC, a Memphis-based certified public accounting and financial consulting firm, held an open house in recent weeks at its new digs, the evening portion of the event lasted from 7 till later in the night, with the last person leaving around 10.

CBIZ Memphis Adding 20 Hires, Interns

The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM LLC is welcoming a host of new faces in 2014.

Lamanna Loves Client Relationship of Accounting

Frank Lamanna attributes his interest in pursuing accounting as a career to an early episode in his life – taking an accounting class at Christian Brothers High School.

Brown Petition Circulating For District Attorney General

Former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has a qualifying petition out to run in the May Democratic primary for District Attorney General.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
75°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host An Evening With Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the organization’s Technical Training Center, 903 Walker Ave. Davis served as the first black chairman of the Memphis City Council and opened one of the South’s first African-American-owned insurance agencies. Tickets are $100. Visit bgcm.org.

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School Board Pay Raise Returns to Commission

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Feb. 10, on a $20,800 pay raise for Shelby County School board members.

City Delays Fairgrounds Zone Application Vote

The city of Memphis won’t be going to the Tennessee Building Commission in Nashville this week for approval of a Tourism Development Zone for the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

Democratic Mayoral Hopefuls Pitch Base

The four likely contenders in the May Democratic primary for Shelby County mayor have already had their first debate. But there were no clashes among the quartet, at least not yet.

Former Redbird Ready for MLB Spring Training

If a double play is a pitcher’s best friend, then as a rookie with the St. Louis Cardinals last season Seth Maness was all about making new friends.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

February 10 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Burleigh Consulting Group Changes With Times

Robert C. Burleigh still enjoys playing tennis four times a week. But the 78-year-old founder of Burleigh Consulting Group admits he is playing more doubles matches these days.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Prioritize Market Opportunities

Too often companies rush to bring new products to market without first considering which verticals to sell into and which sales channels to utilize. This leads to a series of detrimental scenarios that end in lackluster market performance or white rabbit chasing that burns cash and never yields market traction.

Giving Meaning to Tragedies

It is said that it is not what happens to you, but the meaning you give to what happens to you that matters.

STATEWIDE

UAW Critics Take Differing Approaches to VW Vote

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two of the more vocal Republican critics of efforts to unionize the Volkswagen assembly plant in Tennessee are taking opposing approaches to a pending vote over United Auto Workers representation next week.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Bill Could Allow Companies to Pay Less Tax

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Some Mississippi lawmakers want to make it harder for the state to question the taxes of multistate corporations.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Employers Add 113,000 Jobs; Rate Dips to 6.6 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – A surprisingly weak jobs report for a second straight month has renewed concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.

Government Closes Antitrust Probe of Samsung

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says it has closed an investigation of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over alleged misuse of patents to exclude some Apple iPhone and iPad models from the U.S. market.

Drink Makers Giving People Ways to Ditch the Can

NEW YORK (AP) – It keeps getting easier to ditch the soda can.

HEALTH CARE

Race to Enroll Young and Healthy for New Insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a sweeping effort that underscores how crucial the so-called "young invincibles" are to the measure's success.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 146 10,368
MORTGAGES 95 202 13,529
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 43 2,687
BUILDING PERMITS 0 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 62 122 10,014
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 37 3,773
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 99 248 14,805
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 58 3,225

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