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VOL. 129 | NO. 92 | Monday, May 12, 2014
EMPHASIS Securities & Investments

Financial Federal Sees Progress, Prepares for New Digs

A business that handles client money and assets naturally occupies an ideal perch from which to survey the financial landscape and general economic conditions.

IronHorse Makes New Hire, Launches Mutual Fund

Memphis-based investment firm IronHorse Capital Management has hired a managing director for national sales, a new hire that comes at the same time as the firm has launched its first mutual fund product.

Bosse’s Commitment, Expertise Aid CPA Firm

Helping individuals and businesses manage and keep track of assets and investments is an important task for a CPA firm like Cannon Wright Blount, a Memphis-based company that’s always looking to break away from the pack and distinguish itself in terms of products and service offerings.

Commission Votes on Schools Funding

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, May 12, on $47.3 million in immediate capital funding for Shelby County Schools in a decision that pits a majority on the commission against County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
73°F
Fair
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

Luna Nova Music will present the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival preview concert Monday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean Blvd. The concert will feature some of the works to be performed in the June 18-21 festival. Cost is free. Visit lunanova.org.

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Real Estate ‘Titans’ Share Industry Advice

In the 1980s Dan Wilkinson and Robert Snowden were deeply involved in developing Memphis International Airport Center.

Haslam Vows ‘Full Effort’ for Re-Election

As Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam seeks re-election, he has some challengers in the statewide August Republican primary and he’ll face a Democratic opponent in the November general election.

Chamber Sticks With Defined Contributions Push

The Greater Memphis Chamber remains in favor of a switch to a defined contributions benefits plan for city employees, despite the report Memphis City Council members got last week from their actuary firm suggesting there is no hurry to implement such a change.

Blues Hall Breaks Ground on South Main

Organizers of the Blues Hall of Fame will break ground Friday, May 8, on a physical home for the 34-year-old institution in the South Main Historic Arts District.

I Choose Memphis: Kesha Whitaker

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

May 12 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, May 12, 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

Technology Keeps Hatcher’s Landscape Business Booming

Whether it was pagers, two-way radios, fax machines or the Internet, Michael Hatcher has always been quick to embrace technological advances as a way to help grow his small business, the landscaping firm Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Being Social Entrepreneurs

There is a lot of talk these days about social entrepreneurs and social ventures but not a lot of clarity around what this really means.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Netflix Raises Prices By $1 for New Subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S. subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

House Votes to Make Research Tax Credit Permanent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House voted Friday to make permanent a tax credit that rewards businesses for investing in research and development, pushing Congress toward an election-year showdown over a series of expired tax breaks that are popular back home but add billions to the budget deficit.

Postal Service had $1.9 Billion Quarterly Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service reported a $1.9 billion loss for the first three months of this year and pleaded again Friday for reforms to its troubled financial system.

RNC Changes Debate Rules for 2016

MEMPHIS (AP) – Lunging for control of the GOP ahead of high-stakes elections, the Republican National Committee on Friday took steps to end free-for-all presidential debates and vowed to punish potential contenders who participate in rogue forums.

SPORTS

Cardinals Bring Up Butler, Send Down Grichuk

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of outfielder Joey Butler from Triple-A Memphis before their series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 70 224 13,880
MORTGAGES 105 298 18,124
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 16 55 3,560
BUILDING PERMITS 0 430 32,733
BANKRUPTCIES 81 211 13,214
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 68 4,773
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 103 307 20,206
MARRIAGE LICENSES 39 72 4,269

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