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1. Caught in the Middle -

Even before the Affordable Care Act came along, Deborah Casey was living between a logistical rock and an economic hard place. Casey, a 61-year-old widow, draws a monthly Social Security check based on her husband’s earnings. She works part-time for Shelby County (no benefits), and to continue receiving the same amount in that Social Security check, she has to keep tabs on how much she makes. This is exactly how someone who wants to provide for herself winds up on a “fixed income.”

2. Editorial: Help Symphony Keep Creating Joyful Sounds -

These are critical times for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. And it involves more than the organization’s financial problems.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s financial problems may be the price of an unprecedented burst of creativity that lined up with the wallop of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Because the orchestra is, on one level, a business, an argument can be made that the organization should have delayed some of these efforts as the recession settled in for an extended engagement.

3. State of the Union: Of Pledges, Pleas and Setbacks -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.

4. Shankman-Cohn to Lead Interior Design Coalition -

Leslie Shankman-Cohn has been elected the 2014 president of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition, a statewide coalition committed, through legislative and regulatory endeavors, to enhance and protect the right to practice interior design. Shankman-Cohn is a partner in Jill Hertz Interior Design, a division of Eclectic Interiors. She specializes in custom-designed furniture, space planning, furnishings and finishes specifications, universal design, Aging in Style and sustainable design issues.

5. Business Lobby Seeks Major Push on Immigration -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the nation's biggest business lobby intends to "pull out all the stops" to pass an overhaul of immigration laws. That would place the chamber on the side of President Barack Obama on one of the White House's top legislative priorities of the year.

6. MEMFix Goes South -

Of the neighborhoods in which the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team has been working to build retail and commercial trade, none has the amount of history, turmoil, potential and perception problems found in the two blocks east and west of Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue.

7. Affordable Care Act -

On Oct. 1, a new shopping website will launch in Tennessee.

Much like Amazon.com, it will offer a place where consumers can compare products from different sellers and buy the one that best suits their needs.

8. Rock’n Dough Pizza Opening in Jackson -

The little Memphis pizzeria that could will soon be opening a new location in Jackson, Tenn.

The Rock’n Dough Pizza Co., owned by Jeremy and Amanda Denno, is slated to open a new restaurant and microbrewery at the Jackson Walk development in Jackson in October. The Dennos will team up with veteran local brewer Ben Pugh to create signature suds at the 4,100-square-foot restaurant.

9. Made in Memphis -

Memphis’ geography is limited to roughly 300 square miles, but its identity stretches beyond the city limits, resonating to the far corners of the globe.

The city’s brand has obvious cornerstones, such as its place in the nation’s cultural topography. But setting aside those no-brainers, like the rock ‘n’ roll innovator whose mansion in Whitehaven still attracts gawkers from around the world, a lot of what makes Memphis’ story is the story of what’s made in Memphis.

10. Daniels Takes on New Role at Greater Memphis Chamber -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Amy Daniels to the newly created position of senior vice president, membership and communications. Daniels, who has worked at the chamber for 17 years, will now oversee the membership department while continuing in her prior role, leading the communications and programming department.

11. Obama Nominates 3 to Appeals Court, Testing GOP -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Opening a summer showdown with Congress, a combative President Barack Obama nominated three judges to a powerful appellate court Tuesday and challenged Republicans to stop the "political obstruction" holding up his nominees.

12. Museum Renovation Brings Sculptor Back to Memphis -

Construction sounds coming from a museum can be jarring, even when you know the exhibits are protected or have been moved.

For Michael Pavlovsky, there were mixed feelings Wednesday, Dec. 5, as he came to Memphis to supervise the moving next week of his two-piece, 13-foot-by-26-foot, 7,000-pound bronze sculpture that has been in the lobby of the National Civil Rights Museum since it opened in 1991.

13. CVS Caremark Q4 Profit Rises, 2012 Outlook Climbs -

Drugstore chain Walgreen's loss of a big client is turning into rival CVS Caremark's gain so far this year.

A contract squabble between Walgreen Co. and pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. has driven more customers to CVS pharmacies, prompting that company to raise its 2012 earnings forecast by 3 cents per share.

14. CVS Caremark Rises on 2012 Profit Forecast -

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) – Shares of CVS Caremark Corp. rose Tuesday after the company said it expects that profit at its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business will grow in 2012, reversing two years of declines.

15. CVS Caremark Q3 Profit Rises 7 Percent -

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) – CVS Caremark Corp.'s third-quarter earnings climbed 7 percent, as a long-term contract and acquisition boosted the pharmacy network claims it processed.

16. Universal Commercial Built On Deep Family Legacy -

For some people, the prospect of working with one’s brother, wife and mother on a daily basis would be a less than enticing proposition.

But as far as Darrell Cobbins, the owner, president and CEO of Memphis-based Universal Commercial LLC, is concerned, there’s no other way he’d rather do business.

17. CVS Caremark Q2 Profit Slips 1 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) – CVS Caremark said Thursday its profit slipped 1 percent in the second quarter as its pharmacy benefits management business weathered lower prices on contract renewals.

The Woonsocket, R.I., company said Caremark faced lower prices related to contract renewals. The most significant of those was its retail pharmacy contract with the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program, which the company renewed in the third quarter of 2010. While those renewals cut into its profit, total revenue for CVS Caremark rose 10.9 percent to $14.57 billion as the company began a new 12-year contract with Aetna Inc. and acquired Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D business.

18. Planner Essential For Health -

Ray’s Take: Working with a financial planner is a lot like having a primary care doctor, only it’s all about taking care of financial health instead of your physical well-being. Not unlike your doctor, your financial planner gives your financial condition regular check-ups and works with you to create strategies for achieving healthy monetary goals. Even the advice you get has similarities – cut down on the fat and give your money more of a workout so it performs better.

19. After Early Zeal, TV Networks Pull Back Web Series -

NEW YORK (AP) – Around 2007, TV networks made a land rush to the Web, looking to lay down digital production studios. Four years later, many of those networks have pulled up stakes, shunning original Web content and reorienting their online outlook.

20. Comcast Apologizes to Nonprofit for Cutting Funds -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Comcast has apologized to a Seattle nonprofit called Reel Grrls after an executive told the organization that Comcast would no longer fund it because of its Twitter post questioning Comcast's hiring of a member of the Federal Communications Commission.

21. CVS Discloses SEC Inquiry Into Caremark -

NEW YORK (AP) – CVS Caremark Corp. is disclosing another government inquiry into its business, as the company said the Securities and Exchange Commission has requested documents related to its Caremark pharmacy benefits management unit.

22. CVS Says FTC OKs Buyout of Universal American Unit -

NEW YORK (AP) – CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that federal antitrust regulators cleared its planned acquisition of insurer Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D prescription drug business.

23. Productive Congress Gets No Respect From Voters -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The public panned it. Republicans obstructed it. Many Democrats fled from it. Even so, the session of Congress now drawing to a close was the most productive in nearly half a century.

24. Restaurant Industry Expresses Concern Over Health Care -

Few issues have divided Americans as completely as health care reform. Proponents believe that making medical care available to 32 million uninsured people will open a new era of social responsibility and fulfill the government’s covenant with its citizens, a sort of 21st Century New Deal.

25. Herenton Takes Aim at August Primary -

Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said he and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, may agree on some issues as they campaign in the August Democratic primary for the 9th District congressional seat.

26. House of Cards -

It’s a little more than halfway through the first meeting of the state Senate’s Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee in 2009, in a nondescript hearing room in Nashville’s Legislative Plaza.

Four bank executives from around the state are seated at a table in front of a row of senators. A line of questioning is about to put the bankers on the hot seat.

27. Geithner Says $700B Bailout Program Will End Soon -

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner affirmed Wednesday the U.S. administration's intent to soon end the $700 billion financial bailout program.

Geithner did not provide details, but said the government is close to the point at which "we can wind down this program" and end it.

28. US House Leader Presents New Health Care Bill -

After months of struggle, House Democrats rolled out sweeping legislation Thursday to extend health care coverage to millions who lack it and create a new option of government-run insurance. A vote is likely next week on the plan largely tailored to President Barack Obama’s liking.

29. Critical Need for Affordable Senior Housing -

The Bart Harvey is just a building, but it rescued Felicity Morrison from a homeless shelter.

Morrison, 63, lived in a Seattle shelter for a year after losing her job and being evicted. It was a place full of unsavory characters and no privacy – a "hell on Earth," Morrison calls it.

30. Obama Challenges GOP Critics on Health Care -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pushed back hard against Republican critics of his health care overhaul plan Monday, vowing to fight "the politics of the moment" but gave ground on his tight timetable for passage of legislation.

31. Former FedEx Employee Starts Logistics Business -

Like it was for hundreds of other Memphians, April 3 proved to be a watershed date for Terica Lamb. She lost her job at FedEx Express that day when the company laid off 1,000 salaried managers and professionals, half of whom came from the Memphis area.

32. US Senate Passes Credit Card Overhaul Bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to rein in credit card rate increases and excessive fees, hoping to give voters some breathing room amid a recession that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans jobless or facing foreclosure.

33. Historic Places, Stories Combine At Heritage Tours Memphis -

Memphis is a fault line for American culture and history, where musical styles converged to create rock ‘n’ roll and racial conflicts erupted to change the nation.

The many episodes that happened along the way are the business of Heritage Tours Memphis. This sightseeing company, which also manages Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum and W.C. Handy Home & Museum, has been telling the city’s history for 25 years.

34. HHS Pick Urges Health Coverage for All Americans -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health secretary nominee Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that all Americans should have health coverage but she didn't say how they would get it.

During her confirmation hearing, Sebelius avoided endorsing a plan to make people legally responsible for seeing that they're insured.

35. GE Profit Drops 46 Pct as Finance Unit Struggles -

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a discouraging report for the American economy, General Electric Co. posted a 46 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings on Friday and warned of a tough environment this year as it struggles with its ailing finance business.

36. House Votes to Expand Health Care for Children -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Wednesday to expand government-sponsored health care to 4 million more children of working families, making a down payment on President-elect Barack Obama's promise to provide universal health care to all Americans who want it.

37. Hospital Federation Spent $740K Lobbying in Q3 -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federation of American Hospitals, which represents for-profit hospital chains, spent $740,000 lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.

38. Avent Joins Smith Seckman Reid -

Justin Avent has joined Smith Seckman Reid Inc. as a civil engineer for its environmental group.

39. Butler in Middle of Entertainment Biz Through Law Practice -

Tonya D. Butler is a member of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP’s Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team. She concentrates her practice on music and entertainment law.

40. New Binghampton Senior Facility Planned -

Two generations ago, Darrell Cobbins’ grandfather developed one of Memphis’ first black middle-income communities called Lakeview Gardens.

Over the next couple of years, Cobbins, a commercial real estate developer and broker, will bring a 133-unit senior housing facility to Binghampton, and he’ll pay homage to his real estate lineage by calling it Lakeview Estates.

41. Alexander Looks ToHealth Care Reform in '08 -      Perhaps echoing an opinion he shared with The New York Times earlier this month - that the Republican party has "grown stale in its message and we're not as tuned in as we once were" - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.,

42. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation -

Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.

The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.

43. Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic -

Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.

44. Defining The 'Rule Of Law' Continues In Memphis -

The first-ever symposium on the Rule of Law brought together members of the international community with U.S. leaders such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and now -retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

45. American Paper Optics Brings a Third Dimension To the Marketplace -

Two years from now, John Jerit estimates his company, American Paper Optics, will have sold about 1 billion 3-D glasses.

"We're probably reaching about 850 million glasses sold," Jerit said. "We've averaged about 50 million a year in 17
years. But this year, we'll probably sell over 200 million units of glasses or stuff that's used for glasses. I would say that we'll be able to say a billion served probably by the end of 2009."

46. Memphis Businessman TappedFor Study of Black Leaders -      Memphis businessman Darrell Cobbins has been selected to participate in a national study of black leaders by a group of public policy experts from the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard University's

47. In Defense Of Imus -

As I've watched the controversy build over Don Imus' potshot against the women's basketball team at Rutgers University, I've wholeheartedly agreed with his detractors.

Without a doubt, the shock jock's thoughtless criticism of the team during a morning broadcast April 4 was uncalled for and just plain mean - in a word, reprehensible.

48. To Avoid Slap on Wrists, Importers Must Go by the 'Great Big Book of Life' -

Consider the snow globe.

It has a ceramic base, glass ball, liquid filling, plastic figurines depicting some nostalgic winter scene, perhaps "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" splashed across the base in red and green acrylic paint.

49. Designer Shankman-Cohn Earns Statewide Honor -

Memphis interior designer Leslie Shankman-Cohn has been named designer of the year by the Tennessee chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

"It was very humbling and an honor and a privilege to be so named by a group of your peers," she said of the honor, awarded at the Design 2005 Conference in Nashville in September.

50. Archived Article: This Week - Memphis Regional Chamber Holds Ambassador Meeting

MAAR Hosts Session on Professional Standards

Jan. 10

The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a chamber ambassadors meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Conta...

51. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Rhodes Professor Named to Mock Trial Association Board

Crye-Leike Franchises Names New VP

Crye-Leike, Realtors, named Kevin R. Joiner vice president of national franchise sales and development for Crye-Leike Franchises Inc. Joiner previously w...

52. Archived Article: Small Biz - Cheesecake artist offers slice of heaven

Cheesecake Artist Offers Slice of Heaven

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

History contends that the Greeks were the originators of cheesecake, which was fed to the first Olympic athletes.

But Kevin M...

53. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan

Calendar of events Aug. 26-Sept. 8

Aug. 26

Consumer Credit Counseling Service is offering free budget and credit workshops on how to develop and maintain a personal budget and how to use credit cards wisely. Using cre...

54. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan

Calendar of events Aug. 19-Aug. 25

Aug. 19

Peabody Place Museum, 119 S. Main St., features A Legacy Unearthed: Early Chinese Clay Burial Figures through Oct. 31. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through F...

55. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan

Calendar of events Aug. 12-Aug. 18

Aug. 12

Consumer Credit Counseling Service is offering free budget and credit workshops on how to develop and maintain a personal budget and how to use credit cards wisely. Using cre...

56. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan

Calendar of events Aug. 5-Aug. 11

Aug. 6

The Memphis Area Technology Council is planning committee alignment meetings for people interested in getting involved with MATC. Meetings are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M...

57. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan

Calendar of events July 29-Aug. 4

July 30

Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Downtown Jackson, Miss., presents Passages photographs by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher along with African objects from ...

58. Archived Article: Real Focus - By JENNIFER MURLEY Historically significant property remains up for grabs By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News The fate of a historic Downtown property closely aligned with local African-American culture remains uncertain as it heads into its third mon...

59. Archived Article: Mcc (lead) - Council taps $2 Grants to fund lead control, police programs By MARY DANDO The Daily News As NBA fever ebbs away, Memphis City Council members get down to a business as usual agenda at Tuesdays council meeting at 3:30 p.m. Barbara Swearengen Holt, c...

60. Archived Article: Law Focus - Mid-South blood supplies critically low, New FDA rules will mean big drop in local blood supply By MARY DANDO The Daily News Although holidays such as the Fourth of July mean fun and fireworks for many people, for Lifeblood, the Mid-South Regional B...

61. Archived Article: Tech Focus (itec) - ITEC is coming ITEC a glimpse of digital heaven for techies By SUE PEASE The Daily News Approaching quickly is the information technology event of the year the 2001 Memphis Information Technology Exposition and Conference or ITEC. In other words, fo...

62. Archived Article: Real Review - Walpert adds shopping center Walpert adds shopping center to growing Memphis portfolio St. Louis-based Walpert Properties acquired the 50,445-square-foot French Village Square, its eighth property in Memphis and first acquisition of 2001. Walpert pu...

63. Archived Article: Crime (lead) - Memphis crime chief to share strategies with Middle East police Crime chief shares strategies in Middle East By MARY DANDO The Daily News Memphis Shelby Crime Commission chief Michael Heidingsfield is meeting this week with members of the Israeli an...

64. Archived Article: Real Review Lj - Former Hamilton Beach Former Hamilton Beach facility purchased Collierville Business Center LLC has purchased the 125,000-square-foot Hamilton Beach facility for $2.7 million, according to a special warranty deed filed in the Shelby County Registers...

65. Archived Article: Dulin - Tim Dulin knows what it takes to be successful Former baseball pro expands Cordova sports academy By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Tim Dulin knows what it takes to be successful. After a career at the University of Memphis that earned him All-America...

66. Archived Article: Memos - Equity Inns Names Donald H Michael S. Starnes, chairman and chief executive officer of M.S. Carriers, has been appointed to the board of directors of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. Starnes is past chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and...

67. Archived Article: Memos - Kenneth P Kenneth P. Pehanick has been promoted to chief operating officer of Continental Traffic Services Inc. Pehanick formerly was vice president of sales. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Dorchelle Terrell Spence has been named...

68. Archived Article: Marketplace - By DIANNA DEAREN Traveling generations Seniors enjoy companionship of grandchildren on vacation By DIANNA DEAREN The Daily News Some senior citizens will vacation this summer in peaceful spots such as the Great Smoky Mountains and on cruise ships of...

69. Archived Article: Tech Focus - By CAMILLE H Fees to phone home? The FCC is studying levying fees on companies offering long distance service via the Internet By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Federal Communications Commission is investigating levying fees on companies offer...

70. Archived Article: Memos - Lawrence C Lawrence C. Day has been elected to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer for TBC Corp. Day comes to TBC from Monro Muffler Brake Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., where he was president and chief execu...

71. Archived Article: Memos - Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...

72. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - A World Wide Web page for students and scholars studying genocide has been established by the department of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Memphis A World Wide Web page for students and scholars studying genocide has been esta...

73. Archived Article: Hotels Chg - Hotel construction up in third quarter Hotel construction keeps pace with 96   By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Going into the fourth quarter, hotel construction is down slightly in Shelby County from the same period a year ago. However, two...

74. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg - What do colleges think of CollegeLink College aps on the Web Web sites offer application services for college admission By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News With college application services on the World Wide Web, students, parents and educators worl...

75. Archived Article: Homestead Village Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON Homestead Village Inc. to build first local hotel By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News An Atlanta-based hotel company that caters to the extended-stay market is about to debut in Memphis with two new hotels. Homestead Village Inc., one...

76. Archived Article: Credit - By SUZANNE THOMPSON BBA will sponsor real estate purchasing, credit repair seminar By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The Black Business Association will sponsor a seminar Saturday on real estate purchasing and credit repair at the Days Inn hotel on...

77. Archived Article: Gov Focus - Anne Hooper, R.N., takes long, bouncy strides down the hall at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. She stops short and glances at a woman, who accompanied by her sister, is pushing their elderly father in a wheelchair down the hall. Success ...

78. Archived Article - Banquet will honor Brown, Wellford; install Chambliss Banquet will honor Brown, Wellford; install Chambliss Judge Bailey Brown, senior judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, will receive the Lawyers Lawyer Award, the highest award given by the...

79. Archived Article: Desoto Ind Update Lj - lj 10/5 cates American National Can one of several expansions in Olive Branch By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News City officials often brag about new companies coming to the area, but in Olive Branch, Miss., officials are also crowing about the number ...