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1. Clinton, Bloomberg: Data Will Help Women's Issues -

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg teamed up Monday to highlight the power of information in helping women worldwide and to promote a joint effort to gather more data on their health, workplace roles, childbirth and other facets of their lives.

2. Editorial: Memphis Should Embrace Season of Change -

By the calendar and by the first change in the air and the trees, autumn has arrived in Memphis. With it, the summer becomes a memory and fall becomes the present on its way to a memory.

The seasons are a backdrop for the changes and consistencies in the life of a city that gives their union a predictable rhythm.

3. Government for the Prosperity of the People -

The reporting out of the US on China is uniformly downbeat. By applying our western perspectives, China appears inhumane, politically oppressive, over-indebted and fragile.

From the American perspective, functional nations should look more ... well ... like us. They should have democracy, inalienable property rights, free and open markets, freedom of expression, apple pie, etc. Our national belief in the ideology of American exceptionalism defines our worldview.

4. Clean-Air Rules Assailed as Too Much, Too Little -

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

5. BancorpSouth Names President, Chief Operating Officer -

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Chris Bagley, a 31-year veteran of the banking industry, has been named BancorpSouth's new president and chief operating officer.

6. Coalition Vows Push for Minority Business Gains -

For decades, goals and percentages have been set for minority business participation in city and county governments.

Both governments have compliance offices. Elected officials look at percentages and ask questions about participation on particular projects.

7. Regions Partners in Inner-City Business Program -

To use a metaphor to illustrate the purpose of a new program to help inner-city businesses in Memphis grow, the program represents the difference between focusing on rowing your boat and scouting the horizon for a new port to direct your boat toward.

8. Entrepreneurial Eagles -

It was a gathering of eagles. You know, the people who like to soar, and, more importantly, they like to push eaglets out of the nest so that they can also learn to soar.

And, like eagles, they have both vision and focus. I recently attended the CSG Entrepreneurship Days, sponsored by the Council of State Governments’ State Pathways to Prosperity Initiative and State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, who is the 2014 CSG National Chair.

9. 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.

10. Entrepreneur Day Spotlights Power of Innovation -

Already in recent weeks, Moziah “Mo” Bridges, the 12-year-old founder of the Memphis-based Mo’s Bows bow tie business, has appeared on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank.”

If the exposure alone wasn’t enough, Bridges also impressed fashion mogul and “Shark Tank” panelist Daymond John into offering to mentor him.

11. Thunder's 'Easy Points' Take Grizz Down 104-84 -

In a season dedicated to doing things the hard way, the Memphis Grizzlies are now face-to-face with a Game 7 on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Able to survive blowing leads, able to win three of four overtime games to take a 3-2 series lead over the No. 2 seed Thunder, the Grizzlies could not stomach their fleeting prosperity. In fact, they could not even make Game 6 Thursday night on their home court anything close to competitive.

12. Editorial: First Tennessee Bank’s Business Model Endures -

As First Tennessee Bank marks its 150th anniversary, we are reminded of the changes over that span in technology and what our financial institutions have come to offer in the way of services.

13. Reversing Sprawl Through Connectivity -

Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays through April in honor of Sustainability Month for Memphis and Shelby County.

Last week, Smart Growth America released “Measuring Sprawl 2014,” a report examining development in 221 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and evaluating development on a national index. With a score of 71, the greater Memphis region ranks near the bottom of the list at number 196 out of 221. Furthermore, Memphis ranks as the sixth most sprawled large metropolitan area.

14. Slow Down to Innovate -

Somewhere in the Industrial Revolution a prejudice was created for speed.

Efficiency came to mean effectiveness. From this mindset emerged two paradigmatic biases: more is better (more work, more inventory, more money) and speed wins (time to market, time is money, etc.). This mindset was a boon in its era, but has outlived its usefulness.

15. Making a Difference -

It’s a strange thing, acknowledges Memphis businessman Taylor Berger, to form an organization that you don’t necessarily want to be that organized.

16. Norris Finds Legislative Leadership Has its Price -

Many people who like problem solving usually tackle a tough crossword, or maybe Sudoku.

Collierville’s Mark Norris opted for politics.

17. White House Offers Help to Industry on Cyberattack -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Whited House on Wednesday offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Barack Obama called "one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces."

18. Finding ‘Delicate Balance’ -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. leaned heavily on reality and the practical in a State of the City address Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

“We have the responsibility of balancing the expectations of our citizens versus the bottom line of our budget,” Wharton told an audience of several hundred, including city division directors and those in agencies working with the city. “We must strike the delicate balance of our affairs that is based in realism and pragmatism. This is important because ultimately the numbers that define our budget are real. The decisions that have the most positive impact are practical, and the work we have to do cannot wait.”

19. Designing the Medical Center for Creative Collisions -

The Memphis Medical Center near Downtown is currently in the midst of a significant building boom. Major new facilities by Southwest Tennessee Community College, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Bioworks Foundation are underway or nearing completion, joining successful hospitals, clinics, educational institutions and many other great small businesses.

20. Business Coalition to Support Common Core -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A statewide business coalition is showing its support for Tennessee's Common Core standards.

The group, called Businesses for Tennessee Prosperity, is scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the Legislative Plaza near the state Capitol.

21. Don’t Panic Over Scary Financial News -

Ray’s Take If it’s not another country defaulting on their debts it’s political gridlock on economic issues here or ominous predictions about the Federal Reserve. The news seems to be featuring more than its share of scary economic news these days.

22. Bipartisan Negotiators Seek Modest Budget Pact -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives that highlighted the difficulty of compromise within divided government.

23. Big Tech Companies Lash Out at Government Snooping -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.

24. Inman Joins Next Day Access as Franchise Manager -

Greg Inman has joined accessibilities solutions provider Next Day Access as franchise manager for the Memphis office, where he will supervise sales, marketing, service management and hiring. Next Day Access offers wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, bathroom safety products and other accessibility products for people with disabilities or accessibility challenges.

25. Memphis Economic Indicator Shows Business Optimism -

The results of the second Memphis Economic Indicator, a new survey measuring general business sentiment jointly produced by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, reflect a modest overall improvement in optimism among business leaders compared to last quarter’s survey results.

26. Buying Yellen -

President Obama recently made it official that Janet Yellen will succeed Ben Bernanke as the head of the Federal Reserve. Janet has spent much of her career as a dedicated and vocal advocate for the unemployed. With participation rates low, and the unemployment rate high, the markets anticipate that Janet will continue, if not augment, Ben Bernanke’s expansionary monetary policies. A renewed enthusiasm for monetary stimulus has had observable market impact.

27. Grants to Boost Local ‘Precision Agriculture’ -

The local precision agriculture industry is poised to get a boost from Uncle Sam.

A top federal official will be in Memphis and Covington Wednesday, July 31, to announce funding for three regional grants that will impact counties in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

28. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

29. Events -

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, June 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shelley Baur, owner of One Source Associates, will speak, and the 2013-2014 officers and board will be installed. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

30. Events -

The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.

31. Tennessee Educators Push for Immigration Reform -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Twenty-one leaders of Tennessee's colleges and universities have sent a letter to the state's two U.S. senators urging their support for immigration reform that will allow more graduates to remain in the country after they finish their education.

32. Grizzlies Must Maintain ‘Thirsty Dog’ Mentality -

As the Grizzlies’ series with the Oklahoma City Thunder shifted to Memphis for Game 3 on Saturday, May 11, the Grizzlies found themselves in much better position than during the Clippers’ series.

Instead of staring up at a 0-2 deficit, their Game 2 victory tied the series 1-1 and has allowed them the possibility to advance to the Western Conference Finals just by winning three games at FedExForum.

33. Buffett Says Women Key to Nation’s Prosperity -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women.

Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he wrote for Fortune magazine.

34. Call to Action -

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s famous father was a political iconoclast who captured the imagination of voters with stirring assurances in his speeches like, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends a tiny ripple of hope out into the world.”

35. Arkansas Steel Mill Proposal Gains Traction -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators – though some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.

36. Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving in Memphis -

In recent years, there has been a civic pushback against the relentless downing of Memphis that over a long period of time came to dominate any attempt to have a purposeful discussion about the city’s future.

37. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 13, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Meri Armour, president and CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

38. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. IAAP past president Jane Bratton, executive assistant at Smith & Nephew, will present “The Multi-Manager Admin: Tips for Working for Multiple Executives.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

39. Events -

The Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis will hold the fourth annual Beauty in the Eye of the Beer Holder fundraiser for the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Attendees can sample unique homebrews created for the event, craft beers and microbrews. Tickets are $30. Visit msbrewmovement.org.

40. Urbanization Equals Global Opportunities -

The worldwide adoption of competition and capitalistic principles has unlocked tremendous prosperity growth. At the core of this prosperity movement are the unique advantages created by urbanizing the world’s population. Urban populations are more productive, more innovative and more efficient than their rural peers.

41. Local Efforts Make Small-Business Inroads -

Cash mobs and MEMshop and angels and mentors and launches – they are all part of an atmosphere in our city that encourages small-business development in the shadow of a historic recession.

FedEx CEO and founder Fred Smith late last year put small-business development and its role in perspective, saying it is large corporations that drive the global economy with many small businesses created in the orbit or supply chain of those large business entities.

42. Events -

The Prosperity Series Memphis will host U.S. Learning CEO and author Don Hutson Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free for members and $149 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to huey@uslearning.com or 767-0000.

43. Events -

The Blues Foundation will host the 29th annual International Blues Challenge Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 2, in Beale Street venues and other Downtown locations. Visit blues.org for a schedule and tickets.

44. State Health Commissioner Talks Prevention -

The School of Public Health at the University of Memphis on Tuesday, Jan. 15, welcomed Tennessee Commissioner of Health Dr. John Dreyzehner and his health policy team to the Fishbowl Room inside the FedEx Institute of Technology for a “town hall” discussion of public health and economic issues that affect our community.

45. Let’s Unite to Make 2013 Very Good Year -

As we mark the transition from one year to another, let’s take a step back from the timeline of events and predictions to some ideas about the basics – our prosperity and our safety.

Just after the New Year, executives at the Electrolux plant in Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park will offer a sneak peak of their new facility.

46. Nonprofit Tech Innovators Inspire New Philanthropy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scott Harrison knows his charity has funded nearly 7,000 clean water projects in some of the poorest areas of the world in the past six years. How many of those wells are still flowing with drinking water months or years later, though? That's a tough question to answer.

47. BancorpSouth Keeps Focus on Staying True to Banking Basics -

BancorpSouth Inc. may have new leadership, but the Tupelo, Miss.-based company likes to say it still has an old way of doing business.

48. Incentive Missteps Stymie Our Economic Prosperity -

We are in the midst of one of those tough and necessary civic debates – no, not the one about schools in our community.

We are asking some complex and proper questions about what should be offered and what should not be offered to attract business growth and jobs to the local economy.

49. Urban Land Institute: Memphis Recovering Slowly, Behind Nashville -

Memphis’ economy and commercial real estate industry is recovering, but not as fast as other places – like Nashville.

That was the message local professionals heard Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Urban Land Institute Memphis’ 2013 Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.

50. Events -

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is accepting nominations for its 2013 Legends Award through Monday, Dec. 10. The awards honor women whose visionary and innovative work is paramount in their area of outreach. Visit wfgm.org for details and a nomination form.

51. James Rollins Named New CEO at BancorpSouth -

James D. Rollins III has been named chief executive officer of BancorpSouth Inc., a financial holding company based in Tupelo, Miss.

52. Let’s Be Thankful and Look Beyond the Data -

In our goal-oriented, performance standardized society, it is sometimes hard to realize that dates circled in red on our calendars aren’t the beginning or end to some kind of measurement.

And while there may be some backlash this holiday season against retailers who continue to move up the start of the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday will still be a big day for retailers.

53. Events -

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.

54. Events -

The fifth annual Leadership Memphis Multicultural Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The event will include a roundtable focusing on how the performing, visual and literary arts define cultures, bring communities together and promote skills to be successful in the 21st century. Call 278-0016.

55. Events -

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board of commissioners will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.

56. Launch of Quantitative Easing Risks Economic Sustainability -

On Sept. 13 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke committed to open-ended, limitless “quantitative easing,” or printing money out of thin air.

This announcement comes after two rounds of similar money printing: QE1 in 2009 and QE2 in 2010, both of which were intended to shock the economy into recovery.

57. Events -

Leadership Memphis is accepting applications for its 2013 Grassroots Leadership Program through Saturday, Sept. 29. The program, which teaches leadership skills and techniques to implement community change, includes 11 sessions between October and March. Visit leadershipmemphis.org.

58. Survey Finds US Competitive Ranking Down Again -

LONDON (AP) – The United States' ability to compete on the global stage has fallen for the fourth year running as confidence in the country's politicians continues to decline, an annual survey from the World Economic Forum found Wednesday.

59. Trade Group Honors Evolve Bank & Trust -

Memphis-based Evolve Bank & Trust has hit a big milestone as a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

60. No Time for Chicken Littles -

This is no time to get chicken … As we meet with more and more of the mid-market companies in America, we are astounded at how many of them are hiding under their desk “riding the recession out.” The old “Story of Chicken Little” comes to mind:

61. Women’s Foundation to Re-Grant $400K -

The Walmart Foundation will distribute a $400,000 grant to The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM), which will then be re-granted over a two-year period to six local nonprofits to help chronically unemployed and underemployed women increase their earning ability, income and assets.

62. Cybercrime Disclosures Rare Despite New SEC Rule -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn't report the break-in in corporate filings even though the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to inform investors of cybercrimes.

63. Four Pillars Will Strengthen Your Business -

For the past couple years, our company, SEACAP Financial, has been invited to make presentations to various groups on the topic of “Managing Your Business Through Tough Times.” The list of things to do or not do has been lengthy. For many business owners, the days and nights have been challenging, depleting, debilitating and most any other derogatory adjective you chose to use. And the decisions and actions often became personal.

64. Meeting Client Needs Top Priority for McManus Reilly -

The laws surrounding estate planning and employee benefit and health care packages are complex and ever-changing.

With the upcoming presidential election and the potential changes to inheritance tax, among other issues, the financial planning industry is being kept on its toes more than ever.

65. Townsend Links Businesses With Economic Resources -

When it comes to economic development, the administration of Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam is working hard to convince new businesses to set up shop in the state.

But an important guiding principle in that work is the state can’t do it in a vacuum.

66. Up and Down, Economy Sign Of Indecision -

The consequence of living in an economic and political environment that can’t seem to make up its mind is a market that also can’t make up its mind, both surging and sinking last week. Signs of indecision abound. In November, the U.S. must decide between the Romney and Obama policy portfolios. Polls approximate a tie. Our economic growth rate of 2-2.5 percent also amounts to a tie, as it’s the mid-point between recession and true expansion.

67. Marohn Turns Urban Focus on Memphis -

Charles Marohn has been in Memphis since Monday, April 23, getting a look around and preparing for the latest in the urban planner and professional engineer’s series of nationwide “curbside chats” on sustainable growth for cities like Memphis.

68. Congress Sends Startup Investment Bill to Obama -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama legislation he endorsed making it easier for startups to raise capital without running afoul of federal regulations.

69. Economy Equal Parts Doubt, Enthusiasm -

Chimerican Direction Markets fell back from multi-year highs last week as the recovery in expectations since August of last year may have finally eclipsed reality. While the global economic statistics show pockets of strength, they also show pockets of weakness. Add to that shifting balance the unforeseen Iran premium in the price of oil, and the recent bias favors preservation rather than accumulation.

70. The Economic View From Above -

Reframing the Global Economy This week I will summarize my 30,000-foot view on the global economy. While the news flow may revolve around Europe, the global economy no longer looks to the Old World for leadership. To understand and accurately forecast the future economy, we must redirect our gaze from the Old World to the New World.

71. Waddell Turns Page on ‘Funky’ Year -

The parting remark David Waddell left with the audience at his company’s yearly “State of the Union” presentation this time last year was that he wanted them all to be optimistic in 2011.

72. Unions Gearing Up to Spend Big in 2012 Election -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unions are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama and lift Democrats this election year in a fight for labor's survival.

Under siege in state legislatures around the country – and fearing the consequences of a Republican in the White House – union leaders say they have little choice as they try to beat back GOP efforts to curb collective bargaining rights or limit their ability to collect dues.

73. Facebook Surrenders Its Privacy in IPO Documents -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook is baring its business soul.

The unveiling came late Wednesday when the company that depends on people to share their lives online filed its plans to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering of stock. It's a revelatory moment that prospective investors, curious competitors and nosy reporters have been awaiting for two years. During that time, Facebook established itself as a communications hub and emerged as a threat to the Internet's most powerful company, Google Inc.

74. City Has Stake in Black Biz Success -

What black businesses need is what all locally owned small businesses need – fewer bottlenecks and fewer middlemen steering out-of-town contractors and businesses to the “right people.”

Both are why, in 2009, after 18 years of an African-American mayor – the city’s longest serving mayor, Willie Herenton – black business revenues were just 1 percent of business revenues in Shelby County despite more black-owned businesses in Shelby County than white-owned.

75. 100 Days of Improvement -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. promised in his state of the city address Monday, Jan. 23, to push the traditional parameters of city government and address long-term problems like the number of Memphians living in poverty.

76. Cookies, History And Business -

Recently, I rekindled my interest in world history to prepare for a new book project. If you reflect on history, things have unfolded much like the events in the children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”

77. Get Ready for a Year of Promise -

Happy New Year! We’ve been hearing whispers that 2012 may – just may – be a more prosperous than 2011. There may be more jobs, less unemployment and more good circulating throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. We believe in preparing for the best of times, placing stock in the adage that luck favors the prepared. In term of fundraising for nonprofit organizations and institutions, preparation is always the bedrock.

78. Bad Economy? Farmers Have One of Best Years Ever -

ST. LOUIS (AP) – An Illinois farmer made so much money this year he made loan payments on one tractor a year in advance and exchanged some older ones for newer models. An Iowa farmer upgraded his combine and also paid off debt, while an elderly Oregon farmer poured into retirement funds a bundle of his $2 million take from a well-timed sale of much of his turf and equipment.

79. Pulling the Strings -

Long before the first widgets roll off the assembly line, way back before the ribbon cutting and the first shovels break ground, and even before executives quietly slip in to scout out a prospective piece of land, someone like Mark Sweeney gets a phone call.

80. Congress Nears OK of Bill for Vets, Contractors -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday, moving toward passage of legislation helping unemployed veterans and government contractors.

81. Taylor Appointed To Commission - CCHS Claims Family Planning Contract -

Former Memphis City Council member Brent Taylor is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.

Taylor, a Republican, won the District 1 Postion 3 seat vacated by Republican commissioner Mike Carpenter this month.

82. City Prepares Madison Ave. for Bike Lanes -

Madison Avenue is set to get dedicated bike lanes on both sides of the street between Cooper and McNeil streets.

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has ordered the city Engineering Division to proceed with restriping Madison in preparation for the bike lanes.

83. Ford to Add 5,750 US Jobs as Part of New Contract -

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will add 5,750 jobs and invest $4.8 billion in its U.S. factories as part of a new contract deal with the United Auto Workers union.

84. CEO Says TN Officials Understand Entrepreneurship -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership, says Tennessee officials understand that fostering entrepreneurship will drive economic prosperity.

85. Pelosi Names Final Members to Debt Supercommittee -

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's appointment Thursday of three Democrats to Congress' new debt-reduction supercommittee completes the roster of a panel whose members are already being tugged in competing directions.

86. Debt Panel Members Prompt Doubts -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A conservative Texas Republican congressman has been chosen by House Speaker John Boehner to co-chair a powerful new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit by over $1 trillion.

87. Dallas Co. Pays $35M for Depot -

The Memphis Depot Business Park has sold for $35.8 million after being on the market for less than six months.

Memphis Depot Associates LLC, an affiliated entity of Dallas-based Mayfield Properties LP, on Friday, Aug. 5, bought 260 acres of property containing 4.2 million square feet in buildings in the industrial park and former Army base just north of Memphis International Airport from Depot Redevelopment Corp. of Memphis and Shelby County.

88. Dallas Co. Pays $35M for Depot -

The Memphis Depot Business Park has sold for $35.8 million after being on the market for less than six months.

Memphis Depot Associates LLC, an affiliated entity of Dallas-based Mayfield Properties LP, on Friday, Aug. 5, bought 260 acres of property containing 4.2 million square feet in buildings in the industrial park and former Army base just north of Memphis International Airport from Depot Redevelopment Corp. of Memphis and Shelby County.

89. Obama Raises More Than $86M for Campaign, Party -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Off to a huge early lead in the money race, President Barack Obama hauled in $86 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party in the past three months. It's better than he did in his victorious first presidential campaign, despite the sluggish economy and constant criticism from Republicans who hope to replace him.

90. 'Skills Gap' Leaves Firms Without Worker Pipeline -

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – John Russo's chemical lab in North Kingstown has been growing in recent years, even despite a deflated economy, and he expects to add another 15 to 20 positions to his 49 employees over the next year.

91. See the Big Picture -

The most recent disappointing U.S. jobs report surprised many analysts and economists. With the Fed on full throttle, why haven’t more jobs been created?

Part 1: Where Growth Comes From

Over the last 10 years, the global economy grew 3.7 percent annually. Of that amount, the U.S. contributed .3, the developed nations collectively contributed .9 and the emerging nations contributed 2.7 percent. According to Conference Board estimates, over the next 10 years economic growth from the emerging economies will account for 77 percent of global growth.

92. Now Renting: Luxe Condos Built for the Global Rich -

The Rental Class has never had it so good.

Due to a glut of glitzy condo towers and the need to appease skittish lenders some developers have found a new use for the gilded, clubby preserves once meant for buyers who could afford the seven-figure price tags. They're renting them out and offering all of the perks normally reserved for the elite. The hand-watered grass roofs and outdoor movie theaters. The heated, valet-attended porte-cocheres. The pet spas offering canine cardio and play dates for your puppy.

93. Biz of Memphis Music Topic of Chamber Forum -

In light of a busy week for the music industry in Austin, Texas, at the 25th annual South By Southwest music festival, Memphians will hear the importance of that industry to the city this week.

Dean Deyo, president of the Memphis Music Foundation, will hit the ground running after a busy week in Texas when he addresses the Greater Memphis Chamber Thursday morning during its Breakfast Forum series.

94. First South CEO Esrael Assumes BACC Chairmanship -

Craig Esrael has been the president and CEO of First South Financial Credit Union for 28 years.

When he arrived there in 1983, fresh out of graduate school, he was faced with a financially distressed corporation with six quarters of losses and $32 million in assets. It was his passion for helping others – which remains his driving force today – that made it possible to turn the company around.

95. Contagion Hyperventilation -

In today’s interconnected world, the butterfly effect rules trading desks, meaning small events lead to massive capital flows. I am not diminishing the importance of the Egyptian situation (although markets rendered guilty and innocent verdicts within 48 hours), but I am suggesting that every global disturbance is not a return to September of 2008. Some are.

96. National Study to Measure Arts Impact -

In its mission to serve not only as a funding source for local arts organizations but also as an advocate, ArtsMemphis has joined a nationwide research project that aims to offer a tangible measure of the impact of the arts in Memphis.

97. Hemline Creative Receives Three MarCom Awards -

Memphis-based communications firm, Hemline Creative Marketing LLC, received three MarCom Awards on Jan. 20, which were presented by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.

98. ‘Expansion’ Ascent Just Beginning -

From Recovery to Expansion As we navigate the mid-section of the current advance, our analysis will benefit from differentiating dynamics associated with “recovery” and dynamics associated with “expansion.” To clarify this assignment, consider that although the S&P 500 remains 20 percent below its all-time high and is therefore still advancing in “recovery,” the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index has now reclaimed its all-time high and is therefore now advancing into “expansion.” Economically, the USA peaked in the 2nd quarter of 2007 with real GDP of $13.36 trillion and closed the third quarter of 2010 at $13.28 trillion. While still technically in “recovery,” the U.S. economy will soon claim “expansion.” As we close in on this pivotal moment, the risk profiles change. The risks we have all grown accustomed to recede and new threats emerge.

99. ATTN: Mayor Wharton -

Memphians sound off on city’s most pressing needs.

Aaron Shafer
Founder of Skatelife Memphis; scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp.

Develop and promote a citywide mentoring campaign. We must heavily invest in the positive development of our children. Many of our Memphis children suffer not from a material poverty, but a poverty of healthy relationships and ultimately a poverty of possibility – of reaching their full potential. Each of us has had supportive network of mentors (“the village”) in our lives, be they our parents, teachers or friends, that have come along side of us to build our self-esteem and to help us navigate a path that moves us closer to realizing our potential.

100. Pacific Logistics Picks Olive Branch for Hub -

Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.