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1. Buffett: Climate Change Not Causing More Disasters -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett says the rate of disasters that Berkshire Hathaway's insurance companies see hasn't changed because of extreme weather.

Buffett said on CNBC Monday that he hasn't made any change in the way he calculates the likelihood of a catastrophe because of climate change.

2. Buffett Says Economy Continues to Grow Steadily -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues the steady improvement that began in fall of 2009 and he remains optimistic despite Russia's advance into Ukraine.

3. Warren Buffett Offers Lesson in Value Investing -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett is offering a refresher course on his approach to investing in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders.

4. Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letter Due March 1 -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be released on March 1.

Buffett will again be able to release his letter on a Saturday this year, as he prefers.

5. $1 Billion Offered for Perfect Tournament Bracket -

DETROIT (AP) – Correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the NCAA men's basketball tournament is no layup.

But there's now a $1 billion prize waiting for anyone able to pull off the feat this spring.

6. Consider Selling Momentum, Buying Contrarian -

The S&P 500 has been the world’s performance bell cow since the great recession on the relative strength of the U.S. economic recovery. The S&P 500 has outperformed the MSCI All World ex USA All Cap Index by 17 percent over the last year, 11 percent annualized over the last three years and 5 percent annualized over the last five years.

7. Warren Buffett Backs New Business Kits for Kids -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Earlier this year, Warren Buffett congratulated a group of three Kentucky kids for developing kits to help their peers set up businesses.

Now Buffett is helping teach the young entrepreneurs how tough business can be by backing a competing product.

8. Combined Net Worth of America's Richest Rises -

NEW YORK (AP) – Life is good for America's super wealthy.

Forbes on Monday released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. While most of the top names and rankings didn't change from a year ago, the majority of the elite club's members saw their fortunes grow over the past year, helped by strong stock and real estate markets.

9. Buffett Makes Annual Stock Donations to Charities -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving five charities more than $2.6 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock as part of his overall plan to give away his fortune gradually.

10. 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.

11. Lofty Company -

For creating the overnight package-delivery business four decades ago, and for everything his company has done since, FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith has been placed among an elite group of chief executives by the business magazine Barron’s.

12. Quiet Period Could Lead to Frisky Phase -

Buyer Intent Building By some analysis, the last two weeks have exhibited the lowest stock market volatility since 1986. While sideways markets are boring, they also reduce anxieties. On average, since 1980, the S&P 500 experienced intra-year declines of 15 percent.

13. 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.

Citing an unnamed source who was briefed on the matter, The New York Times reported Friday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at "unusual trading" surrounding the deal for Heinz to be purchased by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, an investment firm that also recently bought Burger King. The report said regulators first noticed a suspicious spike in trading on Wednesday.

14. Buffett Says US Economy Still Inching Ahead -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Wednesday that the global economy is definitely slowing because of continued problems in Europe and the decline in Asia.

But he said that the U.S. economy is still improving modestly and business will improve regardless of who wins the presidential election.

15. Gates, Buffett Again Top Forbes' Billionaires List -

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.

16. Buffett Says General Economy Slowing This Summer -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Thursday that U.S. economic growth has slowed in the last two months as fears about Europe's debt woes mounted.

Buffett's comments during an interview Thursday on the cable TV network CNBC contrast with what he has been saying for a couple years. Buffett has said the economy was gradually improving since the fall of 2009 in every area except businesses related to housing.

17. Buffett's Berkshire to Buy Media General Papers -

NEW YORK (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is making another foray into newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from Media General Inc. for $142 million.

18. Buffett Says Investors Shouldn’t Act on Headlines -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday that Europe will have a hard time resolving its fiscal problems because of the structure of the European Union and this weekend’s election results in Greece and France.

19. Warren Buffett Says Plan to Replace Him Unchanged -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway's plan to replace him eventually hasn't really changed.

Buffett said on CNBC Monday that the new language he used to describe the succession plan in his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders wasn't a sign of change. The 81-year-old says he was trying to clarify the plan.

20. Buffett Says Newspapers Need to Charge Online -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett says newspapers need to stop giving away their product for free online, but they will have a decent future if they continue delivering information that can't be found elsewhere.

21. Warren Buffett Reiterates Call for Tax Reforms -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett continues to call for tax reforms and a higher tax rate for wealthy investors like himself.

The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway talked about the nation's tax policy during an appearance Monday on CNBC. He released his annual letter to shareholders over the weekend.

22. Buffett Says Stocks, Homes Cheaper Now -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday, Feb. 27, that stocks remain relatively cheap compared to other investments as the economy continues to improve. He also said that the company he heads is prepared to replace him whenever the need arises.

23. 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.

24. Judge: Goldman Sachs Chairman Can be Deposed in NY -

NEW YORK (AP) – Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd Blankfein can be deposed in a civil case even before the April criminal trial of a former Goldman Sachs board member accused of insider trading, a judge has ruled.

25. Buffett's Firm Buys About $10.7B in IBM Shares -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Investor Warren Buffett says his company bought about $10.7 billion of IBM stock this year, giving it a stake of more than 5 percent in the technology company.

Buffett revealed the investment during an interview on CNBC on Monday. Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., planned to file a full quarterly update on its U.S. stock portfolio Monday afternoon.

26. Buffett: European Concerns, US Housing Woes Linger -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says Europe’s debt concerns and the anemic U.S. home construction business will continue to hurt the economy even though many businesses are performing well.

27. Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Back Shares -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett is sending a clear signal that he believes Berkshire Hathaway's stock is undervalued by announcing a plan to repurchase stock for the first time since taking over the firm in 1965.

28. Bill Gates Tops Forbes List of Richest Americans -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – America's economic woes don't appear to be hurting philanthropist Bill Gates, who tops Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans for the 18th year in a row.

29. Bank of America Sells Half of its China Bank Stake -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. is selling half of its stake in China Construction Bank Corp. to raise cash and shore up its capital base.

30. Buffett Gives $5 Bln Vote of Confidence to BofA -

NEW YORK (AP) – Warren Buffett is coming to the rescue of another fallen giant.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced Thursday that it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp., giving a much-needed vote of confidence to the beleaguered bank. The news sent the bank's stock soaring 9 percent.

31. Berkshire Units Spent More Than $2M on Q2 Lobbying -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Some of Berkshire Hathaway's biggest subsidiaries continue to spend substantial amounts of money to influence the federal government, even though their parent company run by Warren Buffett doesn't report any lobbying.

32. Buffett Predicts Job Growth When Housing Rebounds -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Friday the nation's employment picture will improve significantly once residential housing construction rebounds.

Buffett spoke to Bloomberg Television Friday morning as the Labor Department released a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs report. He said the report shows the economy is still a long way off from where it should be, but Buffett remains optimistic about the recovery and sees no danger of a second recession.

33. Buffett Sees Risks in Failing to Hike Debt Ceiling -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Thursday Congress is playing a dangerous game by considering not raising the U.S. debt ceiling.

The CEO and chairman of the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said on the cable TV network CNBC that there is no way to tell what might happen if the debt limit is not increased, but it's a dangerous idea.

34. Wal-Mart Remains Atop Fortune 500 List -

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. remains atop the Fortune 500 list even as it struggled to keep its U.S. customers coming in the door.

35. Warren Buffett Says Economy Keeps Improving Slowly -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett said Wednesday the U.S. economy continues to improve and doesn't need as much government help as it is currently getting.

Buffett appeared Wednesday on CNBC four days after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders and discussing his insatiable appetite for big acquisitions like last year's purchase of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.

36. Buffett Thanks Uncle Sam for Helping Economy -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett wants people to know he thinks the U.S. government performed well during the economic meltdown of 2008.

So the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. wrote a thank-you note to "Uncle Sam" that the New York Times published Wednesday on its op-ed page.

37. Buffett: Recession Continues, By his Definition -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett says the economy remains in a recession, by his definition, because most people and businesses still aren't doing as well as they were before the financial crisis.

38. Congress to Examine Trickle Down of Rail Rates -

NEW YORK (AP) – Congress is taking a closer look at the growing profits of the nation's railroads and the price hikes for their customers that may trickle down to consumers.

In a report released Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee says higher rates for rail transportation are putting undue pressure on customers who don't have an alternative way to ship their goods. Those customers, called captive shippers, are mostly electric utilities, chemical and agricultural companies. Higher transportation rates for them can mean higher energy and grocery bills for consumers.

39. Buffett, Ballmer Predict Bright Economic Future -

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) – Two of the biggest names in business say they see a bright future for the economy.

Famed investor Warren Buffett says there will be no double-dip recession as some fear. He says banks are lending money again, businesses are hiring employees and he expects the country to come back stronger than ever.

40. Obama Overtures to Business Fall Flat -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Labeled antibusiness by Republicans and some corporate chiefs, President Barack Obama mounted a campaign to show he wasn't. But his charm offensive has hit a rocky patch.

Business leaders gripe about burdensome new financial and health care regulations, what they see as unfriendly tax policies and vast government spending. They were put off by Obama's harsh depiction of "fat cat bankers" and "reckless practices," a label he applied both to Wall Street and to oil-spill giant BP.

41. Pension Bomb -

For years, government pension liabilities – the lifetime retirement benefits paid to everyone from local cops to garbage collectors – have been the equivalent of ticking time bombs.

They were assembled when governments like Memphis and Shelby County, among many others, mixed together some explosive materials.

42. Democrats Keep Focus on Wall Street -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming their criticism at Goldman Sachs, Democrats on Tuesday used the giant investment firm's legal troubles to draw attention to their financial regulatory legislation and Republican efforts to delay the start of debate.

43. Carlisle Corp. Files Building Permit For Downtown Corporate Headquarters -

263 Wagner Place
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $1.5 Million

Project Cost: $2.7 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2010
Completion: TBA
Owner: Carlisle Corp.
Tenant: Carlisle Corp.
Contractor: N/A
Architect: N/A

44. Oakhaven Office Building Sells for $341K in Auction -

The office building at 3645 Lamar Ave. in Oakhaven sold for $341,000 in a March absolute auction.

The sale closed April 15 in a special warranty deed. A partnership called 3645 Lamar LLP bought the property from Commerce Center Memphis LLC.

45. Burlington Shareholders Approve Sale to Berkshire -

NEW YORK (AP) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. shareholders have approved the railroad's sale to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, paving the way for the Oracle of Omaha to complete his biggest acquisition yet.

46. Berkshire Hathaway Names Comcast's Burke to Board -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday named Stephen Burke, the chief operating officer of Comcast Corp., to its board of directors.

47. Buffett’s Berkshire Secures $8B Loan for BNSF Deal -

Warren Buffett’s company has lined up an $8 billion loan to help pay for its $26.3 billion acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

48. Fitch Reviews Whether to Cut Berkshire Rating -

CHICAGO (AP) - Fitch Ratings warned Thursday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s deal for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. could overexpose Warren Buffett's company to weaknesses in the economy at the expense of its more durable investments.

49. Buffett’s Berkshire Buying Burlington Northern -

NEW YORK (AP) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., making a $34 billion bet on the future of the U.S. economy.

50. CIT Group Sweetens Debt Buyback Offer -

NEW YORK (AP) - Small-business lender CIT Group Inc. said Friday it has sweetened some terms of a buyback offer for $1 billion of debt and repeated that it may have to seek bankruptcy protection if enough noteholders don't agree to it.

51. Dodd's Wife Serves on Health Care Company Boards -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The wife of a senator playing a lead role on a national health care overhaul sits on the boards of four health care companies, one of several examples of lawmakers with ties to the medical industry.

52. Defendant in Reinsurance Fraud Faces Sentencing -

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former executive of Connecticut-based General Re Corp. will serve a year and a day in prison for his role in an accounting scandal that authorities say cost shareholders of American International Group Inc. more than $500 million.

53. Jobless Claims Set New Record -

WASHINGTON (AP) – For a 10th straight week, the number of people who are continuing to claim jobless benefits increased, fresh evidence that the labor market remains weak despite other hopeful signs that the recession may have bottomed out.

54. Warren Buffett Says Economy Fell Off a Cliff -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett remains confident that America's best days are ahead, but he says the nation likely will face higher unemployment and eventually inflation because of the current economic crisis.

55. Berkshire Buys 2.3M Shares of BNSF -

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s company has bought an additional 2.3 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. stock, increasing its stake to more than 76 million shares.

56. Buffett's Company Buys More BNSF Shares -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has bought another 2.2 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. stock, increasing its stake to more than 70 million shares.

57. Berkshire Buys 3.26 Million More BNSF Shares -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company bought another 3.26 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. stock, increasing its stake to 67.9 million shares.

58. Hottel Appointed Dean At UT College of Dentistry -

Dr. Timothy L. Hottel has been appointed dean for the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

Hottel currently serves as executive associate dean and chief financial officer, associate dean for academic and financial affairs, division chief for primary care, professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, and interim chair of the Department of Cariology and Restorative Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Ford Lauderdale, Fla.

59. Goldman Raises $5 Billion in Public Stock Offer -

NEW YORK (AP) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., seeking to improve not only its balance sheet but its standing with investors, has undertaken a huge capital-raising program that includes an investment of at least $5 billion from Warren Buffett and a common stock offering for another $5 billion.

60. SEC Bans Short-Selling of Financial Stocks -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government, trying to boost investor confidence in the face of a market crisis, took the dramatic step Friday of temporarily banning a practice of betting against financial stocks.

61. Nation's Service Economy Unexpectedly Expanded in April -

NEW YORK (AP) - Data showing an unexpected expansion in the service sector in April raised hopes that the U.S. economy will be spared a sharp downturn even though many observers feel it is already in a mild recession.

62. Buffett Says US Economy Essentially in a Recession, Expects Rough Ride for Insurers in 2008 -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday that the U.S. economy is essentially in a recession even if it hasn't met the technical definition of one yet.

Buffett said in an interview with cable network CNBC the reports he gets from the retail businesses his holding company owns show a significant slowdown in purchases.

63. Manufactured Homes Industry Works To Reverse Negative Perceptions -

Every once in a while, someone needs to set the record straight, and it appears the time has come for the manufactured housing industry.

Hurricane Katrina stirred much controversy over housing. The August 2005 storm also sparked debates about design and the fear of endless trailer parks. But almost two years have passed, and manufactured housing sales are still strong in North Mississippi and Tennessee.

64. Foundations Make Charitable Giving a Song -

When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman Warren Buffett gave $31 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation early this month, some people might have wondered why he didn't just give the money away himself.

65. Archived Article: Daily Digest - TDOT studies report

Methodist, UT

partner in nursing

Methodist Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center have announced a partnership between the health systems School of Nursing and the universitys College of Nursing...

66. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Watsons nabs

Watsons nabs

international kudos

Watsons Memphis recently was honored as one of the top dealers for Cal Spas, which designs and manufactures hot tubs, barbecue grill islands, saunas, billiard tables, gazebos, fire pits and pati...

67. Archived Article: Benchmark - Class-action suits filed against reciprocal companies

Class-action suits filed against reciprocal companies

A Tennessee lawyer has filed a class-action suit on behalf of an estimated 14,000 attorneys who bought legal malpractice insurance from...

68. Archived Article: Mcdonald's P2 - McDonald's selects Concord EFS

McDonald's selects Concord EFS
Concord EFS Inc. agreed to provide credit and debit card processing to McDonald's Corp. restaurants and franchises in the United States.

Financial terms aren't being disclosed,...

69. Archived Article: Longleaf P2 - Longleaf plans Level 3 investment

Longleaf plans Level 3 investment
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and two other high-profile investors are expected to make a $500 million investment in Level 3 Communications Inc., a risky move int...

70. Archived Article: Dairy Queen (lead) - Dairy Queen opens Blizzards hit DeSoto County By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For several generations of Memphians, the name "Dairy Queen" conjures fond memories of celebrations surrounding childhood birthdays, ballgames and good report c...

71. Archived Article: Idb (bott) - By STACEY PETSCHAUER Pilot training center seeks IDB tax abatement By STACEY PETSCHAUER THE DAILY NEWS Payment-in-lieu-of-tax incentives for three projects that would add 79 jobs to the Memphis market over the next three years will be considered by ...