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1. Former Miami Mayor Diaz to Speak in Memphis -

In his forward to former Miami mayor Manny Diaz’s book “Miami Transformed,” Michael Bloomberg said Diaz will go down in history as one of the country’s most innovative urban leaders.

2. Data for Fed Digestion -

The recent weeks have seen a flurry of economic data that shed light on the United States economy. Here is a recap of two of those data points:

Gross Domestic Product. The first GDP release for fourth quarter 2014 (a data point that will be revised multiple times down the road) revealed an economy that grew by 2.6 percent in the quarter, down sharply from the 5 percent growth registered in the third quarter.

3. Lawmakers to Fed: We Want Details About Leak Probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two Democratic lawmakers are asking the Federal Reserve for details on its reported probe of a leak of market-sensitive information about interest-rate policy.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland requested the information Thursday from Scott Alvarez, the central bank's general counsel. The Fed's investigation focuses on a 2012 leak of information on the closed-door internal deliberations of Fed policymakers, the lawmakers said in a letter. They cited several news reports in December.

4. 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.

5. Why Corporate Innovations Fail -

Iliya Rybchin of the Highnote Foundry and formally of Bloomberg discusses where innovations break down in the corporate world. He was stronger than a good cup of coffee.

He comes out swinging. Warning: "I'm going to offend some people here." The room perked up. Then, Rybchin notes the most critical points of failure.

6. Future Uncertain But Innovation Team’s Work to Continue -

Though the future of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in Memphis is uncertain at this point, the work it’s involved in – incubating businesses and activating neighborhoods, for example – appears set to continue.

7. The Market Whisperer -

When economic analysis gets reduced to a binary choice between opposites like bullish or bearish, up or down, strong or weak, the complexity that helps explain the way things are gets lost in a thicket of sound byte-ready oversimplification.

8. Daily News Seminar Looks at State of Economy -

The recession that gutted the economy in recent years has, among other things, replaced good, high-paying jobs with jobs that don’t pay especially well.

That’s among the findings of a new report from the National Employment Law Project, which analyzed trends related to jobs in the aftermath of the recovery. It’s one example of how there’s plenty of ground to dig into as part of an analysis of the qualities of the economy of the moment, and The Daily News’ next seminar will do just that.

9. In Internet TV Case, Justices Show Concern -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

10. Brewery Project Looks for Answers -

When the Untapped event at the Tennessee Brewery ends June 1, the fortress-like landmark on the south bluffs will still be tentatively slated for demolition in August.

But organizers of the event, which mixes live entertainment, local beer and food, and the experience of gathering in a long-closed courtyard, hope some answers will have emerged about a possible life beyond August.

11. Methodist University Hospital Names Liebman New CEO -

Jeff Liebman has joined Methodist University Hospital as chief executive officer. In his new role, Liebman said, he will ensure the hospital continues to be a community resource providing the highest possible quality of care to the community while following the guidelines of the Methodist LeBonheur mission.

12. High Court Bolsters Domestic Violence Gun Ban Law -

WASHINGTON (AP) – People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

13. Target Says It Ignored Early Signs of Data Breach -

NEW YORK (AP) – Target Corp. said in its annual report that a massive security breach has hurt its image and business, while spawning dozens of legal actions, and it noted it can't estimate how big the financial tab will end up being.

14. Examining Numbers From Data Week -

The first week of the month always produces a torrent of economic data that is capped off by the Friday employment report from the Department of Labor. Here is a summary of the more relevant data releases from last week:

15. Valero Delays Memphis Plant Maintenance -

Valero Energy Corp. has moved maintenance work on its Memphis plant to April from March after a key parts supplier went out of business, according to a report from Bloomberg News.

16. Valero Delays Memphis Plant Maintenance -

Valero Energy Corp. has moved maintenance work on its Memphis plant to April from March after a key parts supplier went out of business, according to a report from Bloomberg News.

17. Super Bowl ‘Ad-stravaganza’ Preview -

With one of the most watched television broadcasts in history just days away, buzz is building to a frenzy over which big brands will take home Best in Show in this year’s Super Bowl advertising competition.

18. Sharp’s Exit From Solar Part of Industry Trend -

Sharp Corp.’s announcement last week that it would end solar panel production at its Memphis plant is the latest indication of how volatile the solar energy industry has become.

19. Sharp to End Solar Panel Production in Memphis -

Sharp Corp. will stop making solar panels at its Memphis manufacturing plant by the end of March, leaving more than 300 employees out of a job.

The company's notice to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says 311 workers will lose their jobs as of March 22.

20. The Healing Continues -

With another successful earnings season in the books, earnings news will move to the backburner for financial market observers. In the midst of this earnings vacuum, economic news moves to the forefront, as investors try to determine if the strong earnings will be sustainable via a healing economy. Or, if the economic support is beginning to deteriorate, perhaps earnings have peaked.

21. FedEx Honored For Civic Engagement -

FedEx Corp. is one of the companies honored on this year’s Civic 50 survey, now in its second year, the results of which were published by Bloomberg Thursday, Dec. 5.

22. FedEx Honored for Civic Engagement -

FedEx Corp. is one of the companies honored on this year’s Civic 50 survey, now in its second year, the results of which were published by Bloomberg Thursday, Dec. 5.

23. News Media Protest White House Press Access Limits -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Dozens of leading news organizations protested to the White House on Thursday against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as little more than "government propaganda."

24. Take a Deep Breath -

Last Monday, as Congress was debating the 97th version of the Continuing Resolution (CR), I decided to watch some of the floor remarks made from Capitol Hill. After about four minutes of viewing, the alarmist nature of the comments about the pending shutdown proved to be three minutes too much for me.

25. Memphis Recognized for Job Creation -

Memphis is one of only seven cities cited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its public-private relationships focused on spurring innovation, revitalization and job creation.

Memphis joins Dayton, Ohio, Irving and San Antonio, Texas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Sioux Falls, S.D., on the Chamber’s Enterprising City List.

26. 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.

27. City Council Considers Tax Incentive Changes -

Memphis City Council members will be parsing contract terms and clauses during a busy Tuesday, Sept. 13, set of committee meetings and the afternoon voting meeting of the full council.

They review a lease agreement for Handy Park in the Beale Street entertainment district and revisit a new solid waste plan agreed to by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration and the union representing sanitation workers.

28. Neighborhood Vitality -

The history at the Four-Way Restaurant is as rich and soulful as the food.

The walls of the South Memphis institution are decorated with photographs of politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and civil rights icons – including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – who made the famous restaurant at Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue a “home away from home.”

29. GTx Treatment Fails to Meet Goals -

Shares of GTx Inc. plunged on Monday after the drugmaker said an experimental treatment with the potential to prevent and treat muscle wasting in cancer patients failed to meet its goals in two late-stage clinical trials.

30. 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.

31. Earnings Deluge -

Another week is in the books, resulting in another record close for both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. Buoyed by some more accommodative comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during Congressional testimony this week, investors took the occasion to prop the U.S. equity markets to new highs. Coinciding with Bernanke’s testimony, a deluge of second quarter corporate earnings announcements was released. As a reminder, in this space last week, we wrote,

32. Pryor Preparing to Launch First Campaign Ads -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign said Wednesday it is preparing to launch the first campaign ad for his re-election bid as he faces a high-dollar television blitz from groups on the left and the right.

33. Grant Turns Broad Avenue Dock Into Dance Stage -

The concrete surface of the loading dock at Power & Tel on Broad Avenue isn’t good for ballet dancing.

So the dancers with Collage Dance Collective went with modern dance instead Wednesday, May 22, as the Broad Avenue Arts District formally announced a $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America that will turn part of the loading dock into a dance performance stage.

34. Outside Group Sends Warning to the Fed -

The Federal Advisory Council, a group of bankers that includes First Horizon National Corp. chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan and which advises the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is concerned about several specific areas of the economy.

35. Outside Group Sends Warning to the Fed -

The Federal Advisory Council, a group of bankers that includes First Horizon National Corp. chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan and which advises the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is concerned about several specific areas of the economy.

36. FedEx Wins $10.5 Billion Contract With USPS -

FedEx Corp. said Tuesday, April 23, it won a $10.5 billion contract to carry mail between domestic airports for the U.S. Postal Service.

37. FedEx Earnings Drop on Weakness in International Freight -

FedEx Corp. reported third quarter earnings that missed analysts’ expectations on continued weakness in international air freight markets and customers that chose less expensive and slower shipping services.

38. New York Mayor: Mississippi ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill Ridiculous -

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is chiding the Mississippi Legislature for passing a bill pre-empting local food restrictions.

If the Mississippi bill becomes law, cities and counties won't be allowed to enact rules limiting such things as the size of soft drinks, the salt content in food or the shortening used in cookies.

39. Obama, Top Lawmakers to Meet as Cuts Kick In -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House conceded Wednesday that efforts to avoid automatic budget cuts are unlikely to succeed before they kick in and is initiating new talks with congressional leaders to confront seemingly intractable tax-and-spend issues.

40. Unemployed Complain They Need a Job to Find a Job -

NEW YORK (AP) – Help wanted. Qualifications: Must already have a job.

It's a frustrating catch for those out of work in an era of high unemployment: looking for a job, only to find that some employers don't want anyone who doesn't already have one.

41. FTN Financial Grows With New Offices, Hires -

First Tennessee Bank’s capital markets subsidiary has been on a tear lately. FTN Financial has grown on several fronts, including with the addition of a public finance department as it expands into the general market municipal bond sector and with the opening of new offices as part of that expansion. The company also has opened additional new offices around the country and added employees in other areas to handle general growth.

42. Complex Agenda -

In the first year of his first full four-year term of office as Memphis mayor, A C Wharton Jr. put his political weight behind shifting priorities at City Hall.

In that year, he attempted to broaden the police department’s anti-crime strategy beyond the Blue CRUSH brand of hot spot crime crackdowns. He moved further in his long-held quest to redefine violence – particularly gun violence – as a public health issue. And Wharton continued to meld private funding with an advancing of public funding from different pockets to move capital construction projects inside and outside of the Downtown core area in a stubborn post-recession environment.

43. Wharton, Lenoir Relaunch ‘Bank on Memphis’ Program -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir are relaunching a financial literacy program, “Bank On Memphis,” with a $10,000 contribution from Regions Bank for renewed marketing and other outreach costs.

44. Wharton, Lenoir Relaunch ‘Bank on Memphis’ -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir are relaunching a financial literacy program, “Bank On Memphis,” with a $10,000 contribution from Regions Bank for renewed marketing and other outreach costs.

45. Apple to Produce Line of Macs in the US Next Year -

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac computers to the United States next year.

46. Housing, Voting, Power: Problems Abound Post-Sandy -

NEW YORK (AP) – From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, government officials are still facing multiple fronts in the efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. All that, and there's another storm coming.

47. Airports and Stock Exchange Reopen After Superstorm Sandy -

NEW YORK (AP) – Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck.

48. Anti-Blight Efforts Kick Into High Gear -

As mid-day traffic made an s-curve in South Parkway, a block of Bullington Avenue behind the trees in the curve was getting a makeover from work crews from several city departments.

And the fourth house on the block to be demolished in a week’s time started to come down Monday, Oct. 15.

49. 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.

50. Hayes Returns to PR Following Role in Wharton Administration -

Kerry Hayes knows a thing or two about what makes a city tick.

He spent nearly three years as special assistant to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., where he focused on research and innovation. Hayes led the effort to secure a $4.8 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, allowing Wharton to establish an “Innovation Delivery Team” of researchers to reduce handgun violence and accelerate economic development in the inner city.

51. Council OKs Chisca Funding -

The Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, Aug. 7, sending $2 million in city funding to the Center City Development Corp. for blight remediation at the Chisca Hotel on South Main Street.

52. Proposed Gas Tax Advances to November Memphis Ballot -

Memphis City Council members gave final approval Tuesday, Aug. 7, to a second ballot question for the Nov. 6 ballot in Memphis.

On an 8-3 vote, the council approved on third and final reading the referendum ordinance that puts a one-cent-a-gallon local gas tax to Memphis voters. The same ballot will also include a referendum on a proposed half percent local sales tax hike the council approved in July.

53. Former Wharton Aid Hayes Joins Doug Carpenter Agency -

Kerry Hayes, former special assistant to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., has joined advertising, public relations and consulting firm doug carpenter & associates as director of public relations.

54. Wharton: ‘Everything is Coming Together’ -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. had to make a decision Monday, July 2: Get up before dawn and catch a flight to Atlanta or stick with a scheduled and extensive bus tour for newspaper editors and others of the three core city neighborhoods he has targeted in a small-business innovation effort.

55. Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team Actually Innovates -

Innovation techniques influence how companies launch new products and new lines of business; however, innovation can also have a transformative, positive impact when applied to the social sector.

We have asked Memphis’ Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team a series of questions about their innovation efforts. (See related story on Page 1.)

56. City Kicks Off Neighborhood Innovation Effort -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration is set to begin a concerted effort to bring back neighborhood retail in three parts of the city.

Wharton and his Innovation Delivery Team, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies of New York, rolled out the first moves Monday, July 2, for parts of South Memphis, Binghampton and the Madison and Cleveland area.

57. May: A Month of Decelerating -

May came to a merciful end last week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its biggest monthly decline in two years, retreating by 6 percent. While those returns are discomforting, the real pain was felt outside of our borders.

58. New Efforts Target Youth Gun Violence -

When someone is shot and wounded in South Memphis, a team of Memphis Police officers will go to the shooting victim in the hospital and his or her friends and family as another team of officers investigates the crimes itself.

59. JPMorgan Loss Sets Off Call for Heavier Regulation -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A surprise $2 billion trading loss by a division of JPMorgan Chase triggered calls Friday for tougher regulation of banks three years after their near-death experience in the financial crisis.

60. Philippine Spotlight -

Tourism is big business, but there are concerns about infrastructure.

New education reforms are going from the drawing board to the classroom.

Government corruption is recognized as a deterrent to economic development efforts.

61. US Phone Subscribers Hang Up on Contracts -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – U.S. consumers have had their fill of expensive, contract-based phone plans.

Figures from T-Mobile USA on Thursday, added to earlier reports from other companies, indicate that the U.S. wireless industry lost subscribers from contract-based plans for the first time in the first quarter. Contract-based plans are the most lucrative ones for phone companies. The industry default over the past several decades, they account for the vast majority of revenue at the big phone companies.

62. Delta Declines to Address Oil Refinery Rumors -

When it was time for questions on this week’s earnings conference call by Delta Air Lines Inc., the company’s president evaded questions about reports that Delta is considering buying an oil refinery in Pennsylvania.

63. Retail Consultant To Host Downtown Workshop -

Leading urban retail consultant Robert Gibbs is hosting a workshop for Downtown businesses Friday, April 13, at 8 a.m. at 456 Tennessee St. It’s designed to give retailers and restaurants practical information they can use to increase shopper traffic and sales.

64. Starting Line -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. describes his first two years at City Hall as “triage,” as his administration responded to crises.

Wharton has run twice in two years for the city’s highest office with the stated goal of changing the character of Memphis politics. With the full term Wharton won in October, he intends to focus more on his long-term goals for specific changes in the way city government operates.

65. Regions CFO: Progress ‘On Schedule’ -

Regions Financial Corp.’s five-month-old process of selling Memphis-based investment banking company Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. continues to drag on.

66. Morgan Keegan Bids Reportedly Drop $200M -

Executives of Regions Financial Corp. have yet to tip their hand in public comments about the auction process that’s been open since the summer for Regions’ Memphis-based investment banking unit, Morgan Keegan & Co.

67. Wharton Seeks Funds for Local, Minority Biz Owners -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. should roll out a multipart strategy to promote the growth of locally and minority owned small businesses early next year.

The strategy is a network of grants from private foundations with the goal of the combination of funding being leveraged to get private financing to the table for the business growth.

68. Morgan Keegan Sale ‘Imminent’ -

Regions Financial Corp. still doesn’t have a deal to announce for Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., its Memphis-based investment banking unit the company put up for sale this summer.

69. Morgan Keegan Sale ‘Imminent’ -

Regions Financial Corp. still doesn’t have a deal to announce for Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., its Memphis-based investment banking unit the company put up for sale this summer.

70. Wharton Names McGowen to Head Innovation Team -

The former commanding officer of the Millington Naval Support Activity facility is the new head of the Memphis Innovation Delivery Team.

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. named Douglas A. McGowen to lead the team funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies of New York.

71. iPad Becomes Essential Tool for Brokers -

Commercial real estate brokers and their clients are warming up to the trend of using the iPad as an everyday tool for conducting business.

Since its debut this past March, the iPad 2 – Apple Inc.’s ubiquitous tablet computer – is quickly gaining a foothold as a standard tool for many in the industry.

72. Deal Expected Soon for Morgan Keegan -

Regions Financial Corp., the company whose bank has the No. 2 spot in Memphis when ranked by customer deposit share, reports third-quarter earnings Oct. 25.

73. City Hopes Rewards Program Key Out of Poverty -

The same month local leaders began an effort to end homelessness in the next decade, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and his administration kicked off a similar effort to reduce the level of poverty in the city by 10 percent over the next 10 years at a rate of 1 percent a year.

74. Reports: Bank of America Considers Huge Job Cuts -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America is considering cutting at least 10 percent of its work force as part of a massive restructuring, according to published reports.

The Wall Street Journal said that officials at the Charlotte, N.C. bank have discussed cutting 40,000 employees, or 14 percent of its 288,000 total staff. Bloomberg put the job cuts at about 10 percent. They each cited people that were not identified by name.

75. Bloomberg to Pay $990M for Legal Research Company -

NEW YORK (AP) – Financial data and news company Bloomberg LP said Thursday that it will pay $990 million for BNA, a publisher of legal, tax and regulatory information.

76. Wells Fargo Bank Under More Scrutiny -

Wells Fargo & Co. is reportedly negotiating with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a federal probe into whether the lender improperly steered black borrowers into high-cost loans – the same issue over which the lender has been sued by cities including Baltimore and Memphis.

77. AP Source: Apple Considering Hulu Bid -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple Inc. is in talks to potentially bid for video-streaming service Hulu, a person close to the situation said Friday.

78. A Word About Shoes -

OH MY WORD, LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE MISSING. My copywriter daughter, Hallie, sent her copywriter old man a link the other day – the ultimate compliment copywriters pay, looking at something and saying, “Damn, I wish I’d written that.”

79. Perl Represents State Chamber At National Labor Talks -

The National Labor Relations Board this week conducted a hearing in Washington at which dozens of speakers were scheduled to testify over a hotly contested matter: moves sought by labor that could lead to speedier elections for unionization at companies.

80. Bloomberg Grant Highlights Big City Challenges -

When the nonprofit foundation of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went looking for cities to award grants for innovation, foundation leaders didn’t just give out an address and wait for applications.

81. Bloomberg Philanthropies Grants Memphis $4.8M -

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it the “Mayors Project.” The $4.8 million, three-year grant his foundation announced Thursday, July 14, it is giving the city of Memphis is part of $24 million the Bloomberg Philanthropies will give to five cities including Memphis.

82. Details Emerge About Bloomberg's $4.8M Memphis Grants -

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it the “Mayors Project.”

The $4.8 million, three-year grant his foundation announced Thursday, July 14, it is giving the city of Memphis is part of $24 million the Bloomberg Philanthropies will give to five cities including Memphis.

83. Bloomberg Grants Memphis $4.8M -

The Bloomberg Philanthropies, the non-profit philanthropic organization of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is giving the city of Memphis $1.6 million every year for the next three years to come up with programs to reduce handgun violence and revitalize vacant property in the core city with new commercial activity and building.

84. Bloomberg LP Names Daniel L. Doctoroff as CEO -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bloomberg LP, a provider of business and financial data and news, said Tuesday that its president, Daniel L. Doctoroff, will take the additional role of CEO effective Aug. 1.

85. 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.

86. S&P Says US Will Get Lowest Rating if It Defaults -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Standard & Poor's executive said the agency will give the U.S. government its lowest credit rating if Congress fails to raise the borrowing limit and the United States defaults on its debt.

87. Simmer Down Now -

Rational behavior reintroduced itself in the markets last week as the commodities market came off spin cycle. With the dust settling, we find oil back at $100, copper at $4, gold at $1,500 and the S&P 500 at 1340 – not far from where we were a month or so ago.

88. Shlaes Takes Stance Against New Deal-Type Recovery -

Most people have either played against or can envision the worst kind of “Monopoly” player.

It might be an overly aggressive banker lustfully multiplying his or her holdings. Or it might be someone who lets out a gleeful “cha-ching” when an opposing player lands on their property.

89. Fed Names Banks That Drew Loans During Crisis -

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time in its 98-year history, the Federal Reserve on Thursday identified banks that borrowed from its oldest lending program, naming those that drew emergency loans during the financial crisis.

90. Court Won't Stop Fed From Revealing Loan Data -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court decided on Monday not to stop the release of Federal Reserve Board documents identifying financial companies that received Fed loans to survive the financial crisis.

91. FTN Financial Gets Right Fit at Top With Kisber -

Whenever Bryan Jordan, the president and CEO of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., gives a presentation to analysts or other financial industry types, he repeatedly stresses the company’s focus on its two core businesses.

92. Chamber Breakfast to Help Businesses ‘Revive and Thrive’ -

Jane Applegate, the leading speaker for Bloomberg Television’s “Financial Forum” speaker series, will discuss growth strategies for small businesses at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s first Small Business Council Breakfast of 2011.

93. Events -

The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will present a performance by Leon Redbone Thursday at 7 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Tickets are $35 for adults and $31.50 for students and seniors. For more information or tickets, call 537-1483 or visit www.buckmanartscenter.com.

94. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “The Mastermind Principle: Sharing Ideas, Referrals and Resources with Other Business People in a Small Group” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.

95. Service Firms Grow at Fastest Pace Since 2006 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong consumer demand pushed a key measure of the economy's service sector to its highest level in more than four years, the latest evidence that the economy is gaining strength and job growth could pick up in the new year.

96. New York Snow: PR Pros or Schmoes -

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series.

I flew into New York City on New Year’s Eve, five days after a historic blizzard – the worst in six decades. The snowpocalypse brought bustling Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs to their knees.

97. Smith & Nephew to Add 100 Memphis Jobs -

Smith & Nephew’s orthopaedics division will increase its Memphis employee base by about 100 new jobs, or 5 percent, during the first quarter of 2011.

The company said new job postings will appear on Smith-Nephew.com through the end of December and into January.

98. Smith & Nephew to Add 100 Jobs in Memphis -

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics will increase its Memphis employee base by about 100 new jobs, or 5 percent, during the first quarter of 2011.

The company said new job postings will appear on Smith-Nephew.com through the end of December and into January.

99. Acquisition Rumors Swirl Around Smith & Nephew -

Smith & Nephew PLC’s stock price was up slightly in London amid rumors of an acquisition.

A Bloomberg report said it was the biggest gain in two years for the London-based manufacturer of medical devices, which has operations in 32 countries.

100. Dunavant Poised for New Future in Logistics -

After more than four decades in the cotton business, Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has officially shifted gears.