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1. Celebrating the Holiday Season in East Tennessee -

Even ole Ebenezer Scrooge could find something in Knoxville to get him in the holiday spirit.

Area residents have a wide selection of holiday activities including a Clarence Brown Theatre rendition of Scrooge’s Christmas Eve’s nocturnal visitors. Many of the activities are free, but others range in price. Visit the websites for more detailed information, including time, ticket price and availability.

2. Lending a Hand -

Mid-South Drug Testing president Kelly Dobbins is the kind of entrepreneur banks and lenders are increasingly making it a point to seek out.

3. Wunderlich Adds to Equity Capital Markets -

The last few weeks have been a time of expansion and growth for Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc.

4. Fed Ends Bond Buying and Cites Brighter Job Market -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market – a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike.

5. Ailing Global Economy Could Lead Fed to Delay Hike -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that's spooked investors across the world.

6. 5 Mysteries of US Job Market Waiting to be Solved -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just how healthy is the U.S. job market?

Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, the question has provoked sharp debate and considerable uncertainty on the eve of the September jobs report.

7. Bank of America Reaches $17 Billion Settlement With US -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

8. American Economy Bounces Back From Brutal Winter -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market's gains could endure.

9. US Finally Regains the Jobs Lost in the Recession -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent.

10. US Home Market: Few Buyers and Not Enough Sellers -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.

11. Blast of Winter Weather Can't Faze US Employers -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.

12. Surprisingly Weak Jobs Report Puzzles Economists -

WASHINGTON (AP) – It came as a shock: U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected. This from an economy that had been adding nearly three times as many for four straight months – a key reason the Federal Reserve decided last month to slow its economic stimulus.

13. Fred's Seeks Strategic Options After Weak Sales -

Shares of Fred's Inc. hit an 8-year high Thursday after the discount retailer said it will seek strategic opportunities and announced a revamp of its merchandising and marketing team after a weak holiday shopping season.

14. Merrill Paying $131.8 Million to Settle SEC Charges -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $131.8 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

15. US Wholesalers Boost Stockpiles for Third Month -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles in September for the third straight month, an indication that they expect more demand from businesses and consumers.

Wholesale stockpiles rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. That follows an increase of 0.8 percent in the previous month. August's increase was the highest in seven months.

16. Why a Spike in October Unemployment May Not be So Bad -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The jobs report for October due out Friday may be bleak. It might even be scary. The unemployment rate could jump by the most in three years. Hiring may slow from an already weak pace.

17. Coston-Holloway Finds Myriad Ways to Give Back -

Joann Coston-Holloway, an associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is Shelby County’s district representative for the Tennessee Bar Association.

One of her roles is helping plan the Young Lawyers Division’s upcoming Wills for Heroes event, where attorneys will provide basic wills, living wills, and health care and financial powers of attorney to first responders and their spouses or partners.

18. Bank of America Reviewing Work Conditions for Junior Workers -

Bank of America Merrill Lynch said Friday that it will be reviewing working conditions of its employees, particularly those of junior staffers, after the death of one of its interns.

Moritz Erhardt, 21, died Aug. 15 in London. Police there said the death was being treated as not suspicious, which means there was no reason to believe anyone else was involved. The circumstances surrounding the death are not yet known.

19. RE/MAX Holdings Files IPO Plans -

RE/MAX Holdings Inc. filed plans Monday to take the real estate brokerage firm public and raise up to $100 million.

20. RE/MAX Files Plans for IPO -

RE/MAX Holdings Inc. filed plans Monday to take the real estate brokerage firm public and raise up to $100 million.

21. Better Economic Growth Likely to Follow Weak Second Quarter -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy is expected to have grown at a dismal pace in the April-June quarter, weighed down by large tax increases and steep government spending cuts.

But the second quarter should be the low point for the year, economists say. The fiscal drag is expected to fade. At the same time, steady hiring, more business spending and a solid recovery in housing should push growth higher in the second half of the year.

22. Minutes of Fed Policy Meeting Show Sharp Divisions -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials seem far from a consensus on the question that's consumed investors for months: When will the Fed slow its bond purchases?

Minutes of their June policy meeting show many members felt the job market's improvement would have to be sustained before the Fed would scale back its bond purchases, which have fueled spending and growth, lifted stocks and kept mortgage rates near record lows?

23. Bank of America Executive: Small Business is on the Comeback -

NEW YORK (AP) – Robb Hilson's job as head of small business banking at Bank of America is to convince small business owners that the bank wants to do business with them.

That's not easy when small businesses have consistently said in surveys that they find it hard to get loans from banks, and when banks have become more cautious about lending to small companies following the recession. But in the 18 months Hilson has been on the job at the nation's second-largest bank it has had some success with its 3.2 million small business customers. Last year, Bank of America made $8.7 billion in new loans to small businesses, up 28 percent from 2011.

24. Tenet Healthcare Buying Vanguard Health for $1.8 Billion -

Tenet Healthcare Corp. is buying Vanguard Health Systems Inc. for about $1.8 billion, helping to expand its service offerings and broaden its geographic reach, the company has announced.

25. Top White-Collar Crime Prosecutor Getting SEC Job -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will nominate former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar crimes, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.

26. US Still Faces Political Fights on Spending, Debt -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A last-minute deal will keep the U.S. from driving off the so-called "fiscal cliff," but higher taxes and continued political fighting in Washington threaten to shake the fragile economy well into 2013.

27. Bank of America Says Housing has ‘Begun to Turn' -

NEW YORK (AP) – For banks, mortgage-making kept profits humming before the financial crisis, then blackened reputations and stamped out earnings when the crisis hit.

Now, the business of mortgage lending is more of a mixed bag.

28. Bank of America to Pay $2.43 Billion in Settlement -

Bank of America says it has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch at the height of the financial crisis.

In the lawsuit, shareholders alleged that Bank of America and some of its officers made false or misleading statements about both companies’ financial health.

29. IP Looks to Future Following Temple-Inland Acquisition -

When International Paper Co. moved its headquarters to Memphis in 1987 it was an economic development milestone for Shelby County.

30. US Economy Looks Weaker -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Businesses placed fewer orders for most long-lasting manufactured goods in June, suggesting many are losing confidence in the slumping U.S. economy.

The housing recovery also lost some momentum last month as fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes. A third report Thursday showed applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week – normally a good sign. But economists quickly dismissed the decline, saying fewer temporary auto layoffs distorted the figure.

31. Dollar General to Sell $450 Million in Senior Debt -

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General Corp. announced Wednesday that it is offering $450 million in senior notes due in 2017.

The discount retailer said it plans to use the proceeds, along with cash on hand and possible other borrowings, to redeem its outstanding senior unsubordinated notes.

32. US Economic Outlook Brightens as Retail Sales Rise -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market.

U.S. retail sales rose 0.8 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Friday.

33. Goldman Manifesto Echoes Past Questions About Bank -

The young banker whose dramatic public resignation stung Goldman Sachs this week joins officials from every corner of the government in questioning whether the august investment house deals honestly with all its clients.

34. ABB Acquires Thomas & Betts in $3.9B Deal -

The Swiss-based ABB group of companies is acquiring Memphis-based Thomas & Betts Corp. in a $3.9 billion deal, according to a joint announcement from both companies late Sunday, Jan. 29.

35. Retail Sales Weaken in Dec. But Cap Record Year -

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's retailers enjoyed a record 2011 and their first $400 billion sales months ever. But the final month of the year was a dud.

Sales eked out a 0.1 percent increase in December, to a seasonally adjusted $400.6 billion.

36. Retail Sales are Helping Economy Grow Consistently -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Economic growth is picking up in the final three months of the year, fueled by higher consumer spending, rising business stockpiles and modest increases in hiring.

The start of the holiday shopping season in November helped produce the sixth straight monthly increase in retail sales. Gift-buying Americans spent more on clothing and electronics, and sales of autos and furniture also rose.

37. Bank of America Settles Mortgage Suit for $315M -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America agreed to pay $315 million to settle claims by investors that they were misled about mortgage-backed investments sold by its Merrill Lynch unit.

The settlement was disclosed in court papers filed late Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan and requires the approval of a judge.

38. NYC Judge Rejects $285M SEC-Citigroup Agreement -

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal judge on Monday struck down a $285 million settlement that Citigroup reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying he couldn't tell whether the deal was fair and criticizing regulators for shielding the public from the details of what the firm did wrong.

39. Economy Could Suffer if Tax Cut, Jobless Aid End -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A tax cut that reaches 160 million Americans and government aid for the long-term unemployed will expire at the end of the year – sucking $165 billion out of the economy next year – unless Congress takes action.

40. 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.

41. BofA Expects $1.8B Gain From Chinese Bank Stake -

Bank of America will sell most of its remaining shares in China Construction Bank as it raises cash and shores up its capital base.

42. Education Realty Trust Closes Common Stock Offering -

Education Realty Trust Inc. has closed its underwritten public offering of 14.4 million shares of common stock, including 1.9 million shares purchased by the underwriters pursuant to an overallotment option, the company announced Tuesday, Nov. 8.

43. Job Market Improves Modestly as Unemployment Falls -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found real reasons for optimism – or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery.

44. Education Realty Trust Announces Stock Offering -

Education Realty Trust Inc., a Memphis-based owner, developer and manager of collegiate housing, plans to sell 12.5 million shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering, the company announced Wednesday.

45. Somerset Park Apartments Sell for $1.1 Million -

3425 Winchester Park Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $1.1 Million

46. Getwell Walgreens Sold Yet Again -

The Walgreens pharmacy at 1201 Getwell Road has traded hands again.

An entity called 1201 Getwell LLC, which lists a Weehawken, N.J., address, bought the property from Elm Special Opportunities Fund I LLC of St. Louis for $4.9 million in a special warranty deed.

47. St. Louis Co. Buys Getwell Walgreens -

Elm Special Opportunities Fund I LLC of St. Louis has paid $4.4 million for the Walgreens pharmacy at 1201 Getwell Road. The sale closed Oct. 18 in a special warranty deed.The property is a 14,462-square-foot Walgreens on 2.3 acres at the southwest corner of Rhodes Avenue and Getwell Road. The store was built in 2004.

48. Morgan Stanley Outdoes Rivals; Earns $2.2B -

NEW YORK (AP) – Morgan Stanley emerged from the tumultuous third quarter in better shape than most of its Wall Street rivals.

49. Bank of America Earns $6.2B on Accounting Gains -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America earned $6.2 billion in the third quarter on accounting gains and the sale of a stake in a Chinese bank, which offset lower revenue and income in its credit card, real estate and investment banking businesses.

50. Bank Earnings to Reflect Slowdown From Q3 Turmoil -

NEW YORK (AP) – Investors are bracing for a rough earnings season from banks.

Turbulence in stock and bond markets, combined with waning confidence among business and consumers, hurt banks' business in the third quarter. IPOs were shelved, companies postponed plans to sell bonds, and acquisitions were put on ice. Consumers also held back on spending.

51. In the US, Two Housing Markets and Two Directions -

In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else.

Consider foreclosure-ravaged Detroit. In the historic Green Acres district, a haven for hipsters, a pristine, three-bedroom brick Tudor recently sold for $6,000 – about what a buyer would have paid during the Great Depression.

52. New York Co. Buys Medical Office Buildings -

1333 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $2.9 million

Sale Date: Aug. 26, 2011

53. First Horizon, Fitch Say Risk Manageable -

Bryan Jordan, the president and CEO of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company, told his audience at an industry conference a few days ago in New York City that his company has been out of the mortgage business for three years now.

54. Inflation Squeezing Consumers in Weak Economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers are spending more to fill their tanks, feed their families and pay the rent. At the same time, the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has reached the highest level in three months.

55. Hospital Operator HCA to Buy Back Stock From Bank of America -

NASHVILLE (AP) – HCA Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it will buy back about $1.5 billion of its shares owned by Bank of America Corp., one of the lead underwriters from the hospital operator's initial public offering of stock last March.

56. Walgreens Site Financed for $2.4 million -

St. Louis-based Muriel Real Estate LLC has filed a $2.4 million loan through The Business Bank of St. Louis for property that houses a Walgreens pharmacy at 1201 Getwell Road. No maturity date was listed on the loan documents.

57. Economists Show Support for Obama Job-Growth Plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A tentative thumbs-up.

That's the assessment from economists, who have offered mainly positive reviews of President Barack Obama's $447 billion plan to stimulate job creation.

58. Feds Sue 17 Major U.S. Banks, Including First Tenn. Parent -

The federal agency that oversees the government-sponsored mortgage entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has filed lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in compensation from several major U.S. banks, including the parent company of First Tennessee Bank.

59. Feds Sue 17 Major U.S. Banks, including First Tenn. Parent -

The federal agency that oversees the government-sponsored mortgage entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has filed suit seeking billions of dollars in compensation from several major U.S. banks, including the parent company of First Tennessee Bank.

60. US: Budget Deficit to Hit $1.28T, Down Slightly -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal budget deficit will hit $1.28 trillion this year, down slightly from the previous two years, with even bigger savings to come over the next decade, according to congressional projections released Wednesday.

61. Bank of America to Ax 10,000 or More Jobs -

Bank of America Corp., the nation’s largest bank, said Friday, Aug. 19, that it plans to cut 3,500 jobs by the end of September.

62. S&P Downgrade of Long-Term US Debt Divides Experts -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the credit rating of long-term U.S. debt has unleashed a flood of responses from critics and defenders.

Many critics said S&P had no business downgrading U.S. Treasurys, which remain the safest and most easily tradable investment of choice around the world. And in fact investors offered backing for that argument Monday, when they continued to pour money into U.S. Treasurys.

63. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Darrin Mullis will speak about the Holy Rosary Angel Program, an autism educational support service. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

64. Economy's Spring Slump Could Last Through Summer -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy's spring slump appears to be extending into the summer, according to a slew of mixed data released Thursday.

Layoffs are rising. Manufacturing activity in the Northeast expanded only slightly in July after contracting in June. Economic growth is projected to pick up this fall, but not enough to give businesses confidence to hire and speed the recovery.

65. BofA Reports $9.1B Loss In Q2 on Settlement -

Things keep getting worse for Bank of America.

The nation’s largest bank reported a loss of $9.1 billion during the second quarter, partly due to an $8.5 billion settlement with investors. That agreement, reached in June, settled claims that the bank had sold the investors poor-quality mortgage bonds.

66. Consumer Spending In May Weakest in Year -

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time in a year, Americans have stopped spending more.

Consumer spending failed to budge from April to May, evidence that high gas prices and unemployment are squeezing household budgets. When adjusted for inflation, spending actually dropped 0.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported Monday, June 27.

67. MAA Continues Acquisition Spurt -

Memphis-based MAA, formerly known as Mid-America Apartment Communities, has acquired Tattersall at Tapestry Park, a 279-unit upscale apartment community located in the Southeast sub-market of Jacksonville, Fla.

68. Unemployment Aid Applications Stuck at High Level -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits hardly changed for a second straight week, stuck at a high level that points to a slowing job market.

Weekly unemployment benefit applications ticked up 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 427,000 last week, the Labor Department said.

69. Delta Plan Yields More Cuts at Memphis Airport -

On the way to its Labor Day goal of cutting capacity, Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more specific the moves that will cut its service at Memphis International Airport, one of Delta’s seven domestic hubs.

70. Few Jobs Added in May; Unemployment Up to 9.1 Pct -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers in May added the fewest jobs in eight months, and the unemployment rate inched up to 9.1 percent. The weakening job market raised concerns about an economy hampered by high gas prices and the effects of natural disasters here and abroad.

71. Morgan Keegan Analysts Honored Nationally -

The stock pickers and corporate earnings estimators at Memphis-based Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. are among the best of the best.

72. LinkedIn Increases Price Range for IPO Shares -

NEW YORK (AP) – The professional networking website LinkedIn is increasing the target price for its initial public offering of stock by about 30 percent in a sign of heavy demand by investors. The increase is encouraging for future IPOs of other social-networking companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Groupon.

73. Bank of America to Spin Off Private Equity Unit -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. is planning to spin off its private equity business by the end of the second quarter.

74. Retailers: Home Owners Spending More on Renovation -

NEW YORK (AP) – Home owners are starting to spend more on home-improvement projects despite the weak housing market, quarterly results from Lowe's Cos. and Home Depot show.

Lowe's said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 39 percent as its shoppers spent slightly more per visit.

75. ‘Big 3’ Reflect Local Banking Scene -

One of the most famous aphorisms about politics is that all of it is local. Bankers and other inhabitants of the finance world know the same often goes for them too.

In the run-up to the recession, financial services firms like Citigroup and Bank of America raced to gobble each other up and built sprawling financial supermarkets.

76. Unemployment Falls to 9 Pct., Nearly 2-Year Low -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The unemployment rate is sinking at the fastest pace in half a century because a surprisingly large number of people say they're finding work.

It conflicts with a business payroll survey last month that showed relatively weak job growth. But that survey doesn't count the self-employed and likely undercounts the nation's smallest businesses. Also, harsh weather disrupted business payrolls in January.

77. 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.

78. $25M Loan Arranged for Eastgate Shopping Center -

The Dallas office of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler L.P. has arranged a $25 million loan for Eastgate Shopping Center.

Eastgate is situated on more than 32 acres at 5048 Park Avenue in East Memphis.

79. RadioShack CEO Julian Day Retiring -

NEW YORK (AP) – RadioShack said Monday its chairman and CEO Julian Day is leaving and announced disappointing fourth-quarter guidance that sent shares down 12 percent in midday trading.

80. Bank of America Targets Mass Affluent Consumers -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. on Monday launched an initiative targeting what it calls "mass affluent" customers with $50,000 to $250,000 in investable assets.

81. Coca-Cola Will Buy Back $1.05B of its Own Debt -

ATLANTA (AP) – The Coca-Cola Co. said on Wednesday that its offer to buy back up to $1.6 billion in debt expired on Tuesday after investors offered to sell back $1.05 billion in notes.

82. CB Richard Ellis Refinances $650M in Debt -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. said Thursday it has lined up $1.5 billion in new credit and refinanced $650 million in debt under its credit agreement.

83. Chandler Finds Cookbook Writing ‘Simply Successful’ -

Jennifer Chandler cooks in an ordinary galley kitchen with one sink, one Jenn-Air stove and one Sub-Zero refrigerator, which was in the house already.

84. Treasury Announces Sale of Citigroup Shares -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Wednesday it is starting to sell $2.2 billion in trust preferred shares that it holds in Citigroup, another move to recoup the costs incurred in the $700 billion financial bailout.

85. AutoZone Parts Retailer's Q4 Profit Rises 14 Pct -

NEW YORK (AP) – Brisk sales of do-it-yourself repair parts lifted AutoZone Inc.'s profit almost 14 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter.

86. Data Show Jobless Claims Drop, Retail Sales Rise -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A weak economy got a little lift Thursday with new data suggesting companies aren't pursuing mass layoffs and stores are a little busier.

New applications for unemployment benefits declined for a second straight week after rising in the previous three. Retailers reported surprisingly strong sales in August. And more people signed contracts to buy homes.

87. Some BofA Shareholders Can Apply to Tap $150M Fund -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Investors who lost money when Bank of America Corp. bought Merrill Lynch without disclosing Merrill's problems can start applying to tap a $150 million compensation fund.

88. Companies Hire at Slow Pace for 3rd Straight Month -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies showed a lack of confidence about hiring for a third straight month in July, making it likely the economy will grow more slowly the rest of the year. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent.

89. AP Source: NY AG Probing 8 Banks Over Securities -

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has launched an investigation into eight banks to determine whether they misled ratings agencies about mortgage securities, according to a person familiar with the inquiry.

90. Hospital Operator HCA Inc. Files for $4.6B IPO -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hospital chain HCA Inc. plans to raise $4.6 billion in its third initial public offering of common stock, more than three years after it was taken private in a leveraged buyout by a group of private equity investors.

91. Goldman Sachs Paid $20K to Ford -

Goldman Sachs paid the lobbying firm of former Memphis Congressman Harold Ford Sr. $20,000 at the end of 2009. Congressional records from the fourth quarter show The Harold Ford Group was paid to promote the interests of the powerful Wall Street investment bank on issues including the pending financial reform bill.

92. BofA Earns $2.83 Billion in Q1 on Strong Trading -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America reported Friday its first-quarter earnings rose 0.7 percent to $2.83 billion as strong trading revenue helped the bank offset continuing losses on consumer loans.

93. Bank of America Taps Ex-Northrop Exec for CFO Post -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America said Wednesday it named an outsider, former Northrop Grumman executive Charles H. Noski, as its chief financial officer.

Bank of America Corp. was expected to bring in leaders from outside as it tries to improve relations with regulators, handle investigations into the bank's purchase of Merrill Lynch, and restore shareholder morale.

94. Court Says Judges Can Settle Mutual Fund Fee Fight -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a lower court standard that investors say would have made it almost impossible for them to sue over “excessive” fees on mutual funds.

95. Gov’t Bank Auditors Got Big Bonuses Too -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Banks weren’t the only ones giving big bonuses in the boom years before the worst financial crisis in generations. The government also was handing out millions of dollars to bank regulators, rewarding “superior” work even as an avalanche of risky mortgages helped create the meltdown.

96. Life or Death for The MED -

A hand as tiny as a budding leaf punched at the air inside a baby incubator.

Kelley Smith, the head nurse of the neonatal intensive care unit at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, checked on the little fighter.

97. CIT Names Ex-Merrill CEO Thain as Chairman, CEO -

NEW YORK (AP) - John Thain is getting a second chance.

CIT Group Inc. tapped the former Merrill Lynch CEO to become its chairman and chief executive.

98. Harold Ford Jr.: 'I Continue to Learn' about NY -

TAPPAN, N.Y. (AP) - Harold Ford Jr. ventured to the suburbs Thursday to test the waters outside New York City for a possible U.S. Senate bid but admitted he still has a lot to learn about the state.

99. BofA Loses $5.2B in Q4 as it Repays Bailout -

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) - Bank of America Corp. reported Wednesday it lost $5.2 billion during the final three months of 2009 as consumers struggled to make mortgage and credit card payments and the bank repaid its government bailout money.

100. Rove Speculates About Ford Jr. at Stop in Memphis -

“I’m a fireplug in a world full of dogs. How are you?”

So came the greeting from Karl Rove, one of the most well-known and controversial national political operatives, a few hours before he was scheduled to speak Wednesday night to students in the McCallum Ballroom at Rhodes College.