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1. Georgian Woods Apartments Sell for $3.9 Million -

118 St. Agnes Drive
Memphis, TN 38112

Sale Amount: $3.9 million

Sale Date: March 14, 2014

Buyer: Georgian Woods Property Owner LLC

2. ‘Memphis Message’ -

During the recent Trans-Pacific Maritime conference in Long Beach, Calif., Memphis business leaders like Neely Mallory and Buzz Fly extolled the virtues of doing business in the Bluff City.

When FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith addressed the crowd, the Greater Memphis Chamber’s logo was featured prominently on the large screen to his left.

3. FedEx Profit Up, But Misses Expectations -

DALLAS (AP) – FedEx Corp. says its latest quarterly profit rose 5 percent from a year ago despite storms that raised the company's costs, but the results were below analysts' expectations.

4. Events -

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host An Evening With Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the organization’s Technical Training Center, 903 Walker Ave. Davis is a business leader who also served on the first Memphis City Council under the mayor-council form of government in 1967. Tickets are $100. Visit bgcm.org.

5. Champion Rebrand -

In 1996, the company known as Champion Awards and Apparel first waded into the world of e-commerce by operating a merchandise website for the Memphis Mad Dogs, the Canadian Football League team that was partly owned by FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith.

6. Cox Departs Airport Authority as Southwest Adds Flight -

Longtime Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority President and CEO Larry Cox celebrated his final board meeting before retirement with the announcement that Southwest Airlines is adding a flight next summer.

7. FedEx Income Rises But Misses Estimates -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. posted net income of $500 million, or $1.57 per share, in its fiscal second quarter, which ended Nov. 30.

8. Activist Investor Loeb Says He has Stake in FedEx -

FedEx Corp. shares edged up Tuesday after activist investor Daniel Loeb said that he has taken a stake in the shipping company and met with its leadership.

9. Campbell Clinic Pays $3.2 Million for Surgery Center -

255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $3.2 million

10. Leadership Memphis Boosting School Success -

It is often said that good leaders inspire others to have confidence in their leadership. Great leaders inspire others to have confidence in themselves. This is exactly what the great leaders who have been a part of Leadership Memphis for the past thirty-five years have done; encourage the greatness in the emerging leadership in Memphis.

11. Former FedEx Headquarters on Airways Sells for $850,000 -

The first corporate headquarters of FedEx Corp. at 2990 Airways Blvd. has sold for $850,000 to an entity related to a Buenos Aires-based commercial real estate firm.

12. Editorial: Logistics Remains Memphis' Bread and Butter -

Calling Memphis a “battleground” for cargo may suggest conflict to some looking from the outside into the business of logistics in Memphis.

The battleground comparison that is the billing for this year’s Southeast Freight Conference lends itself more to competition across the rail, river, road and air cargo sectors of our local economy.

13. September 27-October 3, 2013: This week in Memphis history -

2012: Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan raised an estimated $1 million during a private fundraiser at The Racquet Club for the Romney-Ryan presidential ticket. The Memphis stop was one of several fundraisers across the state and included a later gathering at the home of FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith. In the November presidential general election the Romney-Ryan ticket carried Tennessee. President Barack Obama carried Shelby County.

14. This week in Memphis history: September 20-26 -

1993: Elvis Presley Enterprises joined the ownership group for the proposed Memphis NFL franchise that city leaders were seeking. William B. Dunavant Jr., the leader of the effort, announced Graceland’s role in the ownership group during a reception at Graceland. Others in the ownership group included Fred Smith, Mike Starnes, J.R. “Pitt” Hyde and Paul Tudor Jones.

15. FedEx Posts 7 Percent Earnings Increase -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. posted a quarterly profit 7 percent higher than a year ago for its fiscal first quarter, ended Aug. 31.

16. Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive in Memphis -

Steve Jobs once said, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the square pegs in the round holes … the ones who see things differently … they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

17. Building Permit Filed for Volvo of Memphis -

7910 Trinity Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Permit Cost: $2.3 million

Project Cost: $3.5 million
Permit Date: Applied August 2013
Completion: Summer 2014
Owner: Wenco Properties LLC
Tenant: Volvo of Memphis
Architect: Fleming Associates Architects PC
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder
Details: The ownership group of Volvo of Memphis has filed a $2.3 million building permit for the company’s new dealership at 7910 Trinity Road in Cordova.

18. 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.

19. FedEx Shares Fall on Worries About Eroding Profits -

NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx Corp. shares tumbled Thursday on worries about eroding profits at its core FedEx Express division.

20. FedEx Fourth-Quarter Profit Drops -

DALLAS (AP) — FedEx Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 45 percent as international customers traded down to less-expensive delivery options.

21. Tennessee Named Top Choice for Retirement -

Retirees considering where to spend their golden years might want to consider Tennessee.

That’s according to Bankrate.com, the personal finance website, which this week ranked Tennessee at the top of its list of the 10 best states for retirement. The site’s analysts crunched numbers in several categories, including cost of living, taxes, health care, crime and climate.

22. Workshop Will Teach Business Fundamentals -

Steve Jobs could do it. Fred Smith did it. So do the chief executives of businesses large and small, from retail to technology to medicine.

23. Single-Handed Success Story -

SINGULAR PERFORMANCE. The White Station Class of 1966, the year ahead of mine, had two Academy Award winners – one you’ve heard of and one you haven’t.

That was some class. Physicist, gray matter repository and best-selling author Alan Lightman was in it. Federal judge and arbiter of public education’s future in Shelby County Hardy Mays was in it. John Vergos, former courageous city council maverick and scion to Rendezvous rib royalty, was in it. Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates was in it.

24. 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.

25. FedEx Earnings Could Indicate Shipping Trends -

NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx Corp. wants businesses and consumers to buy more express-delivery shipping services, and the company could indicate whether that’s happening yet when it reports fiscal third-quarter results before the market opens Wednesday.

26. A Higher Order of Sausage -

GOD’S SAUSAGE. (When you see this column, it’s the 40 Days of Waffle Shop again, so strike while the iron is hot.)

“You might just be a copywriter,” Brick Muller said, staring down at the piece of paper I’d just handed him. On it was an ad idea I’d just pounded out on the 1948 Royal typewriter he was paying me to use as a copywriter. The fact that this was his first recognition that I might be one was gratifying since I’d already been there for nine months.

27. 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.

28. It’s Personal -

IT’S NOT BUSINESS ANYMORE. IT’S PERSONAL. This is our town, and you’re not welcome here.

So pack a plane with all your meaningless spin, all your lackeys and suck-ups, all your apologists, all your legal but unethical tactics, all your eye popping price gouging, all your cold and calculated manipulation of lives, your own employees’ lives, and a city’s pride and get the hell out. There’s so much of all of that in the massive fuel dump you just dropped on Memphis that I’m sure it’ll take more than one plane to haul it all off and we may never be rid of the stench it’s leaving behind.

29. Turning the Page -

It’s that time of year again. It’s that time when journalists across the fruited plain collectively try and make God laugh – with our prognostications, of course, about the year ahead and of what might be.

30. FedEx Reports 12 Percent Earnings Drop -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, reported second quarter net income of $438 million, down 12 percent from last year’s $497 million. The company attributed the income drop to several factors, including weakness in global markets, higher fuel costs and disruptions resulting from Superstorm Sandy.

31. Louisville Game Opportunity to Widen Margin for Error -

There are several ways to measure the magnitude of a college basketball game. First, will the outcome echo through the rest of the season and resonate with the NCAA Tournament Committee come March?

32. Timely Delivery -

On Dec. 10 FedEx Corp. is expected to have its busiest day in the 40-year history of the global shipping company.

Each year, the corporation plots out the day when shipments across its portfolio of services are expected to reach their peak for the year, which always occurs during the holiday shopping season.

33. FedEx Sets Terms for Buyouts -

FedEx Corp. took another step Tuesday, Dec. 4, in its reaction to a slow growth global economy as well as its own desires to make major changes to the oldest division of the Memphis-based global corporate giant.

34. FedEx Unveils Terms of Employee Buyouts -

FedEx executives announced terms Tuesday, Dec. 4, of an employee buyout expected to run from June 2013 through May 2014.

Employees in the Corporate, Express, Services and TechConnect divisions of FedEx in the U.S. with at least five years of continuous service at FedEx as of Nov. 30 will get buyout packets. Preference would go to those with the most seniority in their section if more employees in a section accept the offer than there are slots.

35. FedEx Unveils Employee Buyout Details -

FedEx executives announced terms Tuesday, Dec. 4, of an employee buyout expected to run from June 2013 through May 2014.

Employees in the Corporate, Express, Services and TechConnect divisions of FedEx in the U.S. with at least five years of continuous service at FedEx as of Nov. 30 will get buyout packets. Preference would go to those with the most seniority in their section if more employees in a section accept the offer than there are slots.

36. Entrepreneurs, Create Your Own Maps -

Entrepreneurialism is the last frontier – an uncharted region with unprecedented, unforeseen, unknown dangers, challenges and rewards.

All adventures begin with a new map, just like the territory you charted in your business plans. You drafted this plan in the ardor of a visionary impulse, tempered with a will to thrive as you grow.

37. Memphis Chamber to Host New York Times’ Sanger -

Next week, the Greater Memphis Chamber is hosting a conversation in Memphis with the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

David Sanger, who’s also the author of the new book “Confront and Conceal” and who has been at the vanguard of reporting on issues related to Iran for the Times, will be here as part of the chamber’s regular “A Conversation With …” series.

38. Connecting Tenants With Space Keeps Acker Robison Thriving -

For 11 years now, Acker Robison Realty has been helping businesses around the Memphis area with their commercial real estate needs.

The boutique firm, founded by Michael Robison in 2001, handles the full gamut of commercial brokerage services, representing landlords and tenants, purchasers and sellers in the office, industrial and retail sectors.

39. Smith: Woes Accelerate FedEx Change -

FedEx Corp. founder and CEO Fred Smith ended 10 hours of immersion for analysts and investors in changes at the Memphis-based corporation Wednesday, Oct. 10, by telling the group of 200, “I think maybe we arrived at a better strategy through the wrong process.”

40. FedEx Maps Out Changes for Express -

FedEx Corp. executives detailing the terms of the company’s goal of a $1.7 billion improvement in annual profitability over the next three-and-a-half years Wednesday, Oct. 10, put much of the emphasis on how FedEx is changing the way it does business.

41. FedEx Express Changes Mapped, Reaction Positive -

FedEx Corp. executives fleshing out the terms of the company’s goal of a $1.7 billion improvement in annual profitability over the next three-and-a-half years Wednesday put much of the emphasis on how FedEx is changing the way it does business.

42. Smith Sets $1.7 Billion Profitability Goal For FedEx Over Three Years -

FedEx Corp. has a goal of improving its annual profitability by $1.7 billion over the next three years and much of that improvement will come from cost reductions in the Memphis-based company’s Express and Services divisions.

43. FedEx Prepares to Roll Out Changes -

FedEx executives head into a two-day investors and lenders meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, with two key constituencies watching for details of changes to FedEx Express, the oldest division of the Memphis-based corporation.

44. Easy Money -

When the Federal Reserve announced a few weeks ago its newest – i.e., third – round of quantitative easing intended to once again try to juice a sluggish economy, an employee of FTN Financial couldn’t resist a metaphor for the Fed’s open-ended commitment.

45. Ryan Raises $1 Million In Memphis Stop -

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan raised approximately $1 million for the Romney-Ryan presidential ticket during a Thursday, Sept. 27, fundraiser at the Racquet Club in Memphis.

46. Speculation Mounts for FedEx Changes -

The annual FedEx Corp. meeting with investors next month will be watched closely for what happens to FedEx Express, the oldest division of the Memphis-based company.

47. Council Delays Anti-Discrimination Ordinance -

When the Memphis City Council got to the real intent this week of the latest version of an anti-discrimination ordinance it has been debating off and on for two years, it wasn’t just a decision about including “sexual orientation” in the wording.

48. FedEx Earnings Down 1 Percent -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. reported Tuesday, Sept. 18, its net income for the first quarter ended Aug. 31 was down $5 million, or about 1 percent.

49. FedEx Net Income Drops on Shift From Express -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. reported Tuesday, Sept. 18, its net income for the first quarter ended Aug. 31 was down $5 million or about 1 percent.

50. New Training Center Brings Employees To Logistics -

After years of work and coordination, a training program for workers in transportation, warehousing and logistics begins in January at Sheffield Career and Technology Center.

The idea of training warehouse workers sounds simple, but the coordination of a career pipeline has been difficult.

51. FedEx Drops Earnings Projection -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. dropped its first quarter earnings per share estimate two weeks before the company releases its earnings figures for the quarter ended Aug. 31.

52. FedEx Drops Earnings Estimate -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. dropped its first quarter earnings per share estimate two weeks before the company releases its earnings figures for the quarter ended Aug. 31.

53. FedEx to Begin Voluntary Buyouts -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. is preparing for a voluntary employee buyout that will likely target workers in the company’s Express and Service units.

54. FedEx to Begin Voluntary Buyouts -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. is preparing for a voluntary employee buyout that will likely target workers in the company’s Express and Service units.

55. City’s Past Filled with Blueprint of Success -

Go to any public meeting where plans for an area are being made, buzz words are flying, big sheets of paper are being written on and “stakeholders” are sitting in various clusters, and you will hear numerous people suggest that all the area needs are spaces for shops.

56. FedEx Cost Reduction Gains Attention -

A few minutes into this week’s earnings conference call with analysts, FedEx Corp. founder and CEO Fred Smith used three words that came to define much of the rest of the nearly hour-long conversation – “cost reduction program.”

57. FedEx Earnings Up Amid Cost Increases -

The permanent retirement of 24 jets in the FedEx Express fleet signals some headwinds in FedEx Corp.’s new fiscal year, which began June 1.

58. A Place of Their Own -

So far this year, FedExFamilyHouse has served as a home away from home for more than 800 families whose children have received treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Last year, the facility at 918 Poplar Ave. – located a short walking distance from the hospital – brought comfort to more than 4,000 individuals, including pediatric patients and their parents, grandparents and siblings.

59. AIRfair? -

Two frequent-flyer businessmen booked side-by-side seats on Delta Air Lines flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis last month, with one of them getting charged a higher price than the other each time they tried booking it.

60. Dollar-a-Day Lessons -

Last week we discussed three concepts from Daymond John’s recent presentation in Memphis: mentoring, everyday heroes, and the higher-cause influence. This week let us discuss three benefits of a program harnessing the energy and resources of Memphians to build community awareness, leadership and responsibility, and a pattern of charitable giving: GiVE 365.

61. Harnessing Strategic Business Growth -

If you’re not growing, you’re dying anonymous. Growth: That Crazy Talk. Call it the entrepreneurial instinct, innovation, business savvy, whatever you want: strategic growth is how business prospers.

62. Roots of Faith -

The man who correctly predicted the stock market convulsion of 1987, a veteran hedge fund manager who today is one of the richest men in America, held up a notebook at a celebration in his honor late last week.

63. Cox Calls Southwest Arrival ‘Game-Changer’ -

Larry Cox did his best in the fight to keep Pinnacle Airlines Corp.’s headquarters near Memphis International Airport and avoid it moving to Downtown’s One Commerce Square.

64. Performance Of Memphis Public Cos. Varies Widely -

Memphis is home to several publicly traded companies that have made an indelible mark on industries ranging from transportation to finance and manufacturing.

Here’s a snapshot of how those companies are faring at the moment. (For a detailed look at AutoZone, see related story, "The Fast Lane.")

65. Laffer Rails Against Tenn. Estate Tax -

Art Laffer, a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, once sketched a diagram on a cocktail napkin for a staffer in Gerald Ford’s administration – named Dick Cheney – to showcase what’s now known as the Laffer Curve.

66. Industry Leaders Gather at Aerotropolis Conference -

A year ago this month, Memphis hosted the annual World Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition.

But Tuesday, April 10, on the University of Memphis campus, airport, economic development and logistics leaders from the area will meet to talk about the same concept that has dominated the recent World Airport Cities Conferences that were held in Beijing in 2010 and will be held this year in Denver.

67. FedEx Buys Polish Carrier Opek -

FedEx Corp. has added another existing domestic ground network in Europe with the announcement of an agreement Thursday, April 5, for the Memphis-based cargo giant to acquire Polish courier Opek Sp.z.o.o.

68. FedEx Reports 126 Pct. Earnings Increase -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. reported net earnings for its third quarter of $521 million or $1.65 a share compared with $231 million in earnings a year ago or 73 cents a share.

69. FedEx Says Economy Isn't as Robust as It Hoped -

NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx says the global economy isn't growing as strongly as expected and customers are reacting by choosing cheaper means of shipping packages. The world's second-largest package delivery company is predicting a slower pace of growth this year for the U.S. and abroad than most economists.

70. Defining Memphis: The Wrap-Up -

Last week we spotlighted more heartfelt responses to the question: “What does Memphis mean to you?” It has been amazing, over the last few weeks, to have Memphians share their personal thoughts and how they define our great city. This week let us offer one last set of colorful responses – but I encourage you to keep the conversation alive as we work together to create our Memphis narrative and spread it worldwide.

71. Waffle Shop Again Answers Prayers -

GOD’S SAUSAGE. “You might just be a copywriter,” Brick Muller said, staring down at the piece of paper I’d just handed him. On it was an ad idea I’d just pounded out on the 1948 Royal typewriter he was paying me to use as a copywriter. The fact that this was his first recognition that I might be one was gratifying since I’d already been there for nine months.

72. 25 Reasons To Laugh -

THE VOICES IN MY HEAD MAY NOT BE REAL, BUT THEY HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS.

That line, aside from being an apt description of my entire career, is a paraprosdokian – a figure of speech in which the latter part of a phrase causes the reader to reframe the first part. The comedian Steven Wright makes a living off these things, and you probably have some living in your inbox right now.

73. Fuente Looks to Build Program the ‘Right Way’ -

The coaching clock ticks ever faster, often with little or no regard for extenuating circumstances. Used to be, college football coaches could just about count on five years to build a program up, to prove what they could do with a team full of players that they had recruited and taught.

74. 'In the Middle' -

Memphis executives and business owners moving their goods around the world this year kept a close eye on international developments like the Arab spring and the Greek government’s fiscal crisis.

75. Touch and Go -

In the aviation industry, Memphis International Airport is considered a fortress hub, an airport where a single airline – in Memphis’ case, Delta Air Lines Inc. – handles 70 percent or more of the passenger flights.

76. FedEx Earnings Up 76 Pct. to $497M -

FedEx Corp.’s earnings rose significantly during the quarter ended Nov. 30, spurred by a jump in e-commerce during the Thanksgiving weekend, the company has announced.

77. FedEx Earnings Up 76 Pct. to $497M -

FedEx Corp.’s earnings rose significantly during the quarter ended Nov. 30, spurred by a jump in e-commerce during the Thanksgiving weekend, the company announced Thursday, Dec. 15.

The Memphis-based company also announced a delay in the rollout of new domestic jets as it signed an order for other new jets as well as international changes to meet “weakness” in Asia.

78. USPS Cuts Will be Felt in Memphis -

The recent set of U.S. Postal Service recommendations for closings would have a larger impact in Memphis than customers waiting two or three days instead of next-day service for letter and package delivery.

79. Throckmorton Ready For Changing Role at St. Mary’s -

When the announcement was made during a chapel session to the St. Mary’s Episcopal School student body in mid-October that Albert Throckmorton would be the new head of school, applause broke out once the first syllable of his name was announced.

80. 'Memphians' Book Hits Bookstores -

The new coffee-table book “Memphians” arrived in bookstores this week.

The 248-page book features notable Memphians in the categories of movies, TV and stage; music; sports; entrepreneurs; little-known Memphians; colorful characters; Memphis beauties; and more.

81. Site Selectors Hear City’s Red Carpet Pitch -

A year ago this month, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam won the governor’s race and suddenly found himself in the same room with 26 other newly elected governors.

The event was a nonpartisan orientation for the new governors to help get their bearings on the nuts and bolts of running a state government.

82. Memphis Cos. Seek Emerging Markets -

Executives at the Memphis headquarters of International Paper Co. like to recount the corporate giant’s experience in Russia in the 1990s.

83. FedEx CEO: US Needs Corporate Tax Reform -

FedEx founder Fred Smith said the United States’ corporate tax code needs to be reformed to get the economy moving again and that the nation’s energy policy, trade policy and new regulations are blocking the economy’s ability to grow.

84. Martin, Ramo to FedEx Board as Hyde Retires Position -

Brad Martin and Joshua Cooper Ramo are the newest directors on the board of FedEx Corp.

85. FedEx Earnings Up, Outlook Lowered -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. increased its earnings per share for the first quarter of the fiscal year compared to the same quarter of 2010.

86. FedEx Earnings Up, Outlook Lowered -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. increased its earnings per share for the first quarter of the fiscal year compared to the same quarter of 2010.

87. FedEx Says Consumer Confidence Drop Behind Demand Drop In Asia -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. increased its earnings per share for the first quarter of the fiscal year compared to the same quarter of 2010.

88. FedEx CFO Points to ‘Positive Changes’ on Way -

The chief financial officer of FedEx Express told analysts at a New York conference this week the Memphis-based shipping giant sees growth in international markets, especially China, Mexico and Latin America.

89. What It Means to Be An Executive -

Steve Jobs meets with new vice presidents and tells them the difference between them and the janitor. He says that if an area is not clean, he will accept an excuse for why it happened. But once you are a vice president, he tells them, excuses are expected but not accepted.

90. Business: It’s About Time -

Time is currency and never more so than in small business. How you and your employees use it may determine success or failure. It is instructive to note Bill Gates and Fred Smith had the same 24 hours in the day as us. They have global businesses. We have certain areas of Shelby County.

91. FedEx CEO's Total Pay Falls 2 Pct. in Fiscal '11 -

FedEx’s CEO’s compensation fell 2 percent in 2011, mostly because his perks were worth less than in 2010, an Associated Press calculation shows.

Fred Smith, who also is the company’s chairman and president, received compensation valued at $7.3 million for the fiscal year that ended in May, down from $7.4 million in fiscal 2010, according to a filing the company made Friday, July 22 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

92. Words of Warning -

FedEx Express president and chief executive officer David J. Bronczek told a group of state legislators and elected leaders from 15 states that the U.S. needs an “oil strategy long term.”

Bronczek spoke Tuesday, July 19, at the closing session of the Southern Legislative Conference at The Peabody hotel about oil dependence as a national security issue.

93. Manipulation Won’t Fix Financial Woes -

The stimulus was an attempt to fill the gap from recession to recovery. The statistics and other fiscal guidelines for determining whether we are still in a recession seem to say we aren’t. But that’s a tough argument to make to those who continue to lose their jobs and whose homes are still “underwater.”

94. Manipulation Won’t Fix Financial Woes -

The stimulus was an attempt to fill the gap from recession to recovery.

The statistics and other fiscal guidelines for determining whether we are still in a recession seem to say we aren’t. But that’s a tough argument to make to those who continue to lose their jobs and whose homes are still “underwater.”

95. Kroger Co. Focuses on Building What it Already Has -

CINCINNATI (AP) – Kroger Co.'s CEO says the nation's largest grocery store operator is focused more on increasing sales from its existing customers than entering new markets or buying out competitors.

96. Bernanke, Smith Differ on Economy -

The same day that the chairman of the Federal Reserve was saying economic problems could persist into 2012, the founder of Memphis-based FedEx was telling analysts growth was on the way and the economy was through a “soft patch.”

97. Strong Q4 Positions FedEx For Growth -

FedEx Corp. beat expectations with its fourth quarter and year-end earnings report on Wednesday, June 22, as founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith struck a decidedly optimistic tone about the economy.

98. FedEx Revenues and Net Income Up - Memphis-based FedEx posted fourth quarter revenues of $10.55 billion, an increase of 12 percent for its fiscal year that ended in May. And it reported a net income of $558 million for the quarter, up 33 percent from the year before.

99. Kroger 1Q Profit, Revenue Jump; Raises Outlook -

CINCINNATI (AP) – Kroger Co. rang up double-digit jumps in first-quarter revenue and net income, as the grocery chain's fuel stations and loyalty discounts helped draw more frequent shoppers when gas and grocery prices rose.

100. Military Training: A Business Primer -

As a Navy veteran and having lived on a ship for two years, I learned lessons in discipline and efficiency that were excellent training for being a business owner. I suggest that such a learning experience, and any like it, while not college, seems as valuable as college, if not more so. Academia has no curriculums in discipline and character-building.