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VOL. 129 | NO. 22 | Monday, February 3, 2014

Cowork Memphis Opens Workspace Venture

Freelancers and other busy professionals who work remotely, outside of a traditional office setting, probably know the feeling.

Doctors Go Digital

Baptist Adopts Electronic Records System

The name – Baptist OneCare – really does say it all. Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. is in the midst of installing an electronic health records system that is as ambitious an undertaking as any in Baptist’s century-plus history.

Ethics Complaint Against Chism Dismissed

It was commissioner against commissioner in the highest profile use so far of Shelby County government’s current ethics policy.

Buckman Sees Leadership Changes

Kathy Buckman Gibson is changing her role in the Buckman family business, Buckman International.

Memphis Firm Warns of IV Saline Shortage

Memphis-based Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, the nation’s largest pharmacy services provider, issued an advisory to its more than 400 hospitals and health systems clients throughout the country to prepare for a protracted intravenous saline shortage.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
71°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host The Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden Monday, Feb. 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The 18-piece band will perform everything from Glenn Miller standards to modern jump jive and wail. Suggested donation is $5. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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I Choose Memphis: Mickell Lowery

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Hunter Fan’s Casablanca Brand Emphasizes Design

James C. Hunter’s first ceiling fan, which he invented in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1886, was water-driven.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Corporate Shamanism

Everyday we advise clients to take risks, leap into unknown and unexplored areas, express themselves in new ways – all to locate, validate and capitalize on new areas of growth.

STATEWIDE

Alexander Reports $3.2 Million on Hand for Senate Race

NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign says it raised nearly $770,000 in the fourth quarter and that it ended the year with $3.2 million on hand.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Gov. Haslam has $4.5 Million on Hand for Re-Election Bid

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam starts his re-election year with more than $4.5 million on hand.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart, Amazon Show Changing Shopping Habits

NEW YORK (AP) – The financial strains and shifting shopping habits of Americans have led to uneven fortunes for retailers.

US Consumer Spending Up 0.4 Percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans increased their spending at a solid pace for the second straight month in December even though their income was flat.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Asks CEOs for Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

WASHINGTON (AP) – Confronting an economic recovery slowed by persistent joblessness, President Barack Obama on Friday won commitments from nearly 300 companies to reach out to the nearly 4 million Americans who have been jobless for half a year or more.

FDA Proposes Rules for Safe Transport of Foods

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to keep food safe while it's transported.

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PROPERTY SALES 110 154 13,810
MORTGAGES 135 193 18,019
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 39 3,544
BUILDING PERMITS 430 430 32,733
BANKRUPTCIES 52 130 13,133
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 45 4,750
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 83 204 20,104
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