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VOL. 130 | NO. 29 | Thursday, February 12, 2015

UAM's Keri Wright to Keynote Women & Business Seminar

At age 18, she had her flight instructor’s certification. By 23, she was a corporate vice president and by 25 a chief operating officer.

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Memphis firm finds niche transporting wine from Napa Valley

If you’re a wine lover along the East Coast – everywhere from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic and New England - chances are a Memphis-based third-party logistics provider played a significant role in getting your vino into your glass.

Ikea Store Clears Regulatory Hurdles

Ikea’s site plan for its 269,000-square-foot store on a 42-acre site near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway was given the green light by the Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Southwest Announces Memphis-Dallas Schedule

Southwest Airlines has loaded the new Memphis International Airport-Dallas Love Field Airport flights into their schedule, with flights starting April 8, and has announced introductory fares as low as $49.

New Zoo Parking Plan Reworks Zoo Lots, Keeps Some Greensward Parking

The city of Memphis is working on a reconfiguration of the Memphis Zoo’s existing parking areas that would add 250 new parking spaces as a solution to the uneasy coexistence between the zoo’s parking needs and the Overton Park greenspace.

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Wind: West at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 85%


The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will honor Loeb Properties president Bob Loeb, the chapter’s 2014 Communicator of the Year, at its monthly luncheon Thursday, Feb. 12, at 11:45 at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit prsamemphis.org.

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Medical Supply Companies Join Forces

The name over the door at Allied Medical’s East Memphis location is changing, part of the company’s integration with its new parent, Mid-South Medical and Mobility.

Wharton Calls for Outside Fairgrounds Review

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Feb. 10, that the ambitious recasting of the Mid-South Fairgrounds – a project that is solely a City Hall creation at this point -- is going to get a second look from outside consultants.

Butler Snow Law Firm Expands in Nashville

The Butler Snow law firm has launched an expansion of its Nashville office as the firm Walker, Tipps and Malone PLC joined the multi-state law firm based in Tennessee and Mississippi with offices in Memphis.

Radio Personality Zeke Logan Dies After Cancer Battle

Radio personality Zeke Logan died Tuesday, Feb. 10, following a cancer diagnosis just a few months earlier.


One Size Does Not Fit All

Ray’s take: Some things are always true about financial planning. Everyone should have a plan. Everyone should review his or her plan on a regular basis.

Long Live the Pasquins

Charlie Hebdo promotes itself as having a viewpoint that reflects “all components of left wing pluralism.” Its business is satire. It skewers Jews, Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. It has twice been attacked by terrorists. The attack in 2011 didn’t kill anyone.

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:


State Library Makes Journal on Desegregation Available

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – For Black History Month, the Tennessee State Library and Archives is making available online a new collection that traces the history of school desegregation.


GOP Lawmaker Wants to Make Bible Official Book of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A freshman Tennessee lawmaker wants to make the Bible the "official state book."


IRS Apologizes for Seizing Bank Accounts of Small Businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pressured by Congress, the IRS said Wednesday it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.

US Budget Deficit Running 6.2 Percent Higher Than Last Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government ran a bigger deficit in January, pushing the imbalance so far this budget year up 6.2 percent from the same period a year ago.

Balancing Campaign and Small Business on Vitter's Agenda

NEW YORK (AP) – The new chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has big issues on his agenda, but he'll have to fit them in with a high-profile gubernatorial campaign.


GAO: Veterans' Health Care Costs a 'High Risk' for Taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Veterans' health care is a "high risk" budget issue that threatens to cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars unless longstanding problems are addressed, government auditors warned Wednesday.

Sunday Deadline Driving Health Law Sign-Ups for 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ahead of a Sunday deadline, consumers are stepping up to enroll for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, administration officials said Wednesday.

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