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VOL. 130 | NO. 21 | Monday, February 2, 2015

Both Sides Dig In for Insure Tennessee Special Session

Battle lines have been drawn for a Feb. 2 special session of the state Legislature to determine the fate of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal, which would use federal funds to catch some 280,000 working people falling through a health insurance coverage gap.

Open In Memphis

Rebranded tennis tournament aims to serve up good time

First-year Memphis Open tennis director Erin Mazurek no doubt could tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the Detroit Red Wings.

Business Licenses Rise 9.1 Percent In 2014

The Shelby County Clerk’s Office was busier in 2014, with 5,847 business licenses issued – a 9.1 percent increase from 2013 when there were 5,361 licenses issued.

Business Licenses Drop 6 Percent In Fourth Quarter

The Shelby County Clerk’s Office issued 1,083 business licenses in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Inferno Launches Rebranding, Including New Logo

Memphis-based advertising, marketing, design and PR firm inferno has given itself a makeover.

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EVENTS

Bass Pro Shops will host a job fair to fill 600 full-time and part-time jobs Monday, Feb. 2, to Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, south exhibit hall, 255 N. Main St. Visit basspro.com/careers for more information.

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Mayor’s Race Parses Political Records

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will probably continue to include the comeback of Overton Square in an election year roll call of economic development accomplishments even after being called out for his opposition to the city-funded Overton Square parking garage.

Cheesecake Factory Scouting First Memphis Location

The Cheesecake Factory, a wildly popular restaurant chain known for its expansive menu and generous portions, is eyeing the Wolfchase Galleria in Cordova for its first Memphis-area location, according to sources with knowledge of the plans.

SMALL BUSINESS

Best Rubber Stamp Presses On

In an age of online printing and paperless workplaces when commercial printers are struggling and transforming their businesses, you would think a company that makes rubber stamps would have a tough way to go.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Leadership Lessons From the Duke

The American Master of Music, Duke Ellington, also stands as an ideal role model of leadership for the emerging business and nonprofit world. As the global workplace moves toward open workspaces and sees the value of multidimensional team filled with hard-to-traditionally-manage creative professionals, a look into Ellington’s leadership style can inspire outstanding results.

Saluting One of the Greatest

Tom Brokaw called Mary Margret Foley one of the greatest. No, not by name, but as one of that critical mass of individuals in this country born between 1900 and 1925 whom he dubbed “The Greatest Generation” in his book by the same name.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Consumers Fuel Steady US Economy as Rest of World Struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) – There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.

Barbie Blues Gave Mattel Holiday Disappointment

Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Calls on Congress to Fund 'Precision Medicine' Studies

WASHINGTON (AP) – Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.

HEALTH CARE

FDA Approves ADHD Drug for Binge-Eating Disorder

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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