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VOL. 125 | NO. 82 | Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UPDATE: Cohen Cosponsors SAFE Banking Act

Too big to fail is too big to manage, according to legislation Memphis congressman Steve Cohen is co-sponsoring.

Accredo posts another record quarter with $2.7 billion in revenue

The revenues of Accredo Health Group Inc. reached $2.7 billion during the first quarter of this year, setting another record for the Memphis-based company.

Corner Rebirth

October to mark new era for Downtown intersection

Thompson & Co. is about five months away from moving into new digs at the corner of Main Street and Union Avenue.

Two Locals Among Three Finalists for Top CCC Job

Two Memphians are among the three finalists for the soon-to-be-open job of Center City Commission president.

Smith & Nephew Rescues Golf Tourney

By agreeing to be the presenting sponsor of the 2010 St. Jude Classic, Smith & Nephew came to the rescue of a nonprofit organization that had given away almost all its assets because of a long-term commitment from Stanford Financial to be the golf tournament’s title sponsor.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Northeast at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 74%


Talk Shoppe will present “Make Your Business Productive Using Workplace Magic” with Chris Crouch Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the second-floor conference room of the Community Bank Building, 6465 N. Quail Hollow Road. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

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The Wharton Budget Plan

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. presented a $626 million operating budget proposal to the Memphis City Council Tuesday. But the council still has some decisions to make.

Hijacked Captain to Headline Multi Modal Conference

One year ago Capt. Richard Phillips made headlines around the world when Somali pirates hijacked his cargo container ship, the MV Maersk Alabama, and took him hostage.

Orthopedic Forum Returns To Memphis

The Orthopedic Design & Technology Forum is well on its way to becoming an annual event for Memphis.

County School Board Races Shoot Sparks

They tend to be the forgotten races when a statewide primary race for governor and general election races for county mayor and sheriff compete for voters’ attention.

Trainer Gets Around Tighter Business Climate

The fear of public speaking is as common as the fear of heights, but Don Hutson found that knowing what to say and how to say it makes good business sense.

Skypeck Elected to Brewers Association Board

Chuck Skypeck, founder of Bosco’s Brewing Co. and Ghost River Brewing, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent brewers. Skypeck previously served on the board from 2001 to 2006.

Vacation Home Myth Debunked

Ray’s Take: If you’ve watched House Hunters International on HGTV, you know the story.


Tenn. Regents Ponder Tuition Hikes for Fall

NASHVILLE (AP) — A pending decision could make it harder for students to get into public colleges in Tennessee by increasing tuition. The vote, expected in June, could also make it more difficult to finish school, by limiting needed classes.


Bill to Close Handgun Records Likely Dead

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal to close access to the names of people who hold state-issued permits to carry loaded handguns has likely failed this session.

Senate Panel Votes Against Equal Parenting Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal to give judges more discretion in divorce custody cases is likely dead this session after failing to get a majority vote in a key Senate committee on Tuesday.


Cadence Bank Reports Loss in First Quarter

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Cadence Financial Corp. lost money in the first quarter of the year, but significantly less than it did in the same period last year.

Colleges Agree on Courses Required

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of Mississippi's two-year and four-year higher education programs have reached an agreement to standardize course requirements for transfer students.

Mississippi Insurance Claims Pour In

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top insurance official said the devastation caused by Saturday's storm would be "significant" after viewing the destruction on the ground and by helicopter.

Arkansas Group Files Lawsuit Against Health Plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two members of a conservative activist group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to challenge President Barack Obama's health care plan, claiming it is unconstitutional to force people to choose between buying insurance and paying a fine.


UPS Optimistic About Economic Recovery

ATLANTA (AP) – Improving global economies helped shipping giant UPS boost its first-quarter profit and its prospects for the rest of the year, although a growing number of customers are choosing less-expensive options when sending packages.

Consumer Confidence Grows as Economy Strengthens

NEW YORK (AP) — Key pillars of the U.S. economy are getting stronger.


Democrats Keep Focus on Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming their criticism at Goldman Sachs, Democrats on Tuesday used the giant investment firm's legal troubles to draw attention to their financial regulatory legislation and Republican efforts to delay the start of debate.

Obama Urges Bipartisan Effort on Soaring Deficits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday Washington must urgently confront unpleasant truths about deficits, while the Federal Reserve chairman said failure to mop up red-ink spending would "ultimately do great damage" to the country.

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