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VOL. 125 | NO. 93 | Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mississippi Approves MED Payments

Mississippi officials have given final approval of a plan to allow The Regional Medical Center at Memphis to participate in that state’s Medicaid program, according a press release issued by The MED.

‘Everybody’s Down Here’

BBQ fest a bounty of networking opportunities

Despite its name, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is more than a celebration of all things pork. The Memphis in May fixture is also big business.

Broadway Items Hit Bum Note With Sun

The owners of the Memphis recording studio where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis held a jam session in 1956 are all shook up over souvenirs of a Broadway musical dramatizing the event.

Fogelman Endowment a Nod to Sustainability

The Fogelman name is synonymous with Memphis business and real estate.

Fundraising Consultants Set Up Memphis Office

The fundraising firm of Saad & Shaw has established an office in Memphis because of the city’s central location and vibrant nonprofit community.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: Northwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 53%


The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a breakfast forum Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for prospective members. For reservations, call Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or visit www.memphischamber.com.

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Proposed ‘Tiger Lane’ Features Surprises

Architects and planners laying out a seven-acre green space at the Mid-South Fairgrounds again went beyond what they initially planned.

Ford, Luttrell Show Marked Differences on Major Issues

The race for Shelby County mayor won’t be a case of two candidates who agree on many issues but differ in style and approach.

Chambliss Tells Life Story In New Memoir

Growing up, books were a mainstay in Prince Chambliss Jr.’s household, and he always dreamed of writing one.

As Summer Nears, Expect Gas Prices To Go ... Down?

Gas prices are poised to fall as Memorial Day approaches, a welcome change for motorists used to seeing increases cut into their summer vacation money.


Nashville Schools Suffer Moderate Flood Damage

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's public schools chief says the district was "extremely fortunate" to have relatively little damage from massive flooding the first week of May.

Tenn. Sales Taxes Grow for First Time in Two Years

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers working to settle on a spending plan finally have some good news: The state's monthly sales tax collections have grown for the first time in nearly two years.


Cotton Production Falls 34 Percent in Arkansas in 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A drop in Arkansas cotton production by a third from 2008 to 2009 hurt gins, warehouses and other cotton handlers as well as farmers, according to analysts.

EEOC Rules in Favor of Fired Miss. Trooper

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled in favor of a Mississippi state trooper who alleged his firing was racially motivated.


Federal Budget Deficit Hits April Record

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high for the month of April as government revenue fell sharply.

Wal-Mart Plans $2B Push On Hunger Relief

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to donate $2 billion to the nation’s food banks over the next five years.

Trade Deficit Rises to $40.4 Billion in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit rose to a 15-month high as rising oil prices pushed crude oil imports to the highest level since the fall of 2008, offsetting another strong gain in exports. The larger deficit is evidence of a rebounding U.S. economy.

US Wants Increased Industry Liability in Oil Spill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House asked Congress on Wednesday to raise limits on BP's liability for the Gulf oil spill, approve new spending on everything from free food programs to seafood inspections and increase taxes on oil companies for an emergency cleanup fund.

Local Push Helps Macy's Back to Profitability

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's intense focus on tailoring its merchandise to local markets helped push the department store chain to profitability in the first quarter.


Republicans Pick Tampa for 2012 Convention

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republicans choose Tampa as the site of their 2012 presidential convention, hoping the swing state of Florida will help them defeat President Barack Obama.

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