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VOL. 126 | NO. 48 | Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gus's to Expand Fried Chicken Empire to East Memphis

One of the Memphis region’s most celebrated fried chicken eateries is in the pipeline for a long-time vacant East Memphis parcel.

Positive Test

Trumbull’s flow cytometry lab aids pathologists

An anxious patient awaits the test results of every specimen examined at Trumbull Labs LLC.

Schools Leaders Focus on Future Merger Details

The leaders of Shelby County’s two public school systems put a lot of emphasis on the technical aspects of bringing both school systems together the day after Memphis voters approved schools consolidation. They also emphasized long “to do” lists on the way to a merger.

Morgan Keegan Ordered to Pay in Madoff Feeder Fund Case

An arbitration panel affiliated with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has ordered Morgan Keegan to pay a Florida couple more than $250,000.

County Commission Serves Notice On Countywide School Board

There were signs Wednesday that the second track to schools consolidation is alive and well.

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The 2011 Bartlett Business Expo will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. The event is an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services. Standard booths are $385. For more information, visit www.bartlettchamber.org.

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Biz, Arts Intersection at Center of Whitaker Talk

The arts and business aren’t independent entities.

Cooper Files Lawsuit Related to Cordova Restaurant

The strip club owner who opened – then abruptly closed – a restaurant in Cordova, which he’s insisted he’s not turning into a strip club, has filed a lawsuit related to his application for a compensated dance permit for the business.

CKx Suffers $15M Q4 Loss

CKx Inc., the entertainment company that owns a majority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises and owns the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis, has reported a fourth-quarter loss.

Local Appraisal Professionals Working Through Recession

The appraisal business is much like other industries in the challenging economic climate – survival of the fittest.

New Practices Show Mediation’s Role is Growing

When two or more parties are locked in a dispute, they now have a growing number of options by which they can resolve it short of pleading their case before a judge in the cold confines of a courtroom.

Documentary Sheds Light on Water Conservation

Despite the distance between them, the San Francisco Bay has much in common with the Mississippi River.

Wilson Sets Himself Apart With Work in Transportation Law

Despite working for a law firm with almost 600 attorneys and advisers, Mason Wilson has more than made a name for himself.

Gone A-Courtin’

“Dear Judge Vic: So, I see in your column of a few weeks ago that you dwelled at some length on what a versatile concept law is, giving all kinds of examples and such. I’ll go you one better! Ponder the versatility of the word ‘court’ if you dare! / Name withheld.”

Are You Missing Out on Benefits?

Ray’s Take: There’s a lot of news coverage about people defrauding the government through Medicare, Medicaid, social security or other programs. These scams are stealing millions of tax dollars and are worthy of concern.


Roberts Replaces Black in Tenn. Senate

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Kerry Roberts has been sworn in to replace Diane Black in the Tennessee Senate.

State Senate OKs Measure to Ban Tenn. Income Tax

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal that would amend the Tennessee Constitution to ban an income tax has passed the Senate 28-5.

Business Community Supports Teacher Tenure Changes

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to make teacher tenure more difficult has the support of key members of the state's business community.


Wholesale Inventories and Sales Rise in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – Businesses at the wholesale level added to their stockpiles in January and their sales jumped by the largest amount in 14 months. But the spike in sales was partially influenced by rising oil prices.


Mortgage Applications Spike; Home Sales Still Weak

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people applying for a mortgage jumped last week. But analysts cautioned that the increase was likely driven by investors, not first-time homebuyers who are needed to help housing markets recover.


Walgreen Selling Pharmacy Benefits Ops for $525M

NEW YORK (AP) Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it is leaving the pharmacy benefits management business, selling that operation to Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. for $525 million in cash and freeing it to focus on its drugstore network, the largest in the United States.

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