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VOL. 127 | NO. 63 | Friday, March 30, 2012

218 Jobs Tagged 'Redundant' in Morgan Keegan Merger

More than 200 positions – including 68 in Memphis – have been identified as “redundant” as a result of the combination of Memphis-based Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. with St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Raymond James Financial Inc.

Flights of Fortune

US Airways’ new nonstops to D.C. reverse trend of cuts at MEM

The Delta Air Lines Inc. employees were busy with customers near concourse B at Memphis International Airport.

Plough Fdtn. Awards $1.7M to Increase College Grad Rate

The Plough Foundation has awarded a $1.7 million grant to the Memphis Talent Dividend College Attainment Initiative, whose purpose is to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis metropolitan area by 1 percent over the next five years.

Municipal Schools Bill Amendment Surfaces

As the Tennessee House education subcommittee was meeting in Nashville Wednesday, March 29, it was where most of those involved in the local schools reformation saga were focusing their attention.

Crye-Leike Sells Properties, Land At Feb. Auction

Multiple properties in the Memphis area have traded hands as a result of an auction held by Crye-Leike Auction Services in February.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Northwest at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 62%


Memphis Fashion Week benefiting ArtsMemphis will hold events at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Ave., and Saturday, March 31, at A. Schwab, 163 Beale St. The events will include designers, drinks, music and models wearing local and national designers. Visit memphisfashionweekend-eorg.eventbrite.com to register.

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Bill Lifting Muni School Ban Advances

A bill in the Tennessee Legislature to lift the statewide ban on creating municipal school districts is moving as the legislative session nears an end.

Pinnacle Names New Accounting Officer

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has named Anthony D. McDuffie the “principal accounting officer” of the Memphis-based regional air carrier.

Schools Planning Group Looks at Denver Blueprint

Going from a centralized to a decentralized school system doesn’t mean less work for a school system. It just means a different kind of work.


Friendsignia Founders Build Social Media Tool

Editor’s note: This is the second in a six-part series on entrepreneurs in the current round of Seed Hatchery’s “cohort” boot camp.


Grizz Have Become NBA’s Chameleons

Ideally, there is never any mystery about the name of your best player or the name of your second-best player: see Chicago Bulls and 1) Michael Jordan; 2) Scottie Pippen; and 3) Everybody Else.

Opening Day Turns Back The Clock

If this column had a warning label, it would read as follows: “Do not take on an empty stomach, may cause nostalgia. Do not take if obsessed with Blake Griffin dunking over a car, may cause drowsiness.”


Statues Give City Glimpse Of History

STANDING FOR HISTORY. She’s tall and proud, sole representative of an all-but-forgotten people, standing alone where hundreds once lived in a village, where thousands once thrived in a nation. She nobly bears the weight of the loss of all of that, wrapped in skins against the lonely chill of that, and in images of all that has come to pass since her time. Silently and beautifully, she tells her story.

Audits, Plans Prevent Financial Problems

Part three of a three-part series Taxation, financial management and gift acceptance are three topics we discussed with Memphis attorney Van Turner, a partner in the law firm Brittenum Bruce PLLC.

100 Years Later, Girl Scouts Still Relevant

We live in an interesting time: Facebook and Twitter, economic crises and polarizing political debate. Every day there is something controversial to read about. Our children are exposed to the world earlier, and the importance of their actions – and ours – is being scrutinized. In such an incredibly confusing time to grow up, Girl Scouts have become more relevant than ever.


House OKs New Restrictions on Abortion Doctors

NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill that puts new restrictions on doctors who perform abortions is intended to make it more difficult for women to get the procedure in Tennessee, opponents of the legislation said Thursday.


US Economy Grew 3 Percent in Final Quarter of 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3 percent in the final three months of 2011, the best pace in a year and a half. But that growth has likely slowed in the current quarter.


Govt Loses About $49M on Sale of Small-Bank Stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government has lost roughly $50 million on its sale of stock in six small banks bailed out in the 2008 financial crisis. But the Treasury Department says the three-year investment was profitable after counting dividends and investments.

Congress Passes Bill to Keep Highway Aid Flowing

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress has passed a stopgap three-month bill to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing and avoid a widespread shutdown of construction projects.


US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Back Below 4 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell back below 4 percent this week, staying near historic lows.

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