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VOL. 128 | NO. 43 | Monday, March 4, 2013
EMPHASIS Financial Services

Changing Times

Morgan Keegan name disappearance leads financial sector highlights

After a four-decade existence, the Morgan Keegan name has been retired.

Argent Financial Sees Growth in Memphis, Beyond

Argent Financial Group hasn’t let its foot off the gas since arriving in Memphis.

Waddell’s Ideals Centered on Consistency, Honesty

At a recent appearance in Nashville before an audience of 100 clients, friends and employees at the Country Music Hall of Fame, David Waddell of Waddell & Associates Inc. gave his company’s annual state of the union address.

Funding From Suburbs Suggested

Countywide school board members are not the only players in the schools merger feeling pressure, although they may be feeling more pressure than others.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
49°F
Fair
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 56%

EVENTS

Calvary Episcopal Church will hold its 2013 Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop on weekdays through March 22 at the church, 102 N. Second St. Speakers from various faiths will speak from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.; the Waffle Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit calvarymemphis.org for a list of speakers.

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Paulus Urges Community to Get Heart Smart

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis capped off its month-long celebration of American Heart Month by hosting a seminar by Dr. Basil Paulus titled “Getting Heart Smart … What You Need to Know.”

Women Business Leaders Encourage Diverse Workforce

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is regarded as one of the country’s most accomplished and high-profile women in business, and she has a new book coming out later this month on issues women face in the workplace.

School Board’s Choices Intensify Merger Debate

Countywide school board members began making what are considered the toughest and most controversial decisions of the schools merger Thursday, Feb. 28.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Marston Group Grows Globally, Locally

A growing accounting and finance firm is going global and local at the same time.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Serious Consequences

So you have tried all the subtle ways to get a subordinate to start doing something that needs to be done to make things better in your business, or stop doing something that is causing problems. What do you do now? Maybe it’s time to turn up the intensity a bit. Maybe it’s time for the “serious consequences” conversation.

The Path Forward for Schools

“We’re making our community, by disagreement and discord, a very unattractive place to live, visit and locate businesses.”

REGIONAL

Universities Warn New Teacher Standards Too Steep

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Some university leaders are warning that a plan to tighten academic requirements to become a teacher could create a shortage in Mississippi.

Arkansas House Panel Passes Electronic Gun Permit Bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas House panel has advanced a proposal to allow gun owners to use their cell phones to display their concealed carry permit.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Growing Push to Halt Workplace Bullying

WASHINGTON (AP) – Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare.

Automakers Report Growing US Sales in February

DETROIT (AP) – Americans want new cars and trucks, and they're not going to let higher gas prices or political dysfunction in Washington stand in their way.

US Consumer Spending Up 0.2 Percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers increased spending modestly in January but cut back on major purchases that signal confidence in the economy. The decline in spending on goods suggests higher tax rates that kicked in on Jan. 1 may have made consumers more cautious.

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