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Instagram kills its own pics on Twitter

(NEW YORK) – Instagram voluntarily pulled the plug on its Twitter photo integration on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a growing turf war between the rival social networks.

Previously, when Instagram

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  • Written by Adrian Covert

Tennessee seniors & the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Tennessee seniors & the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

With the "fiscal cliff" looming, many Tennesseans are wondering what the Dec. 31st deadline to address expiring tax and spending cuts means for them.

Some of the changes under consideration in Washington to avert the nation's financial conundrum could have a significant impact on the health and financial security of Tennessee seniors, their children and grandchildren, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has found.

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Bankruptcy: Chapter 11; Reorganization

Our month-long focus on bankruptcies concludes with a focus on the Chapter 11 version. The key word is reorganization. Under Chapter 11, the debtor – commonly referred to as the debtor in possession (DIP) – retains control of the business and the assets. Individuals with high levels of debt also may file under Chapter 11.

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‘Fiscal cliff’ and market changes bear watching

In February, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke coined the phrase "fiscal cliff" to warn Congress about the potentially harmful combination of nearly $600 billion in federal tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, unless lawmakers address the deficit, taxes, and government spending.

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Legislative Forum focus on ‘environment of inclusion’

Legislative Forum focus on ‘environment of inclusion’

The City of Memphis' declared commitment to "an environment of inclusion" was the backdrop for a recent Legislative Forum that put the spotlight on doing businesses with "minority and women-owned" firms.

Local stakeholders were invited to City Hall (Nov. 13) for an update on MWBE (Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise) programs generally and the city's program in particular.

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Looking beyond your credit score

There's an old saying that some things get better with age, and apparently one of those things is the ability to manage personal credit. A consumer reporting agency study indicated that people aged 66 and older had the highest average credit scores, followed by those aged 47 to 65.

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Bankruptcy: Chapter 13; Wage earner advantages

Few people are immune to the financial pitfalls that have resulted from the recession. If you have a regular income, Chapter 13, which is frequently referred to as a wage earner, can be an effective way to help you save your home, car or business. Used by individuals as well as certain small businesses, a Chapter 13 can provide much-needed relief in difficult times.

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