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VOL. 129 | NO. 62 | Monday, March 31, 2014
EMPHASIS Health Care

Haslam’s Medicaid Expansion Talks Continue

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has walked a fine line since announcing a year ago that the state would not accept federal funding for an expansion of TennCare, Tennessee’s version of Medicaid, at least for now.

Walk-In Clinics Rising as Response to ACA

When the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, medical providers were not sure what to expect.

Employers, Workers Navigate Compliance Rules

As a certified health care reform specialist, Tim Finnell can stand back and from a distance say the Affordable Care Act does not really have a beginning and an end.

Brown’s Contempt Hearing Reflects Political Skirmish

Joe Brown’s bid to unseat District Attorney General Amy Weirich in the 2014 elections probably wasn’t supposed to begin this way – in a courtroom dispute with Juvenile Court that has nothing to do with Weirich.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
68°F
Fair
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 84%

EVENTS

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will hold a stroke survivor group meeting Tuesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in suite 250 of Medical Office Building A, 7655 Poplar Ave. Stroke survivors will discuss caregiving issues; partners and family will discuss time and stress management. Call 516-6929.

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Pittman Brings Love of Memphis to Yelp Role

On a recent lunchtime visit to Mot & Ed’s, the restaurant at 1354 Madison Ave. specializing in Southern food with a popular stuffed burger, Joelle Pittman immediately got the owner’s attention after the owner introduced herself and found out Pittman works for Yelp.

SMALL BUSINESS

Tomato Baby Co. Offers Plants and Philosophy

Being “Tomato Girl” isn’t a full time job for Alainia Hagerty. She has a day job that doesn’t involve selling dozens of varieties of tomato plants grown in her Brighton, Tenn., greenhouse.

I Choose Memphis: Sehrish Siddiqui

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Right ROI of Innovation for Your Firm

Innovation as investment is a simple three-step process. First, figure out the risk tolerance level at a firm. Then you can get real with your expectations, roles, resources, and metrics. Second, come up with a mix based on the risk-tolerance level of your culture. Third, formalize the assignment – and kick off all projects with visible executive leadership support. The executive support is critically important.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Ramsey: Pay Raises, Higher Ed Funding Face Cuts

NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says worse-than-expected revenue collections could force Tennessee to cancel planned pay raises for state employees and reduce planned investments in higher education.

REGIONAL

Study Finds Cases of Autism Increasing in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A study by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences estimates that the number of children with autism in Arkansas has more than doubled since the last study in 2002.

Camp Shelby to Become Equipment Hub

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – The Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is being considered as a depot for the return, redeployment and disposal of military equipment now in Afghanistan.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Consumer Spending Up Modest 0.3 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans barely increased their spending in February following a weak January performance, strong evidence that the severe winter will hold back the economy in the first quarter.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Judge Upholds Country of Origin Label for Meat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Shoppers who want to buy American beef for dinner instead of meat from Canada or Mexico will still be able to find the country of origin on the label.

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