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1. Merck to Pay $3.85 Billion for Hepatitis C Drug Developer
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Merck & Co. will spend about $3.85 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., a small company developing hepatitis C medicines that, together with Merck's experimental drugs, could produce lucrative combo therapies that quickly cure most patients with the blood-borne virus afflicting tens of millions.
2. Bayer to Buy Merck Consumer Business for $14.2 Billion
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Germany's Bayer plans to buy U.S.-based Merck & Co.'s consumer health business, creating a combined medicine cabinet of household names from Bayer's aspirin to Merck's Claritin allergy pills.
3. Insurance Through Work? Health Law Affects You Too
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The health care overhaul's reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance through work.
4. University of Memphis Players Garner Conference Honors
- Monday, December 16, 2013
University of Memphis senior punter Tom Hornsey won the 2013 Ray Guy Award Thursday, Dec. 12, during The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by ESPN.
Hornsey also was named a member of the Walter Camp All-America second team. Hornsey is just the second Tiger to be a Walter Camp All-American. Running back DeAngelo Williams made the team in 2005. Hornsey also was named to USA Today All-America first team.
5. Obama Nominates Justice Official to Top Labor Slot
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Thomas Perez, President Barack Obama's choice for Labor secretary, has used his perch as the nation's chief civil rights enforcer to crack down on voter suppression, discrimination and police brutality.
6. Making an Impression
- Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The firm redeveloping Overton Square considers its task at hand to be playing to its Midtown audience – not only in building construction, but also in incorporating art.
Loeb Properties Inc. is investing more than $20 million to revive the once-booming arts and entertainment district of the 1970s and 1980s. That includes adding new tenants to expand Overton Square’s footprint, redesigning existing structures and building new ones, and implementing a dozen or so multimedia art projects throughout.
7. High Court Ruling Benefits Most Health Care Firms
- Friday, June 29, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's historic overhaul is expected to be a boon to most of the health care industry by making coverage more affordable for millions of uninsured Americans.
8. Walgreen Q1 Profit Drops on Express Scripts Fight
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Drugstore operator Walgreen Co.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings fell more than 4 percent due in part to a slow flu season and its decision to leave the Express Scripts Inc. pharmacy network next month.
9. Tigers’ Dreadful Season Finally Coming to End
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Memphis fan walked up the tunnel and into Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, looked at the scoreboard, saw 13:43 remaining in the first quarter and a “7” under “Herd,” and he cussed.
“They scored already?” the man complained to a bystander, then added with a sigh, “That’s Tiger football.”
10. Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Count your blessings, then get to work.
That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say it ruins their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies to back off, but retailers say they're stuck: It's what customers want.
11. IBM Putting Watson to Work in Health Insurance
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work.
IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments.
12. Former Pitt Mayor Discusses Infrastructure Challenges
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy drove to Memphis Tuesday, June 28, from Nashville to speak at an Urban Land Institute program on infrastructure held at the University of Memphis.
13. Consumers' Confidence Down in June on Job Worries
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in June on continuing worries about high unemployment and stagnating wages, following a string of bad news that threatens the painfully slow U.S. economic recovery.
14. Holiday Shoppers Sprint to End; Retail Revenue Up
- Thursday, December 23, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Holiday shoppers are racing to the end of the season at a more feverish pace this year, with retail revenue up 5.5 percent during the last weekend before Christmas.
The figure, released by ShopperTrak on Wednesday, is a drastic improvement from the same weekend last year, when revenue dropped 6.2 percent. The final shopping weekend last year was marred by a big East Coast snowstorm.
15. Shoppers Crowd the Malls in Christmas Countdown
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It's beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas.
Americans spent more on clothing, luxury goods and even furniture, delivering healthy gains across the board, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, which tracks spending across all transactions including cash. The online category continued to be a bright spot. The big exception was consumer electronics, dragged down by deep discounting of TVs amid a glut. That area was virtually unchanged from a year ago.
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Staying Ahead of the Curve workshop Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 2969 Elmore Park Road. The topic will be “Significantly Increase Sales, Customer Loyalty and Profits Through a Subscriber Base Marketing Approach.” For reservations, call 372-9457 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a green certification workshop Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Marriott Memphis Downtown, 250 N. Main St. The workshop will discuss a state green certification program for the tourism and travel industry. To register, contact Patricia Gray at 615-741-9004 or email@example.com.
- Monday, November 29, 2010
The WRVR Toy Truck will collect new toys and gifts to benefit children served by Porter-Leath Monday through Dec. 3 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave. For more information about the toy drive or how to donate, call 577-2500, ext. 1167, or visit www.porterleath.org.
19. Humana to Purchase Health Care Company Concentra
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Health insurer Humana Inc. plans its first broad foray into health care delivery in nearly two decades with its intended purchase of Concentra Inc. in an approximately $790 million cash deal announced Monday.
20. White House Releases 'Patient Bill of Rights'
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled a package of consumer benefits Tuesday to build support for his health care overhaul within a divided nation and warned Republicans about trying to repeal his landmark law. "We're not going back," said a defiant president.
21. CVS Caremark Q3 Profit Up But Loses Big Contracts
- Friday, November 06, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Caremark disclosed more multibillion dollar contract losses in its pharmacy benefits management business and said the head of the unit will depart.
CEO Tom Ryan said CVS, which also runs the nation's second-biggest drug store chain, won't reach its goals in 2010 because of the sharp reversal of fortunes at the Caremark unit, which administers drug benefits for employers. CVS shares plunged 20 percent.
22. Earnings Reports to Give Picture of Job Market
- Tuesday, October 27, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street may be roaring again and manufacturers see a bright future selling their wares in Asia. But for many Americans, it's still a downturn until the jobs come back.
This week, earnings from several companies with deep ties to corporate payrolls, consumer demand and the labor market will show whether employers are hiring, firing or holding off on filling vacancies.
23. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
24. Glaxo and Pfizer Create New HIV Drug Company
- Monday, April 20, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Pfizer Inc. will pool resources to create a new company to develop and sell HIV medicines, leveraging a small investment into the No. 2 market position.
25. Medtronic Q2 Profit Sinks On Hefty Legal Charge
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medtronic Inc., the world’s largest medical device maker, reported Tuesday that legal expenses and declining foreign exchange rates weighed down its fiscal 2009 second-quarter profit.
26. Warren Named Bursar At University of Memphis
- Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Carol Warren has accepted the position of bursar in the Division of Business & Finance at the University of Memphis. Warren is a graduate of the University of Memphis and has experience in student financial service operations working for the U of M previously as the assistant bursar. Before joining the university, Warren spent several years in the Loan Division at First Tennessee Bank.
27. Archived Article: Med Marketing (lead)
- Friday, April 30, 2004
Ad Agencies Find Niche in Health Care
Specialized services help meet needs of evolving industry
The Daily News
Competition and a well-informed audience are among the factors redefining the medical marketing playing...
28. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 02, 2003
Calendar of Events, June 2-8
Calendar of events June 2-June 8
The 17th annual Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.s golf tournament begins with registration at 10:30 a.m. at Southwind. Golfers will receive a box lunch. A recept...
29. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 19, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events Aug. 19-Aug. 25
Peabody Place Museum, 119 S. Main St., features A Legacy Unearthed: Early Chinese Clay Burial Figures through Oct. 31. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through F...