VOL. 127 | NO. 201 | Monday, October 15, 2012
HEALTH CARE SPECIAL EMPHASIS
Legacy Beads chronicle every step of the journey for St. Jude patients
Sometimes words are not enough to tell the story of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient Ethan Washburn’s nearly three-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
A new excise tax will be levied on medical devices beginning Jan. 1, and the impact will be significant for medical device companies with a Memphis presence.
With increased health care costs on its horizon, Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants Inc. recently made national headlines when it dodged Affordable Care Act requirements by cutting back on its full-time employee hours.
For a newly appointed CEO responsible for managing a nationally acclaimed hospital, James “Jay” Robinson III seems surprisingly laid-back.
Shelby County home sales in the third quarter increased 17 percent compared to the third quarter last year, and local professionals say there’s a feeling of optimism among buyers and those in the business.
It’s hiring, making plenty of new loans, growing its pool of assets, opening new offices – and enjoying a now long-unbroken run in profitability.
When Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell announced in Northaven a week ago a $600,000 effort to fight blight in three parts of unincorporated Shelby, he got a lot of questions about the exact terms for home improvements – half of the funding.
Integrity Oncology PLLC continues to evolve within an ever-changing health care landscape.
Have you ever accidentally, or perhaps purposely, kicked the top off an anthill? If you have, you have some idea of what it would look like if you could visit New York City and somehow magically lift Madison Square Garden and observe what’s going on below it.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
In a non-swing state, campaign supporters take fight, resources elsewhere
It has been 12 years since Shelby County voters have encountered a Democratic or Republican presidential nominee on the general election ballot who had some kind of political presence in the region, if not the city, before they made their bid for president.
So the state-by-state presidential campaign math comes out to Tennessee not mattering. And we are a big blue dot in a red state here in Shelby County.
NEW YORK (AP) – A group of retailers and trade groups has launched a last-ditch effort to stop a settlement worth at least $6 billion that Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and major banks have agreed to pay retailers for alleged fee fixing.
NEW YORK (AP) – JPMorgan Chase, the country's biggest bank, reported a record quarterly profit Friday, helped by a surge in mortgage refinancing. CEO Jamie Dimon said he believed the housing market "has turned a corner."
Wells Fargo posted record earnings in the third quarter as the bank increased mortgage lending and pocketed more fees.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a fourth straight year. But a modest improvement in economic growth helped narrow the gap by $207 billion compared with last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and sometimes fatal injuries. But this isn't the first time Congress has pushed for more authority over the industry.