VOL. 126 | NO. 252 | Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. is moving forward with its plans for a transformer manufacturing facility at Rivergate Industrial Port.
Health care industry endures ups, downs in 2011
It was a mixed year of highs and lows for the Memphis area health care industry – which employs one out of seven workers locally – as the nation’s uncertain economy and changing health care system prompted hospital networks and biotech companies to realign, restructure and rethink the way they operate.
The year 2011 ended politically the way it began – with lots of questions about schools consolidation.
Many of the headlines that came out of 2011 for local advertising and public relations firms mirrored the ever-changing scope of marketing and social media.
Dr. Glen T. Steele, a professor at the Southern College of Optometry, has received the prestigious William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry for his work with InfantSEE.
Cross selling is the practice of increasing revenue from existing customers by selling them additional products or services. It can be conducted at the time of the initial sale and over the lifetime of that relationship.
At a time when the economy is ailing, physicians and other health care providers are writing prescriptions that will not be filled by pharmacists but rather by accountants.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he expects lawmakers will pass a bill requiring drug tests for Tennesseans who get government assistance or workers' compensation. Other high-ranking Republicans aren't so confident.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores to raise cash after a weak holiday shopping season for the retailer.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 – if it isn't knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.
Four types of American shoppers have altered the shopping landscape this holiday season.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The United States has record supplies of natural gas and plenty of reasons to promote natural-gas powered cars, but so consumers, manufacturers and fuel suppliers haven't shown much interest.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says the federal government has nearly reached its borrowing limit – again.
NASHVILLE (AP) – With the 2012 presidential election looming, a Vanderbilt University political scientist says the one key factor is the disposable income of voters.
HONOLULU (AP) – A vacationing President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a Harvard University professor and a former Treasury official under President George H.W. Bush – a Democrat and a Republican – to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers?
ATLANTA (AP) – Just as Medicaid prepares for a vast expansion under the federal health care overhaul, the 47-year-old entitlement program for the poor is under increasing pressure as deficit-burdened states chip away at benefits and cut payments to doctors.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Manu Ginobili never saw the Memphis Grizzlies play that badly in the playoffs, and is pretty sure he won't again.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Titans are getting inspiration from the Green Bay Packers of a season ago in their improbable bid for the AFC's final wild-card spot.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Shea Weber, the leading scorer for the Nashville Predators, has a concussion and will miss Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Wild.