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Haslam: ‘Firm hope’ to avoid 5 pct TennCare cut

November 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, right, listens as Darin Gordon, TennCare director, left, gives a report during a budget hearing on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. TennCare officials are again proposing to eliminate counseling services to hospice patients and their families if the state’s expanded Medicaid has to reduce its spending by 5...

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After 2 week delay, crab fishing gets under way

November 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Crab fisherman Ryan Kisling prepares squid as bait for crab on his crab boat in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. After weeks of haggling over a price, central California crab fishermen and seafood processors have come to an agreement and the 2011...

Stocks soar on big shopping weekend, Europe

November 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Hopes for a more far-reaching solution to Europe’s debt crisis and a strong start to the U.S. shopping season sent stocks sharply higher Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW...

UN: Syrian forces killed, tortured 256 children

November 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Brazilian Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who is mandated by the U.N. Human Rights Council to lead an international investigation of allegations of human rights abuses in Syria, gestures during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Monday,...

See Killgo’s for expert brake work, ‘alinements’ and now, parts

November 28, 2011 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Harold “Hugo” Killgo has specialized in brake and front-end work for forty-nine years. Killgo’s Brake and Alinement, 1508 W. 2nd St., is the place to go for brake and front-end work. Phone 623-7009 for expert service. If it has anything to do...

The other student loan problem: too little debt

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Nov. 16, 2011, Jesse Yeh sits by a fountain on the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif. He uses the university’s library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food and campus events and occasionally skips...

Meijer’s hometown has benefited from his largesse

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A digital billboard remembers Frederik Meijer on U.S. 131 north, near the 44th Street SW exit, in Grand Rapids Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Meijer died Friday at 91 years-old. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse) GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Art by famous...

AP Newsbreak: Medicare’s drug coverage gap shrinks

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 8, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama listens as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during a town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act, at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Md....

Vt. artist says he’ll fight giant for his kale

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 22, 2011 photo, Bo Muller-Moore stands in his home studio in Montpelier, Vt. Muller-Moore, the Vermont man who is building a business around the term “eat more kale,” which has been plastered on T-shirts, bumper stickers and other...

Ohio shale drilling spurs job hopes in Rust Belt

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sept. 26, 2011 photo, the new Vallourec seamless pipe mill can be seen rising up on the horizon in the industrial valley of Girard, Ohio. The $650 million V&M Star plant, located along a desolate stretch that once was a showcase for American...