WASHINGTON-- The Washington Post Co. is getting into the health care business with the purchase of a majority stake in Celtic Healthcare Inc., a provider of home health care and hospice services. Mars, Pa.- based Celtic provides home health care and hospice services in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Oct 1- Washington Post Co said it would acquire a majority stake in privately held Celtic Healthcare Inc, branching even further away from its newspaper roots.
SAN FRANCISCO-- Prescription drug distributor McKesson Corp. said Monday that it agreed to buy Med3000, a health care management and technology service company. McKesson said the deal will expand its revenue management division. Shares of McKesson rose 34 cents to $86.37 in midday trading.
PITTSBURGH-- Bass fishing, gas drilling and downtown Pittsburgh collided at a professional fishing tournament last week, and the unlikely partnership prompted cheers and concerns from anglers, environmentalists and the general public. One of the fishermen at the event said that even having a tournament in Pittsburgh is a sign of progress.
COLUMBUS, Ga.-- Carmike Cinemas Inc. said Monday that it has bought 16 theaters for $19 million in cash, part of Carmike's push to expand through acquisitions. The theater chain bought the theaters, which have 251 screens, from Rave Reviews Cinemas LLC, which is owned by investment firm BV Investment Partners.
ALBANY, N.Y.-- New York regulators expect to reopen their rulemaking process for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, casting doubt on whether a 4- year-old moratorium on development will be lifted before next year.
Ikea believes the shift to the longer-lasting bulbs will help set an environmentally friendly example in the industry and also save the company about $10 million to $20 million a year, or 10 percent, in lighting costs at its 300 stores around the globe, said Steve Howard, the company's chief sustainability officer.
Oct 1- The Washington Post Co said it would acquire a majority stake in privately held Celtic Healthcare Inc, marking the education and media company's entry into the healthcare sector.
WASHINGTON-- Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's aggressive policies to stimulate the still-weak economy. The Fed needs to drive down long-term borrowing rates because the economy isn't growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment, Bernanke said in a speech to the Economic Club of Indiana.
Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.
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If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.
With many cities now preoccupied with other crushing costs — pension obligations, retiree health care, accumulated unpaid bills — a sudden call to honor a long-forgotten bond guarantee can be a bolt from the blue, precipitating a crisis. The New York Times reports.
The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics, The New York Times reports.
For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.
Don’t count out former Sen. Rick Santorum in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, wealthy backer Foster Friess said Wednesday.
Public workers’ pension funds across the country are increasingly turning to riskier investments in private equity, real estate and hedge funds, and they aren't paying off, reports the New York Times.
With all the kitchen trends now, some homeowners and designers flout the conventions, go with personal taste and choose a look that no one else has. Here are 10 examples.