Wed April 3, 2013

Federal Cuts Pinch Vanderbilt Hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say federal automatic budget cuts require tough economic measures be taken.

The Tennessean ( ) reported the hospital must make up for a $20 million shortfall by June 30.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Jeff Balser said the federal cuts mean payments are no longer being made to hospitals like Vanderbilt which treat a disproportionate number of indigent patients.

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Fri March 29, 2013

County Jobless Numbers Good News for Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Department of Labor has released county level unemployment numbers for February and the report is good news for the mid-state.

Six of the ten counties with the state’s lowest unemployment are located here in Middle Tennessee. Williamson County continues to enjoy the state’s best jobless rate at 5.3 percent. That’s nearly a full percentage point below the next closest county.

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Thu March 28, 2013

Mid-State County Has One of the Nations Hottest Job Markets

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Federal statistics out Thursday show the nation’s economy grew at a decidedly anemic pace last year, but the economic news is much better for one at least one mid-state county.

The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate 0.4 percent in last year’s final quarter. Analysts think the nation's economy is growing at much faster clip in the current quarter; perhaps as much as 2.5 percent.

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Tue March 26, 2013

State Rep. Harwell Earns MTSU Honors College ‘Distinguished Friend’ Award

Trailblazing state House Speaker Beth Harwell took a few moments before receiving a special award from MTSU Thursday (March 21) to share stories of other women who blazed a trail across Tennessee in the past three-plus centuries.

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Fri March 22, 2013

Tenn. Unemployment Rises Again in February

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee's unemployment rate for February was 7.8 percent, up a tenth from January’s figure.

The state's jobless rate has risen the past two months, up from 7.6 percent in December.

The Department of Labor’s Jeff Hentschel says at least some of the increase can be attributed to seasonal factors.

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