Kentucky highlighted for industry and jobs expansion in 2014 Tuesday, Mar 3 2015 

kentucky_simpleKentucky has won Site Selection magazine’s “Governor’s Cup” award for new and expanded industry activity per capita in 2014. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the award on Tuesday. In a prepared statement, he said winning the Cup is an honor: “Kentucky works extremely … Continue reading

Kindred sees negative earnings in 2014; fourth down year in a row Friday, Feb 27 2015 

kindredLouisville’s Kindred Healthcare reported its earnings for 2014 on Thursday, revealing that for the fourth year in a row, the company ended the year in the red. Kindred reported a net income negative of $61.4 million. It’s not as bad as 2013’s loss … Continue reading

Splashdown: The space worms are back! Alive and well! Friday, Feb 13 2015 

A planariaOn Jan. 14, we reported that a scientific payload containing an experiment from Kentucky Space had successfully docked with the International Space Station. The experiment involved sending a bunch of planarian flatworms into space for an experiment for Kentucky Space’s Exomedicine … Continue reading

Moody’s downgrades KentuckyOne Health parent CHI Tuesday, Feb 10 2015 

KentuckyOneMoody’s has once again downgraded the bond rating of Catholic Health Initiatives, parent company of KentuckyOne Health. The ratings agency cited ongoing poor performance, high leverage and the quick addition of new debt, as CHI continues its buying spree of hospitals and networks … Continue reading

Onco360 opening HQ in Louisville, creating 150 jobs Thursday, Jan 29 2015 

Stethoscope_By_Computer_KeyboardThe health care firm OncoMed Speciality LLC — aka Onco360 — is bringing its headquarters to Louisville, with plans to open a facility in Jeffersontown by this summer. Onco360 is a fast-growing provider of oncology and hematology pharmacy services, and the expectation is … Continue reading

InvestKentucky Equity Conference slated for June 5 Wednesday, Jan 28 2015 

Screen GrabThe InvestKentucky Equity Conference is a collection of some of the state’s heaviest financial hitters, bringing together companies of every kind and size. This year the conference returns to Louisville on June 5 and will be held at Churchill Downs. The … Continue reading

U of L researchers help find kidney failure cause Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 

University_of_Louisville_School_of_Medicine_OverviewTwo researchers from the University of Louisville have helped discover a protein that leads to a fairly prevalent form of kidney failure. These discoveries also help those afflicted by this disease — called membranous nephropathy (MN) — manage the treatment of their … Continue reading

Fed’s Beige Book: Louisville jobs scene improving, commercial real estate gaining ground Friday, Oct 24 2014 

seal-on-moneyThe most recent edition of the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” says the jobs scene in Louisville is gradually improving, and commercial real estate is gaining ground, even as residential real estate cools off a bit. Here’s how the “Beige Book” works. … Continue reading

The Closing Bell: Creative Alliance has a mysterious announcement planned Friday, Oct 10 2014 

closingbellposterWe created The Closing Bell last spring to close out the business week after we figured out staffers, contributors and insiders were sitting on too many scoops that couldn’t wait for the Monday Business Briefing. Since then, we’ve scooped too … Continue reading

Kindred Healthcare acquires Gentiva for $1.8 billion; will be No. 4 health care employer in U.S. Thursday, Oct 9 2014 

KindredHealthcare.Kindred Healthcare, one of Louisville’s Fortune 500 companies, just became a mega-company, perhaps the fourth-largest health care employer in the United States. And Kindred’s plans for a new Broadway headquarters suddenly make sense. Kindred has just acquired Atlanta-based Gentiva Health … Continue reading

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