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Shanda Group Increases Investment in Community Health Systems and Expresses Support for Company

11 01 2018

FRANKLIN, Tenn. & MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On January 11, 2018, members of Shanda Group filed an amendment to Shanda’s Schedule 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose an increase in its investment in Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH). Shanda, together with its affiliates, is CYH’s largest shareholder and holds approximately 24.0% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Robert Chiu, group president of Shanda Group, stated, “We have consistently maintained a good relationship with CYH and are supportive of the Company and its management team as they continue to execute on the Company’s strategic objectives.” Wayne T. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, stated, “We are pleased with Shanda’s continued support and welcome and value the input of Shanda and all of our stockholders.” About Community Health Systems, Inc. Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in...

Stay Metrics Announces the Hiring of Jerry Scott as Chief Operating Officer

11 01 2018

Jerry Scott, COO I believe in the Stay Metrics mission to change the trucking industry by improving the experiences of drivers. I'm excited to join the team. SOUTH BEND, Ind. January 11, 2018 Stay Metrics, the leading provider of driver engagement, training and retention solutions for the transportation industry, announces the hiring of Jerry Scott as Chief Operating Officer. Jerry Scott joins Stay Metrics during a period of significant growth for new clients, employees, products and services. In 2018, Stay Metrics expects growth to accelerate as motor carriers look to it for evidence-based driver retention solutions in an increasingly competitive environment marked by record sign-on bonuses and pay increases. “Jerry will play an instrumental role in helping us continue to develop the right people, products and high-performance culture to meet the present and future needs of our customers,” said Tim Hindes, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stay Metrics. Among...

Viatek’s Debut of the Echelon™ Brand as Well as Their Collaborative Tech with Community-Led Inventor Quirky®, Make Them One to Watch at CES® 2018

11 01 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. January 11, 2018 Viatek Consumer Products Group, known for their innovative designs and unique products, has hit the ground running and furthered their approach to advanced consumer product solutions with this year’s CES® 2018 showcase. Located in booth 41955 inside the Sands, Viatek’s debut of the Echelon™ brand as well as their collaborative tech with community-led inventor Quirky®, make them one to watch. The Echelon™ Experience, merges total fitness and technology to create a virtual community where the catch phrase “never ride alone,” is as real as downloading the Echelon™ Fit App and hoping aboard one of their two well-engineered cycles. Available on both Google Play or the Apple app store, Echelon™ Fit allows the rider choices from hundreds of on demand & live classes, scenic rides, yoga, strength training, warm-ups, and more. The Flex Bike is designed to be light weight and portable with a recumbent seat, making it easy to use at...

Technical Perspectives on Discount, Variety Stores Stocks -- Fred's, Wal-Mart Stores, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, and Dollar General

11 01 2018

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2018 -- WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on FRED, WMT, OLLI, and DG which can be accessed for free by signing up to www.wallstequities.com/registration. Today, WallStEquities.com covers the Discount Variety Stores space, which comprises stores that are like department stores as far as total size, layout, and products go, but provide similar products at lower costs. Under evaluation this morning are four industry players, particularly: Fred's Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI), and Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG). All you have to do is sign up today for this free limited time offer by clicking the link below. www.wallstequities.com/registration Fred's Shares in Memphis, Tennessee headquartered Fred's Inc. climbed 3.73%, ending Wednesday's trading session at $3.89. The stock...

MCG Health’s Dr. Monique Yohanan to Speak at CCMC New World Symposium on Solutions to Address the Opioid Epidemic

11 01 2018

This crisis has caused more than 165,000 overdose deaths from prescription opioids since 1999 SEATTLE, Wash. and NASHVILLE, Tenn. January 11, 2018 MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network and a leading provider of informed care strategies, announces Monique Yohanan, MD, MPH, will be a speaker at the Commission for Case Manager Certification’s New World Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 20, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Dr. Yohanan will discuss how evidence-based care guidance can help address the national opioid addiction crisis. Dr. Yohanan brings an extensive background bridging the gap between psychiatry and internal medicine in her role as a State Government Relations Director and behavioral health expert at MCG Health. “This crisis has caused more than 165,000 overdose deaths from prescription opioids since 1999,” said Dr. Yohanan. “In addition, health and societal costs related to prescription opioid abuse have been...

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. Offers EnLIGHTened Menu with Something for Everyone in the New Year

11 01 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 -- BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI), a first-mover with its BJ’s EnLIGHTened Entrees® menu, continues to redefine the category to include more nutrient-rich superfoods, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The mission: to ensure the EnLIGHTened menu offers something for everyone.“At a time when the casual dining industry is standing for pasta, burgers and ribs, we wanted to stand for something more conscientious,” said Scott Rodriguez, Senior Vice President of Culinary and Kitchen Innovation at BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. “With our EnLIGHTened menu, our focus is on making ‘better-for-you’ taste ‘better–than-imagined’.”Following up on the success of last year’s exceptionally cute Honest Critics online video series, BJ’s has once again turned to Generation Z to test the EnLIGHTened mission – this time with a “super” twist.BJ’s worked with DDB San Francisco to evolve the tasting panel for 2018. Four “Hungry Heroes”...

Team Sports Gift Products Compliment New Henson Construction Tornado Safe Rooms

11 01 2018

    JACKSON, TN, January 11, 2018 -- Henson Construction Services of Jackson, Tennessee is known for large construction projects delivered on time and within budget. Henson Construction Services is the definition of reliability when it comes to government buildings, jails, and schools. Included in Henson's resume are over $50 Million of School/Community Tornado Safe Room Projects. With such a credible reputation, the company has embarked on new construction innovations. Their latest project is the construction of five tornado safe rooms that are designed and built to withstand the impact of an EF-5 Tornado (250 mph winds). With such a prestigious project now completed, Team Sports Gift is proud to announce they were chosen as Henson Construction Services' interior design elements and accents of choice for the tornado safe room project.Henson Construction Services, Inc./Envirosafe Solutions of America are the creators of the Safe Zone Concept, utilizing shipping...

Buying A Home More Affordable Than Renting In 54 Percent Of U.S. Housing Markets

11 01 2018

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation's largest multi-sourced property database, today released its 2018 Rental Affordability Report, which shows that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 240 of 447 U.S. counties analyzed for the report — 54 percent. The analysis incorporated recently released fair market rent data for 2018 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics along with public record sales deed data from ATTOM Data Solutions in 447 U.S. counties with sufficient home sales data (see full methodology below). "Although buying is still more affordable than renting in the majority of U.S. housing markets, that majority is shrinking as home price appreciation continues to outpace rental growth in most areas," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions. "Renting has clearly become the lesser...

Six in Ten Support the Alexander-Murray Healthcare Fixes

11 01 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2018 -- A new in-depth survey presented the three key provisions of the Alexander Murray bill, that addresses issues with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to a sample of 2,511 registered voters and had them evaluate arguments for and against each provision.  In the end, all three proposals were endorsed by about six in ten voters. These include allowing Americans age 30 and up to have low cost, high deductible 'copper plans,' and reversing the Trump administration cuts for health-care cost subsidies for low-income people, and cuts for outreach and education for the ACA exchanges. The survey of 2,511 registered voters was conducted by the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland (PPC), fielded by Nielsen Scarborough, and released today by the nonpartisan organization, Voice of the People. The bill's lead sponsors are Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington. One of the most...

Modern Living with kathy ireland®: Bedding industry veteran and Sleep Outfitters founder, Kim Knopf, shares how her company is winning retail by providing unique in-store experience

10 01 2018

Los Angeles, CA – January 10, 2018 — Modern Living with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with Sleep Outfitters founder and CEO, Kim Knopf. Knopf will discuss her company’s successful efforts to counter online mattress sales by giving brick and mortar customers a personalized mattress-shopping experience. Sleep Outfitters is a mattress retailer that works directly with customers to find a mattress solution to meet their unique needs to help them sleep better. The company was founded in 1983. Today, Sleep Outfitters’ parent company, Innovative Mattress Solutions, operates nearly 200 stores in six states (West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Indiana) as Mattress Warehouse, Sleep Outfitters and Mattress King. Knopf’s founding philosophy of providing the best mattresses at the lowest prices continues to drive the company’s success. Sleep Outfitters is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Knopf says that Sleep Outfitters strives...

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