Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

Sacramento Startup in Residence companies will work to improve transportation

Sacramento has signed up with two startup firms to examine how technology can improve transportation as part of the city's first foray with the Startup in Residence program. Sacramento is working with San Francisco-based nonprofit Startup in Residence...

By | 2019-01-31T23:01:28+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Technology|

Report: Sales rep for Chandler opioid maker gave doctor a lap dance in alleged bribe scheme

A Chicago doctor received a lap dance from a sales representative working for a Chandler-based pharmaceuticals manufacturer to get him to write more prescriptions for a highly addictive drug, according to a report in the Washington Post. The boozy det...

By | 2019-01-31T21:28:47+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Healthcare|

Walgreens buys 63 pharmacy locations from bankrupt Shopko

Walgreens will take over 63 pharmacy locations from Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC after a bankruptcy judge approved sales for some of the retailer’s assets. Shopko filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January. As part of the reorganization,...

By | 2019-01-31T20:43:22+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Healthcare|

Channel 7’s 10 p.m. news wins ratings battle as weather makes headlines

ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 can breath easy. The station’s late local newscast finished once more very solidly in first place in the January ratings book that ended on Thursday. Channel 7 notched a 6.9 rating Monday through Friday in the just-ended ratin...

By | 2019-01-31T20:42:56+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Media|

Baum Capital Partners raises $86.4M for private equity fund

Baum Capital Partners finished raising capital for its new GKB Growth Equity Fund LP, closing with $86.4 million in commitments. Launched in early 2018, GKB Growth Equity Fund focuses primarily on making majority investments in companies in the U.S. a...

By | 2019-01-31T18:54:42+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Economics|

Atlanta United parts with star midfielder, breaking MLS transfer fee record

Atlanta United has agreed to part with arguably its best all-around player in a record-setting transfer to the Premier League's Newcastle United. The reigning MLS Cup champs said Thursday they transferred Miguel Almirón to Newcastle for an undisclosed...

By | 2019-01-31T15:26:41+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Sports|

Bevo’s big bucks: UT athletics breaks its own money-making record

As the most lucrative program in college sports, the University of Texas at Austin is competing with itself to raise the bar for financial performance. It vaulted that bar last year, bringing in a record $219.4 million in revenue for the 2017-18 acade...

By | 2019-01-31T14:08:34+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Sports|