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2008-09-29 18:00:41

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack O. Bovender, Jr., chairman and CEO of HCA Inc., announced today he will retire as CEO of the company at the end of this year and remain as executive chairman and a member of the board of directors until December of 2009. Richard M. Bracken, HCA's president and chief operating officer, will remain as president and take the helm as CEO on January 1, 2009, in accordance with the company's existing succession plan. (Logo:...

2008-09-05 00:00:26

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Joanna Burgos of the 2008 Republican National Convention, +1-651-467-2728 SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Below is the text of remarks that will be delivered as part of the 2008 Republican National Convention's program this evening. The text is "as prepared for delivery" and it is embargoed until delivery. Full text will also be available later tonight on the 2008 Republican National Convention's media portal at...

2008-08-25 15:01:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA marked its 40th anniversary during a special program for employees today at the company's corporate office. The event featured HCA Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. and HCA Chairman and CEO, Jack O. Bovender, Jr., who spoke about HCA's founding, mission and tradition of caring for patients, employees and the surrounding communities. The "Our History of Caring" program was a prelude to HCA's annual Caring for the Community...

2006-09-05 17:20:49

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday he is still trying to find a way to pass a bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling, but offered no guarantee a deal could be struck before lawmakers recess at the end of September. Frist would like to bring up the bill under unanimous consent, a process by which leaders from both parties agree to bring a bill to a vote on the Senate floor, the aides told reporters. But...

2006-09-05 13:50:00

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday Democrats were trying to turn Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld into "a bogeyman" two months before U.S. congressional elections, and it dismissed their calls for his ouster. Congressional Democrats, striving to grab control of the House and Senate from President George W. Bush's Republican Party in November's congressional elections, are pushing for a vote of no confidence in the 74-year-old Rumsfeld, one of the...

2006-08-03 23:29:50

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic senators blocked their own goal on Thursday of raising the U.S. minimum wage for the first time since 1997 after Republicans added a huge tax break for the rich to the legislation, actions sure to reverberate in this election year. On a 56-42 vote, the Republican-led Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to clear the way for final congressional passage of the minimum wage increase and a big cut in inheritance taxes for wealthy...

2006-08-03 23:50:08

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tennessee Republicans chose a well-financed former mayor on Thursday to face off against a well-known black Democrat bidding to take back the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Bill Frist. The fight to succeed Senate Majority Leader Frist could be crucial in determining whether Republicans maintain control of the Senate or if Democrats pick up the six seats needed to become the majority. Frist, who endorsed no one in the three-way Republican...

2006-08-03 21:43:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators blocked legislation on Thursday that would have raised the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, because it also would have permanently cut estate taxes paid by the rich. On a 56-42 vote, the Republican-led Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to clear the way for final congressional passage. Earlier approved by the House of Representatives, the bill would have raised the $5.15-per-hour minimum wage...

2006-08-01 17:04:31

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to shore up the U.S. private pension system must pass the Senate without amendments this week so it can be signed into law by President George W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday. The Tennessee Republican said lawmakers who want to change some of the bill's provisions affecting airlines would have to find some other way to do that rather than amend the bill now. But he also told reporters he wanted to first deal...

2006-08-01 11:24:58

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to shore up the U.S. private pension system must pass the Senate without amendments this week so it can be signed into law this month by President George W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday. "Pensions ... affect the lives of millions of Americans," Frist said on the Senate floor. A Tennessee Republican, Frist said the chamber "must clear the pensions bill clean" before lawmakers leave for their August recess,...


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