Day: February 24, 2021

Over 14,000 Workers Employed at Small Businesses in Manchester-Tullahoma

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses account for 64 percent of net private-sector jobs created since 2005. Collectively, small enterprises employ around 60 million Americans, which represents nearly half of the private workforce in the U.S. The analysis found that in the Tullahoma-Manchester metropolitan area, 14,607 workers are employed at small businesses, …

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Bill Aims to Increase Drug-Price Transparency for TN Patients

Some state lawmakers want stricter regulations to ensure Tennesseans have access to affordable prescription drugs. Senate Bill 1617 would spotlight the role of pharmacy-benefit managers, the so-called “middlemen” who negotiate prices between drug makers, pharmacies and health insurers. The bill would prevent those managers from artificially inflating drug costs for health plans. At Tennessee Oncology, Dr. Stephen …

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Murfreesboro Business President Arrested for Theft, False Tax Returns and Money Laundering

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Carlos Ramirez, president of Carmen’s Taqueria in Murfreesboro. Revenue special agents arrested Ramirez, age 54, on Tuesday.  His bond was set at $50,000.  Earlier this month the Rutherford County Grand Jury indicted Ramirez on …

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