Daily business briefing: Research hospitals see more elective procedures approaching health law deadline

December 30, 2013 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and other research hospitals are seeing heightened demand for tests, elective procedures and specialist visits. The St. Louis Business journal cites a Wall Street Journal report that more patients are trying to beat the year-end deadline set by the new health care law. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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A sale of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has been called off. The Findlay, Ohio, company had been intially offered to India's Apollo Tyres for $2.2 billion and would have created the world's seventh largest tire company. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Oil prices remained above $100. The benchmark for U.S. oil in February delivery is up 6 cents to $100.38. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Samsung has introduced a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs. The first one is going on sale for about $150,000 in South Korea. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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