Romney hurting hospital stocks

Mitt Romney's widely lauded performance in Wednesday night's presidential debate is generating some skittishness among investors in health care stocks, given his opposition to President Obama's health reform package. That has shares of local hospital companies HCA Holdings and Community Health Systems trying to recover from early trading that had them down more than 5 percent. Shares of LifePoint Hospitals also are down more than 2 percent but Vanguard Health Systems (Ticker: VHS) is escaping the drama so far.

SEE ALSO: MarketWatch's story on today's trading

Oct 4, 2012 9:34 AM

Commentary: On the eve of Romney’s Mayan Tax Death Clock

Will supposed hacker meet Friday deadline to release documents?
Sep 27, 2012 11:14 AM

Williamson GOP receives letter allegedly containing Romney tax returns

Williamson County Republican Party officials have received a letter and a flash drive allegedly containing the stolen tax records of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Jean Barwick, the county GOP's executive director, said that an envelope was found at the front door of the party headquarters on Main Street in Franklin on Friday.

Post reporter Ken Whitehouse, who first reported the story Tuesday night, has an updated piece on The City Paper website.

Sep 5, 2012 12:36 PM

Group says it hacked Romney tax records via local PwC office

The attention being paid to Mitt Romney's tax records could reach a fever pitch in the next month if claims by an anonymous hacker/group's claims of infiltrating the Cool Springs office of CPA giant PricewaterhouseCoopers turn out to be true. The hacker says it entered the firm's Corporate Centre offices on the night of Aug. 25 and set about downloading many Romney files.

"Once on the 3rd floor, the team moved down the stairs to the 2nd floor and setup shop in an empty office room. During the night, suite 260 was entered, and all available 1040 tax forms for Romney were copied. A package was sent to the PWC on suite 260 with a flash drive containing a copy of the 1040 files, plus copies were sent to the Democratic office in the county and copies were sent to the GOP office in the county at the beginning of the week also containing flash drives with copies of Romney's tax returns before 2010."

Our man Ken Whitehouse has more details — including a $1 million Bitcoin payoff plan and a Sept. 28 data release date — from the case.

Sep 4, 2012 10:39 PM

Local GOP strategist hooks up with Romney campaign

Baker to help coordinate teams
Apr 25, 2012 2:46 PM

Romney endorses Haslam

Former and possible future presidential candidate weighs in on governor's race
Jul 15, 2010 2:55 PM

Haslam under attack in new TV ad

UPDATE: 4:27 pm Romney spokesperson says his guy not associated with ad
Jul 13, 2010 10:48 AM

Waller attorneys sign on to gubernatorial campaigns

Two prominent locals to serve as legal counsel for two different GOP candidates
Feb 12, 2009 1:04 PM

Whitehouse on the Road: The Republican National Convention, Day 4

McCain delivers, thus ending the 2008 political conventions and our unconventional coverage
Sep 4, 2008 2:30 PM

Red steak update: Your VP picks so far

There's plenty of time remaining to heave your hunches into the hat
Jul 2, 2008 11:40 PM