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Officials see benefits of telemedicine plan

...from part of the money Mr. Oxendine's office negotiated before it approved Anthem Inc.'s merger with WellPoint Health Networks Inc., which owns Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Mr. Oxendine also has not released the names of the rural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/02/met_436071.shtml
Metro
Hospitals will get windfall from merger

...institutions comes as a condition of Mr. Oxendine's giving his approval to the merger between California-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, and Indiana-based Anthem Inc. Later in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/01/met_435974.shtml
Metro
Regulators will allow health-care network deal

...from federal regulators Friday. The Justice Department declined to block the deal between Anthem Inc. and WellPoint Health Networks Inc. on antitrust grounds. The cash and stock deal was valued at $14.3 billion when it was announced in October...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/28/bus_406096.shtml
Business
Deals seen as welcome sign of recovery's strength

...healthcare sector saw the trend begin in October when benefits insurer Anthem Inc. purchased bigger rival WellPoint Health Networks Inc. for about $14.3 billion in cash and stock. Last month, French drug maker Sanofi-Synthelabo SA unveiled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/16/fin_404760.shtml
Finance
Industry by industry, executives give their outlook for 2004

Despite a rebounding economy, don't expect consumers to go on big shopping sprees in 2004, says McDonald, who runs the nation's No. 1 jeansmaker.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/25/bus_394912.shtml
Business
News You Can Use

...Photo op, Capitol 5:00 - Remarks - Preogressive Redevelopment Reception and Forum, Earthlink Live 7:15 - Wellpoint Health Networks Inc. Reception, Buckhead Ritz Carlton FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. - Georgia Week in Review interview, GPTV studios...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/17/met_327038.shtml
Metro
Georgia official OKs insurance acquisition

WellPoint Health Networks Inc.'s acquisition of Cerulean Cos. Inc., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, was approved Tuesday by Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/14/bus_307094.shtml
Business
Business briefs: Health insurers extend merger deal

...Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia announced Thursday it has agreed to extend its merger agreement with WellPoint Health Networks Inc. to allow time for the courts to rule on a lawsuit by its shareholders. The merger agreement was to have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/01/bus_276921.shtml
Business
Court considers stock offer

...down the deal or didn't respond missed their chance to cash in on a pending merger with California-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc. "Now that it's clearly worth something, they want to get some of it," said Bruce Brown, attorney for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/09/bus_255603.shtml
Business
Business briefs

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- BMW announced Tuesday that it has signed a 10-year agreement with the State Ports Authority and will sharply increase the number of vehicles it ships through Charleston.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/10/bus_433942.shtml
Business