Shortly after the start of trading, overall U.S. stock markets are sharply higher. Among Boulevard‘s stocks of local interest, Kindred leads, recently trading for $13.30, up 1.6%.
“I just don’t understand how someone can instantly open a business next door to me without any input from me. It is a nightmare.”
— Old Louisville resident Holly Liter, unhappy about city planners’ approval yesterday of short-term rentals to tourists via Airbnb and other services.
Major Louisville employer news; updated throughout the day.
PAPA JOHN’S denies an Illinois man’s claims in a lawsuit that the pizza giant is unlawfully collecting sales taxes. More Papa news.
HUMANA accidentally told 12,000 Texas customers it wouldn’t cover their medicines, including allergy treatments, because they weren’t FDA-approved (Business First).
BROWN-FORMAN is rolling out its first new bourbon in 20 years, a premium whiskey called Coopers’ Craft (WDRB). Watch video.
FORD‘s 2016 F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests (WDRB). Ford’s stock.
In other news, coal giant Peabody Energy enters bankruptcy; pre-market shares plunge more than 70%. The Louisville Metro Planning Commission late last night OK’d Airbnb and other short-term residential rentals. (CJ).