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    Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush Out; Company Exploring Potential Sale

    The co-founder and CEO of Athenahealth is stepping down and the medical billing software company is exploring a potential sale.

    The resignation of Jonathan Bush is effective immediately.

    Athenahealth Inc. said Wednesday that Jeff Immelt will become executive chairman. Chief Financial Officer Marc Levine will take on more responsibilities while the company searches for its next CEO. Immelt was the long-time chairman and CEO of General Electric Co. before leaving abruptly a year ago.

    The decision by the board at athenahealth to consider a new path comes a month after prominent investor Elliott Management Corp. said it had grown frustrated with the performance of the Watertown, Massachusetts company, and made a bid of about $6.5 billion to take it private.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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