November 27, 2014

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| 11/5/2012

› Pam Bondi reaches deal on Florida's $300 million foreclosure settlement
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Friday that she has reached a deal with state lawmakers over how to use $300 million in foreclosure settlement money that has sat dormant since April as top officials have haggled over who had authority to spend the cash.

› Astronomical insurance? This man fought back
Whatever effect, if any, that Hurricane Sandy may eventually have on Florida insurance bills, premiums are already spiking for Fred Goetz and hundreds of thousands of his fellow residents. Goetz, one of IBM’s “Dirty Dozen” engineers who cooked up the original PC, proved to be a guy unwilling to take an eye-popping price hike lying down.

› Column: Florida should charge less for in-demand degrees
The governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Higher Education is about to finalize its report, six months in the making, that proposes some radical — at least for the governor and Legislature — ideas.

› South Florida private equity firms build businesses
Local private equity firms raise billions and funnel the money into investments in businesses with the goal of boosting revenues and profits. If you have a pension, you, too, may be an investor.

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