August 29, 2014

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| 1/29/2013

Florida’s consumer confidence drops one point

Florida’s consumer confidence dipped to 75, down one point from a revised reading of 76 in December, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. Consumer confidence has been more or less flat since the November election because of improving economic conditions and Congress’ delay handing the federal government’s fiscal problems. More at UF News.


U.S. Antique Shows buys Miami National Antiques Show

The Miami National Antiques Show is in its 36th year and features about 150 exhibitors offering antiques, decorative and fine arts. U.S. Antique Shows already puts on the Original Miami Beach Antique show, which often attracts the same vendors. More at the South Florida Business Journal.


Club Red elevates experiences at BB&T Center

Business Profile

Accident Cleaners & Restoration

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When Crystal Pinkston drives up to a scene in her company’s unmarked truck, she never knows what to expect. Some people cry. Others get angry. Some come up and wrap her in an embrace of relief.

The business that Crystal and her husband, Dan, operate restores peace of mind when tragedy strikes in the place families value most: their homes. Accident Cleaners and Restoration was one of the first crime scene cleanup companies in the state when it started 12 years ago.

» Full story at the Gainesville Business Report

» Accident Cleaners & Restoration

Florida Panthers home games just got a lot better for Boca Raton resident Michael McCormick. As a Club Red member, he enjoys valet parking and a private entrance to the BB&T Center, seating right behind the players' bench and unlimited food and drinks at the center's posh new lounge. It's first-class, all the way. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Harris Corp. releases earnings for second quarter

Melbourne-based Harris Corp. this morning reported revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 of $1.29 billion compared with $1.31 billion in the prior year. GAAP income from continuing operations was $142 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, compared with $136 million, or $1.18 per diluted share. More at Florida Today.


Study: Nearly half are overqualified for their jobs

Nearly half of working Americans with college degrees are in jobs for which they're overqualified, a new study out Monday suggests. The study, released by the non-profit Center for College Affordability and Productivity, says the trend is likely to continue for newly minted college graduates over the next decade. More at USA Today.

Out of the Box
Super Ad Opportunity

doritos Brothers Vinnie and Joe Taranto of Melbourne Beach are among finalists in a contest that could place an ad they created on the air during the Super Bowl.

Today is the last day you can vote for their commercial, "Fetch" at www.vote4fetch.com or Doritos’ Facebook page.

» Full story from the Gainesville Sun


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