October 1, 2014

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| 6/19/2013

› Executive headhunting firm gets easy payday from Tampa Port Authority
Last year the Tampa Port Authority's governing board voted to hire Boyden Global Executive Search to help it look for a new CEO to lead the port. Boyden helped the board select and hire Paul Anderson, the former CEO of the Port of Jacksonville, to take over the Port of Tampa at the start of the year.

› Discrimination against pregnant workers rising, report says
Thirty-five years after Congress passed a federal law to protect pregnant women from discrimination on the job, these workers are instead denied reasonable accommodations that other workers receive and often wind up losing income, benefits or their jobs or suffering pregnancy complications, according to a report released Tuesday.

› Darden CEO lobbies against California Medicaid fines
A California bill that would fine large companies whose employees rely on Medicaid has Darden Restaurants so worried that the company's chief executive officer recently visited state lawmakers to lobby against it.

› Lennar makes foray into Nashville market
Miami-based Lennar Corp. said it has expanded homebuilding operations into the Nashville, Tenn., market, acquiring control of about 40 homesites in the Tollgate Village community.

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