October 31, 2014

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| 8/23/2013

› Mindtree Releases Q1 Results, U.S. Component Leads in Growth
Mindtree Limited announced a 52 percent growth in net profit, its 15th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and a stock price jump of almost six percent in its first quarter 2013 results. Its U.S.-based operations led the growth for Mindtree with nine percent in revenues.

› Paintings take a new look at old not-quite-right images of 16th-century Jacksonville
For a long time, many serious people looked at some ancient European engravings and thought: Yes, that’s what life was like for the 16th-century inhabitants, French and Indian, of a marshy part of what would become Jacksonville. In the past decade, though, there’s growing thought that there’s much more wrong than right in the engravings of old Fort Caroline.

› Orlando condo prices double in 3 years
Orlando-area condo prices have more than doubled in less than three years, a new report shows. The median price for a condominium or townhouse in the four-county area during July was $104,000, according to a report released by Florida Realtors Wednesday.

› University of Miami unveils new $46.5 million Student Activities Center
Students arrived on the University of Miami campus this week to find a MIA favorite has returned — grander, snazzier and yet refreshingly familiar. The ‘Rat’ is back and the rebuilt two-story Rathskeller, which opened Wednesday, is part of the new decade-in-the-making $46.5 million Student Activities Center on the Coral Gables campus.

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