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Charters' Place

Over the past eight years, groups across Florida have been starting charter schools at an average rate of about 40 a year. There are now about 370 charter schools in the state. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Face Value

Loosely regulated, the medical spa business in Florida is growing fast, selling everything from $350 Botox injections to $2,000 laser hair removal treatments. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Icon: Max Mayfield

I've been here 34 years. I like that Forrest Gump story when he was running across the country and people were waiting for him to say something and he just said, "I'm tired, and I think I'll go home now." Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Trendsetters - Dec. 2006

Arthur Savage , A.R. Savage & Son; Remedios Diaz Oliver, All American Containers. Charlotte Gallogly, World Trade Center Miami; Peter Quinter, Becker and Poliakoff; Joyce Elam, FIU College of Business Administration; Daniel Berrebi, BRB Yachts. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Florida's Best Restaurants

The famed Hall picks up three peers, and four restaurants are welcomed into Golden Spoon-winning ranks. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Statewide Business Briefs - Nov. 2006

State university enrollment trends; grading Florida's education reforms; shopping center sales transactions. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Mansion Steps

Gov. Jeb Bush and wife Columba have a last dance at the Governor's Mansion. Charlie Crist will step into the Governor's Mansion next year. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Tax Examiners

If only there were a magic elixir to create cheaper government and lower taxes at the same time that we have better roads and schools, economic development and uncluttered beaches, healthcare for everybody and a thriving natural environment. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Going Bare

More business owners are forgoing insurance -- some with the blessing of their lenders. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

One for the Record Books

$217-million verdict aside, most med-mal cases are unsuccessful, says one expert. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Spending Snapshots

A look at the varying tax rates in several of Florida's cities and counties. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Fixes?

A look at some possible approaches to attaining an equitable property tax structure in Florida. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Making Tracks

Two pending deals between the state and CSX will reshape freight and commuter transportation in central Florida. Did everybody get a good deal? Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Mishaps

Walk into a local medical spa, and you may be swept away by the scent of aromatherapy and the promise of youthful rejuvenation. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Going South?

Earlier this year, Hugo Ch?vez, the fiery, anti-American president of Venezuela, unexpectedly announced he was slashing U.S. air service to his country. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Premium Solutions

On a plane trip some years ago, I sat next to an insurance company executive who gave me an interesting, if abbreviated, perspective on his business. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Insurance Down Under

A veteran of Florida's insurance scene offers some perspective from his new vantage point in Australia. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Two-Way Street

Mentoring once meant the old helping the young. But these days, it's a two-way street -- with teens helping elders all over Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Working on Commission

Steve Seibert's job is different from just about anybody else's in state government: As executive director of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, the former secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs has to see that Florida 50 Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Fighting for Voters' Rights

National Bar Association President Linnes Finney plans to focus his attention on making sure elections are fair. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

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