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December 4, 2016

Banking & Finance

Broken bond: Miami is only municipality the SEC has sued twice

Ongoing securities violations makes Miami the only municipality the SEC has sued twice. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Small Businesses Win When Banks and Online Lenders Collaborate

Regions Bank is offering small businesses looking for loans a new banking option that combines the capabilities of a traditional bank with the speed and convenience of online lending. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2016

Profile of ‘Bundl' -- software that tracks political fundraising

A little over two years ago, on an early spring morning in Tallahassee, not long after Florida lawmakers had fled the city following the end of the annual legislative session... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Reverses Judgment Against BBX Capital And Alan B. Levan

BBX Capital Corporation announced today that it has won its appeal in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the action brought against the Company and Alan Levan by the SEC. Read more »
Published on 9/30/2016

Fixing income inequality in Florida

Florida Trend asked a group of Florida leaders and experts for their ideas about how to address the gap that's been growing for 30 years between the wealthy and the rest of America. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Tax tips for small businesses and high net worth Floridians

We interviewed financial advisors around the state and asked them the best financial moves for small-business owners and high net worth individuals to cut taxes. Interviewed are: Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Florida ranks #43 in the 'Best (and Worst) States for Families to Live a Richer Life' survey

Is there a place in America where families can have it all — high income, job security, safe neighborhoods, affordable child care and a good education? Read more »
Published on 8/16/2016

Everbank and TIAA to merge

Today, we are excited to announce that EverBank has entered into a formal agreement to be acquired by TIAA. This is a momentous day for our company, our clients and our associates, as we are uniting with one of the largest and most respected financial services companies in the country. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2016

Inequality: The ‘prosperity gap' in Miami

A loss of higher-paying jobs, and a variety of rising economic barriers threatens mobility and equity. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

EverBank Financial Corp announces second quarter 2016 financial results

The Company also announced today that as a result of an ongoing review of its strategic alternatives it is in advanced negotiations with a well-respected financial services company regarding a transaction in which EverBank Financial Corp would be acquired and EverBank Financial Corp's common stockholders would receive $19.50 per share in cash. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2016

Gov. Scott activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for small businesses affected by algal blooms

Today, Governor Rick Scott activated Florida's Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses affected by the presence of algal blooms in local waterways. Read more »
Published on 7/14/2016

Data Mine: Key economic indicators show Florida's economy is strong

Key economic indicators -- nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and wage and salary disbursements deflated by the consumer price index -- show Florida's economy is strong. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2016

Lawsuits on credit: Funding litigation in Florida

Companies and law firms are turning to third-party funders to pay for expensive lawsuits or to give them advances on settlements that haven't been paid yet. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Florida Chamber of Commerce analysis on the impact of Brexit

Florida Chamber's Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish: “Brexit will cause volatility in financial markets, will likely slow down the number of U.K. visitors to Florida and reduce foreign direct investment in our state…but there is good news for Florida's imports.” Read more »
Published on 6/24/2016

Florida consumer sentiment continues downward in May

Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell another 1.6 points in May to 89.4, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2016

Can Puerto Rico escape its $72 billion debt trap and avoid Greece's fate?

Brian Gendreau, director of UF's Latin American Business Environment program, explains the consequences of Puerto Rico's failure to pay bondholders and discusses options it could consider to resolve its financial situation. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Is an older economy a weaker economy?

Since the Great Recession, many people have asked Federal Reserve officials if they are penalizing senior citizens by keeping interest rates low. Questioners are concerned about retirees living mainly off savings and earning low rates on those savings. But Fed policymakers are not unconcerned about seniors. In fact, the notion of monetary policy penalizing or rewarding one group or another highlights a misconception about policy's objectives and reach. Monetary policy does not seek to pick economic winners and losers. It is, rather, a "blunt tool" designed to create an environment conducive to broad economic prosperity. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2016

U.S. international trade in goods and services - March 2016

Economic analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Read more »
Published on 5/4/2016

Cease Fire: HCA and Florida Department of Revenue reach tax-battle truce

Hospital chain HCA Inc. and the Florida Department of Revenue have settled a years-long corporate-income tax battle worth more than $60 million. Under the terms of the settlement, obtained by... Read more »
Published on 4/12/2016

Strengthening retirement security by cracking down on conflicts of interest in retirement savings

Middle class economics means that Americans should be able to retire with dignity after a lifetime of hard work. But today, the rules of the road do not ensure that financial advisers act in their clients' best interest when they give retirement investment advice. Read more »
Published on 4/6/2016

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