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July 23, 2016

Banking & Finance

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

Investing outlook in 2016

Florida Trend asked four experts in money management about their views on the economy and investing for the year ahead Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Business inflation expectations stay stable

For the third consecutive month, firms report they anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year. The March Business Inflation Expectations survey examines if financial market volatility has changed firms' hiring and capital investment planning for 2016. Read more »
Published on 3/18/2016

For Florida, the graying of America presents both promises and pitfalls

The state of Florida is expecting an initial boon from the coming influx of retiring baby boomers, but providing needed services for those same residents as they get older will become a challenge. Read more »
Published on 3/11/2016

Finance & Insurance

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Tax war: HCA and the Department of Revenue

Hospital chain HCA and the state Department of Revenue are fighting a decade-long battle over the company's tax bills that shows no signs of letting up. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

A sunny economic outlook for Florida in 2016

Improved job growth contributing significantly to the economy. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2016

Concern over Chinese economy sends stocks reeling

Shares on major exchanges fell for a sixth consecutive day on Thursday while crude prices bounced back from multi­year lows as volatile markets digested another move lower in the yuan and Chinese efforts to stabilize a sinking stock market. Read more »
Published on 1/7/2016

Federal Reserve raises interest rates, cites ongoing U.S. economic recovery

"Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes for policy actions to affect future economic outcomes, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1/4 to 1/2 percent." Read more »
Published on 12/16/2015

Raymond James to acquire the US Private Client Services Unit of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the US Private Client Services unit (PCS) of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM). Read more »
Published on 12/3/2015

U.S. initiatives could help Puerto Rico's fiscal recovery and debt restructuring

Part of Moody's Global Credit Research - October 2015 Read more »
Published on 10/19/2015

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