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October 4, 2015

Banking & Finance

We're Too Dependent on Debt

But having bumped along at 1% or less for most of 2006 and 2007, the savings rate began climbing as the recession took hold and climbed above 5% in April.
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Published on 7/1/2009

Citizenship for Sale

A visa program that lets foreigners invest their way into permanent residency is getting a new lease on life, thanks to the recession and tight credit. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

Report: Florida's Banks and TARP

Time will tell which banks made the right choice in seeking TARP funds -- or avoiding them. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

Public Companies in Deep Debt

Out of Trend's 350 list, Moody’s Investors say 283 of them are debt-troubled. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

Private Companies in Deep Debt

Following is a rundown of Florida private companies on
Moody’s debt-troubled list for the first quarter of 2009. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

Pressure Is On for Company Boards

"2009 is a year of unprecedented challenge for the boards," says business attorney David Bates of Gunster in West Palm Beach. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

Even Microlenders Are Tightening Requirements

After suffering a major loss in its loan portfolio last year, the Miami-Dade office of Acción USA, a non-profit that makes small-business loans of between $500 and $50,000, is — for the first time — requiring FICO scores from loan appli Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

Trendsetters: Accountants

Published on 6/1/2009

Timing Was Right to Buy This Florida Newspaper

As editor of the High Springs Herald, Ron Dupont has tried to buy the Herald for years. He finally got the chance. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

First Green Banking on a Niche

Longtime banker Ken LaRoe wasn’t sure how potential investors would react to his idea of combining his passion for banking with his environmental zeal to create a “green” bank. They liked it. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

Two Legislators Crack Down on Ponzi Schemes

Richard L. Barrett, an Orlando attorney who helped represent Thunder Cross, says the court’s decision will likely "cripple" the state’s motocross industry. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2009

Trendsetters: Support Groups

... for Bernie Madoff victims. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2009

Are Too Generous Pension Plans a 'Prescription for Disaster?'

Will pension and disability benefits turn Florida cities into the municipal equivalents of General Motors? Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Obama, Here's How to Fix Our Economic Mess

Watch: Debt crisis expert Juan Enriquez details 10 non-partisan financial commandments for President-elect Barack Obama.

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Published on 1/1/2009

Venture Capital Funding Down in Florida

Eleven Florida companies received $54 million in venture capital funding in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, down 66% from the third quarter in 2007. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

State Budget Fuss

Published on 1/1/2009

Virtual Layaway

Tallahassee’s 3-year-old eLayaway gives online shoppers a way to buy things with monthly payments deducted from their bank accounts. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

BOA's Liz Ferrer: Leadership Is Key

Wearing two hats for an organization might seem to some a flat-out burden. But not to Elizabeth Ferrer. She sees her dual roles at Bank of America — Florida state president and global community development executive — as complementary and uniq Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

At SunTrust, Fiscal Trumps Physical

Daniel Mahurin and his team at SunTrust believe in understanding customers’ needs, and with help from Mullen Advertising, they’ve garnered some valuable information. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

We're Too Much into Debt

Floridians are upside-down in mortgages, and everything else. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

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