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November 28, 2015

Politics & Law


These are not sunny days for my profession. According to various opinion polls, journalists and government officials are held in equally low esteem by the public. That hurts. Sure, the... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Defending Trade

When former Central Florida Congressman James L. Bacchus was named this country's only representative on the seven-member appellate body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), he knew he'd be ruling... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Around the State

FloridaSunTrust Banks Inc., based in Atlanta, agreed to pay $2.3 million to at least 40,000 Florida customers who allegedly were overcharged on their escrow payments. In 1995, the state filed... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Florida Continues To Shine

The sun still shines a little brighter on Florida's economic landscape than elsewhere. The slowdown in the national economy barely cast a shadow through much of Florida, which saw gross... Read more »
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Cutting Legal Fees

For at least one Florida lawyer, the state's nationally known mediation laws have helped him land a nationally known client. Over the last four years, attorney Miguel A. Olivella, Jr.,... Read more »
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Setting Up Shop On The Internet

Nine months into the launch of Good Green Fun Inc., Manny Lorenzo has experienced all the disappointments to which entrepreneurs with startup businesses are prey - higher expenses and fewer... Read more »
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TourismJohn Berry's editorial, "Selling Florida Short" [FT, March], should be required reading for every county and city commissioner, tourist development commission member and private tourism promoter in the state, from... Read more »
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Backdoor Borrowing

The Florida Constitution requires state government to balance its budget. But if you think that means Tallahassee can't borrow from your future, think again. State leaders are proposing these days... Read more »
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War On Two Fronts

Jon Shebel, the feisty ex-Marine, is leading Associated Industries of Florida in a political battle for Big Tobacco even as he fights for the survival of the association's workers' compensation business. Read more »
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The Trust Bust

Everyone knows that Americans are increasingly distrustful of Washington. But does it follow that pushing more power down to the state and local level will help restore civic harmony and... Read more »
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The Happiest Millionaire

Does Stuart Arnold, founder of the Auto Trader publishing empire and one of Florida's most brilliant maverick successes, still have the Midas touch? He's working as hard as ever to... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Gentle Giant Or Ruthless Investor?

For a guy who's built a $400 million business in three years, Richard A. Heitmeyer doesn't get much respect from his peers. His company, West Palm Beach-based Capital Asset Research... Read more »
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Northwest: Basic Training

Too sparsely populated to throw big money at prospects, Northwest Florida is learning how to improve its business climate on a budget. Read more »
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Central: Beyond Theme Parks

"As economies have become more global, competition has become more global," says Rick Tesch, the departing president of the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida. Indeed, last year Madrid, Spain, was... Read more »
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Northeast: The Contender

Like Jacksonville's new football team, the Northeast Florida economy has good potential if not a glittering record. Read more »
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Big Bend: Growing New Jobs

Economic development efforts ease the pain of a slowdown in state-government hiring and troubles in the textile, timber and fishing industries. Read more »
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Space Coast: Regaining Altitude

Economic development efforts intensify on the Space Coast as regional and aerospace companies go into a tailspin. Read more »
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North Central: United They Stand

Jolted by tough competition from their counterparts in other regions, economic development groups in North Central Florida are working more closely with each other and with homegrown firms. Read more »
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Treasure Coast: Going for the Gold

Palm Beach County has the biggest treasure chest of business incentives in a region spending more to attract good jobs. Read more »
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Tampa Bay: Full Swing

Just about every sector of the economy, from financial services to tourism to technology, is winning applause for bringing more jobs to Tampa Bay. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

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