April 21, 2014

Politics & Law

Around the State

Treasure Coast Boca Raton-based North American Biologicals (NABI) and Rockville, Md.-based Univax Biologics, both biopharmaceutical companies, have merged. Holders of Univax's common stock got a .79 share of NABI common... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

The University of West Florida's Center for Business Research and Economic Development announced the results of its tourism Economic Impact Study. As of the end of August 1995, the economic... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

Virginia Beach, Va.-based Metro Information Services, a provider of temporary employees, plans to add 65 jobs at its Jacksonville office this year. The temps provide computer programming and consulting services,... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Around the State

American Remodeling Inc., based in Dallas and the largest direct marketer of home improvement products in North America, opened a telemarketing center in Palm Bay last month. The center employs... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

The Great Lobster Debate

A group of Florida legislators and the journalists who cover them convened in St. Petersburg recently for what was to be a high-minded dialogue on the role of the media... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

International Business: Mexico's Risks And Rewards

The economy's a shambles; the people are uneasy. Should you be doing business there? Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Talk & Predictions

TECHNOLOGYSports On-Line After turns at the helm of high-tech and sports video companies in Fort Lauderdale, Michael Levy combined his interests to develop a major Internet sports news service called... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Beating the Odds

"Eighty percent of small businesses don't survive five years," warns Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultant Jim Parrish. If that's not daunting enough for the dozen or so potential entrepreneurs... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Legal Trends: The Big Squeeze

As corporate clients apply the squeeze, law firms tighten belts or go out of business. Old fashioned partnerships at risk. Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Real Estate: Empty Nesters Aren't Buying

Once they were important investors in the Florida real estate market, but free-spending empty nesters have gone conservative. How can developers adjust? Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Tallahassee Report: Negative on Affirmative Action

A surprising new report, done by the Florida State University (FSU) College of Business, recommends scrapping Florida's main minority business program. The report concludes there's not enough discrimination, and too... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Florida Economy: Florida's Foreign Policy

Next month, trade ministers from Canada, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Cartagena, Colombia, to plot the steps in the hemisphere's march toward free trade by... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

The Great Train Race

I. Florida Maglev Consortium2620 Cow Creek Rd., Edgewater, FL 32141 (904) 427-6643Tony Morris, managing director.Corporate Structure: Consortium wholly owned by American Maglev Technology of Florida, headquartered in Edgewater, and Coleman... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Florida Trend's 1996 Golden Spoon Award Winners

It's been the best of years for the Golden Spoon winners and the worst of years for many of their competitors.The current failure rate in the restaurant industry is extremely... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Letters

PRETEND PAUPERS While reading Phillip Long-man's article on sheltering assets to meet Medicaid guidelines [FT, "Pretend Paupers," December], I was shocked to see that he perceives that Elder Law Section... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

What's It All About, Barry?

Since choreographing his theatrical exit from Burger King, the studiously quirky Barry Gibbons, earring firmly in place, has reinvented himself. Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

Talk & Predictions

EDUCATIONMarketing 101Kids strolling the halls of Osceola County public schools will be urged to "Think Straight A's," and "Never Stop Learning." Noble messages, to be sure, but it's the medium... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1996

Not So Easy Money

Florida lenders are courting small businesses in a big way. But that doesn't mean loans are easy to get. Try the SBA. Read more »
Published on 1/1/1996

Technology

Growing Revenues, Not Jobs Read more »
Published on 1/1/1996

Going to the High Court

A little-noticed Florida case before the U.S. Supreme Court may determine whether banks can sell auto, homeowners and life insurance. Read more »
Published on 1/1/1996

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