October 25, 2014

Politics & Law

Storm Watch

Late on the afternoon of October 4, as Hurricane Opal began biting into the Panhandle's sugar-sand beaches, state Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson sat in his office, worriedly working the phones.... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Readers

FLORIDA EDUCATIONOn behalf of the school board members and all of the education community throughout Florida, I would like to take this opportunity to raise a few points concerning your... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Market Intelligence

Supermarket shoppers usually know exactly what they want. They speed up and down aisles, filling their carts with the same brands they've been buying for years: Kellogg's corn flakes and... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Hooked On Sugar

Forgive Bradenton Congressman Dan Miller for thinking he could take on the U.S. sugar program. Forgive him for thinking his Republican brethren, who talk such a good game about cutting... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaAbout 5,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went on strike Sept. 7 against the nation's largest car hauler, Miami-based Ryder System Inc. As a result of the strike,... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Beef Is Back

"Where's the beef?" is really a cry from the 1980s when beef consumption in this country declined. Today, however, big-check steak house sales are soaring. Even the stomach SWAT squads... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

You Asked For This Job, Bill

As I write this, no fewer than four hurricanes, tropical depressions or storms are playing a threatening game of tag out in the Atlantic. We are rapidly running through the... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Readers

The Leadership Void Tim Ireland's article in the August issue ("Is the Legislature Irrelevant?") seems to portray the Legislature as not being pertinent or not relating to the issues at... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

When Rhetoric Meets Reality

A window of opportunity for reforming Florida's financial regulatory system is closing, without having let in as much change as some observers had hoped. Not long after he was elected... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaEffective in September, State Farm Insurance announced it would no longer write new policies in Florida for single-family homes, condominiums, mobile homes or commercial property. The Bloomington, Ill.-based company, the... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Sweet Talk

To Dominicis, a vice president of Flo-Sun Inc., Florida's second-largest sugar cane grower, the U.S. system is good trade policy. The government makes loans available to farmers and limits sugar... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Savoring Sarasota

I took a different tack on my latest swing through Sarasota. I added a search for the best breakfasts in addition to pinpointing newcomers of note and updating the ledger... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Education

Everybody talked about it. Business executives bemoaned new employees they had to re-educate; development officials complained of their frustration in trying to lure companies because of inadequate schools; social workers... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Card Game

After years of delay, state and federal officials finally are taking steps to convert Florida's vast government benefits business from a paper-based system to electronic debit-cards. Financial institutions are fighting... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaSecurities dealer Merrill Lynch and Co., accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand and law firm Shereff, Friedman, Hoffman & Goodman will pay $100 million to the State of Florida to settle... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Cyber Teachers

Like other four- to six-year-olds around Florida with learning disabilities, the students who attend prekindergarten class at Webster School in St. Augustine receive a year or more of special instruction... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Readers

MunicipalitiesWith reference to your article in the July 1995 issue of Florida Trend entitled "The Money Myth" by David Poppe, I must express concern for his lack of understanding of... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Choice

In the end, making the case for reforming Florida's public education system is easy. The schools are doing it themselves. Literally. In a mammoth lawsuit filed against the Legislature by... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Perestroika, Florida Style

Florida's education establishment is under siege. Businesses complain it doesn't produce workers with basic reading and writing skills. Communities blame the system's high drop-out rate (48th among the 50 states,... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Down-Home Dining

Last month's column on the culinary high-flyers of North Florida has to be balanced by some attention to the less exotic, lower-priced places where good ol' boys and ordinary tourists... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Fabien Cousteau
Fabien Cousteau

This summer, Fabien Cousteau lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

How much do you get into Halloween?

  • I'm into it - parties, decorating, theme parks, whatever I can fit in
  • I just participate for the kids
  • Boo - I keep the lights off to avoid trick-or-treaters

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe