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Florida's HMO Medicare Bazaar

Clipboard in hand, Wanda Myers, 73, came prepared with questions when she arrived at Prudential SeniorCare's new-member orientation at Shoney's Restaurant in Largo. Wanda, along with her 74-year-old husband, Jake,... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

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Leased Employees"Lease-A-Worker" (FT June 1995) accurately explains why professional employer organizations have become one of Florida's fastest-growing industries. In fact our firm, National Business Solutions, headquartered in Clearwater, has grown... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

The Leadership Void: Profiles in Cowardice

Florida's elected officials say they would love to reform the tax structure, "reinvent" the bureaucracy and address the state's other urgent needs. But they claim the voters won't let them.... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Florida Trend's Gallery of Hired Guns

So, the big mess in Tallahassee is about to get even worse. What's a business person to do? Here's what many are doing. To avoid being mugged by the capital... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1995

Property

Readers of letters to Florida Trend know that I touched a raw nerve with my March column opposing the property rights constitutional amendment. Proponents argue that anyone whose property is... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Now It's Personal

The inside crowd expected the big theme of the 1995 legislative session to be more punishment for prisoners. But as it turned out, the politicians were really more interested in... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Peso Shock

To see how tremors from the Mexican peso devaluation rocked healthy companies in other parts of Latin America, look no further than Boca Raton. There, in a well-appointed former law... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Pilgrim's Problem

The financial equivalent of a Nor'easter is buffeting Miami health insurer John Alden Financial Corp.Since March, John Alden has taken $25 million in pretax charges to earnings to create a... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

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LotteryI took the June issue of Florida Trend out of my mailbox, walked into the house, randomly opened it to page 10, and the very first thing I read was... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

The Money Myth

By now, everyone knows about the havoc wreaked by derivative securities on U.S. businesses and municipalities in the past 18 months or so, even though explaining how derivatives work can... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

So You Want To Publish A Newsletter

In 1987, Don Causey approached New York publishing giant Bantam Doubleday Dell with an idea to start a subscription newsletter targeting sport fishermen. Thousands of weekend anglers, Causey reasoned, would... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1995

Tears Of The Crocodile

Tallahassee lawmakers and lobbyists rail against bureaucracy - but quietly work to keep it tightly in place. Watch what they do, not what they say. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

New In Fort Lauderdale

Start-ups on Las Olas Boulevard and elsewhere enrich the city's collection of restaurants. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Rules

Things are seldom what they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream. - H.M.S. Pinafore Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Detecting Tax Dodgers With Trade Data

Two Florida International University finance professors have developed a computer program to identify trade goods whose prices appear manipulated to avoid U.S. taxes. The professors, John Zdanowicz and Simon Pak,... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaMore than 100 Florida independent drug stores filed suit against 29 major drug makers including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ciba-Geigy and Eli Lilly & Co, claiming the manufacturers violated antitrust laws by... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

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Tourism ForecastIn your April edition of Florida Trend magazine, you reported, "The [Florida] Department of Commerce optimistically projects that the total number of visitors to Florida will rebound in 1995... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Wireless World

Latin America's telecommunications industry is playing technological catch-up through cellular and satellite developments. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Raising The Risks of Securities Fraud

Charles V. Senatore became the top securities regulator in the Southeast in March 1994, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission tapped him to head one of five new regional headquarters, in Miami, where Senatore supervises a staff of 120. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

Lease-a-Worker

After years of scandal, Florida's employee leasing industry is thriving by changing the employer-worker relationship at small and medium-sized businesses. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1995

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