September 29, 2020

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/26/2015

Rising wholesale prices could push gasoline costs back up

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the lowest fuel prices in more than five years are likely to increase because of rising wholesale prices. Crude oil prices have ticked up in the last 10 days, a change that consumers will eventually see at the pump. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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A small company's bittersweet victory over a corporate giant

When small business owner Peggy Barney started A/R Assist Inc. to provide financial services to the healthcare industry, she never imagined she would end up in a nine-year court battle against Fortune 500 giant Xerox Corp. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


Study: Women make better CEOs of larger companies

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A Taste of Simpler Times

candy store
Sign off your computer, and turn off your smartphone. We're going back in time to get a jawbreaker.

We're going to To the Moon, an old-world shop in Wilton Manors where both life and candy are still oh so sweet.

» More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

While male CEOs achieve higher revenue per employee in companies with up to 1,000 people, in larger companies, female CEOs achieve up to 18 percent higher revenue per employee than male CEOs. More at the Orlando Business Journal.


UCF seeks expanded entrepreneur program

University of Central Florida is aiming to become a major location for a national entrepreneurial program by the National Science Foundation, called I-Corps. The university is already a pilot location for the program, the first in Florida. More at the Orlando Sentinel.


At tax time -- and all year -- an accountant should be an integral part of your team

There is a big difference between having an accountant do your taxes once a year and having an accountant monitor your operation to ensure you are not blindsided when it comes time to pay the IRS. More from Jerry Osteryoung.

Work/Life Balance
Even fitness gurus struggle to find time for exercise

fitness guru Fitness guru Marc Megna says instructors do the same juggling act as the rest of us as we struggle to find time for exercise. Most maintain schedules that include more than leading yoga or spinning classes. While it appears fitness instructors get paid to work out, they typically aren’t exercising much when teaching.

» More from the Miami Herald

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