Articles in Category: 'business'

By: Jon Rawlson | Posted: February 12, 2013 3:55 AM
When do you need to hire a lobbyist or government relations professional? That can be a tricky decision, especially for small-business owners. Looking back, Mike Cikacz wishes he had made the decision sooner.
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 17, 2011 3:55 AM

It's about time somebody had the cojones to challenge the liberal arts crowd on the veracity of degrees that aren't working in the 21st century workplace.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: May 16, 2011 1:54 PM

Dogged by rising negative poll numbers and a mocking press, real-estate mogul Donald Trump announced Monday that he would not be a candidate for president in 2012.
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: August 9, 2010 4:57 PM

Kendrick Meek took time off his statewide bus tour to vote on the first day of early voting. Immediately after, he attended an early voting rally at the South Florida local of the AFL-CIO.
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: August 4, 2010 7:23 PM

Just four years ago, Associated Industries of Florida played a major role in getting Bill McCollum elected attorney general. But this year, they've made the unusual move of backing both McCollum and Rick Scott for governor.

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POSTED: March 2, 2010
By: Kenric Ward | Posted: March 7, 2010 (All day)

Butt out. No, fix it. Spend. No, cut!

Business and public-sector groups around Florida are sending loud -- and conflicting -- signals to state lawmakers this session. And, depending on who's talking, the Legislature is a savior or a devil swathed in potentially dangerous details. Expectations vary accordingly.

Down in Southwest Florida's Lehigh Acres, epicenter of the real-estate collapse, Ed Weiner is unabashed in calling for help.

"How about pooling all that pork and sending it to the counties most severely impacted by job losses?" asks Weiner, chairman of Lehigh Acres' Economic Development Commission. "Divvying up $50 million to the 10 hardest-hit counties for job creation could make a difference."
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