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  • McAuliffe shifts state contracting strategy

    McAuliffe shifts state contracting strategy
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a major new push Tuesday to get the state doing business with small firms and companies with minority or female ownership. He signed an executive order that calls for 42 percent of the spending in various executive...
  • Seminole's challenge: Turn 'blighted area' on Oxford Road into vibrant community

    Seminole's challenge: Turn 'blighted area' on Oxford Road into vibrant community
    Oxford Road in Fern Park is not one of Seminole County's prettiest streets. The sidewalks are cracked and broken. The landscaping is either bare or filled with weeds. And empty parking lots are littered with liquor bottles, beer cans and other rubbish....
  • Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

    Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com
    Ryan Heenan hopes to be a guru in the online business world. But Wednesday afternoon, at his Newport Beach studio, he offered a crash course in a decidedly more low-tech device. "Want to try?" he said, handing a ukulele to a reporter whose musical...
  • GE Profit Rises 13%, Expects Retail Finance IPO By End Of July

    General Electric Co. reported a 13 percent jump in quarterly net income Friday on improved sales of its jet engines and oil and gas equipment, and said it was targeting the initial public offering of its private-label credit-card business for the end of...
  • Ideas abound for welcome home rally for LeBron James

    The date and location for the "Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally" have been announced, but what isn't yet clear is what will happen during the event. That's not for a lack of ideas, though. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation, who...
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines may come to Fort Lauderdale in December

    Azul Brazilian Airlines may come to Fort Lauderdale in December
    Brazil's third-largest carrier could touch down in Fort Lauderdale before the end of the year. Azul Brazilian Airlines plans to start new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Sao Paulo/Campinas airports in early December...
  • Lake Forest mayor says plans continue for nixed Whole Foods site

    Lake Forest mayor says plans continue for nixed Whole Foods site
    After a developer scrapped plans recently for a retail center that would have brought a Whole Foods market to the City of Lake Forest, the mayor told residents that discussions would continue on how to best develop that portion of the city. In a...
  • San Francisco looks to alter chain store rules to help small businesses

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - City leaders in San Francisco are looking to modify limits on chain stores and eateries put in place by a 2006 vote of residents, as officials express concern some small businesses the measure was meant to protect are being...
  • Executive education even more essential

    These are difficult times. Despite signs of a tepid economic recovery, we remain mired in the worst labor market in 70 years. Consumer confidence has plunged, home sales are flat-lining and fears of a double-dip recession persist. So of course it's...
  • Murdoch tells G20 governments to take a back seat for growth

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Thursday criticized excessive financial regulation as stymieing free markets and urged Group of 20 governments to "take a back seat" to allow businesses to drive economic growth. Murdoch also said U.S....
  • Drugmaker Novartis to eke out more cost savings to lift margins

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis posted a quarterly rise in sales that missed expectations and said it would focus on eking out gradual cost savings to boost margins as it prepares a radical business overhaul. Despite the sales miss, the...