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  • U.S. services sector activity accelerates in July: Markit

    NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) - Activity in the U.S. services sector held at its highest level in 4-1/2 years in July, though readings for new business and employment growth weakened, a survey showed on Monday. Financial data firm Markit said its...
  • Winter Park police hoping to take a bite out of shoplifting

    Winter Park police hoping to take a bite out of shoplifting
    Javier Rodriguez is really hoping he starts to gets phone calls – and plenty of them – from merchants on Park Avenue. It has nothing to do with meeting his shopping needs, though. What Rodriguez is hoping to do is protect those businesses...
  • Bank manager leaves sugar-filled envelope at branch, reports it as suspicious package, agents say

    Bank manager leaves sugar-filled envelope at branch, reports it as suspicious package, agents say
    A SunTrust bank manager has been charged by the FBI with leaving a mysterious envelope outside the branch she supervises in Wellington. Katie Kim-Sue Smith, 37, then called in a report about a suspicious package, according to federal court documents....
  • Orland garden center closes

    Orland garden center closes
    Every Bloomin' Thing was opened by Bob and Linda Buikema as a Christmas tree lot with 400 evergreens in November 1985 and quickly became a popular garden center at 7648 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. The center, which also added a gift store over the...
  • Mercantile Capital co-founder steps down to pursue new business

    Mercantile Capital co-founder steps down to pursue new business
    Small-business lending executive Christopher Hurn said Monday he is preparing to announce a new business venture after stepping down as chief executive officer of Orlando-based Mercantile Capital Corp., the company he co-founded a dozen years ago, Hurn,...
  • Donors step up to support Games

    According to Cindy Bergman, associate executive director of the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, planning to present such a large-scale event as the JCC Maccabi Games — which take place in Boca Raton from Aug. 10-15 — took...
  • Smith & Wesson To Pay $2M To Settle Charges Of Illegal, Overseas Firearms Sales

    The holding company for Springfield-based gun maker Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle charges that employees made improper payments to foreign officials to win contracts, a federal agency said Monday. The settlement stems...
  • Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Selling Small-Group Plans On Chamber Insurance Trust

    Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare announced Monday it is now selling small-group health plans through the Chamber Insurance Trust, an alliance of about 60 chambers of commerce in Connecticut. The Chamber Insurance Trust combines the buying power of more than...
  • Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession

    Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession
    A City Council committee on Wednesday took steps to close a loophole in the Chicago ordinance banning the sale of synthetic marijuana and stimulants. The amendment endorsed by the council License and Consumer Protection Committee would ban the...
  • States debate millionaires' taxes

    When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last month vetoed a tax increase on any income over $1 million, no one was surprised. The Republican vetoed similar tax increases on the wealthy in 2010, 2011 and 2012, arguing that the state's richest residents...
  • Could plan to offer financial services save Postal Service?

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post...