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  • U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

    WASHINGTON The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear. Offsetting a dismal start...
  • No World Cup? No problem as soccer attendance continues to soar

    No World Cup? No problem as soccer attendance continues to soar
    A month after the U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup, the country's new-found passion for soccer showed no signs of ebbing, with 10 soccer games drawing a higher average attendance, then 15 major league baseball games on Saturday. According to...
  • Sign up now available for Girls on the Run

    An in-person registration for Girls on the Run will take place for the first time and the location is in West Boca. Girls in third to eighth grade can sign up from 4 to 6 p.m. today, and the same time Aug. 21 at Florida Community Bank West Boca Branch in...
  • 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty in welfare fraud case

    A self-described "Scottish aristocrat" accused of collecting government benefits while living on a million-dollar yacht in South Florida has been sentenced to a year behind bars and ordered to pay the money back after pleading guilty in a welfare fraud...
  • Should big banks be broken up?

    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The then-seventh-largest bank in the U.S., Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad loans,...
  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • Ruling good for community associations: My Word

    With a recent ruling by Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal, community associations scored a victory that will provide them with financial relief during the fragile real-estate recovery. It marks a turning point in community associations' ongoing...
  • Player, not pawn, Rothstein associate gets five years

    Player, not pawn, Rothstein associate gets five years
    She may have held an impressive title — chief financial officer at Scott Rothstein's law firm — but Irene Shannon's attorney described her as nothing but a pawn to South Florida's king of fraud. Friday, a federal judge disagreed. U.S....
  • BofA ordered to pay $1.3 billion over Countrywide lending program

    Countrywide Financial hustled to make the loans. Bank of America, once again, is picking up the bill for the damages caused — the latest buffeting since the bank's disastrous acquisition of the Calabasas high-risk lender six years ago. A New...
  • Springfield Estate has 19th-century character for 21st-century living

    Springfield Estate has 19th-century character for 21st-century living
    It is not often that a piece of Maryland architectural history goes on the market, which is one of myriad reasons that the Springfield Estate (also known as Peerce's Plantation) in northern Baltimore County is such a treasure. At a selling price of $1....
  • U. of I. evolves as it adjusts to huge increase in international students

    U. of I. evolves as it adjusts to huge increase in international students
    Linda Fotzler bought the Armory House, a private dorm on the University of Illinois campus, in 1973, the year after she graduated. The students who lived there were predominantly men, and there was quite a bit of partying. Her current challenge is...