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BB&T Corp. Gives $3 Million to FSU

TALLAHASSEE — Efforts by two colleges at Florida State University to expand their business-related academic offerings have received a significant boost, thanks to a pair of major gifts announced today by financial services company BB&T Corp. (www.bbt.com). Joined by FSU…

FSU Entrepreneurial Bootcamp Helps Disabled Veterans

TALLAHASSEE — Army veteran Andrew Wyatt credits Florida State University’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities with jump-starting his career after he was wounded in Iraq. “I am sitting in front of an ocean of business cards from some of…

Small Business Disaster Assistance Available

ATLANTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that certain private, non-profit organizations (PNPs) that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available…

JOE Reports Third Quarter Losses

JACKSONVILLE — The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) today announced a net loss for the third quarter 2008 of $(19.2) million, or $(0.21) per share, compared to a Net Loss of $(6.8) million, or $(0.09) per share, for the third…

Florida Home Sales Rebound in September

For the first time in almost three years, Florida’s existing home sales rose in September, a 24 percent increase in activity in the year-to-year comparison; last month’s sales of existing condos statewide increased 11 percent in the year-to-year comparison, according…

Dobson Complaint Tentatively Settled

Lobbyist Michael Dobson of Tallahassee has entered an agreement to pay back a client for work that he allegedly didn't do to settle two claims against him filed with the House.    Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, filed a complaint…

Pensacola Bay Area Chamber Hosts Health Summit

PENSACOLA – Using information technology to bring down the cost of health care – and improve the delivery of medical services – will be the focus of the second annual Strategic Health Intelligence Summit hosted by the Pensacola Bay Area…