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A tangle of regulations and leftover troubles from the real-estate bust explains why investors who want to start businesses are stymied.
Lake Sentinel
Like many government economic stimulus programs, what sounded like a beneficial government policy on the surface created disastrous results.
Independent Florida Alligator
Under the state Department of Economic Opportunity scheme, claimants would need to sign up with the online jobs database, Employ Florida Marketplace.
Orlando Sentinel
The weak stream of new jobs means the nation has to decide if this is the "new normal," or if there are measures to improve the economy.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The past year may not have been the greatest for South Florida’s economy, but it was a good year in terms of recovery.
Miami Herald
The forecast is for a year of above-average growth fueled by population growth, home resales and new home construction.
West Volusia Beacon
The Downtown Development Authority and Realize Bradenton are leading this "place-making" economic development effort with a host of partners.
Bradenton Herald
The status quo will remain until public opinion coalesces around a true deficit- and debt-reduction strategy.
Panama City News Herald
Power Plant is delivering the jobs and, equally important, the successful small start-up companies that it was intended to attract and nurture.
Ocala Star-Banner
It appears that more Palm Beach County residents are being hired for hospitality jobs once given to foreign workers brought here for short stints.
Palm Beach Post
The retail shopping numbers so far indicate this was the weakest holiday sales season since 2008.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
2012 may well be remembered as the year Cape residents saw some light at the end of the tunnel.
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
The economy will have to start producing many more jobs before Florida and the nation reach the genuine turnaround point.
Palm Beach Post
There’s been a big stir in Crystal River lately over a revitalization vision and master plan proposal championed by Commissioner Dennis Damato.
Citrus County Chronicle
The Flagler unemployment rate is still the second highest in Florida.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
South Florida took major steps toward making its economy more agile and forward-looking in 2012 to ensure that it can compete globally.
Miami Herald
Protecting our most vulnerable citizens and the state’s environmental jewels produced mixed record in 2012
Miami Herald

Letter To The Editor

To quote your first sentence in this...

Tampa Bay Times

Some frightening things have happened to the U.S. economy. The public debt has increased $5.2 trillion in the past 3½ years, an increase of...

Panama City News Herald

Solutions to the hot-button economic issues of this campaign season – from saving Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, reducing the national...

St. Augustine Record

Recently, we were fortunate enough to have a District 2 Congressional field hearing in Panama City. I proudly accepted the invitation from...

Tallahassee Democrat


In a recent...

Tampa Bay Times

That’s when we started struggling. We had purchased a second home as an investment, but when the renters could no longer pay, we had to let it go...

News Press of Fort Myers

Op Ed

BOTH recent administrations ran up the national debt and BOTH favored massive bank and industrial bailouts to the auto industry.


A long and familiar list of concerns fuels Americans' discontent this election season: the economy, taxes, the deficit, health-care reform and on...

Tallahassee Democrat

Under President Obama, more than 400,000 women have lost their jobs nationwide, and our unemployment rate has increased to 8.1 percent.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel


Orlando Sentinel