Collier County businesses honored for excellence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Economic Development Council of Collier County held its Excellence in Industry Awards Tuesday at the Naples Hilton. The awards are the EDC's way of salut..
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A look at the Fed's August, September statements

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its last meeting on Aug. 10 and the meeting Tuesday. TREASURY SECURITIES August:..
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Treasury debt rises ahead of Fed meeting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Treasurys are moving higher as traders await news from a meeting of the Federal Reserve's interest rate committee. Investors h..
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Not many takers for BP Gulf rig worker fund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fewer people than expected have applied for money from a $100 million fund BP PLC set up to help deepwater rig workers after a federal mor..
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County property taxes fall again in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A preliminary report shows county property tax collections are dropping by $584 million this year in Florida. The Florida Association of Counties released ..
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Carnival's 3Q net income up, boosts 2010 outlook

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. says its third-quarter net income climbed as travelers gave it strong summer season. Revenue rose for the third straight quarter...
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Stocks waver ahead of Federal Reserve decisions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors held back from making big moves in the stock market Tuesday as they waited to see if the Federal Reserve might take new actions to ..
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Stocks mixed as Fed leaves door open for stimulus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks got a brief bump following word that the Federal Reserve is ready to do more to help the economy, but ended mostly lower Tuesday after..
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FDA considering whether to label engineered fish

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Genetically modified salmon for dinner? Diners might not even know it. If the Food and Drug Administration approves the engi..
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US considering whether to label engineered fish

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators are weighing whether to approve genetically modified salmon for human consumption, and if they do, it might not be labeled ..
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Lee Co. ponders future for prime gulf-front property and shopping village

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee Co. has closed on some prime real estate on Ft. Myers Beach. The county has bought a huge vacant lot, fronting the Gulf of Mexico, and also the mostly s..
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National recession over, but what about SWFL?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Economists announced Monday the U.S. recession officially ended in June of 2009.  The National Bureau of Economic Research says the economy has been growing..
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BP fund czar: No deduction for spill cleanup wages

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The administrator of the fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says he will waive a requirement that wages earned by spill c..
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Company moving 100 jobs out of SWFL because of local government

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A company is taking 100 jobs out of Southwest Florida because of a recent decision by the local government.   Last week, Collier commissioners refused t..
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A look at how recent recessions have measured up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The deepest and longest U.S. recession since the Great Depression ended in June 2009, having lasted 18 months. That's according to the group of economists that date..
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BP to join oil companies' well containment program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

HOUSTON (AP) — BP PLC says it will join a group of the world's largest oil companies who are working together to improve response to spills, such as the mass..
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Lennar, Netezza, Owens Corning among big movers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE ..
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Iowa egg producer separates business, charity work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Friends and colleagues say Austin "Jack" DeCoster, owner of an Iowa egg farm at the heart of a massive salmonella recall, is at once ..
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Spirit Airlines plans IPO

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Spirit Airlines aims to raise $300 million with an initial public offering. For travelers on the low-fare, high-fee airline, that's enough to pay its $45 carry-on b..
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Obama: US still world leader despite economic woes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says America remains in many respects the envy of the world, despite its problems. Speaking at a town hall meeting sponsored by CNBC, Obama..
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