Unclaimed property up for grabs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - You've just got a few days left to claim that forgotten Rolex watch, gold bar salvaged from a ship wreck or platinum necklace with 214 diamonds. If no one ..
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Modest premium increase for Medicare drug plans

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says seniors will pay a little more for Medicare prescription coverage next year — but benefits will also improve. ..
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GM files public offering

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - General Motors has filed for an initial public offering. GM will offer up to 500-million shares to the public. The exact details are still coming out, but the bo..
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Feds: BP's Gulf well to be killed after Labor Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The government now says the final plugging of BP's blown-out Gulf well will begin sometime after Labor Day. Jeffrey Carter,..
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Grains futures climb on the CBOT; Beef, pork jump

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures advanced Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery jumped 5 cents to $6.8875 a bushel..
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Career fair to be held this week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rasmussen College will host a free Career and Networking Fair for residents of the surrounding communities at the Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum on Au..
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Homeowners taking advantage of historically low mortgage rates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage applications rose 13 percent last week as consumers refinanced at the lowest rates in decades.The Mortgage Bankers Association says the increase was driv..
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NJ settles SEC fraud charges over bond sales

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The state of New Jersey has settled federal civil fraud charges of failing to inform bond investors that it had not met obligations to its ..
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Chico's FAS doubles 2nd-quarter profit as sales climb

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Chico's FAS Inc., the retailer that owns Chico's and White House Black Market, said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income more than doubled as sales ..
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Feds: No timeline for completing Gulf relief well

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill is no longer giving a timeline for completing the final stages of plugging BP's runaway w..
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Taxpayers footing the bill to protect FEMA workers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money and homeowners in Collier are spending $22 an hour to protect FEMA workers. FEMA representatives are in the area to present new flo..
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Business Highlights

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Factories aid bumpy recovery, housing still weak WASHINGTON (AP) — New government data offered a mixed picture of the economic recovery Tuesda..
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228M eggs recalled following salmonella outbreak

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa egg producer is recalling 228 million eggs after being linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. The federal Ce..
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Restaurants are turning to cash only

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NEW YORK - Cash only is the new trend at restaurants and bars working with small profit margins in tight economic times. Restaurant consultant Michael Whiteman said cash only is be..
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Grains futures mixed on the CBOT; livestock mixed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery dropped 12.5 cents to $6.8375 a bu..
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Study: 1 in 5 teenagers has slight hearing loss

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study has found a stunning increase in the rate of hearing loss among American teenagers. The report says nearly one in five teenagers h..
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Shire will pull blood-pressure drug cited by US

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shire PLC said Tuesday it will pull a blood-pressure drug off the market following warnings from federal regulators who said the drug has n..
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Fla. PSC approves refund for Tampa Electric Co. customers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Electric Co. will refund $24 million to retail customers through a one-time credit on their bills. The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday a..
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BP to stop handling claims related to Gulf spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP plans to stop processing claims from people and businesses hurt by the Gulf oil spill as it prepares to transfer that role to a governm..
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Bread shortages could lead to social unrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAIRO (AP) - Russia's temporary ban on grain exports is stirring both political and economic anxiety in Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer where half of the 80 million resid..
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