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Feb 18, 2011

Jacksonville economy looks better, but inflation may come with it [Jacksonville.com]

By Mark Basch Jacksonville’s economic outlook is getting better, but consumers may also see rising prices in the coming months, according to the University of North Florida’s Local Economic Indicators …

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Feb 10, 2011

Commercial Lending Bounces Back In 2010[costar]

Powered by improving conditions in the real estate and capital markets, CRE loan originations rose by 36% in 2010 over the previous year, according to preliminary data released at this …

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Feb 10, 2011

Bank Watch: First Credit Union Closure of 2011 Among Latest Financial Institution Failures [costar]

Four more financial institutions joined the list of failures this past week including two in Georgia and one each in California and Illinois. Read Article…

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Feb 10, 2011

St. Joe exploring ‘strategic alternatives[jacksonville.com]

By Mark Basch With its future a hot topic of speculation on Wall Street, The St. Joe Co. says it’s exploring “financial and strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value.” Read …

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Feb 10, 2011

Downtown redevelopment plans from the Jacksonville Civic Council [jacksonville.com]

Submitted by Abel Harding on February 9, 2011 – 11:23am Abel Harding If you’ve read David Bauerlein’s story about the Jacksonville Civic Council’s recommendations for downtown revitalization, you might be …

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Feb 7, 2011

Harding: City must reinvest, not just cut [jacksonville.com]

Submitted by Abel Harding on February 6, 2011 – 6:19am Abel Harding Two very different schools of thought have emerged in the scores of mayoral and City Council forums being …

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Feb 7, 2011

State may tighten up safety net for jobless[herald-tribune]

TALLAHASSEE – With Florida’s high unemployment rate showing little sign of dropping, state lawmakers say it is time for sweeping changes to the safety net for jobless workers. Lawmakers may …

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Feb 7, 2011

Westside beltway project stalled out [jacksonville biz journal]

JACKSONVILLE — The proposed $1.8 billion First Coast Outer Beltway toll road has failed to attract private companies to foot the bill, but the Florida Department of Transportation is trying …

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Jan 29, 2011

Secret to Bank’s Comeback: A Rich Uncle Named Sam [wall street journal]

By ROBIN SIDEL MIAMI LAKES, Fla.—Before BankUnited FSB collapsed in May 2009, employees lit candles and prayed that Florida’s biggest bank would survive the bad loans it made before the …

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Jan 29, 2011

Jacksonville must tap international commerce to gain jobs, The Economist editor says at UNF

By David Bauerlein [www.jacksonville.com] Places with high-achieving schools and global-spanning businesses will have the strongest economic growth as the nation climbs out of recession, an editor of The Economist magazine …

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