May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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SWFL Hit hard

Charlotte per capita income actually down 1.6 percent

THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF ECOnomic Analysis has released figures for 2009 showing that Southwest Florida has been slammed — and slammed hard — by the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression.  The BEA report provid More...

It’s your business … Hang in there

Unless you are financially well off to begin with, getting a new business off the ground isn’t easy. I’m not saying it can’t be done, because I’ve done it. More...

Managing risk

MONEY & INVESTING

Sometimes the most important part of investment management is managing unrealized profits and protecting your portfolio from unexpected losses that could wipe out gains.  Investors should consider using a variety of risk management techniques wh More...

What the Japanese disaster means in Southwest Florida

There’s nothing like a tsunami smack in the middle of an industrialized nation, coupled with a meltdown (the nuclear type, not the economic type), to point out a singular truth: We are not yet all one, but we’re a damn sight closer than w More...

Real Estate News

Keller Williams celebrates national RED day

On Thursday, May 12, area employees will be participating in Keller Williams Realtors’ national RED Day.  More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Home watch companies offer stress relief for seasonal residents   When snowbirds head out of town for the summer months, they can leave their winter residences in capable hands.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

MICHE BRADEN BRINGS BLUESWOMAN BESSIE SMITH TO LIFE

“I JUST WANT TO OOZE SEX!” MICHE Braden declares about her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith.”  The title character “was very sexy,” the act More...

Charlotte Players presents classic Neil Simon

Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” is a play that captures the chaotic antics of the raucous writing staff of a 1950s popular comedy-variety show.  The play is based on playwright Neil Simon’s budding career writin More...

Porcelain was once valued like gold

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Gold is selling for very high prices today, but porcelain was more precious than gold in 17th-century Europe. More...