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Business News

Unemployment crackdown

Filing for jobless claims just got harder

A MAJOR OVERHAUL IN HOW FLORIDA handles unemployment compensation took effect on Aug. 1, and no one yet can say whether the sweeping changes will prove to be boon or boondoggle.  More...

It’s Your Business … E-mail marketing

I just got an e-mail from Jay Levinson of Guerrilla Marketing talking about e-mail marketing. More...

Volatile times call for smart strategies

MONEY & INVESTING

What a week that was. For many investors, TGIF had significant meaning as of 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. A complete recap of the various investment markets’ movements would require more space than this column allows.  More...

Seven years after Hurricane Charley, nothing is left to luck

It’s allll aboutb happenstance,h jjust as iit was on Aug. 13, 2004, seven short years ago. It’s simply a matter of what happened, what might happen again someday, and what will happen based on your own preparations. More...

Sifrit receives second Riley Award

Sue Sifrit was presented the second annual Riley Award July 4 by Mike Riley, for whom the award was named.  Mr. Riley and Mrs. Sifrit first worked together in the late 1970s, when she was a substitute teacher at Meadow Park Elementary and Mr. More...

Real Estate News

South Gulf Cove: Charlotte’s spacious alternative

Christine Lis and her husband Dennis looked along the Southwest Florida coast five years for a place they would really like to live.  Last month, during their most recent visit to the area, they decided the deed restricted waterfront community o More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Wedding cups said to ensure matrimonial bliss

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

The wedding cup that looks like a woman holding a swiveling cup above her head is showing up at modern wedding celebrations. The cup is used for a toast and as a trial for the bride and groom. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 8 P.M. Country Pop Legends . FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 10 P.M. Josh Groban: Command Performance: 10 Years on Public Television   More...

umlautNOIR

Brooders, alcoholics and lone wolves: A look at Nordic crime novels

WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT AMERICANS WOULD BE SO taken with umlauts? More...