August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

BP still paying for it

Local businesses continue to stake claims

Two years after one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in history, the company responsible, British Petroleum, settled in a New Orleans federal court. More...

It’s your business … Trial Lawyers Care

I come from a family of lawyers. My dad, brother, daughter and son-in-law are lawyers. My sister is a paralegal. So I’m familiar with the lawyer jokes. More...

Say sayonara to the yen and Japanese Government Bonds

MONEY & INVESTING

Investors’ diversified portfolios of worries include: the potential demise of the Euro; EU’s sovereign debt problems; China’s slowing growth; and a U.S. fiscal cliff. More...

The world of printed books grows

It may look like bookstores are somersaulting into obscurity as online sales and e-readers grab more attention. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Rededication scheduled   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3830 Bal Harbor Blvd., Unit 21, Punta Gorda

This villa on a canal has a deeded dock that can accommodate up to a 30-foot boat with bridge-free access to the gulf. More...

Blue Chip award will celebrate business that overcomes adversity

Nominate yourself or someone else for 18th annual honor

Owners of small businesses who have overcome adversity are invited to apply for the 18th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

NESTS

Photographer views avian homes as works of art

They’re not only amazing feats of engineering, but works of art, sculptural and exquisitely crafted. Some of them, with their swirls of twigs, look like miniature versions of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures. More...

Wedding show features ‘out of the box’ ideas for the betrothed

Port Charlotte Florist will host its premier wedding show on Sunday, Aug. 5. The show features current trends, themes and ideas, and introduces new and unique designs from Port Charlotte Florist.  More...

Some sound advice for bell collectors

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Often when restoring a historic church or school, a large bronze bell is needed for the bell tower. The bells are difficult to find because many have been sold as scrap and melted, and others are too heavy to be moved for a reasonable price. More...