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Head of BP cleanup operations allegedly used inside knowledge to unload BP stock days after explosion

Head of BP cleanup operations allegedly used inside knowledge to unload BP stock days after explosion

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged yesterday Keith A. Seilhan, a former 20-year BP employee and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster. The price of BP [...]

House of Sticks: After Shock

This audience, like most groups, will have mixed emotions about my commentary that will range from "ho hum" to angry complacency (powerless to act but mad as hell) to writing lawmakers attached to the nation's finance committees. Coming to grips with the negative effects of leverage seems to be a [...]

Pensacola State College hosts 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition & Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29

Pensacola State College hosts 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition & Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29

Showcasing technical talents and leadership abilities, the best and the brightest of Florida SkillsUSA competitors will face off at the 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition held in conjunction with the 2014 Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29. For the third straight year, [...]

Kalamazoo Promise and Pensacola Promise

Kalamazoo Promise and Pensacola Promise

In 2008, I interviewed on my radio show, "IN Your Head," leaders from Kalamazoo, Michigan about an economic development initiative that provided all its high school graduates with college scholarships. That initiative, Kalamazoo Promise, eventually become the inspiration for the Studers' "Pensacola [...]

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

Sunday, April 20 is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Yesterday, BP sent out a press release that said the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations in Louisiana. Similar operations ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi in June 2013. “Reaching this [...]

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Here are the draft regulations for the trucks: Food truck must be licensed. They cannot be parked within 20 feet of any intersection or traffic signs and signals. The truck will not be allowed on South Palafox Street between Garden and Main streets. They can not sell alcoholic beverages or place [...]

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

The Escambia County Marine Resources Division and Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee will host a Lionfish Regional Control Workshop on Monday. Lionfish are an invasive species with venomous spines that have the potential to cause great harm to the local economy and environment. There will [...]

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved a committee recommendation on April 10 to drop the recreational red snapper season to 11 days. Most charter boat captains and commercial fishermen believe the federal management of red snapper has been a disaster. Dates and regulations are [...]

House of Sticks: A Slight Diversion…Tongue In Cheek

House of Sticks: A Slight Diversion…Tongue In Cheek

Last month I had the opportunity to view the movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street" (WWS). What I was hoping to see was a continuation of the old Gordon Gekko character. What I got was a rendition of Wall Street thievery so obscene that even Gekko would have drawn a line in the sand based on his own [...]

Pensacola Beach Advocates host 4th Annual Earth Day ‘Island Style’

Pensacola Beach Advocates host 4th Annual Earth Day ‘Island Style’

Pensacola Beach Advocates is hosting the fourth annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, May 3, at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach. Numerous contests, games and family fun activities are planned, including the Sea Turtle Homecoming, which celebrates the Sea Turtles who return to Pensacola Beach [...]

Local firm wins $9 billion award in Actos case

Local firm wins $9 billion award in Actos case

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. were ordered to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages after a federal court jury in Lafayette, Louisiana found they hid the cancer risks of their Actos diabetes medicine in the first U.S. trial of its kind. Takeda, based in Osaka, Japan, was [...]

West hiring 50+ in Pensacola

West will be hosting a Job Fair to hire 50+ associates interested in becoming licensed insurance agents. West is seeking candidates with strong sales and customer service experience, and will pay all costs associated with training and licensure. The Job Fair will be held on Tuesday April 8, 2014, [...]

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