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Boom and Bust of Student Loans

Boom and Bust of Student Loans

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released today its report private student loan market which shows that, according to its estimates, outstanding student loan debt in the United States topped $1 trillion in 2011 — $864 billion of federal student debt and approximately $150 billion [...]

Studer, Hayward and the Negotiation Blues

Quint Studer is hoping to construct a $12 million dollar office complex on a parcel at the Community Maritime Park. And while officials with the city of Pensacola seem to desire the same, hammering out an acceptable deal is taking some effort. Yesterday, Studer—owner of the Blue Wahoos [...]

Top 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill

Top 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill

According the latest Talent Shortage Survey by ManpowerGroup, George Stone Technical Center and Pensacola State College should be packed with students wanting to learn trades. The new Engineering School at the University of West Florida was also a wise investment. Skill trades and engineers are [...]

Loco for the Logo

Loco for the Logo

The city has a new brand. A brand new brand. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced the city’s new brand today at the Saenger Theater downtown. The new brand represents a shift away from the ‘City of Five Flags’ moniker and is meant to better convey the area’s assets when marketing the [...]

BP caught lying

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) assessed BP America Inc. a civil penalty of $5.2 million for submitting “false, inaccurate, or misleading” reports for energy production that occurred on Southern Ute Indian Tribal lands in [...]

Rebrand Gala

Mayor Ashton Hayward is making an announcement tomorrow. A slick e-invitation “cordially invites you to attend the exclusive launch event where he will introduce the new brand identity representing the City of Pensacola and other City-owned entities.” Other than the invitation’s mention of [...]

Escambia Sees Some Relief

After struggling through its budget session, Escambia County can now breathe a little lighter. The Florida Agency on Healthcare Administration has cut the amount the county owes on a decade’s worth of Medicaid claims. Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver said the Medicaid bill was [...]

Gulf Power rate request rejected

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today denied Gulf Power Company’s reconsideration request to include the acquisition and evaluation costs for its North Escambia County Site in base rate charges. The PSC had denied Gulf’s original request in February. “Gulf’s reconsideration [...]

Gannett has rough second qtr, not as bad as expected

Gannett Co. , owner of PNJ, today reported second quarter financial results. Earnings per diluted share, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis were $0.51 for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $0.62 for the second quarter of 2011. Publishing segment operating revenues [...]

Do you want to read actual subpoenas regarding Santa Rosa probe

Do you want to read actual subpoenas regarding Santa Rosa probe

Last summer, the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners have been served with two subpoenas for a Federal Grand Jury. Maybe more subpoenas were issued later, but this leaves no doubt that the federal investigation was much broader than the daily newspaper asserts in its July 16 edition. First [...]

PNJ makes huge leap about FBI TEAM investigation

PNJ makes huge leap about FBI TEAM investigation

Today, the daily newspaper reports "Insider contract likely focus of TEAM Santa Rosa FBI probe" How did the daily newspaper come to that assumption? They have no comment from the FBI to support that headline. Last year, the FBI served a series of federal subpoenas on TEAM Santa Rosa [...]

How not to do a job interview (video)

Did he just call me "Cowboy?" You just blow it, Bub.

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