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Florida Taxi vs. Uber battle, Round 2

September 10, 2015

CAB COMPANIES LAUNCH INSURANCE CHALLENGE IN UBER WAR BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Taxicab companies in Broward County and Tallahassee filed their second lawsuit against the state in as many days, this time…

Business

Meanwhile, taxi companies sue state over Uber, Lyft

September 9, 2015

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Taxi companies in Tallahassee and Broward County are suing the state over app-based transportation services, alleging that Florida officials aren’t requiring Uber and Lyft to prove that the…

Business

Sarasota deregulates all taxis, paves way for Uber

September 9, 2015

Yesterday, Sarasota city commissioners unanimously voted ended its months-long debate as to how to regulate Uber, and instead, voted to strip existing regulations on taxicabs. Read more. The Pensacola City Council held a workshop on Uber…

Business

Report: Florida Workers Left Out of Economic Boom

September 7, 2015

By Suzanne Potter, Florida News Connection Over the past 35 years, income inequality in Florida has gotten much worse, according to a new report from Florida International University (FIU). The report, The State of Working Florida…

Business

Downtown Pensacola expands beyond Palafox

September 7, 2015

Downtown Pensacola is experiencing a rebirth right before our eyes. In the next 18 months or so, downtown Pensacola will expand beyond its main drag, South Palafox Street. Studer Properties LLP has demolished the old Pensacola…

Business News

Scott highlights good news from around Florida

September 6, 2015

Governor Scott Announces Anheuser-Busch to Create 75 New Jobs in Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced that Anheuser-Busch will be expanding their Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility in Jacksonville, which will create 75 new…

Business

Good news around Florida

September 6, 2015

Tampa Bay The Tampa Bay area may challenge Pensacola for being the “Upside” of Florida. The area is experiencing phenomenal growth. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Tampa Hillsborough EDC says its recruitment, retention and…

Business

Gulf Power bills could drop $3.71 per mo.

September 3, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Millions of Floridians could find it a little cheaper to run the air conditioning in 2016. The state’s four major investor-owned utilities — stretching from Miami to Pensacola…

Business

Questions about journalists’ name changes

September 1, 2015

Last week’s shooting has prompted a discussion in the media over news reporters adopting on-air names different from their own. The shooter in Roanoke, Va. once worked at the WDBJ-TV as a reporter under the name,…

Business Education

UWF OEDE offers $5 million incentives for job creation

September 1, 2015

Press release: The University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement is accepting applications for $5 million in job creation incentives. The funds, offered through the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund, were allocated…

Business

New battle over crematory inside city limits

August 31, 2015

On July 15, the city of Pensacola posted a notice of code violation on the building at 4020 N. Davis Highway. Family Funeral and Cremation were told to Cease and Desist all crematory functions at the…