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Jacksonville's APR Energy undergoes management shuffle
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:39:27 +0000

Jackoonville-based APR Energy has announced substantial management changes at the Northside company that produces pre-fabricated electrical supply plants.

Michael Fairey, the non-executive chairman for the APR board, has stepped down from the position. In turn the board of directors has appointed John Campion to replace Fairey.

Campion, who founded APR Energy, is leaving his job as CEO to take over the board chairman’s post.

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Burger Fi joins Burrito Gallery, others in lineup at new Brooklyn Station on Riverside
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:51:36 +0000

Brooklyn Station on Riverside has added yet another tenant. Tuesday, developers confirmed that Burrito Gallery will open a restaurant with a rooftop bar in the Riverside Avenue development.

Wednesday, a spokesman said that Burger Fi will also be coming to the project. It will be the second Burger Fi in the area, with the first under construction at The Markets at Town Center, next to St. Johns Town Center.

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First Coast News President abruptly resigns from stations after 2 years, Gannett's Senior VP-News named new head of FCN
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:50:02 +0000

First Coast News President Eric Land has resigned after two years at WJXX TV-25 and WTLV TV-12, he said Wednesday and ownership of the station has already named his replacement.

Land, who was also general manager at the ABC and NBC stations, said he made the decision Tuesday.

“I’m pursuing some other interests,” he said Wednesday. Land declined to discuss those interests or why he chose to leave.

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Earth Fare opening prompts price comparison with competing grocery stores
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:05:59 +0000

When Jacksonville’s first Earth Fare grocery opened last week, some questions popped up in most shoppers’ minds: What are the prices like, and how do they compare to the competition?

The Times-Union compared the prices of some basic grocery staples at Earth Fare, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Publix and Winn-Dixie.

The analysis found there isn’t one clear answer, and it will largely depend on which items consumers buy.

Earth Fare is cheaper than other specialty stories in some items, particularly produce, and more expensive than all stores in other items, such as pasta.

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Jacksonville Landing proposal gets mixed reviews; 'non-remarkable design,' says one architect
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:06:07 +0000

The latest plans for The Jacksonville Landing get mixed reviews from architects and urban planners who like various aspects of it, but say the city must set higher expectations for the design to spark the creation of a “world-class” downtown.

“When you look at great river cities and some of their riverfront developments, your knees get weak,” said Chris Flagg, an architect who has participated in brainstorming sessions over the years on how to improve the Landing. “That’s the visual impact that I think we have the opportunity to create.”

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Work Wanted: Companies moving to a new age of "talentism"
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:41:17 +0000

ManpowerGroup recently released its report on talent shortages worldwide. Its ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey looks at which employers are having difficulty finding the right talent, and steps they’re taking to address the issues.

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It's Your Money: The difference between financial counseling and financial planning
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:17:44 +0000

I was filling in for one of our financial education instructors who had a family emergency last week. The presentation was on preparing for financial counseling and two completely different issues emerged.

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Burrito Gallery bringing restaurant, rooftop bar to new Brooklyn Station development in Jacksonville
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:39:19 +0000

Burrito Gallery, complete with a rooftop bar, is the latest addition to Brooklyn Station on Riverside Avenue. The restaurant is going into a 3,525-square-foot space right on Riverside Avenue. On the roof will be a 2,500-square-foot bar, said John Valentino, one of its owners.

It will have a full food and bar service on both levels, he said.

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More than anchor changes planned for Action News Jacksonville
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:20:51 +0000

More changes are on the way for two Jacksonville television stations that recently announced major overhauls to their news anchors. The latest changes will be to the names of the broadcast outlets.

WAWS TV-30 and WTEV TV-47, both owned by Cox Media Group, are about to get call letter changes. The Federal Communications Commission granted the request, filed on July 30, said Jim Zerwekh, general manager of both stations.

Cox officials will change WAWS to WFOX and WTEV to WJAX. Zerwekh said the actual dates of the changes haven’t been set.

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Embezzling Jacksonville banker sentenced to 5 years
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:50:09 +0000

Embezzling Jacksonville banker Christopher David Boston was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday afternoon for embezzling at least $10.5 million from his job at Fifth Third Bank over a four-year period.

Boston, 40, pleaded guilty in March to bank fraud. He also must pay $2 million in restitution to the bank after he's released. He faced up to 30 years in prison and a $4.4 million fine.

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PRIME TIME: 3 tips to avoid outliving your retirement fund
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:39:53 +0000

As people get closer to the age when they hope to retire, traditional wisdom calls for moving into more conservative — safer — investments, such as Treasury bonds and many fixed-income mutual funds.

“The problem is, what is ‘safe’ for one person may not be ‘safe’ for another, given the amount of money in their portfolios, how their investments are allocated, and what their retirement lifestyle goals are,” says financial adviser Haitham “Hutch” Ashoo.

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Career Track: Who's on the move in First Coast business
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:31:28 +0000

The Principal Financial Group of Jacksonville hired Lateef Warnick as financial services representative for its North Central Florida Business Center.

Warnick will work with clients to strategically map out goals and develop a financial strategy.


Kristi Dosh, a sports business reporter and vice president of Jacksonville-based public relations and content marketing firm Reputation Ink, has been named one of the “Top 50 Sports Marketing Influencers” in the country by Raynforest, an online market research firm.


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Jacksonville's ParkerVision adds Samsung to lawsuit over patent infringement
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:27:35 +0000

Jacksonville-based wireless communication company ParkerVision Inc. has added another wireless communication giant to its ongoing lawsuit over patent infringement.

Samsung Electronics Co. and two other branches of that company are the latest to be named in ParkerVision’s lawsuit originally filed May 1 that claims patent infringement, a ParkerVision news release said.

Samsung joins Qualcomm Inc. and HTC Corp. and subsidiaries for both of those companies named in the federal complaints in the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida.

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Gas prices drop to four-year Labor Day low
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:03:53 +0000

Motorists are likely to see the lowest Labor Day gas prices in four years, AAA predicted in its weekly report.

Price continued to drop in the past week, dropping 2 cents to $3.43 nationally, 2 cents to $3.33 in Florida and 2 cents to $3.32 in Georgia.

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In Jacksonville Monday morning, the average price for regular gas was $3.31, down from $3.34 a week ago, $3.48 a month ago and $3.51 a year ago.

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S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:32:51 +0000

NEW YORK — The stock market has reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index trades above 2,000 points for the first time.

The widely followed barometer of the U.S. stock market is trading at a record high.

The index crossed above 2,000 in the first hour of trading Monday. The market was moving higher after central bankers said last week that support for the global economy would continue.

The S&P 500 index was up 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,999 as of 10:12 a.m. Eastern time.

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Last updated at: 8/27/2014 5:49:19 PM ET

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