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Gulfcoast Legal Services director retires after critical federal audit

The executive director of Gulfcoast Legal Services has retired in the wake of a critical federal audit report that said the agency failed to properly document how it spent $753,158 in federal gran …

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Regency Beauty Institute is the latest for-profit school to close, including Tampa location

Regency Beauty Institute abruptly shuttered all 79 of its U.S. cosmetology schools this week, including one in Tampa. The institute, based in St. Louis Park, Minn., could not be reached for …

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  1. Cienfuegos entrepreneurs hope U.S. tourists will boost scant business

    Tourism

    CIENFUEGOS, Cuba

    Residents of this small city on Cuba's southern coast awaken every other Thursday to the Fathom Line's MV Adonia looming in the bay, but the 704-passenger cruise ship's visit is fleeting.

    Tourists visit Cienfuegos last month. Some merchants say a government tourism company monopolizes visitors’ time.
  2. Gulfcoast Legal Services director retires after critical federal audit

    Business

    The executive director of Gulfcoast Legal Services has retired in the wake of a critical federal audit report that said the agency failed to properly document how it spent $753,158 in federal grants.

    Lawyer John Dubrule, a 36-year veteran of Gulfcoast, became executive director of the organization in 2014.
  3. PolitiFact: Was NAFTA 'worst trade deal ever'?

    Perspective

    When Donald Trump talked trade during the first presidential debate, he was working from turf that has served him well. No other issue matches it for distilling the frustrated dreams of millions of Americans.

    President Bill Clinton signed a side deal to NAFTA in 1993 after President George H.W. Bush negotiated and signed the original deal. Experts on trade tend to see NAFTA as not so bad. The bigger job-killer has been U.S. trade with China.
  4. PolitiFact: Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton lauded controversial TPP deal

    Business

    The statement

    Says Hillary Clinton called the Trans-Pacific Partnership "the gold standard. You called it the gold standard of trade deals. You said it's the finest deal you've ever seen."

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Donald Trump walks on stage at a rally on September 28, 2016 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Trump has been campaigning today in Iowa, Wisconsin and Chicago.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 673093561
  5. From bad to baddest: The 10 nastiest corporations of the moment

    Corporate

    Bad companies — ones that rip off their customers, evade the law, cheat or simply show terrible judgment — are common enough. But it seems as if we're in the midst of a new round of poor decisions and calculated greed by a whole range of large corporations seemingly out only for themselves.

    Sandra Esquivel waits to hear how she will get to her destination after being told by a Spirit Airlines employee that all flights were still canceled after the pilots began their strike over pay and benefits at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on June 14, 2010.
  6. Consumer sentiment in Florida rises

    Economic Development

    GAINESVILLE — Floridians remain relatively optimistic about the economy, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.

    Consumer sentiment in Florida rose in September.
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