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3:58 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Florida Bankers say Foreclosure Hike May be Positive Sign

The number of home foreclosures continues to soar in Florida.  Nearly every major city in the state is seeing more foreclosures than a year ago, according to the latest Realty Trak report.  But Tom Flanigan reports Florida’s bankers see opportunity amidst the gloomy figures.

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Business
6:48 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Local Credit Union hosts Mini Billionaire Academy

Tallahassee's Federal Credit Union probably doesn't draw thoughts of summer camp. But for this week, the company is hosting a five-day financial literacy program for middle schoolers. Issues like college debt and car insurance are the biggest issues the camp is tackling, but those topics aren't being taught like an old college lecture.

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Business
7:34 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Citizens insurance rates spark North vs. South battle

Twenty-five Florida lawmakers are supporting a move by the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Co., to reduce its size. But  it’s turned into something of a North versus South battle.

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Business
5:22 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Foreign tourists bring big money to Florida

While many parts of Florida’s economy remain somewhat sluggish, there’s one area that’s going great guns.  Tom Flanigan reports it’s the state’s number one industry – tourism – and things are expected to keep getting better.

Despite the worldwide economic slowdown, political uncertainties, terrorist fears and almost every other negative you can think of, U-S Commerce Secretary John Bryson sees the number of international visitors to the United States growing….

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Business
11:02 am
Tue April 24, 2012

America's oldest business "sweet talks" at local confectionary

Warrenand Jill Schimpf at their candy factory
Schimpf Confectionary

The man now in charge of what’s believed to be America’s oldest family-run business was in Tallahassee recently.  Tom Flanigan sat down with Warren Schimpf to talk about his “sweet success”.

Warren Schimpf and his wife Jill were already in Florida when they popped into Tallahassee’s Lofty Pursuits soda fountain and candy store in Market Square.

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