Hourly News Update
Category Archives: Business
By Breanna Maye on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm
The national unemployment rate is dropping, and Florida’s unemployment rate is down as well, but many people are still searching for jobs. Employers provide tips for those looking.
By Carolyn Brewster on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm
Gas prices in Florida increased 14 cents over just one week, making the average Florida price for gas higher than the national level. Experts blame low supply, refinery maintenance, economic optimism and the annual switch from the winter blend to the summer blend, which costs more to produce.
By Maggie Schwartzman on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm
The Marion County Board of County Commisioners approved a plan to finance a FedEx Ground hub in Ocala. The Ocala City Council is still in discussion about its part of the plan.
By Jessica Kegu on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm
S and S Food Stores and its employees presented a check worth $1,028,164.97 to the Children’s Miracle Network and Shands at UF Tuesday.
By Erik Ugartachea on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Gas prices jumped in the past week and are expected to continue rising over the next few months.
By Sarah Brand on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm
FedEx and the Ocala Board of Commissioners are discussing details of a potential FedEx hub that would be constructed in Ocala. The site for the project is a park located along Interstate 75.
By Morgan Falcon on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm
A new Wal-Mart Super Center has opened in Gainesville on Northwest 23rd Street. With the new store’s opening, the Wal-Mart on Northwest 13th Street, which was open for 30 years, closed.
By Maggie Schwartzman on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm
A new sawmill set to be built in Live Oak will provide 350 permanent jobs to Suwannee County. The mill property was purchased and cleared using funds from a county revenue surplus.
By Jennifer Mesika on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 5:21 pm
After 30 years of business in Gainesville, the Wal-Mart at 2649 NW 13th St. will close Thursday and a Wal-Mart Supercenter will open at 5700 NW 23rd St. on Friday.
By Amanda Wood on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm
More than a year after the closing of the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill in the small town of Hawthorne, Fla., the city is still experiencing tough economic times.