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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

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    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Sussex indoor sports complex development seeks investors

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    Sean Ryan
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A local team is seeking investors for a more than $10 million indoor sports complex in Sussex to host amateur league games, generating tourism and potentially surrounding development. Also this week, an Illinois developer bought 248 acres in Pleasant Prairie for a new business park. The Sussex Engage Sports Complex is the dream child of local residents Jeff Olson and David Mueller. They have commitments from members of the Amateur Athletic Union to play games there, interest in loan support from…
  • Perkins Coie attorney killed in Friday bicycle-truck crash helped overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell

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    Steven Goldsmith
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Bystanders and family members continued to place flowers and white-painted “ghost bikes” over Labor Day weekend at the site where 31-year-old Seattle attorney Sher Kung was struck and killed Friday morning by a truck while riding her bicycle in downtown Seattle. Seattle police reported that the truck was making a left turn onto University Street from Second Avenue — a notoriously dangerous bike corridor that is set for construction of a pilot separated bike lane – when it struck and killed…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

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    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

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    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
 
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  • Sussex indoor sports complex development seeks investors

    Sean Ryan
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A local team is seeking investors for a more than $10 million indoor sports complex in Sussex to host amateur league games, generating tourism and potentially surrounding development. Also this week, an Illinois developer bought 248 acres in Pleasant Prairie for a new business park. The Sussex Engage Sports Complex is the dream child of local residents Jeff Olson and David Mueller. They have commitments from members of the Amateur Athletic Union to play games there, interest in loan support from…
  • Fashion Meets Music Festival sees some sparse crowds in debut – SLIDESHOW (Video)

    Janet Adams
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Having fashion meet music in a new festival sounds like a great concept, but when I had no problem finding a parking spot in the Arena District on Saturday evening, I got worried for the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival. The festival had a promising lineup, featuring 50-plus bands, three stages, runway shows, fashion panels, a New York model search, and a carnival-like atmosphere. It sounded like a great way to spend some time over Labor Day weekend. But the crowds were not there on Saturday,…
  • Shoreline legal debate over Downtown Transit Center clear as mud

    Sean Ryan
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The downtown lakefront debate is a shining example of how one person’s frivolous lawsuit is another’s sure legal victory. Preserve Our Parks is poised to sue Milwaukee County if it tries to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the Couture development. Parties on both sides will tell you the other has no legal merit. (See more on the transit center debate and what it means to the future of the lakefront in the Aug. 29 issue of the Milwaukee Business Journal.) At question is whether the state…
  • Billing companies: Stop blaming us for MyCare Ohio mess

    Carrie Ghose
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    MyCare Ohio is a new state program striving for better coordination of care to improve the health and quality of life for disabled, low-income Ohioans who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. Starting in northeast Ohio in May, more than 100,000 recipients have signed up for the pilot program in 29 counties. But what should have been a triumph, after two years of complex preparation between state and federal governments and private insurers, instead has yielded stories of anguish from self-employed…
  • Opus and Mortenson pitch competing plans for site near Xcel Center

    Sam Black
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The city of St. Paul received development proposals for a city-owned plot near the Xcel Energy Center from Minnetonka-based Opus Group and Golden Valley-based Mortenson Development. The city released the names of the respondents Friday, but not details of their plans or a list of any partners. The Seven Corners Gateway site, sometimes referred to as Cleveland Circle, is a 2.4-acre piece of land bounded by Smith Avenue, Kellogg Boulevard, West Seventh and West Fifth streets. St. Paul issued…
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  • Perkins Coie attorney killed in Friday bicycle-truck crash helped overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell

    Steven Goldsmith
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Bystanders and family members continued to place flowers and white-painted “ghost bikes” over Labor Day weekend at the site where 31-year-old Seattle attorney Sher Kung was struck and killed Friday morning by a truck while riding her bicycle in downtown Seattle. Seattle police reported that the truck was making a left turn onto University Street from Second Avenue — a notoriously dangerous bike corridor that is set for construction of a pilot separated bike lane – when it struck and killed…
  • Fife marijuana ban case could go straight to state Supreme Court

    Rachel Lerman
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A judge ruled today that the city of Fife can ban marijuana retailers— an opinion that's likely to be appealed by the plaintiff in the case. It's such an important case that it could likely be appealed straight to the state Supreme Court, bypassing the Court of Appeals. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said today he wouldn't be surprised if the state Supreme Court calls up the case and hears oral arguments as soon as January or February. The plaintiff, Tedd Wetherbee, said he plans to appeal…
  • Brian Druker dishes on his lemonade with Gert Boyle, the $100M donor

    Elizabeth Hayes
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer Institute, called Gert Boyle last week to let her know some possibly unwelcome news: Willamette Week was about to publish a story saying she was the person who gave a $100 million anonymous gift to the university to fight cancer. “Gert said, ‘Don’t lose any sleep over this,’” Druker said. While the university wouldn’t comment on the reports identifying Boyle last week, they eventually came to the decision that if you can’t beat ‘em,…
  • See how much your university gets from Nike, Adidas or Under Armour (2014 Database)

    Matthew Kish
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Football players at the University of Nebraska aren't the only ones who benefit from the school's multimillion-dollar Adidas contract. The five-year deal includes $40,000 per year in Adidas gear for student sections and another $50,000 for ushers at sports venues. It even includes $10,000 for an annual campus event that promotes "student life." Of course, the athletic department gets the bulk of the benefit: $1 million in cash and $3 million in footwear and apparel annually. Such largesse from…
  • Mega-project aims to connect South Lake Union, Capitol Hill

    Marc Stiles
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Seattle's latest high-rise proposal will help tell the story why downtown has such a cattywampus – or, in this case off-tilt – street grid. Seattle real estate company Touchstone's latest project, called Tilt49, is one of the company's biggest ever, with a 36-story residential high-rise and an 11-story office tower on a half block in the Denny Triangle area of downtown. A city board is scheduled to review Tilt49's design at 7 p.m., Tuesday at City Hall. If Touchstone pulls off Tilt49, it will…
 
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  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • ​Crowdfunding must meet certain SEC requirements

    Marty Lindle, CPA
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Crowdfunding has financed movies and music recordings. It has made Kickstarter a national brand. However, it has not been used to sell securities because current regulations make this impractical due to the costs involved in a registered securities offering, as well as regulations that make private placements impractical, such as prohibitions on advertising and limitations on the number of shareholders a private company can have. Don’t know what crowdfunding is? Simply put, companies and organizations…
  • A Taste of Colorado names restaurant winners

    Mark Harden
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Downtown Denver Partnership has announced the winning restaurants and food services at this year's A Taste of Colorado, running through Monday at Civic Center. This year's Best of Taste winners: Best Menu/Taste Little India Tocabe Tie- Mountain Diner and Rocks Grill Best Value Rodizio Grill Tocabe Little India Most Unique Rocks Grill Little City Chefs Tocabe Best Decor Gigi’s Cupcakes Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Spice Island Grill Randolph's Restaurant was last year's winner for both Best…
  • 9News: Littleton shops limited from displaying items on sidewalk (Video)

    Jessica Oh
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Grandpa's Attic, a "mom and pop shop" in historic downtown Littleton, sells just about everything from "Star Wars" figurines to jewelry to mystical books. From the outside, the Curtice Street store doesn't do justice to the unique collection within. The owner, Russ Robinson, says he is running into a problem: Getting people to come into the store. The city of Littleton passed an ordinance earlier this year prohibiting businesses from using outdoor displays on sidewalks that belong to the city.…
  • When the LBJ Express will finally be finished

    Nicholas Sakelaris
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The LBJ Express project will be completed by December 2015, Dia Kuykendall said Friday afternoon. The $2.1 billion project is currently 83 percent complete. Major arterial streets that cross Interstate 635 are expected to be completed in the next few months. October: Denton Drive will be restored to its original capacity. Webb Chapel Drive will open three lanes in each direction. Josey Lane's intersection will be reconstructed. Completion set for spring, 2015. The project includes TEXpress…
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  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Showboat Atlantic City officially closes

    Jared Shelly
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The first domino has fallen: Showboat casino in Atlantic City has closed. It will soon be followed by the Revel Casino Hotel (Sept. 2) and the Trump Plaza (Sept. 16.) The Showboat closed officially at 4 p.m. The Associated Press published a portion of a letter from Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman to employees: "The Showboat has been in business in Atlantic City for 27 years, and all of us at Caesars are extremely proud of the 16 years that our company operated the property. I want to thank…
  • Economic evolution of college sports

    Michael Petro
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Even before the start of the 2014-15 school year and the fall athletic season that comes with it, the landscape of the NCAA continued to see change in the wake of another landmark ruling that affects college sports and student-athletes’ rights to receive more from schools than is being offered. A U.S. District Court judge decided last month that Division I student-athletes have the right to be compensated when revenue is generated for use of their names, images and likeness. The Hon. Claudia Wilken…
  • GUEST COLUMN: The crime is in the cover-up

    Barry Nelson
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We have all heard the tried-and-true phrase: “The crime is in the cover-up.” History has proven that phrase has merit, and recent examples demonstrate the proverb is still true. Let’s explore some recent situations where business and political leaders may have yielded to the temptation of a cover-up when facing an investigation. Examining the recent missteps of others will provide insight into what you should and should not do if you or your organization are the subject of an investigation. The…
  • Gordon College puts student volunteer program 'on hold' after Lynn school vote

    Mary Moore
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Gordon College has put a student volunteer program on hold after the Lynn school committee severed ties with the Wenham college due to concerns that the college discriminates in its hiring practices. The program at issue is called Gordon in Lynn, through which Gordon College places college-age students in Lynn's elementary and middle schools as well as in community organizations. The students provided a range of volunteer services — including formal student-teaching help involving upper-class…
 
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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Thousands attend “Magic Mike” casting call on Sunday

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Thousands gathered in Savannah on Sunday for the first and only casting call for the sequel to “Magic Mike” scheduled to begin filming in five weeks in Savannah. The original movie and sequel star actors Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. Most of the filming in Savannah will be done on private property and the last couple of days will be filmed in Myrtle Beach, S.C., reports Savannah Morning News. While there will not be another casting call, casting hopefuls can email photos to magicmikeextras@gmail.com,…
  • Checkers Turnaround: Inside the corporate test kitchen

    Eric Snider
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    This is the first in a five-part series this week about Tampa-based Checkers, and why it's thriving after emerging from a slump. Joe Parker, one of Checkers’ two company chefs, stands in a spotless test kitchen studying a small breaded food morsel. “Got to figure out how to make it a little thicker,” he says. Parker is holding what Checkers has determined to be its next hit product: a Grilled Cheese Strip, which the chain plans to roll out for a four-month run in the first quarter of next…
  • Inside the $11.5 million USF-Under Armour deal

    Margie Manning
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    University of South Florida is in line for $11.45 million in cash and products from Under Armour Inc. over the course of a contract that extends through mid-2018. That includes $1.67 million in the current school year. The contract between USF and Under Armour (NYSE: UA), a Baltimore-based athletic apparel maker, calls for USF to receive $625,000 in cash, described in the contract as an annual rights fee payment, and a $1.045 million product allowance between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. There…
  • See USF Health's new 'Pharmacy of the Future'

    Pam Huff
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    The 1,500-square-foot facility was designed to create a national prototype for pharmacy education and care, according to USF Health.
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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
 
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  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • ​Crowdfunding must meet certain SEC requirements

    Marty Lindle, CPA
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Crowdfunding has financed movies and music recordings. It has made Kickstarter a national brand. However, it has not been used to sell securities because current regulations make this impractical due to the costs involved in a registered securities offering, as well as regulations that make private placements impractical, such as prohibitions on advertising and limitations on the number of shareholders a private company can have. Don’t know what crowdfunding is? Simply put, companies and organizations…
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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
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  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Report: Russell backs off opposed parking lot near Falcons’ stadium, envisions mixed-use (VIDEO)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    H. J. Russell & Co. says it has withdrawn plans to turn a large empty lot near the new Atlanta Falcons stadium into a paid parking area due to neighborhood opposition. "We are looking forward to taking advantage of the revitalization in the area because of the new Falcons stadium,” H. Jerome Russell, who is the president of H.J. Russell & Co., told WSB-TV. Russell said he now envisions a three to four-story mixed-used development that will likely take three to four years to complete, the station…
  • Sussex indoor sports complex development seeks investors

    Sean Ryan
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A local team is seeking investors for a more than $10 million indoor sports complex in Sussex to host amateur league games, generating tourism and potentially surrounding development. Also this week, an Illinois developer bought 248 acres in Pleasant Prairie for a new business park. The Sussex Engage Sports Complex is the dream child of local residents Jeff Olson and David Mueller. They have commitments from members of the Amateur Athletic Union to play games there, interest in loan support from…
  • Shoreline legal debate over Downtown Transit Center clear as mud

    Sean Ryan
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The downtown lakefront debate is a shining example of how one person’s frivolous lawsuit is another’s sure legal victory. Preserve Our Parks is poised to sue Milwaukee County if it tries to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the Couture development. Parties on both sides will tell you the other has no legal merit. (See more on the transit center debate and what it means to the future of the lakefront in the Aug. 29 issue of the Milwaukee Business Journal.) At question is whether the state…
  • Marriott selling unfinished Kauai Lagoons project for $60M

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Marriott Vacations Worldwide is in negotiations to sell its Kauai Lagoons project, one of the largest Hawaii construction projects to be stalled by the Great Recession, to Hawaii developer Ed Bushor for $60 million. Bushor, who also purchased, through a partnership with marine artist Wyland, the iconic Naniloa Volcanoes Resort on the Big Island late last year, confirmed to PBN on Friday that he is in negotiations with Marriott Vacations Worldwide for the Kauai Lagoons purchase. He says he plans…
 
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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
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  • Inside the $11.5 million USF-Under Armour deal

    Margie Manning
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    University of South Florida is in line for $11.45 million in cash and products from Under Armour Inc. over the course of a contract that extends through mid-2018. That includes $1.67 million in the current school year. The contract between USF and Under Armour (NYSE: UA), a Baltimore-based athletic apparel maker, calls for USF to receive $625,000 in cash, described in the contract as an annual rights fee payment, and a $1.045 million product allowance between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. There…
  • Anthem College closing Sacramento campus

    Sonya Sorich
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    A local school is on a list of Anthem College campuses that will close permanently. On Friday, the for-profit technical college announced the closure of its Sacramento campus at 9738 Lincoln Village Drive. Parent company Anthem Education filed for bankruptcy Aug. 25, and then attempted to sell some of its campuses to International Education Corporation, according to a report from Inside Higher Ed. Federal regulators did not approve that sale, leading to the closure of campuses including the Sacramento…
  • Gordon College puts student volunteer program 'on hold' after Lynn school vote

    Mary Moore
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Gordon College has put a student volunteer program on hold after the Lynn school committee severed ties with the Wenham college due to concerns that the college discriminates in its hiring practices. The program at issue is called Gordon in Lynn, through which Gordon College places college-age students in Lynn's elementary and middle schools as well as in community organizations. The students provided a range of volunteer services — including formal student-teaching help involving upper-class…
  • Hawaii's Karl Kim named chair of National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

    Matt Tuohy
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor Karl Kim, executive director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, has been named chair of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium. Kim, who is a disaster preparedness expert, will lead the consortium to develop and deliver training and educational programs to help first responders prepare for natural disasters and terrorist attacks across the country. “This is an exciting opportunity to further integrate the research being conducted…
  • See how much your favorite university gets from Nike, Adidas or Under Armour

    Matthew Kish
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Football players at the University of Nebraska aren't the only ones who benefit from the school's multimillion-dollar Adidas contract. The five-year deal includes $40,000 per year in Adidas gear for student sections and another $50,000 for ushers at sports venues. It even includes $10,000 for an annual campus event that promotes "student life." Of course, the athletic department gets the bulk of the benefit: $1 million in cash and $3 million in footwear and apparel annually. Such largesse from…
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  • Hawaii's Energy Excelerator opens headquarters in Downtown Honolulu

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Hawaii-based Energy Excelerator, a small-business incubator created to help grow green-energy startups, on Friday opened its headquarters in Downtown Honolulu, which was funded by Hawaiian Electric Industries with $250,000. The 2,100-square-foot space on the fifth floor of the Cades Schutte Building at 1000 Bishop St. is designed to be a co-working, collaborative space for the Energy Excelerator team, its startups and industry stakeholders. “We were at the Manoa Innovation Center, but entrepreneurs…
  • Clean Energy Collective opens two Denver community solar arrays

    Cathy Proctor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Two community solar power systems, each capable of generating 500 kilowatts of power, have opened in Denver — and are available to Xcel Energy Inc. customers who live in the city. Boulder’s Clean Energy Collective (CEC) developed the systems, which went on-line Thursday. Community solar is the name of large solar power systems in which businesses or individuals can lease or buy individual panels to offset the electricity they get from the grid. Customers get a credit off their monthly utility…
  • Colorado travelers can expect crowded highways for Labor Day travel

    Cathy Proctor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    It’s not over yet — summer traffic, that is, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT sent out a warning Friday reminding drivers to “anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Labor Day weekend due to the number of events and activities taking place to finish up the summer travel season.” And anyone who’s been caught in Friday afternoon get-away traffic heading out of Denver into the mountains, or returning traffic over the weekend, knows…
  • Duly Noted: Illinois releases fracking draft rules (Video)

    David A. Arnott
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released the state's rules for hydraulic fracturing after months of delays. Industry backers have worried that the state is missing out on a resources boom while other states move forward, but environmentalists warn that the rules don't appear tight enough for their liking. A review panel will look over the draft rules and has 45 days to make a decision on approving them. -- Associated Press Elon Musk and Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) have reached…
  • Council aims for 100% green Austin Energy by 2030

    Michael Theis
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Austin Energy could be a greenhouse-gas-free utility eventually, as the Austin City Council passed a measure requiring the utility to make larger investments in renewable energy. The goal is for the utility to be completely green by 2030 But Austin Energy officials aren't thrilled, reports the Austin American-Statesman. The fear is that the utility could be tying its hands to renewable energy too tightly, taking away Austin Energy's ability to buy cheaper energy from dirtier power sources, like…
 
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  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Shoreline legal debate over Downtown Transit Center clear as mud

    Sean Ryan
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The downtown lakefront debate is a shining example of how one person’s frivolous lawsuit is another’s sure legal victory. Preserve Our Parks is poised to sue Milwaukee County if it tries to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the Couture development. Parties on both sides will tell you the other has no legal merit. (See more on the transit center debate and what it means to the future of the lakefront in the Aug. 29 issue of the Milwaukee Business Journal.) At question is whether the state…
  • Is it legal? AG opinion may spark challenge to Austin's bag ban

    Colin Pope
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    An opinion issued today by the Texas Attorney General's office may be fodder for a legal challenge to Austin's 18-month-old ban on one-use plastic and paper bags. In a five-page opinion that can be downloaded on QuorumReport.com, Attorney General Greg Abbott summarized the opinion this way: "A court would likely conclude that a city ordinance prohibiting or restricting single-use plastic bags is prohibited by subsection 361.0961(a)(1) of the Health and Safety Code if the city adopted the ordinance…
  • Clean Energy Collective opens two Denver community solar arrays

    Cathy Proctor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Two community solar power systems, each capable of generating 500 kilowatts of power, have opened in Denver — and are available to Xcel Energy Inc. customers who live in the city. Boulder’s Clean Energy Collective (CEC) developed the systems, which went on-line Thursday. Community solar is the name of large solar power systems in which businesses or individuals can lease or buy individual panels to offset the electricity they get from the grid. Customers get a credit off their monthly utility…
  • Air Resources Board fines LA County department for diesel clean-air violations

    Mark Anderson
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The California Air Resources Board announced Thursday it fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works $256,375 for failing to comply with state air-quality regulations. This is the same kind of fine CARB dishes out to private businesses that operate truck fleets. A routine investigation found that Los Angeles County Public Works failed to self-inspect its diesel trucks to make sure they met state smoke emissions standards. “This significant fine reflects the serious nature of LADPW’s…
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  • See USF Health's new 'Pharmacy of the Future'

    Pam Huff
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    The 1,500-square-foot facility was designed to create a national prototype for pharmacy education and care, according to USF Health.
  • One Call Care Management to lay off nearly 100, close Tampa facility

    Pam Huff
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    One Call Care Management has informed the State of Florida that it will lay off 99 employees and close its Tampa facility beginning in late October. Any remaining layoffs will occur before the end of June 2015, according to the worker adjustment and retraining notification notice, or WARN, filed with the Department of Economic Opportunity. Representatives from One Call were unavailable for comment late Friday after the notice was posted. The company is based in Jacksonville and New Jersey. One…
  • Inside Roche's $8.3 billion bid for InterMune

    Ron Leuty
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Drug giant Roche blew away the competition and moved quickly with its $8.3 billion bid for InterMune Inc. Yet Brisbane-based InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) still was able to get more than Roche’s original bid, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Friday. Roche, the parent company of South San Francisco’s Genentech Inc., on Friday started offering InterMune stockholders $74 per share. That is $17 more than the only other company to formally bid for InterMune, according…
  • Billing companies: Stop blaming us for MyCare Ohio mess

    Carrie Ghose
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    MyCare Ohio is a new state program striving for better coordination of care to improve the health and quality of life for disabled, low-income Ohioans who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. Starting in northeast Ohio in May, more than 100,000 recipients have signed up for the pilot program in 29 counties. But what should have been a triumph, after two years of complex preparation between state and federal governments and private insurers, instead has yielded stories of anguish from self-employed…
  • Hawaii Health Systems Corp. layoffs could affect jobs across state-owned hospital system

    Matt Tuohy
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Some employees of the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. could avoid the job cuts announced for December at the expense of co-workers at the state-owned hospitals because of union rules on seniority. About 35 layoff notices will go out on Tuesday, but union employees who have seniority will have the option to “bump” co-workers from other positions within the company. Alice Hall, acting president and CEO of HHSC, told PBN the layoffs were focused on Kauai, Maui and Kona side of the Big Island. She…
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  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • One Call Care Management to lay off nearly 100, close Tampa facility

    Pam Huff
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    One Call Care Management has informed the State of Florida that it will lay off 99 employees and close its Tampa facility beginning in late October. Any remaining layoffs will occur before the end of June 2015, according to the worker adjustment and retraining notification notice, or WARN, filed with the Department of Economic Opportunity. Representatives from One Call were unavailable for comment late Friday after the notice was posted. The company is based in Jacksonville and New Jersey. One…
  • Harvey Mackay: Innovate by taking the familiar in a different direction

    Harvey Mackay
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." There's no shortage of smart people in the world. But there is a shortage of creative people in the world. Thinking is the hardest and most valuable task any person can perform. Don't stifle it, encourage it. Remember, there's no correlation between IQ and creativity. Why aren't more people creative? Sometimes people are afraid of trying something new and getting ridiculed for it. Sometimes people don't believe that something…
  • On the scene: A Taste of Colorado draws weekend crowds for meals and more (Slideshow)

    Caitlin Hendee
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The place to be over Labor Day weekend was downtown Denver for the largest food festival in the state. An estimated 100,000 people flocked to Civic Center Saturday for the 31st annual A Taste of Colorado, where more than 50 restaurants and organizations dished out small-size samples of meals. "We usually get anywhere from 500,000 to 550,000" across Taste's four-day run, said Brittany Morris Saunders, vice president of public affairs for the Downtown Denver Partnership, which puts on the event.…
  • Why SMU's new $6.5M Chi Omega house went viral; it might not be what you think

    Candace Carlisle
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    When Chi Omega's Iota Alpha chapter at Southern Methodist University decided to show off its new $6.5 million sorority house to the Dallas Business Journal, we were happy to feature the luxe digs on our website. The story about the renovation of the former SMU Faculty Club into a 25,000-square-foot mansion-like home for 40 lucky Chi Omega sorority sisters struck a nerve, bringing in more than 650,000 page views and inspired other news organizations such as Cosmopolitan to report on our story. Trying…
 
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  • One Call Care Management to lay off nearly 100, close Tampa facility

    Pam Huff
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    One Call Care Management has informed the State of Florida that it will lay off 99 employees and close its Tampa facility beginning in late October. Any remaining layoffs will occur before the end of June 2015, according to the worker adjustment and retraining notification notice, or WARN, filed with the Department of Economic Opportunity. Representatives from One Call were unavailable for comment late Friday after the notice was posted. The company is based in Jacksonville and New Jersey. One…
  • Billing companies: Stop blaming us for MyCare Ohio mess

    Carrie Ghose
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    MyCare Ohio is a new state program striving for better coordination of care to improve the health and quality of life for disabled, low-income Ohioans who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. Starting in northeast Ohio in May, more than 100,000 recipients have signed up for the pilot program in 29 counties. But what should have been a triumph, after two years of complex preparation between state and federal governments and private insurers, instead has yielded stories of anguish from self-employed…
  • Colorado's race to win $87 million could fuel blended physical, behavioral health

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Integration is a hot buzzword to describe efforts to blend physical and behavioral health care. But the sad truth from experts who have been doing integration for decades is that most efforts won’t work, either because managers don’t know how to fully integrate their health systems or because they can’t pay for it. Colorado health policy leaders are trying to strengthen and expand integration pilot programs with a jolt of federal cash. Much like “Race for the Top” funds in education,…
  • Problems with Washington health exchange impact 28,000 customers

    Greg Lamm
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The state has set up a temporary enrollment period through Nov. 14 for people who have had difficulty enrolling in health coverage through Washington’s health insurance exchange or who have had billing or payment issues. Those billing problems have affected about 28,000 people who have tried to buy insurance through the state exchange over the past seven months, according to The Seattle Times. State officials said they were working on the problem and that most of the issues with individuals…
  • Former executive of Mutual Benefits Corp. gets lengthy prison sentence for insurance fraud

    Brian Bandell
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Joel Steinger, the former top executive of Mutual Benefits Corp., was sentenced to 20 years in prison for running a $1.25 billion insurance fraud scheme. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for deceiving about 30,000 investors. He is the last of 13 people charged in the scheme. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola sentenced the 64-year-old Steinger to 20 years in prison, out of a maximum 50-year sentence. He reportedly showed up in court in a wheelchair with an…
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  • Economic evolution of college sports

    Michael Petro
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Even before the start of the 2014-15 school year and the fall athletic season that comes with it, the landscape of the NCAA continued to see change in the wake of another landmark ruling that affects college sports and student-athletes’ rights to receive more from schools than is being offered. A U.S. District Court judge decided last month that Division I student-athletes have the right to be compensated when revenue is generated for use of their names, images and likeness. The Hon. Claudia Wilken…
  • Perkins Coie attorney killed in Friday bicycle-truck crash helped overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell

    Steven Goldsmith
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Bystanders and family members continued to place flowers and white-painted “ghost bikes” over Labor Day weekend at the site where 31-year-old Seattle attorney Sher Kung was struck and killed Friday morning by a truck while riding her bicycle in downtown Seattle. Seattle police reported that the truck was making a left turn onto University Street from Second Avenue — a notoriously dangerous bike corridor that is set for construction of a pilot separated bike lane – when it struck and killed…
  • GUEST COLUMN: The crime is in the cover-up

    Barry Nelson
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We have all heard the tried-and-true phrase: “The crime is in the cover-up.” History has proven that phrase has merit, and recent examples demonstrate the proverb is still true. Let’s explore some recent situations where business and political leaders may have yielded to the temptation of a cover-up when facing an investigation. Examining the recent missteps of others will provide insight into what you should and should not do if you or your organization are the subject of an investigation. The…
  • Shoreline legal debate over Downtown Transit Center clear as mud

    Sean Ryan
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The downtown lakefront debate is a shining example of how one person’s frivolous lawsuit is another’s sure legal victory. Preserve Our Parks is poised to sue Milwaukee County if it tries to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the Couture development. Parties on both sides will tell you the other has no legal merit. (See more on the transit center debate and what it means to the future of the lakefront in the Aug. 29 issue of the Milwaukee Business Journal.) At question is whether the state…
  • Fife marijuana ban case could go straight to state Supreme Court

    Rachel Lerman
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A judge ruled today that the city of Fife can ban marijuana retailers— an opinion that's likely to be appealed by the plaintiff in the case. It's such an important case that it could likely be appealed straight to the state Supreme Court, bypassing the Court of Appeals. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said today he wouldn't be surprised if the state Supreme Court calls up the case and hears oral arguments as soon as January or February. The plaintiff, Tedd Wetherbee, said he plans to appeal…
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  • On the scene: A Taste of Colorado draws weekend crowds for meals and more (Slideshow)

    Caitlin Hendee
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The place to be over Labor Day weekend was downtown Denver for the largest food festival in the state. An estimated 100,000 people flocked to Civic Center Saturday for the 31st annual A Taste of Colorado, where more than 50 restaurants and organizations dished out small-size samples of meals. "We usually get anywhere from 500,000 to 550,000" across Taste's four-day run, said Brittany Morris Saunders, vice president of public affairs for the Downtown Denver Partnership, which puts on the event.…
  • Uber debate: City's new draft changes insurance, rate policies

    Danielle Abril
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The city of Dallas’ transportation-for-hire work group made some changes to the proposed transportation ordinance it released on Aug. 8 to address concerns that included insurance, drug policies, rates and fares and wheelchair accessibility. For months, the work group has been working on creating a draft that could be adopted next year by City Council. The committee has been working to create an ordinance that better accounts for all transportation services available in the city, including Lyft…
  • Air Resources Board fines LA County department for diesel clean-air violations

    Mark Anderson
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The California Air Resources Board announced Thursday it fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works $256,375 for failing to comply with state air-quality regulations. This is the same kind of fine CARB dishes out to private businesses that operate truck fleets. A routine investigation found that Los Angeles County Public Works failed to self-inspect its diesel trucks to make sure they met state smoke emissions standards. “This significant fine reflects the serious nature of LADPW’s…
  • Colorado travelers can expect crowded highways for Labor Day travel

    Cathy Proctor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    It’s not over yet — summer traffic, that is, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT sent out a warning Friday reminding drivers to “anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Labor Day weekend due to the number of events and activities taking place to finish up the summer travel season.” And anyone who’s been caught in Friday afternoon get-away traffic heading out of Denver into the mountains, or returning traffic over the weekend, knows…
  • Texas Transportation Commission will try to stop gas tax from being siphoned

    Nicholas Sakelaris
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Gas tax dollars should pay for road construction and maintenance, not other Texas agencies. That’s the cornerstone of the Texas Transportation Commission’s 2015 Texas Legislative agenda adopted Thursday in Dallas. The goal is to end so-called diversions of the gas tax to the Department of Public Safety and Department of Motor Vehicles, the Dallas Morning News reported. An estimated $618 million in gas taxes and fees from drivers licenses goes to fund these agencies. “It begins here with…
 
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  • At 11th hour, Tesla Gigafactory deal is stalling in legislature

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    As the state legislature finishes up a two-year session, an incentive package meant to lure a giant Tesla Motors Inc. factory to California is stalling due to a lack of response by Tesla on what the company wants, one lawmaker says. Sen. Ted Gaines said Friday that while he is still holding out hope that a deal can be reached over the weekend, he is disappointed by Tesla’s inattention. “Tesla has not come to the table to get a deal done,” said Gaines, a Roseville Republican. “There have…
  • At 11th hour, Tesla gigafactory deal is stalling in California

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    As the California state Legislature finishes up a two-year session, an incentive package meant to lure a giant Tesla Motors factory to California is stalling due to a lack of response by Tesla on what the company wants, one lawmaker says. Sen. Ted Gaines said Friday that while he is still holding out hope that a deal can be reached over the weekend, he is disappointed by Tesla’s inattention. “Tesla has not come to the table to get a deal done,” said Gaines, a Roseville Republican. “There…
  • At 11th hour, Tesla gigafactory deal is stalling

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    As the state Legislature finishes up a two-year session, an incentive package meant to lure a giant Tesla Motors factory to California is stalling due to a lack of response by Tesla on what the company wants, one lawmaker says. Sen. Ted Gaines said Friday that while he is still holding out hope that a deal can be reached over the weekend, he is disappointed by Tesla’s inattention. “Tesla has not come to the table to get a deal done,” said Gaines, a Roseville Republican. “There have been…
  • See how much your favorite university gets from Nike, Adidas or Under Armour

    Matthew Kish
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Football players at the University of Nebraska aren't the only ones who benefit from the school's multimillion-dollar Adidas contract. The five-year deal includes $40,000 per year in Adidas gear for student sections and another $50,000 for ushers at sports venues. It even includes $10,000 for an annual campus event that promotes "student life." Of course, the athletic department gets the bulk of the benefit: $1 million in cash and $3 million in footwear and apparel annually. Such largesse from…
  • See how much your university gets from Nike, Adidas or Under Armour (2014 Database)

    Matthew Kish
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Football players at the University of Nebraska aren't the only ones who benefit from the school's multimillion-dollar Adidas contract. The five-year deal includes $40,000 per year in Adidas gear for student sections and another $50,000 for ushers at sports venues. It even includes $10,000 for an annual campus event that promotes "student life." Of course, the athletic department gets the bulk of the benefit: $1 million in cash and $3 million in footwear and apparel annually. Such largesse from…
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  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Thousands attend “Magic Mike” casting call on Sunday

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Thousands gathered in Savannah on Sunday for the first and only casting call for the sequel to “Magic Mike” scheduled to begin filming in five weeks in Savannah. The original movie and sequel star actors Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. Most of the filming in Savannah will be done on private property and the last couple of days will be filmed in Myrtle Beach, S.C., reports Savannah Morning News. While there will not be another casting call, casting hopefuls can email photos to magicmikeextras@gmail.com,…
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    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
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  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Why SMU's new $6.5M Chi Omega house went viral; it might not be what you think

    Candace Carlisle
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    When Chi Omega's Iota Alpha chapter at Southern Methodist University decided to show off its new $6.5 million sorority house to the Dallas Business Journal, we were happy to feature the luxe digs on our website. The story about the renovation of the former SMU Faculty Club into a 25,000-square-foot mansion-like home for 40 lucky Chi Omega sorority sisters struck a nerve, bringing in more than 650,000 page views and inspired other news organizations such as Cosmopolitan to report on our story. Trying…
  • Marriott selling unfinished Kauai Lagoons project for $60M

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Marriott Vacations Worldwide is in negotiations to sell its Kauai Lagoons project, one of the largest Hawaii construction projects to be stalled by the Great Recession, to Hawaii developer Ed Bushor for $60 million. Bushor, who also purchased, through a partnership with marine artist Wyland, the iconic Naniloa Volcanoes Resort on the Big Island late last year, confirmed to PBN on Friday that he is in negotiations with Marriott Vacations Worldwide for the Kauai Lagoons purchase. He says he plans…
  • Honolulu Habitat for Humanity names Jim Murphy executive director

    Matt Tuohy
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Jim Murphy, a Chicago native and nonprofit veteran, has been named executive director of the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity. Murphy most recently worked with the American Cancer Society at Hawaii Health Systems, following a move here from Chicago about a year ago. “It’s a great organization that does a lot of amazing work,” he said about Habitat for Humanity. “Now that I’ve taken the helm, I was hoping to work with as many families as we can to help them get to their dream of homeownership.” Murphy…
  • Metro West building leaves question mark on Baltimore's west side

    Kevin Litten
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Superblock. The Baltimore Arena. And now Metro West. Those are the three big long-running question marks for the west side of downtown. Now Metro West, formerly home to the Social Security Administration, has an even more uncertain future with the government’s disclosure on Aug. 25 that it’s no longer pursuing a developer for the property. For more than a year the federal government had maintained it was searching for an odd “swap-construct” deal for the sprawling 1.1 million-square-foot…
 
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  • 3 Georgia schools on list “75 Best Colleges for Food” (SLIDESHOW)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Three Georgia universities are among schools on The Daily Meal’s new list “75 Best Colleges for Food” “From a college that only cooks from scratch every day to a college that lets students use their dining plan at countless off-campus restaurants, we’ve tracked down the 75 best colleges for food in America,” says the Daily Meal. Georgia schools on the list are: Kennesaw State University – No. 4 Emory University – No. 11 University of Georgia – No. 17. Topping the list is Bowdoin…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
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  • Snapshot: Iliad considers T-Mobile bid + Essay: Why doctors are sick of profession

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Weather *Partly sunny skies and a high of 92 are forecast for Atlanta on Monday. Low: 72. Click here to view more weather information from Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. http://www.11alive.com/weather/ Today’s Talkers *Iliad considers new T-Mobile bid http://online.wsj.com/articles/iliad-in-talks-with-third-parties-about-possible-fresh-bid-for-t-mobile-us-1409568326?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories * A doctor writes that his profession has lost the status it once had and…
  • Tony Stewart returns to racing at AMS; Kahne takes win

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Tony Stewart returned to racing over the weekend at the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but a collision with Kyle Busch in the 122 nd lap was problematic and he was out of the race 50 laps later. "Sorry guys," Stewart told his crew, reports USA Today. "You deserved better than this." The race was Stewart’s first after an accident Aug. 9 that killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. Click here to read more from USA Today. Kasey Kahne passed Matt Kenseth with two laps to go to take the victory…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
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  • China giving Microsoft 20 days to respond to antitrust allegations

    Ben Miller
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Chinese authorities are reportedly giving Microsoft Corp. 20 days to respond to antitrust allegations. Reuters reports China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has raised concerns about Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) use of verification codes for its Windows operating system and Office software suite. Verification codes are codes typed in by customers to combat software piracy. Chinese officials are also reportedly interested in Microsoft's internet browser and media player in the antitrust…
  • Iliad may bid more for T-Mobile

    Ben Miller
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Iliad SA is talking with private equity firms in order to bid more to buy Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA Inc., according to reports. Bloomberg reports France-based Iliad may up its bid to $35 a share for T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS); up from a $33-per-share bid, or $15 billion, that was turned down last month. T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom AG is apparently looking at realistic bids between $35 and $40 per share.
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
 
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  • Third Chinese airline now flying Boeing's 787

    Ben Miller
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Boeing Co. said Xiamen Airlines of China has taken delivery of its first 787 and becomes the third Chinese airline to fly the 787. Boeing (NYSE: BA) said the airline will use the 787 on long-haul routes from its Fujian province base to Europe, North America and Australia. "We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet," said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines , in a statement. Last year, Xiamen Airlines…
  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Fashion Meets Music Festival sees some sparse crowds in debut – SLIDESHOW (Video)

    Janet Adams
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Having fashion meet music in a new festival sounds like a great concept, but when I had no problem finding a parking spot in the Arena District on Saturday evening, I got worried for the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival. The festival had a promising lineup, featuring 50-plus bands, three stages, runway shows, fashion panels, a New York model search, and a carnival-like atmosphere. It sounded like a great way to spend some time over Labor Day weekend. But the crowds were not there on Saturday,…
  • On the scene: A Taste of Colorado draws weekend crowds for meals and more (Slideshow)

    Caitlin Hendee
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The place to be over Labor Day weekend was downtown Denver for the largest food festival in the state. An estimated 100,000 people flocked to Civic Center Saturday for the 31st annual A Taste of Colorado, where more than 50 restaurants and organizations dished out small-size samples of meals. "We usually get anywhere from 500,000 to 550,000" across Taste's four-day run, said Brittany Morris Saunders, vice president of public affairs for the Downtown Denver Partnership, which puts on the event.…
  • Is Southwest Airlines ready to 'evolve' to court (more) business travelers?

    Lewis Lazare
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Could a surprising — some might say shocking — development at one of Europe's most notorious no-frills low-fare airlines portend any changes at America's low-fare, no-frills leader Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)? Earlier this week Dublin, Ireland-based Ryanair, a hugely-successful low-fare, no-frills carrier, said it would introduce a new "Business Plus" product aimed at attracting more business travelers to the carrier. Over the years Ryanair has become famous — like few others — for putting…
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  • 9News: Littleton shops limited from displaying items on sidewalk (Video)

    Jessica Oh
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Grandpa's Attic, a "mom and pop shop" in historic downtown Littleton, sells just about everything from "Star Wars" figurines to jewelry to mystical books. From the outside, the Curtice Street store doesn't do justice to the unique collection within. The owner, Russ Robinson, says he is running into a problem: Getting people to come into the store. The city of Littleton passed an ordinance earlier this year prohibiting businesses from using outdoor displays on sidewalks that belong to the city.…
  • Marijuana businesses can nab a '720-420' phone number from Colorado provider

    Caitlin Hendee
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Would it be easier to remember the phone number of a marijuana business if "420" was part of the digits? That's what a Colorado-based Internet provider is hoping for with the more than 3,000 "720-420" telephone numbers it has available. Forethought.net will provide the phone numbers to interested businesses that choose to sign up with them as their Internet provider. Pricing depends on the number of phone numbers a company wishes to purchase, but averages out at about $20 a phone number, said…
  • Frank Thomas chooses Berwyn site for his restaurant

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Former Chicago White Sox slugger, and new Baseball Hall of Famer, Frank Thomas formally revealed his plans to open a restaurant this fall in Berwyn. The establishment will be called the Big Hurt Brewhouse, after Thomas’s iconic nickname, and, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune, he said he chose that particular spot because Berwyn straddles both White Sox and Chicago Cubs fan areas, and because downtown Chicago is already populated with former athletes’ restaurants. The restaurant…
  • Trainer shifts from NBA to weekend warriors

    Bea Quirk
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yusuf Boyd left a lucrative job as a trainer with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and started a personal-training company called BIOMechaniks in 2010. “I wanted to start a family,” he says. “I would’ve missed too much time with them” by working for the team. After leaving the original Memphis operation in the hands of a manager, Boyd moved to Charlotte to open, in February 2013, a second BIOMechaniks location. He offers the expertise and skills of an athletic trainer to the general public,…
  • MilkCrate shows how to live sustainably in the city

    Lauren Hertzler
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Morgan Berman is aiming to master sustainable living. She wants others to join in. Her company, MilkCrate, offers an information application to help people in Philadelphia live sustainably. Its mobile app, which is still in the works, connects nonprofits and businesses to each other and to the growing tech-savvy, ‘green’ consumer. Berman started MilkCrate while pursuing her master’s in sustainable design at Philadelphia University. Since she graduated, she’s been growing her product. Most…
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  • Land sale sets stage for 'net-zero' apartments

    Michael DeMasi
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    The owner of several apartment buildings in Rotterdam, New York paid $2.1 million for property in the town where he wants to build a 156-unit "net-zero" apartment complex. David Bruns of Bruns Realty LLC bought the property on Burdeck Street from Mid America Student Housing, according to commercial broker Kevin Phillips of NAI Platform. The property, located at 984-1000 Burdeck St., includes about 17 acres of developable land and a 24-unit apartment complex. Bruns is seeking permission from town…
  • Questar III BOCES extends partnerships with Excelsior College

    Megan Rogers
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Questar III BOCES will launch two online learning programs with Excelsior College this fall, a course for teachers on Common Core math and credit-by-examination program for students. Questar and Excelsior College, an online college headquartered in Albany, New York, have developed three courses on the Common Core math standards. The courses are geared toward teachers across the state. By partnering with Excelsior College, Questar plans to remain positions the school to remain a leader, says Gladys…
  • Big plans for Times Union Center draw little interest from architects

    Michael DeMasi
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Just two architecture and engineering firms submitted proposals to design a $10 million to $12 million renovation of the exterior of the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, New York. CSArch in Albany and Synthesis in Schenectady were the only firms to meet the Aug. 29 submission deadline set by Albany County, which owns the 17,500-seat arena on South Pearl Street. Receiving two proposals is somewhat surprising considering the high-profile nature of the project and the initial indications about…
  • Why Air Liquide sold its Plug Power shares

    Krystle S. Morey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Air Liquide reduced its stake in Latham, New York fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power to free-up money for future investments in innovative technologies. The french oil and gas supplier sold nearly 5.5 million of its Plug Power shares this week through ALIAD, its venture capital investment subsidiary. More on that here: ALIAD's role is to take minority stakes in innovative technology start-ups to promote access to developing innovations. Air Liquide has been involved in a joint venture targeting…
  • Zale acquisition could reap up to $175M in cost savings

    Lance Murray
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    The acquisition of Irving-based Zale Corp. in May helped boost Signet Jewelers to a 39 percent increase in second quarter sales, Signet said Thursday in a release. Signet also owns Jared and Kay Jewelers. The Bermuda-based jewelry company said it expects to reap even bigger cost savings from the acquisition of Zale in the next three years than it thought. It had estmiated the savings at $100 million, but now estimates the savings could be $150 million to $175 million. Signet said that earnings…
 
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  • Albuquerque company named top startup by Robert Bosch Venture Capital

    Dan Mayfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Albuquerque’s TriLumina has been named the top startup of 2014 by Robert Bosch Venture Capital, one of the world’s largest funds. Annually, RBVC holds the Bosch Venture Forum where startups from across the globe are invited to Stuttgart, Germany to present their companies. RBVC is affiliated with Bosch GMBH, which makers power tools, appliances and is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers. Robert Bosch Venture Capital selects 144 companies annually to submit proposals. This year,…
  • The story that got Steve Wells to Los Alamos National Bank

    Dennis Domrzalski
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Los Alamos National Bank announced Aug. 28 that Steve Wells will retire in December as its president and chief administrative officer, capping a 37-year banking career in New Mexico. Wells will also step down as secretary of the bank’s holding company, Trinity Capital Corp. Wells is proof that sometimes strange circumstances propel people into career paths and companies. For Wells, it was a lie that got him to Los Alamos National Bank in 1985. It wasn’t Wells’ lie, of course, but the lie…
  • Boston company working to bring LANL data-security technology to market

    Dan Mayfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Though there’s been a big push to keep technology that is commercialized from the state’s national labs here, it doesn’t always work like that. Allied Minds, a science and technology development and commercialization company in Boston, has funded a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Los Alamos National Lab to develop some of the lab’s cutting-edge cryptography technology. The work may only last six more months in Los Alamos before it moves to Boston, said John Serafini,…
  • Want to own an Albuquerque Quiznos? Gather up $40K

    Damon Scott
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    There are three Quiznos restaurants in Albuquerque, and you can snatch one up for $40,000. Teneé E. Swingle, the commercial division lead for Mercury Properties, is marketing the Quiznos franchise on Albuquerque’s Westside. The restaurant is near a Costco Wholesale and Cottonwood Mall. She said that for $40,000, a buyer will pick up franchise training and the remaining 10 years on a 15 year lease, which also includes furniture, fixtures and equipment. She said the owner is simply looking to…
  • See our 10 most popular stories of the month

    Andy Beale
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Today we present our slideshow of the month's most popular stories. Our slideshow itself is heavy on slideshows this month — from a gallery on 2014's Top CEOs to a selection of photos from our Fastest-Growing Companies event, visual depictions were popular among our readers. Click through to our slideshow to see what the 10 most-read (or viewed) stories were this month. A quick summary of the story and a link to the original article accompany each slide so you can go back and see what our readers…
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  • Snapshot: Iliad considers T-Mobile bid + Essay: Why doctors are sick of profession

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Weather *Partly sunny skies and a high of 92 are forecast for Atlanta on Monday. Low: 72. Click here to view more weather information from Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. Today’s Talkers *Iliad considers new T-Mobile bid. Click here to read more. * A doctor writes that his profession has lost the status it once had and now doctors are insecure, discontented and anxious about the future. Click here to read the essay in The Wall Street Journal Sports Braves *The Braves…
  • 3 Georgia schools on list “75 Best Colleges for Food” (SLIDESHOW)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Three Georgia universities are among schools on The Daily Meal’s new list “75 Best Colleges for Food” “From a college that only cooks from scratch every day to a college that lets students use their dining plan at countless off-campus restaurants, we’ve tracked down the 75 best colleges for food in America,” says the Daily Meal. Georgia schools on the list are: Kennesaw State University – No. 4 Emory University – No. 11 University of Georgia – No. 17. Topping the list is Bowdoin…
  • Tony Stewart returns to racing at AMS; Kahne takes win

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Tony Stewart returned to racing over the weekend at the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but a collision with Kyle Busch in the 122 nd lap was problematic and he was out of the race 50 laps later. "Sorry guys," Stewart told his crew, reports USA Today. "You deserved better than this." The race was Stewart’s first after an accident Aug. 9 that killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. Click here to read more from USA Today. Kasey Kahne passed Matt Kenseth with two laps to go to take the victory…
  • SCAD to hire for wide range of openings (LIST)

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Savannah College of Art and Design is hiring television professionals at its Atlanta campus and in Savannah. A SCAD spokesperson said the school is hopeful that people entering the job market due to downsizing at Turner Broadcasting will consider SCAD. SCAD is continuing to grow and now has 11,000 students. Openings at SCAD range from department chairmanships to part-time faculty positions. At SCAD Atlanta, the university is seeking an Associate Chair of Television Producing ( http://tinyurl.com/o8tzljj). In…
  • Thousands attend “Magic Mike” casting call on Sunday

    Carla Caldwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Thousands gathered in Savannah on Sunday for the first and only casting call for the sequel to “Magic Mike” scheduled to begin filming in five weeks in Savannah. The original movie and sequel star actors Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. Most of the filming in Savannah will be done on private property and the last couple of days will be filmed in Myrtle Beach, S.C., reports Savannah Morning News. While there will not be another casting call, casting hopefuls can email photos to magicmikeextras@gmail.com,…
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  • Former ArthroCare execs get decades in prison for $750M 'epic tale of greed'

    Christopher Calnan
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Four former ArthroCare Corp. executives including the former CEO were sentenced Friday to prison terms for their role in a $750 million federal securities fraud case. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks handed down a 20-year sentence for former CEO Michael Baker and 10 years for former Chief Financial Officer Michael Gluk two months after they were convicted by a federal jury of inflating the Austin medical products company’s earnings in a scheme that involved hiding so-called sold products in a Florida…
  • Is it legal? AG opinion may spark challenge to Austin's bag ban

    Colin Pope
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    An opinion issued today by the Texas Attorney General's office may be fodder for a legal challenge to Austin's 18-month-old ban on one-use plastic and paper bags. In a five-page opinion that can be downloaded on QuorumReport.com, Attorney General Greg Abbott summarized the opinion this way: "A court would likely conclude that a city ordinance prohibiting or restricting single-use plastic bags is prohibited by subsection 361.0961(a)(1) of the Health and Safety Code if the city adopted the ordinance…
  • Jan's must-reads: Cocktail sketch contest closes; How do you re-think church space?

    Jan Buchholz
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    • In early July, one of my “must-reads” was the announcement of the 2012 Cocktail Napkin Sketch contest sponsored by Architectural Record. The winners have been revealed and the best registered submission belonged to David Fox, a professor at the University of Tennesse and a drawing expert of international renown. The best unregistered submission (not sure what the difference is between registered and unregistered) was Roland Escalona, a designer at Mark Scheurer Architect in Newport Beach,…
  • El Rey Network partners with Alamo, AFS team for new film series

    Chad Swiatecki
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    El Rey Network, the cable channel owned by Austin director Robert Rodriguez, has partnered with representatives of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and the Austin Film Society for a new occasional series that showcases fringe and underground films. Beginning on Saturday, Drafthouse programmer Greg MacLennan and AFS programmer Lars Nilsen will kick off the collaboration by showing “Electra Glide In Blue” and “Assault On Precinct 13,” with upcoming titles set to include “Army Of Darkness,” “The…
  • Council aims for 100% green Austin Energy by 2030

    Michael Theis
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Austin Energy could be a greenhouse-gas-free utility eventually, as the Austin City Council passed a measure requiring the utility to make larger investments in renewable energy. The goal is for the utility to be completely green by 2030 But Austin Energy officials aren't thrilled, reports the Austin American-Statesman. The fear is that the utility could be tying its hands to renewable energy too tightly, taking away Austin Energy's ability to buy cheaper energy from dirtier power sources, like…
 
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  • Baltimore's top woman-owned firms and tourist attractions

    Carolyn Proctor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s the schedule of Lists coming up soon and when you can find them. Up next: For Sept. 5, you’ll see our annual List of the 50 largest woman-owned companies based in Greater Baltimore. More Lists coming up: For Sept. 12, we’ll have our List of the 50 most popular tourist attractions in Greater Baltimore, ranked by attendance. Then on Sept. 19, look for our annual List of the top home builders, along with our Lists of the biggest local landscape architecture and landscape contracting…
  • Federal consumer protection agency pushes UMd. to disclose Capital One deal details

    Mark Holan
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    The University of Maryland is getting a lot of attention for joining the Big Ten conference. Not all of it is what you'd expect. Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted a blog taking universities and their financial partners to task for not disclosing information about their agreements on their websites. Using Big Ten schools as its test case, the bureau determined that 11 of the conference's 14 schools had agreements with financial institutions, but only one was fully…
  • Metro Centre in Owings Mills may look risky, but Howard Brown isn't fazed

    Kevin Litten
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I began covering David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd.'s transit oriented development known as Metro Centre at Owings Mills last year, it looked like it had all the ingredients that it needed to become successful. Access to mass transit? Check. Apartments that will appeal to young professionals? Check. Urban design that would give the development the downtown feel consumers like? Check. But then, as I reported in this week's cover story[premium content], the leasing for Metro Centre got off…
  • Maryland hotels saw higher demand increases, lower rates than mid-Atlantic in first half of 2014

    Sarah Meehan
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Maryland’s hotels saw higher increases in demand and lower room rates than hotels in the rest of the mid-Atlantic region during the first half of 2014. The state saw a 4.7 percent increase in room demand from January through June, with average room rates of $112.27, according to data from STR, the research firm formerly known as Smith Travel Research. Demand for rooms in the mid-Atlantic, on the other hand, increased 3.2 percent, with average rates of $119.01. Harford County posted some of the…
  • Cole: Feds should issue RFP to sell sprawling Metro West facility

    Kevin Litten
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    City Councilman Bill Cole says federal officials should issue a request for proposals for the hulking Metro West facility downtown, now that the General Services Administration has abandoned plans to swap the building for construction services. The 1.1 million-square-foot facility, which opened in 1980, once hosted as many as 5,000 workers. The agency abandoned the downtown complex in favor of a new building that opened in January on Wabash Avenue near the Reisterstown Road Metro station. Cole,…
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  • Texas-based Cowboy Chicken coming to Birmingham

    Bryan Davis
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    A Texas-based food chain is coming to Birmingham. Cowboy Chicken has signed a franchise agreement with Birmingham's Dia Zuaiter. The franchise signing will result in 20 new fast-casual restaurants in three Alabama markets. Huntsville, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa will be getting Cowboy Chicken restaurants, according to a report by AL.com. The first Cowboy Chicken will be in Hoover. Zauiter, the report said, is a seasoned restaurant owner and manager, previously managing Taco Bell and owning an IHOP…
  • Meet the FastTrack 30: How Proventix is battling hospital infections

    Ty West
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    In this week's edition, we unveiled our FastTrack 30 list of Birmingham's fastest-growing companies. Throughout the week, we'll be introducing readers to a few of the firms on the list through short Q&As with their executives. You can see the full list here. Today, we're looking at Proventix, a technology company trying to eliminate infections in hospitals through its nGage system, which ensures hand-hygiene for workers in health care facilities. Here are a few insights from CEO Harvey Nix about…
  • ​The Garage Café getting new owner and a new name

    Ryan Phillips
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    One of Birmingham's most popular bars is getting a new owner. The Garage Café, a Birmingham-based establishment that has been ranked in numerous magazines as one of the best bars in the country, will be taken over Sept. 8, by Kay Woehle and veteran bartender Jyl Williamson, according to AL.com. The name of the venue will also be changed to simply The Garage. It will be the Garage's first new owners in 20 years. According to the report, Jimmy Watson opened the Southside establishment in 1994…
  • Three business lessons I learned on the football field

    Ty West
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    August always takes me back to one of the best times of my life: playing high school football. After months of offseason workouts, August always signaled the end of training – my least favorite part of the sport – and the start of actual football. More than a decade removed from my playing days, I don’t remember many specific practices, save for a few particularly memorable tirades from coaches. But I do remember several lessons I picked up during my high school football days that translate…
  • Internet most popular banking method, Bham bankers agree

    Antrenise Cole
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Last week, I shared the American Bankers Association’s survey that said the Internet is customers’ most preferred method for banking, over branches, ATMs and mobile. Well this week, I reached out to a few local bankers to see what they’re seeing from their customers. Here’s what they said: Burton McDonald Jr., BB&T’s city executive for greater Birmingham: “I would agree that our consumer and business clients are continuing to do more online as compared to visiting our branches. But…
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  • Gordon College puts student volunteer program 'on hold' after Lynn school vote

    Mary Moore
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Gordon College has put a student volunteer program on hold after the Lynn school committee severed ties with the Wenham college due to concerns that the college discriminates in its hiring practices. The program at issue is called Gordon in Lynn, through which Gordon College places college-age students in Lynn's elementary and middle schools as well as in community organizations. The students provided a range of volunteer services — including formal student-teaching help involving upper-class…
  • Lawyers with regulatory and data security skills are in high demand

    Mary Moore
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Times may be tough for the legal profession as a whole, but lawyers who specialize in certain areas are in high demand – and competition to hire them is strong. That’s among the findings of a report released this week by Robert Half Legal, which examined trends in the legal industry based on interviews with lawyers at the largest law firms in North America. The report includes interviews with hundreds of lawyers and law firms, corporate counsel and e-discovery experts. The legal specialists…
  • Local dealmakers say it's a busy time for M&A among private companies

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The frenzy of deal-making seen among big public companies is also trickling down to the smaller private companies: Entrepreneurial dealmakers are drumming up business, driven by the low cost of debt, attractive valuation multiples and a sense of urgency that opportunities may not be as sweet two years down the road. “There’s quite a bit of activity at the middle market, privately held companies,” said David Barbash, managing partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund, a law firm that specializes…
  • Restaurateur alleges mall owner is double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes

    Eric Convey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The owner of a Burger King in the Solomon Pond Mall sued Simon Property Group in federal court Thursday, accusing the giant owner and operator of malls of double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes from tenants. Store #4 Inc. claims in its suit that several years ago, Simon changed the formula it uses to collect taxes from the owners of tenants other than major anchor stores. Under the old formula, the suit states, Simon split the total real estate tax bill for the mall up proportionally…
  • At Boston's biggest downtown towers, landlords still prove they can hustle

    Craig Douglas
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    So much attention is paid to Cambridge's Kendall Square and the Seaport these days that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that most of the region's most prominent — dare we say most important? — properties are still packed into the Financial District and Back Bay. And while the headlines might suggest these behemoths are being emptied faster than Arthur T. Demoulas' bank account, it's just not the case. A Boston Business Journal analysis of some of the largest towers in the city shows that…
 
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  • Economic evolution of college sports

    Michael Petro
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Even before the start of the 2014-15 school year and the fall athletic season that comes with it, the landscape of the NCAA continued to see change in the wake of another landmark ruling that affects college sports and student-athletes’ rights to receive more from schools than is being offered. A U.S. District Court judge decided last month that Division I student-athletes have the right to be compensated when revenue is generated for use of their names, images and likeness. The Hon. Claudia Wilken…
  • GUEST COLUMN: The crime is in the cover-up

    Barry Nelson
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We have all heard the tried-and-true phrase: “The crime is in the cover-up.” History has proven that phrase has merit, and recent examples demonstrate the proverb is still true. Let’s explore some recent situations where business and political leaders may have yielded to the temptation of a cover-up when facing an investigation. Examining the recent missteps of others will provide insight into what you should and should not do if you or your organization are the subject of an investigation. The…
  • Falls hospital adds cancer screening program

    Tracey Drury
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin offering cancer screening and diagnostic services in Niagara County. The hospital was selected by the State Department of Health to administer the county’s cancer services program, previously operated by the Niagara County Department of Public Health. The program provides screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer as well as diagnostic services for eligible uninsured and underinsured residents. The program is managed by the DOH Bureau…
  • Deal closes on sale of multiple Buffalo apartments

    James Fink
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    The same real estate investors who earlier this month acquired a Buffalo apartment complex have officially completed their deal to buy 17 properties scattered among the city’s Allentown and West Side neighborhoods. According to documents filed in the Erie County Clerk’s office, investors Aaron Siegel and Brett Fitzpatrick, through their Sommerset Development Group LLC affiliate, closed on the deal to purchase the buildings from the Orlando-based Braco 1 Group, another investment group. Included…
  • Acquisition by 22nd Century will lead to 'smoker friendly' cigarette

    Dan Miner
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    A company slated to be acquired by Clarence-based 22nd Century Group Inc. will manufacture the “Smoker Friendly” cigarette brand. The cigarettes will be produced in NASCO Products’ North Carolina factory, purchased by 22nd Century earlier this year. The brand belongs to Smoker Friendly International, which has about 800 stores throughout the U.S. 22nd Century is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of NASCO, and stakeholders expect that to be finalized “imminently.” Once that…
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  • Duke Energy plans $1.9 billion upgrade to Indiana grid

    John Downey
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Duke Energy Corp.proposes to spend $1.9 billion over the next seven years to upgrade its aging Indiana electric grid with “self-healing” technologies and other features to improve operations and expand customer services. Duke’s Indiana utility submitted the ambitious plan — to update infrastructure and employ what was once called “smart-grid” technology, though the term is now out of favor — to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. “Today we still deliver power much like we…
  • Why the Tesla Model S is the least-stolen car in the U.S.

    David Mills
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Auto thieves may love Honda Accords, but they hate the Tesla Model S. Tesla Motors' (NASDAQ:TSLA) electric vehicle is now listed as the least-stolen car in the United States, according to a report on autoblog green. This year, only 0.15 Tesla Model S vehicles have been stolen in the U.S. for every 1,000 units produced. That was the lowest rate for any vehicle. The average claim frequency is 3.51 per 1,000 units produced. The Honda Accord still ranks as the most-stolen car in America. Tesla engineers…
  • CommScope gears up for $400M Daytona International Speedway renovations

    Ken Elkins
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    CommScope Inc. is getting a piece of the plan to spend $400 million to renovate Daytona International Speedway. “This new infrastructure from CommScope will give us the ability to deliver leading technology services and functions to fans and staff as DIS becomes the world’s first motorsports stadium,” says Joie Chitwood III, president of Daytona Speedway. CommScope will supply 220 miles of copper cable and 50 miles of fiber-optic cable for the job. The cost of the cable wasn’t disclosed. Hickory-based…
  • End of N.C. film incentives could spell setback for niche studios

    Dawn Kurry
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    With the North Carolina film incentives remaining unrenewed, niche studios could see the portion of their business that supports larger studios leaving. California has just quadrupled its film incentive to $400 million, while North Carolina's 25 percent tax credit for qualifying productions expires at the end of the year. There's competition closer to home as well, with Georgia ranking among states that offer the most lucrative programs to lure the industry. Proponents of this state's film industry…
  • Argos bringing new office, retail development to South End at warehouse site

    Will Boye
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Argos Real Estate Advisors is redeveloping a former warehouse along the light-rail line in Charlotte's South End into a mix of for-sale office and retail units, with the first office condo under contract and scheduled for completion in December. MODE, a branding and interactive agency, has agreed to purchase a 7,000-square-foot end unit on the rail side of the building, located at 2173 Hawkins St. The development is between the Spectrum South End apartment complex and an industrial building where…
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  • This local businessman is helping bring Metrobot back, here’s why

    Erin Caproni
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Al Vontz III is the co-chairman of Heidelberg Distributing, and he’s one of the major reasons Metrobot is coming back to downtown Cincinnati. The famed sculpture by artist Nam June Paik was reconstructed outside the Contemporary Arts Center at Walnut and Sixth streets on Friday. All 27 feet of Metrobot used to stand in front of the former Contemporary Arts Center building and was stored away until it found a permanent home. It will be formally unveiled on Sept. 11. Albert Vontz Jr., owner of…
  • Why supporters of the icon tax decided to back commissioners' plan to save Union Terminal

    Chris Wetterich
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    What a difference a few weeks can make. Three weeks after supporters of a plan to save both Union Terminal and Music Hall blasted Hamilton County commissioners for passing a sales tax ballot proposal aimed at repairing only Union Terminal, they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Commissioner Chris Monzel to back his proposal. For his part, Monzel, who told the Business Courier after the vote he wasn’t sure he’d vote for his own proposal in November, pledged he would back the five-year increase…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Church or punk rock show? Crossroads to hold services at Bogart’s

    Andy Brownfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Crossroads, Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial church and one of the largest in the nation, is expanding to Clifton and will begin holding services on Sept. 7 at a seemingly unlikely location – Bogart’s. Bogart’s is known more for mosh pits and rock shows – cheap beer rather than communion wine – but Crossroads will be holding Sunday evening services there once a month while it finalizes its search for a permanent home near the University of Cincinnati. “We’re certainly not shying away…
  • Kentucky leaps, Ohio stagnates in state entrepreneurship index

    Andy Brownfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    A new state entrepreneurship index from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln lists Kentucky at No. 4 among the 50 states and Ohio at No. 42. Kentucky was the most improved state on the index, jumping from 49 in 2012 to 4 in 2013. Ohio fell from 36 in 2012 to 42 in 2013. The index ranked states based on five different factors: net establishment growth, net establishment growth per capita, the number of new businesses per capita, patents per thousand persons and average income of non-farm business…
  • I Tried It: Gilpin’s P.B. A Kid Again burger

    Tom Demeropolis
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have been my go-to lunch for roughly 25 years. Ever since I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough of them. My mom would ask if I ever wanted something different for lunch while I was in grade school. Nope, perfectly happy with yet another PB&J. Over the years, I’ve come to develop my ideal peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The best peanut butter is Jif’s extra crunchy, with Jif’s natural creamy peanut butter a close second (No stirring!). As for jelly, it…
 
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  • Fashion Meets Music Festival sees some sparse crowds in debut – SLIDESHOW (Video)

    Janet Adams
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Having fashion meet music in a new festival sounds like a great concept, but when I had no problem finding a parking spot in the Arena District on Saturday evening, I got worried for the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival. The festival had a promising lineup, featuring 50-plus bands, three stages, runway shows, fashion panels, a New York model search, and a carnival-like atmosphere. It sounded like a great way to spend some time over Labor Day weekend. But the crowds were not there on Saturday,…
  • Billing companies: Stop blaming us for MyCare Ohio mess

    Carrie Ghose
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    MyCare Ohio is a new state program striving for better coordination of care to improve the health and quality of life for disabled, low-income Ohioans who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. Starting in northeast Ohio in May, more than 100,000 recipients have signed up for the pilot program in 29 counties. But what should have been a triumph, after two years of complex preparation between state and federal governments and private insurers, instead has yielded stories of anguish from self-employed…
  • World of Beer competitor Brass Tap coming to Polaris, with 4-6 possible

    Dan Eaton
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    At least one Brass Tap pub is set for Columbus, but it may not be the last. “Columbus is a beautiful market,” Peter Petrosian chief development officer of the Tampa-based craft beer bar chain told me. “We think the whole (market) could support four to six bars. The key is finding the right real estate.” Franchisee Mic Foster thinks he has done just that with the first Brass Tap set to open in November at Polaris Fashion Place’s outdoor lifestyle center. It will fill a 2,900-square-foot…
  • Ohio getting ethane cracker plant

    Tom Knox
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    A billion-dollar ethane cracker plant for the oil and gas industry is crossing the Ohio River. Now, the facility that was initially planned for West Virginia will be built in Monroe County. Appalachian Resins Inc., a Houston company, has leased 50 acres of land in Salem Township to build a 600 million pound per year plant, the company told Downstream Today. Such plants are highly sought. West Virginia and Pennsylvania are also eyeing ethane cracker plants that process ethane and other natural…
  • Big Lots CEO: Suppliers ‘no longer embarrassed’ to be in our stores

    Dan Eaton
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    The in-store changes at Big Lots Inc. aren’t meant just to appeal to shoppers, but to its vendors as well. The Columbus-based closeout and discount retailer instituted a tighter focus on what it’s selling in stores with a new eye toward fashion (where appropriate) and a renewed commitment to clean and organized shops. Suppliers have noticed. “Candidly, they didn’t want their product in our stores because they didn’t like the way we used to present it, just throwing it on a shelf,”…
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  • When the LBJ Express will finally be finished

    Nicholas Sakelaris
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The LBJ Express project will be completed by December 2015, Dia Kuykendall said Friday afternoon. The $2.1 billion project is currently 83 percent complete. Major arterial streets that cross Interstate 635 are expected to be completed in the next few months. October: Denton Drive will be restored to its original capacity. Webb Chapel Drive will open three lanes in each direction. Josey Lane's intersection will be reconstructed. Completion set for spring, 2015. The project includes TEXpress…
  • Why SMU's new $6.5M Chi Omega house went viral; it might not be what you think

    Candace Carlisle
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    When Chi Omega's Iota Alpha chapter at Southern Methodist University decided to show off its new $6.5 million sorority house to the Dallas Business Journal, we were happy to feature the luxe digs on our website. The story about the renovation of the former SMU Faculty Club into a 25,000-square-foot mansion-like home for 40 lucky Chi Omega sorority sisters struck a nerve, bringing in more than 650,000 page views and inspired other news organizations such as Cosmopolitan to report on our story. Trying…
  • Is Southwest Airlines ready to 'evolve' to court (more) business travelers?

    Lewis Lazare
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Could a surprising — some might say shocking — development at one of Europe's most notorious no-frills low-fare airlines portend any changes at America's low-fare, no-frills leader Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)? Earlier this week Dublin, Ireland-based Ryanair, a hugely-successful low-fare, no-frills carrier, said it would introduce a new "Business Plus" product aimed at attracting more business travelers to the carrier. Over the years Ryanair has become famous — like few others — for putting…
  • At 11th hour, Tesla gigafactory deal is stalling in California

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    As the California state Legislature finishes up a two-year session, an incentive package meant to lure a giant Tesla Motors factory to California is stalling due to a lack of response by Tesla on what the company wants, one lawmaker says. Sen. Ted Gaines said Friday that while he is still holding out hope that a deal can be reached over the weekend, he is disappointed by Tesla’s inattention. “Tesla has not come to the table to get a deal done,” said Gaines, a Roseville Republican. “There…
  • Uber debate: City's new draft changes insurance, rate policies

    Danielle Abril
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The city of Dallas’ transportation-for-hire work group made some changes to the proposed transportation ordinance it released on Aug. 8 to address concerns that included insurance, drug policies, rates and fares and wheelchair accessibility. For months, the work group has been working on creating a draft that could be adopted next year by City Council. The committee has been working to create an ordinance that better accounts for all transportation services available in the city, including Lyft…
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  • Wilberforce University names new board leadership

    Tristan Navera
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Wilberforce University has announced changes to its board leadership amid larger plans to turn the troubled school around. The Greene County historically black university has named Mark Wilson, CEO of eVerifile, as chairman of its board of trustees while John Miller, CEO and president of Denny’s Corp., becomes vice chairman of the board. “Both Mr. Wilson and Mr. Miller have proven leadership experience in their respective industries leading two very successful companies, and we know that their…
  • Sinclair, Ohio UAS center sign agreement

    Tristan Navera
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Two of the largest players in the local unmanned systems industry are now working together. The Ohio/Indiana UAS Center has signed an agreement with Sinclair Community College to collaborate and look for economic development opportunities for UAS, and look for partnerships and training opportunities to bring more unmanned aerial systems-related activity to the Dayton area. “This agreement is the culmination of a lot of hard work and a shared vision on the future of UAS in the region between Sinclair…
  • Centerville company buys Washington State business

    Joe Cogliano
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Aeroseal LLC in Centerville has acquired Bellingham, Wash.-based Comfort Institute LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Comfort Institute’s main facility, warehouse and offices are in the process of being relocated here. Aeroseal, the owner and licensee of duct sealing technology, moved to Centerville from East Syracuse, N.Y. about two years ago. Comfort Institute, spun off from instrument manufacturer Retrotec in the late 1990s, provides research and training for the HVAC industry…
  • Organizers praise Ohio UAS conference efforts

    Tristan Navera
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    After a week of exhibitions, networking and talks from national thought leaders of the unmanned systems industry, organizers say the Ohio UAS Conference has again put Dayton on the map. The unmanned aerial systems-focused conference drew more than 700 registered attendees and 73 exhibitors, said Maurice “Mo” McDonald, executive vice president for aerospace and defense at the Dayton Development Coalition, one of the principal organizers of the conference alongside the Wright Brothers chapter…
  • DBJ BizMix event at Taft Stettinius & Hollister (Photos)

    Caleb Stephens
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    The Dayton Business journal held its third BizMix event Thursday evening, where the community got to meet the news team and hear more about getting coverage in the DBJ. The sold-out event was held in the downtown Dayton office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. More than 125 people attended the event. Note: Click here for photos. The next DBJ BizMix event will be Nov. 13 at Evans Motorworks in Dayton. Click here for more information on that event.
 
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  • A Taste of Colorado names restaurant winners

    Mark Harden
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Downtown Denver Partnership has announced the winning restaurants and food services at this year's A Taste of Colorado, running through Monday at Civic Center. This year's Best of Taste winners: Best Menu/Taste Little India Tocabe Tie- Mountain Diner and Rocks Grill Best Value Rodizio Grill Tocabe Little India Most Unique Rocks Grill Little City Chefs Tocabe Best Decor Gigi’s Cupcakes Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Spice Island Grill Randolph's Restaurant was last year's winner for both Best…
  • 9News: Littleton shops limited from displaying items on sidewalk (Video)

    Jessica Oh
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Grandpa's Attic, a "mom and pop shop" in historic downtown Littleton, sells just about everything from "Star Wars" figurines to jewelry to mystical books. From the outside, the Curtice Street store doesn't do justice to the unique collection within. The owner, Russ Robinson, says he is running into a problem: Getting people to come into the store. The city of Littleton passed an ordinance earlier this year prohibiting businesses from using outdoor displays on sidewalks that belong to the city.…
  • On the scene: A Taste of Colorado draws weekend crowds for meals and more (Slideshow)

    Caitlin Hendee
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The place to be over Labor Day weekend was downtown Denver for the largest food festival in the state. An estimated 100,000 people flocked to Civic Center Saturday for the 31st annual A Taste of Colorado, where more than 50 restaurants and organizations dished out small-size samples of meals. "We usually get anywhere from 500,000 to 550,000" across Taste's four-day run, said Brittany Morris Saunders, vice president of public affairs for the Downtown Denver Partnership, which puts on the event.…
  • Molson Coors names new Europe CEO

    Mark Harden
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Simon Cox has been named CEO Europe for Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cox — currently the Denver- and Montreal-based beermaker's managing director for the United Kingdom and Ireland — will take over the post Jan. 1. He succeeds Mark Hunter, who was named to replace Peter Swinburn as Molson Coors president and CEO when Swinburn retires. The European market has been the scene of much expansion for Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP) in recent years. Cox, 46, has been in the beer industry since 1989, joining…
  • Clean Energy Collective opens two Denver community solar arrays

    Cathy Proctor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Two community solar power systems, each capable of generating 500 kilowatts of power, have opened in Denver — and are available to Xcel Energy Inc. customers who live in the city. Boulder’s Clean Energy Collective (CEC) developed the systems, which went on-line Thursday. Community solar is the name of large solar power systems in which businesses or individuals can lease or buy individual panels to offset the electricity they get from the grid. Customers get a credit off their monthly utility…
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  • Davidson County’s megapark is 'off and running'

    Catherine Carlock
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    The Davidson County Board of Commissioners this week voted to receive $7 million in state grant funding, which effectively kicks off the land development process for the county’s megapark near Linwood. The vote to accept $7 million in grant funding was the final hurdle prior to starting development, and work on the 500-acre phase 1 of the park will begin around year end, said Robin Team, a prolific local developer and head of Davidson Progress LLC. “We’re off and running,” Team said. Davidson…
  • Wake Forest University to mark start of $45M Reynolds Gym expansion and renovation on Sept. 5

    Owen Covington
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    As part of an overarching initiative to promote wellness and wellbeing on campus, Wake Forest University will mark the start of a $45 million renovation and expansion of Reynolds Gymnasium and construction of its $21 million McCreary Field House during a Sept. 5 celebration. Beyond the bricks-and-mortar additions, the Winston-Salem university is launching "Thrive," a campus-wide effort to promote health and wellbeing among the university community. "Wellbeing has many dimensions and goes far beyond…
  • Inn manager, CVB chair named High Point Chamber's Businesswoman of the Year

    Katie Arcieri
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    The High Point Chamber of Commerce has named Mena Parrish, the general manager of the J.H. Adams Inn and the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau chairwoman, as its 2014 Businesswoman of the Year. Under her leadership, the inn has been consistently as the No.1 hotel in High Point on Trip Advisor. The hotel is consistently booked above 80 percent and continues to break its own booking records, with the best July in its history. As chairwoman of the HPCVB, the bureau successfully moved to the…
  • Slideshow: Tour Lowes Foods, the Triad’s newest amusement park

    Catherine Carlock
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Walking into a newly remodeled Lowes Foods is a little bit like walking into Disney World, or at the very least a very cheerful live theater production at an amusement park. Whimsical noises periodically punctuate the air, technical lighting is rigged among the rafters and a cohesive greenhouse theme is seen everywhere from the parking lot to the dairy section. Highly colored sections include a cherry-red tin boxcar selling coffee and chocolate; a bright-white bakery called The Cakery which is…
  • Lower prices at the pump greet Labor Day travelers

    Jen Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Gasoline prices in the Triad and beyond continue to decline steadily as Labor Day approaches, with the national average falling to its lowest level for August since 2010, according to AAA Carolinas. The local average today is $3.31 per gallon for regular unleaded, down from $3.32 a week ago, AAA’s fuel-price tracker shows. A month ago, the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point market’s average was $3.41 per gallon. Today's average is 20 cents lower than the area's average price of $3.51 on this…
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  • Hawaii's Energy Excelerator opens headquarters in Downtown Honolulu

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Hawaii-based Energy Excelerator, a small-business incubator created to help grow green-energy startups, on Friday opened its headquarters in Downtown Honolulu, which was funded by Hawaiian Electric Industries with $250,000. The 2,100-square-foot space on the fifth floor of the Cades Schutte Building at 1000 Bishop St. is designed to be a co-working, collaborative space for the Energy Excelerator team, its startups and industry stakeholders. “We were at the Manoa Innovation Center, but entrepreneurs…
  • How Hawaii can lure young travelers

    Jason Ubay
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Hawaii can be an attractive travel destination for Millennials because the Islands can offer cultural education, physical activity and wellness, something young travelers find irresistible, said Jeff Yang, senior vice president of The Futures Company, which covers the changing landscape of media and technology and their impact on society. “Travel is a Millennial rite of passage,” Yang said, who delivered the afternoon keynote at the 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference. Of the $1.09 trillion spent…
  • Marriott selling unfinished Kauai Lagoons project for $60M

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Marriott Vacations Worldwide is in negotiations to sell its Kauai Lagoons project, one of the largest Hawaii construction projects to be stalled by the Great Recession, to Hawaii developer Ed Bushor for $60 million. Bushor, who also purchased, through a partnership with marine artist Wyland, the iconic Naniloa Volcanoes Resort on the Big Island late last year, confirmed to PBN on Friday that he is in negotiations with Marriott Vacations Worldwide for the Kauai Lagoons purchase. He says he plans…
  • Hawaii Tourism Authority releases revised visitor arrivals for 2014 and targets for 2015

    Jason Ubay
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hawaii's tourism industry will not do as well as it had originally expected, but it still is on pace to do better than 2013, Hawaii Tourism Authority officials said this week. During an address at the 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center on Thursday, David Uchiyama, vice president, brand management of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, said HTA had originally targeted 8,443,500 total visitor arrivals for 2014 but has revised the number to 8,250,937, a 0.9 percent increase from…
  • Honolulu Habitat for Humanity names Jim Murphy executive director

    Matt Tuohy
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Jim Murphy, a Chicago native and nonprofit veteran, has been named executive director of the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity. Murphy most recently worked with the American Cancer Society at Hawaii Health Systems, following a move here from Chicago about a year ago. “It’s a great organization that does a lot of amazing work,” he said about Habitat for Humanity. “Now that I’ve taken the helm, I was hoping to work with as many families as we can to help them get to their dream of homeownership.” Murphy…
 
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  • ​Crowdfunding must meet certain SEC requirements

    Marty Lindle, CPA
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Crowdfunding has financed movies and music recordings. It has made Kickstarter a national brand. However, it has not been used to sell securities because current regulations make this impractical due to the costs involved in a registered securities offering, as well as regulations that make private placements impractical, such as prohibitions on advertising and limitations on the number of shareholders a private company can have. Don’t know what crowdfunding is? Simply put, companies and organizations…
  • Texas Transportation Commission will try to stop gas tax from being siphoned

    Nicholas Sakelaris
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Gas tax dollars should pay for road construction and maintenance, not other Texas agencies. That’s the cornerstone of the Texas Transportation Commission’s 2015 Texas Legislative agenda adopted Thursday in Dallas. The goal is to end so-called diversions of the gas tax to the Department of Public Safety and Department of Motor Vehicles, the Dallas Morning News reported. An estimated $618 million in gas taxes and fees from drivers licenses goes to fund these agencies. “It begins here with…
  • Groups urge cooperation by states on Tesla Gigafactory

    Gary Gerew
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    A coalition of several groups have issued an open letter urging the states being considered as a site for the proposed Tesla Gigafactory to pull together. According to the letter, which is posted on the Good Jobs First website, the alternative is that the state that gets the factory may end up with less money for other purposes. “There is no question that state officials should place a high priority on boosting employment and fostering economy opportunity. But recently our states have been pitted…
  • It’s time to ‘mobilize’ your website’s search engine optimization

    Charles Mazzini
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Nowadays, websites are accessed from a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and video game consoles, in addition to the traditional laptop and desktop computers. “Mobile responsive” is the term used to describe the automatic format change your website goes through when accessed through different devices. This format change happens if you build in special coding into your website that makes it respond and change when accessed by mobile devices for easier navigation. The end­…
  • HBJ's Afternoon Edition will resume Sept. 2

    Olivia Pulsinelli
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Houston Business Journal's Afternoon Edition email news product will not be published on Monday, Sept. 1. Look for the Afternoon Edition roundup of relevant local business news headlines to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Watch for breaking news over the holiday at HoustonBusinessJournal.com. The Texas Business Journal's Energy Inc. newsletter, which normally publishes on Mondays, will also publish on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Click here to subscribe to HBJ's free Morning…
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  • Tech spotlight: C7 Creative seeing investors, expansion with its app-making biz

    Colleen Michele Jones
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    When Calvin Bryant started out in the tech field almost 20 years ago, he was doing desktop publishing projects for a small handful of customers. These days, he’s working on digital marketing campaigns with multi-million dollar clients, the likes of Joel Osteen, the National Guard and the Jacksonville Sharks. Bryant and his staff of developers, project managers, designers and coders provide solutions for companies and organizations to bring their marketing plan into the 21st century. “The…
  • New leadership for St. Augustine railroad training company after sale of firm

    Jensen Werley
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    St. Augustine-based Roadway Worker Training, which provides railroad safety training to most major and small rail companies, has a new leader in the wake of the company being sold. David Oram, who has 38 years experience in the railroad industry, is coming on as the new president. Owner and founder Jim Cashwell — who will be staying on with the company for the foreseeable future — recently sold RWT to the RJ Corman Railroad Group. Although headquartered in Northeast Florida, the company does…
  • USS Adams could float into town as early as next spring

    Timothy Gibbons
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    With the Jacksonville City Council signing off on leasing space to the USS Charles F. Adams, the former Navy warship could be in town as early as next spring. “The Navy has told us it’s not a matter of if but when,” said Daniel Bean, president of the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association. The 16-1 vote hands control of the operation of the site to the city’s Downtown Investment Authority, which considered the project one of its priorities. The next step for the ship association…
  • Could international students equal international business in Florida?

    Catherine Byerly
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    It's the modern equivalent of standing on the dock of Ellis island with a few dollars in your pocket — except now it's showing up on a university campus with two semesters worth of cash and an F-1 visa. Seeing the amount of money being spent by such students, researchers at The Brookings Institution wanted more information on today's international student, and in a new report, delved into the economic impact, examining what students studied, what they spent and whether or not they got a job in…
  • Check out these details on JTA's new bus routes

    Jensen Werley
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    In an attempt to attract more riders, and to ease the lives of its loyal users, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is undergoing a much-needed retooling of its bus route system. Calling it the Route Optimization Initiative, the system will undergo drastic changes debuting in December. Routes will change, frequencies will increase, even the bus drivers are getting new uniforms. The project calls for all hands on deck for the JTA — the organization is even hiring part-time workers and…
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  • Museum at Prairiefire director: World-class content in OP

    Leslie Collins
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Even when the Museum at Prairiefire was an abstract idea, Uli Sailer Das immediately believed in the project. "This was an incredible project and opportunity," said Sailer Das, executive director of the Overland Park museum. About seven years ago, Merrill Cos. LLC contacted the American Museum of Natural History in New York to propose a partnership for traveling exhibits. Sailer Das, then director of global business development and strategy for the natural history museum, was the point of contact. What…
  • Old space, new life: Globe Building will become haven for techies, millennials

    Bobby Burch
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    After years of neglect, a gaggle of entrepreneurs is working to revive a historic Kansas City building in the Crossroads Arts District into a haven for young professionals and pioneering technologists. Previously a squatters' refuge and perch for pigeons, the Globe Building at 1712 Main St. in mid-October will become a tower of technology firms and other startups. Its primary tenant, Think Big Partners LLC, is spearheading its rejuvenation to become a locale attractive enough to entice millennials…
  • Ron Deffenbaugh Sr. dies at 73

    Brianne Pfannenstiel
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Ron Deffenbaugh Sr., the Kansas City businessman who founded national waste management company Deffenbaugh Industries Inc., has died. Deffenbaugh founded the company in 1957 at the age of 15 with a single trash truck. Today, the Kansas City, Kan., company employs about 700 local employees and serves clients in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Deffenbaugh sold his company to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a private equity investment affiliate of Credit Suisse, in 2007 for an estimated $300…
  • Brownback appoints Stegall to Kansas Supreme Court

    Brianne Pfannenstiel
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Caleb Stegall to the state Supreme Court Friday. Stegall was appointed to the Court of Appeals in August 2013. He previously was a prosecutor in Jefferson County and also served as Brownback's chief counsel. RELATED: Armstrong Teasdale partner becomes Brownback's chief counsel He replaces Justice Nancy Moritz, who recently left her seat to serve in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Justice Stegall will be an excellent addition…
  • Waddell & Reed opens Plaza Vista office

    Rob Roberts
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Two veteran Waddell & Reed financial advisers have become the first to work with clients at the firm's new office in the Plaza Vista building west of the Country Club Plaza. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (NYSE: WDR), an Overland Park-based mutual fund and financial advisory company, announced in April that it would open a 15-person branch at Plaza Vista, 900 W. 48th St. in Kansas City. 2014 CAPSTONE AWARDS: Mixed Use: Plaza Vista Rocky Buford and Jennifer Malone have relocated to the just-opened…
 
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  • Up To Speed: Apple woos major credit cards for mobile wallet

    David A. Arnott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said American Express (NYSE: AXP) is on-board, and Bloomberg reported that Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) have joined. The system will allow iPhone 6 owners to use their devices to pay for items at certain retailers. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long had its own Google Wallet feature, but it's failed to gain much traction outside of a few select pockets.…
  • A&E Networks to buy stake in Vice Media; company now valued at $2.5B

    Ben Fischer
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    A&E Networks is close to acquiring 10 percent of Vice Media for $250 million, a deal that would value to Williamsburg digital media company at $2.5 billion — nearly 80 percent more than it was worth in a deal just one year earlier. According to the Financial Times, the deal could be closed as soon as next week. Vice, in need of investment to maintain its heavy spending in video programming and worldwide expansion, has been in talks with several suitors all summer. Just hours before the A&E news…
  • 'Parenthood' actress Monica Potter's new role as founder of Mrs. Potter.com was scripted a long time ago

    Gina Hall
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Monica Potter, actress, Golden Globe nominee and star of NBC’s hit drama “Parenthood,” is uncomfortable with the word "entrepreneur." "I've always considered myself a maker," Potter tells me. "I don't know what it is about the word entrepreneur that seems so strange." To her credit, entrepreneur is a term that seems to have cropped up as a buzzword in the Hollywood lexicon only recently -- now many actors, from Jessica Alba to Ashton Kutcher, are also entrepreneurs. But Potter may have…
  • Air Resources Board fines LA County department for diesel clean-air violations

    Mark Anderson
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The California Air Resources Board announced Thursday it fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works $256,375 for failing to comply with state air-quality regulations. This is the same kind of fine CARB dishes out to private businesses that operate truck fleets. A routine investigation found that Los Angeles County Public Works failed to self-inspect its diesel trucks to make sure they met state smoke emissions standards. “This significant fine reflects the serious nature of LADPW’s…
  • ​What you need to know about the plastic bag debate

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Confused about the plastic bag ban debate in the Capitol? Here is a quick summary. Why is this important: Californians use an estimated 14 billion single-use plastic bags a year. According to CalRecycle, less than half of them are recycled. Environmentalists say that the rest crowd landfills or end up in rivers where they endanger wildlife. Local governments spend tens of millions of public dollars each year on cleanup. How a bag ban passed the Assembly: After failing on the Assembly floor on earlier…
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  • What's happening with your commute next week?

    Braden Lammers
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    In addition to the major lane restrictions that will begin next week on Interstate 65 in Southern Indiana, a number of additional closures could affect your commute next week. The ramp from I-64 east to I-65 north is scheduled to close overnight Friday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Sept. 2, through Saturday, Sept. 6, for demolition work. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day. The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 west is scheduled to close overnight Friday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday,…
  • Are you ready for the 'big squeeze' on I-65?

    Braden Lammers
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    If you think the bridge construction has been disruptive already, just wait. At a news conference today, planners with the Ohio River Bridges Project detailed the restrictions on Interstate 65 in Southern Indiana that will start Tuesday and last for two years. "The big squeeze" eventually will limit traffic to two lanes in each direction. The lane shift that is set to occur will move northbound I-65 lanes onto the existing southbound I-65 lanes. The shift will allow construction crews to build…
  • Blackstone Media's leaders make a good team

    Rachel Aretakis
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Today's weekly edition includes this Snapshot feature about Blackstone Media Network LLC. But, as usual, there are a few interesting bits of information about the digital agency that didn't make it into the paper. Like the fact that CEO Taylor Trusty and chief operating officer Rebecca Brady make for a good team. Brady says their personalities are complementary. Trusty is passionate about technology and often does speaking engagements on topics such as social media, technology and what makes for…
  • New sports bar aiming to open in time for U of L’s first football game

    Caitlin Bowling
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    A new sports bar opening on Central Avenue near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is on a tight deadline. The University of Louisville Cardinals football team is taking the field against the University of Miami for the first game of the season at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept 1. And workers are moving fast to open Overtime Sports Bar and Grill before kick-off. Mike Kurtz, general manager of Overtime Sports Bar and Grill, said the owners hope to open on Sunday. “We’re excited.” But “we won’t know until…
  • Beam, brandy and Brown-Forman — This is The Bourbon Beat (Video)

    David A. Mann
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    This week on The Bourbon Beat, I talk about Jim Beam's birthday party. I also discuss earnings results from Louisville-based distilling giant Brown-Forman Corp. You can find a more detailed story on that here. And finally, Louisville's Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. says its expanding distribution to four new states. But why read when you can watch? The episode is attached to this post.
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  • Home builders association pays $4.35M for new Memphis HQ

    Ryan Poe
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The West Tennessee Home Builders Association has purchased the Fountain Place office building in East Memphis for its new headquarters. WestTNHBA bought the 45,058-square-foot building at 5400 Poplar Ave. from Memphis-based PPM XII LP for $4.35 million and plans on moving into part of the space in two weeks, according to a release Friday. The remaining space will be leased out. The association will occupy about 5,000 square feet, leaving 4,000 square feet vacant in the building. Leases are already…
  • Mercedes-Benz of Collierville enhancing driver safety

    Michael Sheffield
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    The recently-opened Mercedes-Benz of Collierville is doing its part to prevent traffic fatalities with a new initiative. The dealership will participate in Rescue Assist, a safety innovation that utilizes in-vehicle QR codes to help further ensure driver safety. In Tennessee so far in 2014, there have been 615 fatal automobile accidents, and there were 167,831 accidents nationally in 2013, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Rescue Assist will install model-specific…
  • National real estate firm will open Memphis office, expand portfolio

    Ryan Poe
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    A national player already heavily invested in Memphis industrial real estate has hired a top local broker to run a new branch office as it looks to compete in the area's market. Dallas-based Hillwood Investment Properties has hired Kurt Nelson – the senior vice president and regional director of industrial real estate firm IDI Gazeley for the best part of 19 years – as its senior vice president. Nelson, who started Monday, has yet to find a permanent office location in Memphis. But that's…
  • Process & Power seeing growth with economic recovery

    Michael Sheffield
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    After pushing through the recession by focusing on servicing customers who weren’t upgrading equipment, Memphis-based Process & Power Inc., is preparing for an increase in sales as the economy improves. The company, which sells and services compressed air and fluid pumps, recently moved into a 35,000-square-foot building it acquired on Corporate Avenue, a move Stuart Bassett, the company’s president, said will also allow them to centralize operations. With locations in Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee;…
  • Trustmark makes it official (Video)

    Ed Arnold
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    This week Trustmark Bank officially opened its new regional headquarters in East Memphis with a ribbon cutting. Gene Henson, Trustmark president of the Memphis Region, and Jerry Host, president and CEO, Trustmark Bank, were joined by Rep. Stephen Fincher and Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell to ceremonially cut the ribbon Tuesday. The $11.9 billion, Mississippi-based bank moved its Memphis regional headquarters from Germantown into its new location at 5350 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis earlier…
 
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  • Sussex indoor sports complex development seeks investors

    Sean Ryan
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A local team is seeking investors for a more than $10 million indoor sports complex in Sussex to host amateur league games, generating tourism and potentially surrounding development. Also this week, an Illinois developer bought 248 acres in Pleasant Prairie for a new business park. The Sussex Engage Sports Complex is the dream child of local residents Jeff Olson and David Mueller. They have commitments from members of the Amateur Athletic Union to play games there, interest in loan support from…
  • Shoreline legal debate over Downtown Transit Center clear as mud

    Sean Ryan
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The downtown lakefront debate is a shining example of how one person’s frivolous lawsuit is another’s sure legal victory. Preserve Our Parks is poised to sue Milwaukee County if it tries to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the Couture development. Parties on both sides will tell you the other has no legal merit. (See more on the transit center debate and what it means to the future of the lakefront in the Aug. 29 issue of the Milwaukee Business Journal.) At question is whether the state…
  • Horse Collar production hike set for Green Bay Packers regular season

    Rich Kirchen
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The Horse Collar — a 22-inch ring kielbasa sandwich at Lambeau Field— passed its final test of the preseason Thursday night and will be available at more in-stadium locations and in larger quantities for the Green Bay Packers regular season opening Sept. 14. Lambeau Field food-service contractor Delaware North Cos. sold out the 200 Horse Collars the company produced for the Packers final preseason game Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs, said Charlie Millerwise, the company’s general…
  • Cellular Dynamics secures patent for automated stem cell production

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Cellular Dynamics International Inc. announced Thursday that it secured a patent for an automated process that produces stem cells from adult tissue that could be grown into any type of cell in the body. That places CDI, a Madison-based company, as a leading supplier of human cells — which has usually been produced by hand — to be used by scientists for new drugs and therapy. "This patent is further evidence of our continued leadership in the field," said Bob Palay, CDI's chief executive officer,…
  • Iron Horse Hotel's Tim Dixon plans 120-room hotel in Minneapolis

    Sean Ryan
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Tim Dixon, owner and developer of the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, is planning a 120-room hotel in Minneapolis, according to Twin Cities publication The Journal. Dixon bought the five-story Jackson Building in Minneapolis at 300 Wasington Ave. and is planning to renovate it into a boutique hotel. Dixon told The Journal that it will not be another Iron Horse. A first-floor restaurant in the building would be run by Chicago-based chef Suzy Crofton. The one-year restoration project is expected to…
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  • Opus and Mortenson pitch competing plans for site near Xcel Center

    Sam Black
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The city of St. Paul received development proposals for a city-owned plot near the Xcel Energy Center from Minnetonka-based Opus Group and Golden Valley-based Mortenson Development. The city released the names of the respondents Friday, but not details of their plans or a list of any partners. The Seven Corners Gateway site, sometimes referred to as Cleveland Circle, is a 2.4-acre piece of land bounded by Smith Avenue, Kellogg Boulevard, West Seventh and West Fifth streets. St. Paul issued…
  • Business owners who rebuffed Edina's offer to buy have a change of heart

    Sam Black
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The City of Edina will consider moving ahead with its attempted purchase of the Hooten Cleaners building in the 50th & France retail district after a change of heart from the formerly resistant owners. The city tried to buy the property, a small dry cleaning business at 3944 W. 49½ St., for more than a year to build parking in the popular upper-end retail district. Edina couldn't reach a deal last fall with Soon and Jenny Park, the retired couple who owned the business. When the Parks held out…
  • Sneak Peek: Ling & Louie's on Nicollet, opening Sept. 2 (Photos)

    Clare Kennedy
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The long-awaited Ling & Louie's is about to open along downtown Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall. Construction began on Ling & Louie's Minneapolis in April, but the place has been in the planning stages since the spring of 2013. The restaurant had a friends-and-family opening on Thursday; it will open to the public Sept. 2. The 15,000-square-foot restaurant stretches over four levels, including a rooftop patio (only the second one on Nicollet Mall) and can seat 500 diners. Ling & Louie's has been…
  • Minneapolis City Council approves Southwest light rail line

    Jim Hammerand
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The Minneapolis City Council voted 10-3 for the Southwest light rail line Friday . The city was the last to get on board the $1.65 billion proposal for a train route running from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, joining up with the Blue Line along Hiawatha avenue to the Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul international Airport and the r ecently opened Green Line to downtown St. Paul. RELATED: Angst on the Green Line: For St. Paul shops, a train in vain? (Video) The Minneapolis Transportation…
  • Demolition costs mean St. Paul is stuck with its Macy's building

    Sam Black
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    St. Paul officials would probably like nothing better than to be rid of the city's downtown Macy's department store, closed since early 2013. But that's probably not going to happen. The 360,000-square-foot former store will cost more to demolish than developers are willing to pay, so the St. Paul Port Authority is looking at multiple groups to take on parts of the project. "There isn't any interest in demo and rebuild on that site in the marketplace," said St. Paul Port Authority President Louis…
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  • How Wells Fargo continues to expand in Nashville

    Scott Harrison
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Wells Fargo’s 2008 acquisition of Wachovia immediately boosted the bank’s presence in Nashville. It brought visibility with old Wachovia branches sporting Wells’ iconic horse-drawn carriage logos instead, and the bank’s local employee count doubled in the process. “It gave us more mass and ability to attack the market,” said Wells Fargo’s Sam Belk, who opened the lender’s first Nashville office in 2005, which focused solely on commercial banking. “It also gave us a retail footprint,…
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  • FDIC bars two former Tennessee Commerce execs from banking

    Scott Harrison
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    The fallout continues from the 2012 failure of Tennessee Commerce Bank. Two former executives at the Franklin bank, Art Helf and Lamar Cox, can never be part of a bank again, according to new filings by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The federal regulator “had reason to believe” both Helf and Cox “engaged in unsafe or unsound banking practices” as part of Tennessee Commerce, the FDIC filings state. Both Helf and Cox consented to the FDIC order “without admitting or denying any…
  • Could the next Twitch - or something like it - come from Nashville?

    Eleanor Kennedy
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Earlier this week, Amazon announced it was buying video gaming streaming site Twitch Interactive for $970 million. The Seattle tech giant was somewhat of a surprise buyer, as the expectation for months had been the site would get snapped up by YouTube parent Google. The unexpected buyer is great news for GameWisp, a Nashville startup that spent the summer at Techstars Chicago accelerator, GameWisp CEO Michael Anderson told me this week. "I think it’s awesome,” Anderson said when asked…
  • After taking the plunge, who will NBJ Publisher Kate Herman nominate for the Ice Bucket Challenge? (Video)

    Eric Snyder
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Nashville Business Journal Publisher Kate Herman accepted the ongoing Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, taking the icy plunge to raise awareness for a good cause — research for ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease. To watch Kate get soaked — and, more importantly, see who she nominates to take the challenge next — watch the video with this story. For more, check out this slideshow of other Nashville business leaders accepting the challenge. Thus far, the viral sensation has helped…
 
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  • How Weller Pools grew its revenue by $3.6M in just one year

    Matthew Richardson
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Orlando-based Weller Pools LLC boosted its local specialty contracting revenue from $6 million in 2012 to $9.6 million in 2013, thanks to big-name projects in the Central Florida area. The company is also making quite the splash in 2014. Weller Pools was the company behind Four Seasons Resort Orlando’s water amenities, creating a mini water park. The luxury resort near Walt Disney World — which opened Aug. 1 — includes a splash zone with an interactive fountain that shoots water 30 feet in…
  • 5 questions with 13 C. Fla. specialty contractors

    Susan Lundine
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    These are good times for the construction industry, as demand for new projects has boosted their business. But on the flip side, that sudden rush to build has created its own challenges for area specialty contractors. See below and check out the slideshow to see what some of those companies had to say about growing pains, their major projects, challenges and more: • Terry Burd, president, Air Flow Designs What’s the best thing about being a specialty contractor here? Central Florida is a…
  • Orlando nursing home planning 28,000-square-foot expansion

    Abraham Aboraya
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Conway Lakes Health & Rehabilitation Center is planning an expansion. The 120-bed nursing home submitted documents to the city that it wants to add a 28,501-square-foot building to the 5.8-acre site, which already has a 43,469-square-foot site. Calls to the developer weren’t immediately returned. It’s not clear if the project would add any beds to the nursing home. The Orlando Municipal Planning Board would look at the project Oct. 21. The nursing home is about 90 percent occupied, according…
  • Timeline to approval for Orlando Sentinel mixed-use project in downtown

    Abraham Aboraya
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    The Orlando Sentinel ’s parent company is in the planning process for a major mixed-use project at its two locations downtown. The two-phase project would have 746 apartment units, a 144-room hotel, 280,000 square feet of office space, 56,000 square feet of retail and two parking garages with a total of 2,075 parking spaces. The plans have been submitted to the city of Orlando, but now what happens? Do we know when officials actually are targeting to start the project? Unfortunately not. But…
  • Should Disney seriously consider a drone show?

    Richard Bilbao
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    So if The Walt Disney Co. brought drones to the theme park, would it pay off and be a bigger bang than good ol' fireworks? That's a questions that's been in my head since reporting Disney has three patents showing how drones — or unmanned aerial vehicles — could be used for an aerial light show, projector system or tools to make giant marionettes float and move. Is the technology there to do it all? Absolutely. In fact, there are various examples of it at work already. But it begs the question…
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  • Showboat Atlantic City officially closes

    Jared Shelly
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The first domino has fallen: Showboat casino in Atlantic City has closed. It will soon be followed by the Revel Casino Hotel (Sept. 2) and the Trump Plaza (Sept. 16.) The Showboat closed officially at 4 p.m. The Associated Press published a portion of a letter from Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman to employees: "The Showboat has been in business in Atlantic City for 27 years, and all of us at Caesars are extremely proud of the 16 years that our company operated the property. I want to thank…
  • Fuming over Philadelphia cigarette tax

    Matt Cabrey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    While I applaud city and state leaders for devising - and partially passing (maybe fully passing next month) - a funding plan to address the financial shortfall in Philadelphia's public education budget with a tax on cigarette sales, this approach is inadequate, short-term and discriminatory. I am glad our city, state and educational leaders have demonstrated creative thinking to help fund city schools in a way that also encourages smokers to quit. This novel idea shows moxie, and the collaborative,…
  • Here’s one vote for a new Philly mascot

    Dell Poncet
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    Off the top of my head I can think of three iconic symbols/mascots/things that form the core of Philadelphia. There might be more, that is up for argument. But for my purpose here I have the three main ones: The Phanatic; The guy who wanders around dressed as Ben Franklin (I think someone still does that); and the Litterbug. Now the Phanatic is the most famous, but the Litterbug is the most effective. I’ve visited a lot of cities around the world and I don’t think one of them can hold a candle…
  • PA ranks 8th among best craft beer states, says Thrillest

    Francis Hilario
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to the quality of its craft beer, Pennsylvania ranks eighth in the nation, according to Thrillist, with Philadelphia’s own Yards Brewing Co. and Victory Brewing Co. getting special mentions. Here’s what Thrillist had to say about Pennsylvania’s breweries: Tröegs, Stoudt’s, Yards, Victory, Voodoo, Sly Fox, Weyerbacher: all always fantastic. Iron City: one of the world’s most lovable crappy beers. Yuengling: maybe not what craft-heads crave, but it’s the country’s oldest…
  • Timberland hitting the Philly retail scene in October

    Francis Hilario
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Timberland, the retailer known for its iconic yellow boot, is opening up shop on one of Philadelphia’s hottest retail corridors — Walnut Street. The store, which will open in late October at 1709 Walnut St., will debut along with the brand’s fall and winter 2014 collection. The new collection puts more emphasis on the retailer's expansion into a more lifestyle brand, beyond its yellow boot. (See photo gallery). “We can’t think of a better place to bring the evolution of our brand to life,”…
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  • ZipRealty buy adds 120 agents to Coldwell Banker's Arizona ranks

    Mike Sunnucks
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    One-hundred and twenty real estate sales agents are joining Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage locally after the acquisition of ZipRealty Inc. Coldwell’s parent company — New Jersey-based Realogy Holdings (NYSE: RLYGY) — acquired ZipRealty Inc. earlier this week for $166 million. That prompted Zip’s 120-person Phoenix office to join the regional Coldwell office. Coldwell will also benefit from Realogy’s acquisition of Zip’s technology, said Malcolm MacEwen, president and CEO of Coldwell…
  • Cartel Coffee Lab featured in national Square commercial

    Hayley Ringle
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Tempe-based Cartel Coffee Lab will be featured in a national commercial for Square this fall after using the credit card processing device for about five years. San Francisco-based Square was in town Thursday filming at the coffee shop’s Tempe store. Square chose Cartel for its next national television ad because of the companies' longtime relationship and Valley brand presence, said Colleen Murray, a Square spokeswoman. “Cartel is an iconic brand that is an important part of the local culture…
  • How affluent is Phoenix? (Hint: meh)

    Tim Gallen
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Phoenix may be one of the most populous and largest cities in the nation, but our affluence severely lags behind others, according to a new analysis from the Bizjournals.com. Among America's 942 metropolitan and micropolitan regions, Phoenix ranks No. 242 in affluence. Not terrible by any means, but a far cry from the Top 100. However, because so many cities were involved in the study, they were split into five groups based on population: Large (1 million-plus) Medium-Large (500,000 to 999,999)…
  • Ford introduces Transit van to dealers, businesses in Phoenix

    Cathy Luebke
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Ford is breaking from more than 50 years of history as its Econoline or E-Series commercial vans end production and Euro-style Transits take center stage. Some 500 businesses, dealers and journalists got a sneak peek this week as a wildly varied lineup of cargo and passenger vans landed at Phoenix International Raceway, part of a cross country tour. One of those dealers, Jim McGuire, commercial account manager for Earnhardt Ford, is enthusiastic about the new lineup, but adds there will be a learning…
  • Integrity Staffing Solutions opens expanded facility in Glendale

    Tim Gallen
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Integrity Staffing Solutions has opened a new opportunity center in Glendale. The 3,600-square-foot facility offers a full range of staffing and employment services in a number of light industrial and professional specialties, the company said. The opportunity center is at 5004 N. 95th Ave. on the northwest corner of 95th Avenue and Camelback Road, roughly a mile south of University of Phoenix Stadium. “We are excited to open the newest opportunity center in Glendale as we continue to support…
 
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  • DEP finds 243 water sources contaminated by gas exploration

    Sam Kusic
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    The state Department of Environmental Protection has released a final tally of the number of water sources damaged by natural gas drilling since 2008. According to the tally, the department found that 243 water sources have been contaminated. The department released the list following opens records requests from media outlets and other organizations. An earlier tally by the department had put the number at around 209. The data released by the DEP includes the region, citation number, county,…
  • Top 5: Largest Pittsburgh-area automotive dealerships

    Melissa Pravlik
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This week, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the largest Pittsburgh-area automotive dealerships. Click on the photo to the right to start the slideshow. The complete list of the largest Pittsburgh-area automotive dealerships is available to subscribers via the digital edition or on Page 25 of this week's print edition of the Business Times. Want more research like this? Check out the 2014 Book of Lists in print or digital format, view more tops of the lists or get access to our interactive Book…
  • Top 5: Largest Washington County employers

    Melissa Pravlik
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    This week, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the largest Washington County employers. Click on the photo to the right to start the slideshow. The complete list of the largest Washington County employers is available to subscribers via the digital edition or on Page 24 of this week's print edition of the Business Times. Want more research like this? Check out the 2014 Book of Lists in print or digital format, view more tops of the lists or get access to our interactive Book of Lists database.
  • August Wilson Center receiver seeks testimony from URA chief

    Tim Schooley
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    In the ongoing court deliberations over the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, the court-appointed receiver for the nonprofit arts institution petitioned judge Lawrence O’Toole to depose Kevin Acklin, board chair of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and chief of staff for Mayor Bill Peduto. The move was the latest in deliberations over who controls the future of the beleaguered center, which defaulted on its mortgage of more than $7 million with Dollar Bank last September…
  • New Barnes & Noble store opens at Carlow University

    Tim Schooley
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Barnes & Noble is now open at Carlow University in Oakland, taking over the management of Carlow's established college book store. According to an item by the Oakland Business Improvement District, the new store opened this week with the new semester set to begin. The store is located at 3402 Fifth Ave. Barnes & Noble operates similar stores amid the campuses of Duquesne University and Point Park University.
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  • Brian Druker dishes on his lemonade with Gert Boyle, the $100M donor

    Elizabeth Hayes
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer Institute, called Gert Boyle last week to let her know some possibly unwelcome news: Willamette Week was about to publish a story saying she was the person who gave a $100 million anonymous gift to the university to fight cancer. “Gert said, ‘Don’t lose any sleep over this,’” Druker said. While the university wouldn’t comment on the reports identifying Boyle last week, they eventually came to the decision that if you can’t beat ‘em,…
  • See how much your university gets from Nike, Adidas or Under Armour (2014 Database)

    Matthew Kish
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Football players at the University of Nebraska aren't the only ones who benefit from the school's multimillion-dollar Adidas contract. The five-year deal includes $40,000 per year in Adidas gear for student sections and another $50,000 for ushers at sports venues. It even includes $10,000 for an annual campus event that promotes "student life." Of course, the athletic department gets the bulk of the benefit: $1 million in cash and $3 million in footwear and apparel annually. Such largesse from…
  • Cold as ice: Why a Providence Health & Services ALS expert loves the Bucket Challenge

    Andy Giegerich
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Behind all of the ice-bucket dumping and nominating and general viral-ness surrounding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, it might be easy to forget that ALS is an awful condition that can devastate both those who are afflicted and their loved ones. That said, Dr. Kimberly Goslin, medical director of Providence's ALS Center, said the publicity afforded to the cause — far more than $100 million had been raised for ALS research by press time — is invaluable. Goslin herself took the Ice Bucket Challenge…
  • $100M anonymous donor? Check out Gert's video

    Elizabeth Hayes
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    It’s official: Gert Boyle is owning up to her unmasking as Oregon Health & Science University’s anonymous $100 million donor. She and Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer Institute, star t in a short and very funny video on OHSU’s Facebook page and on YouTube called “A Glass of Lemonade with Dr. Brian Druker & Gert Boyle.” A message above says, “Let’s put those rumors to rest.” For an interview with Druker, check our Afternoon Edition newsletter at 3 p.m. Boyle,…
  • Check out Real Estate Inc.'s top 10 stories of August (Photos)

    Alli Pyrah
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Whether you're a real estate news junkie or you've been too busy enjoying Portland's too-short summer to sit at a computer, this article is for you. This roundup of Real Estate Inc.'s top 10 stories this month is a one-stop shop for anyone who needs to catch up on what's been happening in the market over the last four weeks. Those of you who can't get enough of Real Estate Inc. can relive some of this month's finer moments. Marvel at the genius of Cresa's Star Wars-inspired beer keg, relive…
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  • Why chef Scott Crawford left his cushy job at the five-star Umstead Hotel and Herons restaurant

    Amanda Jones Hoyle
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    When the Goodnight family brought chef Scott Crawford to Cary in spring 2009 to take charge of the kitchens of the Umstead Hotel and its signature restaurant, Herons, it was with a goal in mind: Winning that fifth star. The Umstead Hotel was built to be a five-star level hotel, it was expected to have five-star service, but up until that point the reviewers from Forbes Travel Guide and AAA had rated its restaurant with only the four-star and four-diamond awards, respectively. Crawford came from…
  • Fuquay-Varina receives AAA rating

    Jason deBruyn
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Fuquay-Varina received a bond rating upgrade from Standard & Poor’s from AA to AAA, the highest rating the agency has. The town is now among only 15 municipalities in North Carolina with a AAA bond rating and the only town in the state with a population under 25,000 to hold that rating. In 2012, the town sold $3.5 million in bonds for various street projects, and will pay interest of between 2 percent and 2.6 percent between 2012 and 2032, depending on the maturity date of the portion of the loan. Local…
  • Report: N.C. offered Toyota $107M to locate HQ in Charlotte

    Amy Dominello Braun
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Charlotte may have finished in second place for Toyota’s North American headquarters, but the state offered the auto maker $107 million to make the move, the Charlotte Observer reports. In April, the auto company ended up choosing Plano, Texas, for a $300 million corporate campus that is expected to top more than 1 million square feet of space. North Carolina offered much more than Texas. Texas offered Toyota incentives totaling $40 million for the corporate campus, and Toyota signed a lease…
  • Microsoft: 'Your email belongs to you, not to us'

    Ben Miller
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Microsoft Corp. is explaining why it's fighting U.S. government efforts to get the company to turn over emails held at one of its servers in Ireland. "We believe your email belongs to you, not us, and that it should receive the same privacy protection as paper letters sent by mail — no matter where it is stored," explained Brendon Lynch, chief privacy officer at Microsoft, in a blog post. A few weeks ago, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) lost a court round in its fight against a United States government…
  • Week in photos: 8/25-8/29

    John West
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    From good eats to playing outside, here's a look at photos from this week.
 
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  • Anthem College closing Sacramento campus

    Sonya Sorich
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    A local school is on a list of Anthem College campuses that will close permanently. On Friday, the for-profit technical college announced the closure of its Sacramento campus at 9738 Lincoln Village Drive. Parent company Anthem Education filed for bankruptcy Aug. 25, and then attempted to sell some of its campuses to International Education Corporation, according to a report from Inside Higher Ed. Federal regulators did not approve that sale, leading to the closure of campuses including the Sacramento…
  • At 11th hour, Tesla gigafactory deal is stalling

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    As the state Legislature finishes up a two-year session, an incentive package meant to lure a giant Tesla Motors factory to California is stalling due to a lack of response by Tesla on what the company wants, one lawmaker says. Sen. Ted Gaines said Friday that while he is still holding out hope that a deal can be reached over the weekend, he is disappointed by Tesla’s inattention. “Tesla has not come to the table to get a deal done,” said Gaines, a Roseville Republican. “There have been…
  • Keeping up on labor bills in final day of legislative session

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Here is a quick update on labor bills moving through the Capitol. Headed to the governor: Sharing liabilities for temp workers Under Assembly Bill 1897, employers would share certain liabilities with a contractor or temp agency. Business groups have argued that employers contract work out to third party workers specifically to avoid liability. Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, a West Covina Democrat, has acknowledged he authored the bill in part to encourage the hiring of full-time employees. Finished…
  • Davis live-work lofts could begin construction soon

    Ben van der Meer
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Another bid to keep educated young professionals, entrepreneurs and other business-minded folks in Davis should get underway soon, with approvals now in hand for the Del Rio Live-Work project. The 16-unit project features three-story buildings where developers could opt for the first floor to be some kind of commercial use, possibly connected with the people living above. Those top two floors would be 1,253 square feet with a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the ground-floor…
  • Economic analyst Ryan Sharp leaves SACTO for consulting firm

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Ryan Sharp has left his job as director for the Center for Strategic Economic Research, a part of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization. In an email announcement, SACTO CEO Barbara Hayes said Sharp has accepted a job as a senior vice president with Economic & Planning Systems Inc., a land economics consultancy firm that has an office in Sacramento. Neither Sharp nor Hayes could be immediately reached for comment. Sharp had worked for SACTO for over 12 years, Hayes said in her announcement.…
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  • Danforth hires new director of tech transfer

    Ben Unglesbee
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The Danforth Plant Science Center has appointed Erica Fishel, a one-time biochemist and adviser to patent attorneys, to head its technology transfer program. In the role, Fishel will work on expanding technology licensing and intellectual property at Danforth by keeping track of research that could become patented and trying to bring new products to market. She will also give expertise on legal protection and patent applications as well as act as a liason between Danforth scientists and the center’s…
  • On the market: what you get for about $1 million at the Lake of the Ozarks

    Jacob Kirn
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    On the market features the Lake of the Ozarks for this Labor Day weekend. The two homes are indicative of what you get in the $1 million range in the region. Click on the photo to the right to view the homes.
  • Meet new faces in the local labor scene

    Katlyn Keller
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Robert Soutier, president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has shared the names of five people to look for in the local labor scene. These up-and-comers answered a few questions on the current state of labor unions in St. Louis and what’s ahead in the coming years. David Cook, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 What’s the biggest issue facing your union? Unions are stable. I don’t see a growth trend right now but there’s room for growth. With my…
  • U.S. banks report $40 billion in 2Q profits, up 5 percent

    Greg Edwards
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Profits at 6,656 U.S. banks totaled $40.2 billion in the second-quarter ended June 30, 5.3 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago. The increase was driven by a 22.4 percent drop in loan loss provisions, a small decline in noninterest expenses and strong business loan growth, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported. “We continue to see a strong, steady improvement for America’s banking industry, headlined by a sharp increase in business loans and a dramatic improvement in the…
  • Cartoon Network partners with Pixel Press to promote its most popular show

    Brian Feldt
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding website, is the gift that keeps on giving for St. Louis-based startup Pixel Press. Pixel Press has developed technology that lets its users draw their own video game using a pencil and paper, and then play them on an iPad or iPhone. In 2013, Pixel Press successfully raised $108,950 on Kickstarter — one of the best-funded crowd-funding campaigns to ever come out of St. Louis. During the campaign, Pixel Press co-founder and CEO Robin Rath said Cartoon Network…
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  • Transaction Action: Drake Commercial Group and Jones Lang LaSalle broker 11-acre sale to MPC Equipment Inc.

    Tricia Lynn Silva
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    This special online feature details the real-estate sales, leases, new assignments and other deals that have recently taken place in San Antonio and other parts of Texas. Every week, we will post a new listing of some of the latest real estate news for our readers. Have some newsworthy real estate news to share? Contact real estate reporter Tricia Lynn Silva at tsilva@bizjournals.com. Sold! MPC Equipment Inc. has purchased 10.961 acres at Interstate Highway 35 and Loop 1604. Keith McRee of Jones…
  • Judge strikes down controversial Texas abortion law as unconstitutional

    James Aldridge
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin struck down an abortion law in Texas that opponents say would have forced more than half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close, the New York Times reported late Friday. The Republican-backed state measure would have required all abortion clinics in Texas to adhere to the same standards as hospital-style surgery centers, the Times reported. However, the federal judge ruled that such a measure would have placed an unconstitutional burden on…
  • Blast Fitness flexing muscles in San Antonio with new health club

    James Aldridge
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Blast Fitness Group LLC is opening the company’s third health club in San Antonio in late September at Westpark Plaza in Northwest San Antonio. The health club is located at 6727 NW Loop 410 and it will offer group exercise classes, babysitting, tanning, a womens’ only area, personal training, and strength and cardio machines. Rates start at $10 per month. In addition to the new health club at Westpark, Blast Fitness also has locations at the Parliament Square shopping center at 11799 West…
  • San Antonio eyed for new Hispanic TV series

    W. Scott Bailey
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Core Media Group, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York, is casting a new television series that would showcase the lives of successful Mexican American families. Jason Skweres, a casting producer for Core Media Group, says the company is interested in shooting the show in the Alamo City. He adds, however, that, before Core can commit to a location, it must identify a cast. The series would focus on the daily lives of Mexican Americans and their success stories. Core Media is working now…
  • When it comes to city services, San Antonians love their library

    James Aldridge
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    The San Antonio Public Library earned a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating from local residents, according to the latest community survey conducted by independent consulting firm ETC Institute. Patrons ranked the public library the highest in overall service among all the services offered by the City of San Antonio. At 96 percent, the library system ranked higher overall in customer satisfaction compared with the national average. San Antonio Public Library Director Ramiro Salazar says from…
 
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  • Inside Roche's $8.3 billion bid for InterMune

    Ron Leuty
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Drug giant Roche blew away the competition and moved quickly with its $8.3 billion bid for InterMune Inc. Yet Brisbane-based InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) still was able to get more than Roche’s original bid, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Friday. Roche, the parent company of South San Francisco’s Genentech Inc., on Friday started offering InterMune stockholders $74 per share. That is $17 more than the only other company to formally bid for InterMune, according…
  • Bayer plans $100 million project in Berkeley — maybe

    Ron Leuty
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals could spend $100 million to build a product testing facility and raze three buildings in Berkeley, but the drug developer said a final decision on whether to move forward with the project won’t come until later this year. The potential 80,000-square-foot, three-story structure would shift testing of Bayer’s next-generation hemophilia A treatment to south of Carleton Street from the company’s main campus. Three buildings north of Carleton totaling 65,000 square…
  • San Francisco among worst markets for flipping houses, report says

    Eric Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The San Francisco Bay Area is among the worst in the nation to flip a house, according to data released today. The reason is because the return on flips — the practice of buying a house, renovating it and selling it quickly — is relatively low, said RealtyTrac, a real estate information site. In the second quarter on average flippers nationwide bought properties for an 8 percent discount below their estimated market value and re-sold them at an average 6 percent premium above their estimated…
  • Napa Earthquake: Constellation Brands makes $100,000 donation

    Chris Rauber
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Constellation Brands, one of the largest wine-making players in Napa Valley and the North Bay, said Friday it's making a $100,000 donation to a community disaster relief fund created by the Napa Valley Vintners trade group. The vintners group, which represents 500 wineries in the famed wine region, said Wednesday it was donating $10 million toward earthquake relief, following the 6.0 quake in the early morning of Aug. 24 that devastated many buildings in downtown Napa and nearby Vallejo, destroyed…
  • Uber doubles reach to 200 cities in four months

    Patrick Hoge
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Just over four months after launching service in its 100th city, Uber Technologies is now operating in 205 metropolitan regions worlwide, with two dozen U.S. locations added on Thursday alone and 43 markets launched in August. "With today’s launch of 24 new markets, the Uber network is now available in 205 cities across 45 countries and 6 continents worldwide (bring it, Antarctica!) — more than double our #Uber100 milestone reached just four months ago," the San Francisco company crowed in a…
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  • Alibaba appears lined up for mid-September IPO

    Cromwell Schubarth
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant whose transaction totals exceed Amazon and eBay combined, will reportedly set a price and begin its IPO road show the week of Sept. 8. The Wall Street Journal cited unnamed sources on Saturday who said that will make the company's Wall Street debut likely to happen on Sept. 18 or Sept. 19. The company led by founder Jack Ma is expected to surpass Facebook's $16 billion offering in May 2012, possibly exceeding $20 billion to become the biggest U.S. IPO on record. A…
  • At 11th hour, Tesla Gigafactory deal is stalling in legislature

    Allen Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    As the state legislature finishes up a two-year session, an incentive package meant to lure a giant Tesla Motors Inc. factory to California is stalling due to a lack of response by Tesla on what the company wants, one lawmaker says. Sen. Ted Gaines said Friday that while he is still holding out hope that a deal can be reached over the weekend, he is disappointed by Tesla’s inattention. “Tesla has not come to the table to get a deal done,” said Gaines, a Roseville Republican. “There have…
  • AACI's Pancho Chang helps non-English speakers navigate health care

    Linda Taaffe
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Chief Operating Officer Pancho Chang is the visionary leader behind the new Asian Americans for Community Involvement Patient Navigation Center, which trains bilingual youth to help patients who don’t speak English as a first language navigate the healthcare system. Chang, a lawyer who has focused his career on education and healthcare programs for the past 41 years, says the Navigation Center brings together older immigrant youth who might not otherwise pursue higher education with community…
  • Kaiser's Dr. Dao Nguyen's plan to transform child care: Teddy bears and technology

    Linda Taaffe
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Teddy bears and technology are among the strategies pediatrician Dr. Dao Nguyen is using to transform healthcare programs at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. Nguyen serves many roles at the hospital, including assistant chief of pediatrics, chief of health promotion and chief of patient education. In these roles, he has partnered with the Tech Museum and the Children’s Discovery Museum to develop hands-on health programs aimed at combating childhood obesity. His work through Kaiser…
  • Dr. Robert Armstrong: Remembered as humble, deep intellectual

    Mary Ann Azevedo
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    For nearly five decades, Dr. Robert Armstrong worked to help patients fight off infections. An infectious disease specialist, Armstrong opened his practice in Los Gatos in 1971 and established himself as the “go-to” expert over the next five decades. He was one of nine doctors at El Camino Hospital and one of seven at Good Samaritan Hospital who specialized in infectious diseases. Armstrong, 75, unexpectedly died June 17 after suffering an accidental fall at his home. During his career, Dr.…
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  • Third Chinese airline now flying Boeing's 787

    Ben Miller
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Boeing Co. said Xiamen Airlines of China has taken delivery of its first 787 and becomes the third Chinese airline to fly the 787. Boeing (NYSE: BA) said the airline will use the 787 on long-haul routes from its Fujian province base to Europe, North America and Australia. "We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet," said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines , in a statement. Last year, Xiamen Airlines…
  • China giving Microsoft 20 days to respond to antitrust allegations

    Ben Miller
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Chinese authorities are reportedly giving Microsoft Corp. 20 days to respond to antitrust allegations. Reuters reports China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has raised concerns about Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) use of verification codes for its Windows operating system and Office software suite. Verification codes are codes typed in by customers to combat software piracy. Chinese officials are also reportedly interested in Microsoft's internet browser and media player in the antitrust…
  • Iliad may bid more for T-Mobile

    Ben Miller
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Iliad SA is talking with private equity firms in order to bid more to buy Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA Inc., according to reports. Bloomberg reports France-based Iliad may up its bid to $35 a share for T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS); up from a $33-per-share bid, or $15 billion, that was turned down last month. T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom AG is apparently looking at realistic bids between $35 and $40 per share.
  • Perkins Coie attorney killed in Friday bicycle-truck crash helped overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell

    Steven Goldsmith
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Bystanders and family members continued to place flowers and white-painted “ghost bikes” over Labor Day weekend at the site where 31-year-old Seattle attorney Sher Kung was struck and killed Friday morning by a truck while riding her bicycle in downtown Seattle. Seattle police reported that the truck was making a left turn onto University Street from Second Avenue — a notoriously dangerous bike corridor that is set for construction of a pilot separated bike lane – when it struck and killed…
  • Fife marijuana ban case could go straight to state Supreme Court

    Rachel Lerman
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A judge ruled today that the city of Fife can ban marijuana retailers— an opinion that's likely to be appealed by the plaintiff in the case. It's such an important case that it could likely be appealed straight to the state Supreme Court, bypassing the Court of Appeals. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said today he wouldn't be surprised if the state Supreme Court calls up the case and hears oral arguments as soon as January or February. The plaintiff, Tedd Wetherbee, said he plans to appeal…
 
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  • On-demand massage app launches in South Florida

    Celia Ampel
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    If you could use a massage delivered to your office right about now, there’s an app for that. The New York City-based startup Zeel launched Friday in South Florida, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles. You can schedule a Swedish or deep-tissue massage for as soon as an hour from now, and a licensed massage therapist will show up with a table and relaxing music. "We've harnessed mobile tech, apps, and GPS to make getting a great in-home massage a truly on-demand experience,” Zeel founder…
  • Former executive of Mutual Benefits Corp. gets lengthy prison sentence for insurance fraud

    Brian Bandell
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Joel Steinger, the former top executive of Mutual Benefits Corp., was sentenced to 20 years in prison for running a $1.25 billion insurance fraud scheme. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for deceiving about 30,000 investors. He is the last of 13 people charged in the scheme. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola sentenced the 64-year-old Steinger to 20 years in prison, out of a maximum 50-year sentence. He reportedly showed up in court in a wheelchair with an…
  • Miami New Construction Show launches at convention center

    Emon Reiser
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Miami New Construction Show, a three-day event focusing on condo developments, kicked off Friday at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Designed as a vehicle for condo developers to pitch their projects to potential buyers, organizers hope the exhibition will turn into an annual event. The affair kicked off at 9:30 a.m. Friday and will continue through 5 p.m. Sunday. Keynote speakers include Gov. Rick Scott; Peter Zalewski, the man widely known as the Condo Vulture for his website chronicling…
  • Former law firm CFO sentenced to prison for Rothstein Ponzi scheme

    Brian Bandell
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Irene Shannon, formerly the CFO of one of Fort Lauderdale’s largest law firms, was sentenced to five years in prison for aiding the $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme of her boss, jailed attorney Scott Rothstein. The 50-year-old, formerly known as Irene Stay, was sentenced to federal prison followed by two years of supervised release on Friday by U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro. She previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud. RELATED CONTENT: Former Rothstein partner…
  • Broward industrial building hit with foreclosure

    Brian Bandell
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    An industrial building in Pompano Beach could be seized in foreclosure. Fort Lauderdale-based CT Capital filed a foreclosure lawsuit against A QC Group Corp. over a mortgage last modified at $4.85 million in 2010. That loan was set to mature in June 2012. Mitchell J. Howard, the managing member of A QC Group, was not named in the lawsuit. RELATED CONTENT: Broward office park, two Miami properties targeted by lawsuits The complaint targets the 59,415-square-foot industrial building at 200 Park…
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  • Checkers Turnaround: Inside the corporate test kitchen

    Eric Snider
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    This is the first in a five-part series this week about Tampa-based Checkers, and why it's thriving after emerging from a slump. Joe Parker, one of Checkers’ two company chefs, stands in a spotless test kitchen studying a small breaded food morsel. “Got to figure out how to make it a little thicker,” he says. Parker is holding what Checkers has determined to be its next hit product: a Grilled Cheese Strip, which the chain plans to roll out for a four-month run in the first quarter of next…
  • Inside the $11.5 million USF-Under Armour deal

    Margie Manning
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    University of South Florida is in line for $11.45 million in cash and products from Under Armour Inc. over the course of a contract that extends through mid-2018. That includes $1.67 million in the current school year. The contract between USF and Under Armour (NYSE: UA), a Baltimore-based athletic apparel maker, calls for USF to receive $625,000 in cash, described in the contract as an annual rights fee payment, and a $1.045 million product allowance between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. There…
  • See USF Health's new 'Pharmacy of the Future'

    Pam Huff
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    The 1,500-square-foot facility was designed to create a national prototype for pharmacy education and care, according to USF Health.
  • Networking this week: Synergy Luncheon, PEDC Banquet and more

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    SYNERGY LUNCHEON: An update for new and existing members of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. WHEN: Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview COST: $15 WEB: www.brandonchamber.com PEDC BANQUET: Awards ceremony and trade show hosted by the Pasco Economic Development Council. WHEN: Sept. 2, 5 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel COST: $75 WEB: www.pascoedc.com BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: A networking event with the…
  • One Call Care Management to lay off nearly 100, close Tampa facility

    Pam Huff
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    One Call Care Management has informed the State of Florida that it will lay off 99 employees and close its Tampa facility beginning in late October. Any remaining layoffs will occur before the end of June 2015, according to the worker adjustment and retraining notification notice, or WARN, filed with the Department of Economic Opportunity. Representatives from One Call were unavailable for comment late Friday after the notice was posted. The company is based in Jacksonville and New Jersey. One…
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  • Local Planned Parenthood 16th Street HQ to be redeveloped, organization to relocate

    Michael Neibauer
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington D.C. is under contract to sell its 16th Street Northwest headquarters, which will be redeveloped by its new owner as a part-office, part-residential mixed-use building. The local nonprofit has jointly submitted applications with Red A&W 1 LLC (that is, D.C.-based Red Multifamily Development) to replace its four-story office building at 1108 16th St. NW, a block and a half north of K Street, with an eight-story building. The first four floors of the new…
  • The incredible shrinking free checking account

    Mark Holan
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Banks are taking a bigger bite out of checking accounts. The average monthly maintenance fee through June increased by 15 cents, to $12.69, compared to the end of December, according to a mid-year survey by MoneyRates.com. That's an annual ding of just more than $150. "Since the financial crisis, banks have been grappling with a combination of higher regulatory costs and lower returns, and many banks have responded by increasing fees and minimums," the survey says. The survey found: Overdraft…
  • Howard University’s accidental Ebola researcher sees interest, funding on rise as crisis flares in Africa

    Tina Reed
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Dr. Sergei Nekhai didn’t plan to become an Ebola researcher. For years, the co-director of the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease has been entrenched in studying the HIV virus — in particular, trying to understand why patients with sickle cell disease seem to have a natural resistance to the virus. That’s when he and colleagues he’s partnered with at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston discovered a small molecule that acted as an HIV inhibitor that might have…
  • Losing business to knockoff artists, Rosetta Stone fights back

    Bill Flook
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Rosetta Stone's long war against knockoff yellow boxes is front and center in an ABC News' segment this week, which lays out exactly how much the Arlington-based language-learning software company hates counterfeiters. Quite a bit, it turns out. ABC news heads to Rosetta Stone's Harrisonburg, Virginia, facility, showing the nearly ceiling-high pile of fake products that customers have mailed back. The company believes it loses 35 percent of its business to counterfeits, according to the report. Rosetta…
  • Del Frisco’s $10 million CityCenterDC steakhouse is designed to be the opposite of 'stuffy'

    Rebecca Cooper
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse may be aiming to be the latest go-to fine dining restaurant in the city — but that doesn’t mean they have to look like it. For the brand’s 11th Double Eagle, set to open next month, the tables will be laid bare for the first time, eschewing the white tablecloths that have otherwise been a staple. “Every single other Double Eagle has white tablecloths,” said Ann Thibert, the restaurant’s general manager. “But here we were going for a more modern,…
 
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  • Derby Marketplace posting strong 2014 with plans for high-profile tenant additions

    Josh Heck
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Construction projects in the Derby Marketplace are moving forward. The city has issued a $750,000 commercial building permit for Discount Tire; a $700,000 permit for Chick-fil-A and a $100,000 permit for Amy’s Hallmark. The permits may not represent the entire value of each project. The three projects were announced earlier this year as part of an expansion of the Derby Marketplace, one of the city’s premier shopping areas. In February, Discount Tire announced its plans to open in Derby.…
  • Air Force mulling shared-work program on next Air Force One

    Daniel McCoy
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The next Air Force One might be a plane built by the Boeing Co., but it could be outfitted by other contractors for use by the president. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Air Force says that all acquisition strategies remain under consideration as it works toward the next generation of Air Force One. It’s looking to replace its Boeing 747-200s that will reach the end of their 30-year planned service life in 2017. The planes will keep flying after that, however, as the next Air Force…
  • Wescon Plastics begins $3 million expansion

    Daniel McCoy
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Wescon Plastics kicked off work this week on a $3 million expansion project at its southwest Wichita facility. The company’s president, Shane Milledge, says the expansion will add an additional 8,500 square feet of space, allowing the company to add as many as 15 new machines to its plant. Milledge says that could translate to an additional $15 million in sales at the facility. The company makes custom injection-molded plastic parts primarily for the battery and heavy-truck industries. Milledge…
  • Koch and the demilitarization of America’s police

    Daniel McCoy
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    In the fallout from the violence in Ferguson, Mo., the debate over militarized police forces has heated up. But it’s an issue creating some strange bedfellows. Given all the attacks from the likes of Sen. Harry Reid against Charles and David Koch of Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc., it might be surprising for some on the left to find that this is an issue where they agree with the Koch brothers. The Daily Beast this week examined how the idea fits into the Koch political philosophy, revealing…
  • Paulseen Financial Group building new HQ on North Webb Road

    Josh Heck
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Paulseen Financial Group is moving out of its offices in Remington Place into a new location on North Webb Road. But the move won’t happen immediately. Paulseen, now at 10333 E. 21st Street North, is building a new space at 3411 N. Webb Road. That’s close to the intersection of 34th Street North and Webb Road, near where Menards is now. Comfort Homes Inc. has pulled a $500,000 commercial building permit for the work. It’s not clear whether that is the entire value of the project. Paulseen…
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