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Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Florida face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania county pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of 3.99 percent, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania has the highest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

114,405 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from private, nonprofit schools

From Higher Education Tribune

Everest University in Florida, Liberty University in Virginia, and International American University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus reported the largest share of borrowers from private, nonprofit institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: 569,475 students played college sports in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

Lindenwood University, Cornell University and Harvard University reported the most students participating in athletics in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Staffing firm to hold toy drive, Christmas party for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay

Robert Half, one of the world's largest specialized staffing firms, will be holding its 8th annual Holiday Toy Drive and Christmas Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Joe & Ann Garcia Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 302 W. Gladys St. in Tampa.

PPG, Lowe's Commercial Painting add color to Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg

Ten volunteers, 25 gallons of PPG brand paint plus three classrooms and assistance and support from both PPG and Lowe’s Commercial Painting equaled one successful beautification project recently for Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg.

Mikros Systems to expand Florida production at Largo plant

Mikros Systems Corporation, a Princeton, New Jersey-based manufacturer of hardware and software for maintenance applications, recently said it is moving forward on the first large-scale commercial order for its production site in Largo, Florida, as it prepares for growth in Florida.

Florida kidney care firm names DaVita market leader

Seasoned management professional Craig Albright will join DaVita Inc., a large Fortune 500 medical specialty group providing kidney care services, the company announced recently from its St. Petersburg hub, to serve its JSA Healthcare division.

Florida’s APS rebrands as KEPRO, including new upgrades

With a newly enhanced pre-admission screening and resident review program (PASRR), APS Healthcare recently refashioned its identity as part of the KEPRO family of companies, stressing the firm’s commitment to service value for Florida members.

Smith takes charge as NACD Florida chapter president

Lauren Smith, managing director for the Miami office of the nationwide and global firm Diversified Search, was recently named as president of the Florida chapter of The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in Miami.

EnerSys attains Florida’s ENSER battery business

Unique molten salt "thermal" battery technology created by Pinellas Park-based ENSER — with an array of electronics and defense applications — will join the arsenal of tools for EnerSys with its recent acquisition of the Florida firm.

Florida's Safariland Group acquires assets of Lawmen's Safety Supply

Jacksonville, Florida-based Safariland Group, provider of safety and survivability products, recently purchased the assets of Lawmen's Safety Supply Inc., a law enforcement equipment and uniform company

Jacksonville’s CSX names South Carolina commerce park a ‘Select Site’

Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX, a leading rail transportation company, announced the selection of a South Carolina industrial park as a CSX Select Site.

Aon to enhance Florida operations via reinsurance and analytics expansion

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc, on Oct. 26 announced its reinsurance and analytical capabilities expansion within Florida to accommodate increasing client demand for specialized insurance expertise in Miami.

Boat Finance receives $25 million capital backing

Blue Elephant Capital Management issues capital funding commitment to Florida lending company.

CabbyGo improves taxi, limo and rideshare experience in Miami

Miami-area taxi customers can exercise their power of choice as CabbyGo’s innovative “Taxi” app now enables passengers to hand-pick their driver based on an assortment of factors, the company announced today in Miami.

Tupperware declares regular quarterly dividend

Tupperware Brands Corporation announced Friday from its Orlando headquarters that the board of directors has declared the company's regular quarterly dividend of 68 cents per share, payable Oct. 5, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 18.

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