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Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Florida No. 5

Florida ranked fifth among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Analysis: College women's golf grosses $146 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Baylor University women's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting nearly $1.2 million – or $90,955 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College men's golf grosses $173 million

From Higher Education Tribune

West Virginia University men's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting nearly $2.1 million – or $190,559 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Davidson College tops March Madness bracket with 91% graduation rate

From Higher Education Tribune

Four-year graduation rates range widely at schools that sent teams to the NCAA men's basketball tournament, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..

Analysis: College women's basketball grosses $903 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Stanford women's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with more than $21 million – or $1.5 million per athlete – in 2016, followed by UConn ($9 million), Baylor ($7.6 million), Florida State ($7 million) and Vanderbilt ($5.2 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College men's basketball grosses $2 billion

From Higher Education Tribune

Though excluded from the NCAA tournament, University of Louisville men's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with nearly $44 million – or $2.9 million per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

March Madness money: How do tournament teams rank?

From Higher Education Tribune

Of the 68 teams in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Duke is No. 1 for how much money it makes, grossing more than $34 million – or $2.1 million per player – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Florida representatives silent on AAR Airlift Group conflict

DynCorp, which has locations in Tampa and other sites throughout the state of Florida, has been just one of the critics of AAR Airlift Group, a controversial transportation contractor hired to fly U.S. diplomats, representatives and cabinet members to dangerous locations.

Florida among top states for filing of class actions against food and beverage companies

Florida is among the four states in which three-quarters of all federal food and beverage class actions in the entire country are filed.

Florida homemade-food entrepreneurs call for less-restrictive regulations

Florida’s relatively restrictive laws on home bakers and other food makers should be loosened, including allowing individuals to earn more money from sales, advocacy groups said.

St. Leo University gains Quinn as new business VP

Saint Leo University, in the Pasco County town of Saint Leo, recently welcomed business expert Robert Quinn aboard as its new VP of business development.

Hilb Group buys Florida’s Carrier Insurance

The Hilb Group LLC (THG), a Richmond, Virginia insurance agency and brokerage, recently revealed its July 1 acquisition of Florida-based Carrier Insurance Agency Inc., boosting THG’s central Florida footprint in alignment with its expansion model.

Allstate aims to top 300 Florida jobs

To attract capable candidates for more than 250 planned sales positions in its agencies across Florida, Allstate Insurance Co. is actively recruiting potential branch owners in anticipation of continued population growth in the Sunshine State.

Newgen Software Inc. backs Florida bankers’ convention

McLean, Virginia-based Newgen Software Inc., a process management provider, is currently participating in the Florida Bankers Association's 2016 Annual Meeting and will sponsor “the White and the Red Wine” ceremony on June 8 in Miami Beach.

Three-time Purple Heart recipient kicks off national Purple Heart Trail tour with two Florida stops

Three-time Purple Heart recipient, Captain James McCormick, USA (Ret.), is kicking off a tour of the Purple Heart Trail with two stops in the Sunshine State next week.

U.S. solicits 8(a) transportation and logistics enterprises in Florida

To offer visiting dignitaries vetted transportation in Miami and Doral, Florida, the federal government recently issued an all-call for certified 8(a) small businesses to apply by April 29 for a contract slated to begin Sept. 23.

Kincannon & Reed names Temple to oversee grocery segment growth

Kincannon & Reed, an executive recruitment firm serving the food, agribusiness and life sciences industries, recently named industry veteran Alan Temple as a managing director to serve produce and food sector clients.

Sheraton to convert Panama City, Florida resort

Sheraton Bay Point Resort will open in mid-2016 after an extensive renovation.

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