Data

American Consumer Confidence Rises Again

The Consumer Confidence Index stands at 138.4, near the survey's all-time high of 144.7, which was reached in 2000.

09/26/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Home Sales Down

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County totaled 716 in August, down 1.2 percent from the August 2017 figure.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Sporting Goods Store Opens

Dick's Sporting Goods recently opened in the University Town Center area.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Movie Rental Shop Closing

Video Renaissance, which houses a collection of more than 35,000 titles, is shutting down this Saturday.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota County Home, Condo Sales Up Over Last Year

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined between June and July, but the July figure grew by 3.1 percent when compared to the July 2017 number.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Ticks Up

The number of new residential construction projects recovered slightly between June and July after dropping dramatically during the previous month.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Media

Book Publisher Sold

Washington, D.C.'s Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. last week purchased the Sarasota book publisher Pineapple Press.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Planning

New Downtown Crosswalk Activated

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation activated a new pedestrian crosswalk signal on U.S. 41 on Thursday.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Services

New Pet Resort Opens in Lakewood Ranch

Bayside Pet Resort recently opened its third facility in the area.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Environment

Fertilizer Restrictions Now in Effect

Sarasota County restrictions on the use of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns went into effect last week.

06/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Father's Day Spending Expected to Total $15.3 Billion

That number is down from last year's projection of $15.5 billion in spending.

06/04/2018 By Staff

Sports

Ranking Puts Florida at No. 17 for Producing Pro Athletes

Both IMG Academy in Bradenton and Sarasota High School were recognized as top high schools for young athletes.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Road Resurfacing Project Begins in Late May

The City of Sarasota will begin resurfacing a 1.4-mile stretch of Osprey Avenue between Siesta Drive and Bahia Vista Street later this month.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Moving Ahead with Plans for Venice Hospital

A judge on Tuesday recommended that Sarasota Memorial Hospital be allowed to open a new hospital in Venice.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Health care

Number of Floridians Without Health Insurance Rises

The portion of Floridians without health insurance rose by 1.4 percentage points between 2016 and 2017.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Health Care System Ranked No. 48 in the Country

Florida has the fourth-worst health care system in the country, according to a new ranking published by The Commonwealth Fund.

05/07/2018 By Staff

Trade

Study Suggests Proposed Tariffs Could Cost Florida Jobs

The study estimates Florida would lose 7,128 jobs if the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on Chinese goods are put into place.

05/04/2018 By Staff

Media

Workshop Helps Business Leaders Prep for Video Shoots

Media trainer Joan Lowery is offering a free workshop to help business leaders optimize their video messaging.

04/26/2018 By Staff

Data

Homebuilder Confidence Drops

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index dropped for the fourth consecutive month.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Privacy

Free Shredding Offered to Manatee County Residents

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is sponsoring a complimentary shredding day on Saturday, April 21.

04/12/2018 By Staff