Data

Growth in Health Care Spending Slows

The rate of growth in American health care spending dropped from 5.7 percent during the first decade of the new century to 3.6 percent during the period of 2010-2016.

01/03/2018 By staff

Deals

Sarasota Tech Company Merges with European Firm

Sarasota's Star2Star Communications announced Wednesday a $500 million merger with Blueface, a communications company based in Dublin.

01/03/2018 By staff

Health care

Eye Care Practice Opens New Bradenton Office

The Eye Associates is celebrating the grand opening of its new east Bradenton facility from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

01/03/2018 By staff

Politics

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Going Out for State House Special Election

The race includes Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall.

01/03/2018 By staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops

Floridians' consumer confidence dropped during the month of December, according to newly published survey results.

01/02/2018 By staff

Education

Tickets to Ringling College Speaker Series Go on Sale Monday

The Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series begins Monday, Jan. 22, with former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan.

01/02/2018 By staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss Benderson Rowing Facility, Public-Private Partnerships

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is discussing concerns about public funding for projects like the rowing park on Jan. 8.

01/02/2018 By staff

Construction

New Rosemary District Apartment Complex to Be Completed By July

The four-story Elan Rosemary will include one- and two-bedroom residences ranging from 550 square feet to 1,811 square feet.

01/02/2018 By staff

Politics

Housing and Urban Development Administrator to Speak in Sarasota

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett will speak at The Argus Foundation's annual meeting.

01/02/2018 By staff

Data

Number of Fatal Workplace Accidents Up

There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, a 7 percent increase from the 4,836 fatal injuries reported in 2015.

12/29/2017 By staff

Deals

Osprey Suite Purchased for Future Acupuncture Clinic

Mary Carr recently purchased suite 203 of Osprey's Bay Street Town Center for $98,000.

12/29/2017 By staff

Video

'What's Ahead' in 2018

Watch video of a recent 941CEO and iHeartMedia panel discussion featuring five top economic experts.

12/29/2017 By staff

Deals

Builder Purchases Property for New Headquarters

Maurice Opstal of Stellar Development Inc. recently purchased the two buildings located at 59 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota, for $550,000.

12/28/2017 By staff

Tourism

Local Airbnb Income Almost Doubles

More than 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb lodgings in Sarasota County in 2017, generating $13.3 million in revenue, up from $6.7 million in 2016.

12/28/2017 By staff

Public health

Panel Discussion Covers Opioid Abuse Crisis

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club's Jan. 4 luncheon will include a panel discussion about the region's opioid abuse crisis.

12/28/2017 By staff

Construction

Homebuilder Breaks Ground on Two New Models

The homebuilder Neal Communities recently broke ground on two new villa models at Indigo in Lakewood Ranch.

12/27/2017 By staff

Technology

Tech Company Completes First Delivery in New U.S. Army Contract

Integrated Microwave Technology, LLC, recently completed delivery of hand-held intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance receiver devices.

12/27/2017 By staff

Deals

Osprey Retail Space Fetches $195,000

Carlo Piras plans to open a high-end billiards store in the 1,058-square-foot first-floor unit.

12/27/2017 By staff

Infrastructure

Water Main Improvements Half-Completed

The City of Sarasota, Jon F. Swift Construction and Atkins Global have completed over half of a project to replace roughly 3.7 miles of water mains and other infrastructure.

12/22/2017 By staff