Data

Sarasota No. 44 in Ranking of Best Small Cities in Which to Start a Business

The list is based on cities' education levels, commute times, income, internet access and more.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Steady

The American economy added 201,000 jobs in August while the nation's unemployment remained 3.9 percent, according to new data.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Retail

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped last month, according to new survey results published by the University of Florida.

09/06/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida No. 37 in Ranking of Best States for Workers

Oxfam created the rankings by analyzing minimum wage policies, whether workers can take time off for sickness and pregnancy and more.

09/05/2018 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Rises

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index increased in August to its highest point since October 2000.

08/29/2018 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

Data

Florida No. 1 in Ranking of Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

Florida recorded the fastest growth in new women-owned businesses in the country between 2007 and 2018.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Construction

Homebuilder Confidence Edges Down

Confidence among homebuilders declined this month, according to survey results published by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

08/20/2018 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

Real estate

Florida Home Sales Up in Quarter Two

The number of single-family home sales increased by 1 percent over sales from the second quarter of 2017.

08/08/2018 By Staff

Science

Researchers Still Predicting Below-Average Hurricane Season

Scientists anticipate just one "major hurricane," which refers to a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm, this year.

08/06/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.9 Percent

The American economy added 157,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate declined from 4 to 3.9 percent.

08/03/2018 By Staff

Data

American Consumer Confidence Up in July

American consumer confidence ticked up slightly in July, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index issued by The Conference Board.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sales of Existing Homes Decline

Sales of existing homes in America declined in June for the third straight month.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Wealth

Florida No. 2 in Ranking of States Based on Income Inequality

The North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton region ranked No. 12 in a list of the most unequal metropolitan areas in the country.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Up in Sarasota County

The number of single-family Sarasota home sales totaled 798 in June, up 1.7 percent from the June 2017 number.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Confidence Steady

America's Housing Market Index reading is 68 this month, the same as in June. It had risen as high as 74 last December before declining.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

Back-to-School Spending Projected to Reach $82.8 Billion

That's down from last year's estimated spending of $83.6 billion.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Tumbles

The number of new residential construction projects dropped by 12.3 percent between May and June.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Gross Domestic Product Tops $1 Trillion

Florida's annual gross domestic product topped $1 trillion last week, according to research by the Florida Chamber Foundation.

07/16/2018 By Staff