Mothers Paid 71 Cents for Every Dollar Paid to Fathers

The wage gap between mothers and fathers is even wider than the broader wage gap between women and men, according to a new report issued by the National Women's Law Center.

05/26/2017 By staff


Florida Unemployment Rate Drops

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month, down 0.3 percentage points from March.

05/22/2017 By staff


Sarasota Ranks Highly in List of 'Best Places to Retire'

Sarasota was recently ranked as the ninth best city in Florida in which to retire by SmartAsset, a financial technology company.

05/15/2017 By staff


Manatee County Tourism Up in 2016

Manatee County drew in almost 3.1 million tourists in 2016, a 2.7 percent increase over 2015.

05/15/2017 By staff


Florida Drops in Ranking of States Based on Senior Health

Florida comes in at No. 30 in a new ranking of states based on seniors' health issued by the United Health Foundation, a drop of six places from last year's ranking.

05/10/2017 By staff


Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

The American economy added 211,000 new jobs during the month of April and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.4 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

05/09/2017 By staff

New hires

Fern Researcher Joins Selby Gardens

Sally Chambers was most recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida.

05/09/2017 By staff


Small Business Owners More Optimistic

Eighty-eight percent of small business owners are optimistic about the near-term outlook on the national economy, according to the latest survey results published as part of the PNC Economic Outlook.

05/08/2017 By staff


New Council Created to Connect Local Climate Change Experts

The Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida recently launched a new organization, the Climate Council of Sarasota-Manatee, to create a network of experts and practitioners working on climate change.

05/08/2017 By staff


Mother's Day Spending Expected to Top $23 Billion

Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an average of $186.39 for the holiday, up from last year’s $172.22.

05/05/2017 By staff


Florida Consumer Confidence Declines

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped in April after a record-high reading in March.

05/02/2017 By staff


Confidence in the Housing Market Dips

The percentage of Americans who reported that now is a good time to buy a home fell by 10 points.

04/19/2017 By staff


Florida Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Point in 15 Years

After dropping in February, consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to its highest level in 15 years in March, according to the University of Florida's latest Bureau of Economic and Business Research consumer survey.

04/05/2017 By staff


Plant Scientists Gather in Sarasota Next Week

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting two rare plant conservation conferences next week.

03/30/2017 By staff

Health care

County Ranks Highly in State Health Rankings

Sarasota County was recently ranked third in health outcomes and second in health factors in the state of Florida in a new listing released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

03/29/2017 By staff


Greater Sarasota Area the 10th Fastest-Growing in America

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton region ranked as the country's 10th fastest-growing metropolitan area between mid-2015 and mid-2016, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau.

03/23/2017 By staff


Florida Ranked No. 19 in List of 'Innovative' States

Florida ranks No. 19 in a new list of the country's most "innovative states" compiled by WalletHub, a financial research site.

03/23/2017 By staff


Florida Home Prices Up, But Sales Are Flat

Median sales prices for homes increased in February, while sales of single-family homes remained relatively flat, according to new data released by Florida Realtors on Wednesday.

03/22/2017 By staff


Infant Mortality Declines

The infant mortality rate in the United States improved between 2005 and 2014, declining 15 percent, according to new numbers released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

03/21/2017 By staff


Sarasota Hosting Ear, Nose and Throat Conference

The Minimally Invasive ENT/Open Forum 2017 medical education conference runs from Thursday, March 16, to Saturday, March 18, at Sarasota's Hyatt Regency.

03/15/2017 By staff