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Shad Khan is backing Downtown aquarium project study
Jaguars owner and local investor Shad Khan is one of a handful of donors who have put up money to explore the feasibility of an aquarium in Downtown Jacksonville, near the Northbank site where Khan has proposed his Shipyards redevelopment plan. AquaJax, the group advocating for the aquarium, has hired outside consultant for $50,000 to conduct the feasiblity study, which will take into account cost estimates, funding options, site locations and other issues. AquaJax itself contributed the $14,000…

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:01:00 +0000

The 'Green Rush' hits D.C. as pot advocates, entrepreneurs flock to marijuana business expo
Jeoffrey Mendez held out some cash and pointed to a flavored energy drink made with hemp. "I'll take a mango," he told a man who was also selling artisan chocolates and coffee Saturday at ComfyTree's Cannabis Academy, Expo and Career Fair. Mendez, a 32-year-old software developer, took a sip and nodded approvingly before moving to the next table. Mendez doesn't have a business idea yet. But wandering through the conference at the Holiday Inn near the L'enfant Plaza Metro, the D.C. native wanted…

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:43:38 +0000

Whole Foods pushes annual meeting ahead to late summer
As expected, Whole Foods Market Inc. has set the new date for its annual meeting of shareholders on Sept. 15 after notifying regulators earlier this month that it would postpone the meeting that had been scheduled for March 10. The Austin-based organic grocer made the switch in the wake of a ruling by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that affects the ability of public companies to decline shareholder proposals. The new shareholder meeting date was mentioned in a Whole Foods regulatory…

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:10:59 +0000

Leonard Nimoy Vulcan tribute from space highlights Massachusetts
The death of Boston native Leonard Nimoy on Friday has sparked all sorts of tributes to the actor. But one of the best ones was from American astronaut Terry Virts, who snapped a photo of himself from the International Space Station giving the Vulcan salute that Nimoy made famous on the TV series "Star Trek." In the background is Earth, with the coastline of Massachusetts prominently shown in the photo that was posted to Twitter on Saturday.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:05:55 +0000

Globe deal to sell HQ fizzles, relocation plan still on track
The Boston Globe's plans to sell its 16.5-acre headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester to Winstanley Enterprises have been spiked after the development firm pulled out of the agreed-upon transaction. The Globe confirmed that the deal was dead Friday in a prepared press release. The media company said it will continue to work with city officials to prepare the property for a potential sale to a yet-to-be-determined developer in the months ahead. Reasons for the split were not disclosed.…

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:45:00 +0000

American Appraisal to lay off 32 employees at downtown Milwaukee headquarters
Milwaukee-based American Appraisal Associates Inc., which announced Feb. 3 it was being sold to Duff & Phelps Corp., plans to lay off 32 employees at its downtown headquarters, according to a notice filed with the state. The notice filed Friday with the state Department of Workforce Development does not specify a date for the layoffs. American Appraisal's Milwaukee office is at 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board will provide assistance to the affected workers. American…

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:37:38 +0000

A search for spring at the Capital Remodel and Garden Show (Slideshow)
Hundreds of vendors from across the D.C. area were hoping homeowners would shake off the snow and cold of this oppressive winter and start thinking spring — and summer — again. They helped launch the Capital Remodel and Garden Show Friday in the Dulles Expo Center in Dulles. It's the 20th anniversary of the event, which runs Saturday through 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We bounced over Friday night to see what local venders had set up temporary shop, along with some national brands. There…

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:26:10 +0000

Brunner wins big at Addy Awards
More Addy Awards were presented to Pittsburgh's agencies and other creatives Friday night than in 2014 as 90 trophies — 37 gold and 53 silver — were handed out at the annual event, which was held at the Carnegie Science Center. Brunner Inc. again took home the most Addys — 43, 16 gold and 27 silver — and two of the night's biggest prizes. Brunner won Best of Show for its Surf Pittsburgh point-of-purchase campaign and a Judges Award of Excellence for a poster campaign for Case Knives. Also…

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:44:36 +0000

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