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STUART — Seacoast Banking Corporation (“Seacoast”) (NASDAQ: SBCF) announced it has voluntarily increased the minimum wage it pays its associates to $15 per hour. The pay increases began July 1, and associates likely noticed the difference in their paychecks Friday, July 13.

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TAMPA — AAA’s 2018 Your Driving Costs study reveals that many consumers don’t understand the dynamics of vehicle depreciation. Its important consumers realize the value of a new vehicle decreases once the car drives off the lot. In fact, it accounts for almost 40 percent of the cost of ownin…

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SEBRING — For the second year in a row, Visit Sebring, the destination marketing organization for Highlands County, is proud to be the recipient of a first place Flagler Award known as “The Henry.” Each year the Flagler Awards, a statewide competition recognizing outstanding Florida tourism …

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SEBRING — From home maintenance to home decor, to healthcare and elder care services, to banking and insurance, to cruises and travel, over 30 local and regional companies will be showcasing their products and services at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Friday, Oct. 5. The e…

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Tens of thousands of employees at more than 18,000 U.S. hotels will soon carry panic buttons to help protect them from harassment and assault in an era of heightened awareness around the #MeToo movement.

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ORLANDO — Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting Thursday on whether to approve a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions l…

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Mike Ritacco was presented a plaque Wednesday for being named the Highlands News-Sun and Agero Unsung Hero for the month of July. Making the presentation were Cheryl Sharp, left, senior recruiter/community relations for Agero, and Highlands News-Sun Managing Editor Karen Clogston. Ritacco wa…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since he stepped into his role as CEO a year ago, Dara Khosrowshahi has had to deal with wave after wave of major scandals and bad press, much of which he inherited from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick.

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I recently heard from the parents of yet another high school senior who turned down a huge scholarship from a good college to attend her “dream school,” which of course has lousy financial aid. Now her parents are scrambling, trying to figure out how to pay for it .

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The owners could have named the restaurant in Sebring using their first names, but John Bampounis and Nicholas Alexiou thought that the words broken egg would be funny, simple and, most importantly, something people will remember.

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