Finance News

Holland & Knight Hosts Angel Investors, Suitors

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Sponsoring meetings of the Keiretsu Forum, Holland & Knight hopes to solidify relationships with angel investors and the startups they fund.

Warren Buffett

Buffett's Backup Stock Pickers Stumble as GM Declines

At least half a dozen stocks that Ted Weschler and Todd Combs probably picked for Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s portfolio are poised to end the year lower than where they started.

The MetLife building at 200 Park Ave.

Nation's Largest Life Insurer Struggles to Fight Risk Tag

MetLife Inc. has expanded this year to more than $900 billion in assets, passing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to become the fifth-largest company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index on that basis.

Retail Deposits Make Wells Fargo Most Valuable Bank

Under CEO John Stumpf, Wells Fargo has focused on the consumer, corporate and real estate lending common among regional banks instead of adopting the sprawling universal bank models typical of the biggest banks.

Florida Capital

State Budget Surplus Nears $1 Billion

By News Service of Florida |

The surplus gives lawmakers more room to bankroll their priorities as well as Gov. Rick Scott's call for additional tax cuts and record per-student school funding.

 Gov. Rick Scott

Scott Visits New York City on Recruitment Trip

Gov. Rick Scott is visiting New York City to try to recruit businesses and jobs to his state.

Alan B. Levan is the former head of BankAtlantic

Jury: BankAtlantic Chairman Alan Levan Defrauded Investors

By John Pacenti |

A federal jury in Miami finds former BankAtlantic Bancorp chairman Alan J. Levan defrauded investors on the verge of the housing crash in 2007.

People of the Year for 2014

By Review staff |

Welcome to South Florida, 2014. As in most years, celebrities left their marks. Here are 25 of the most interesting celebrity cases of the year.

Fla. Jail Explosion Typifies Nationwide Risk in Disasters

The deaths of two inmates in April at a Pensacola jail illustrate how county jail inmates across the nation are among the most vulnerable in natural disasters because there is little oversight of jails beyond local elected officials.

Oil Spilling Into Central Bank Policy as Fed Enters Fray

A split among two of the largest oil exporters shows how the slump in the price of crude to its lowest in five years will make 2015 a year of divergence for global central banks and increased volatility in financial markets. The U.S. Federal Reserve enters the fray this week.

Two Sigma's Machines Make the Right Calls on Oil

By Kelly Bit |

The quants are winning. Hedge funds that rely on computer programs to trade are producing some of the highest returns in the industry after a particularly profitable November.

Consumer Sentiment in US Rises to Almost Eight-Year High

By Nina Glinski |

Americans' confidence rose in December to an almost eight-year high, pointing to a pickup in holiday-related purchases.