http://api.freebase.com/api/trans/image_thumb/en/floridaFlorida (/ˈflɒrɪdə/) is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, its largest city is Jacksonville, and the South Florida metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the southeastern U.S. Much of Florida is situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is marked by a coastline, by the omnipresence of water and the threat of hurricanes. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km), and is the only state to border both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the state is at or near sea level and its...

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Northern Star Financial, Inc. (OTCBB: NSBK) Northern Star Financial, Inc., the parent company of Northern Star Bank, the Company announced today that it has entered into a agreement with Corporate Merchant Services Inc. who has tendered an offer to acquire fifty-one percent of Northern Star Financial, Inc. (the “Company”). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The offer is subject to regulatory approval. Northern Star’s President and Chief Executive[...]

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE Amex: WAC) an asset manager, mortgage servicer and mortgage portfolio owner announced today it will be presenting at the Credit Suisse 13th Annual Financial Services Forum on February 8, 2012.

The Phoenix Companies, Inc. CEO presentation at Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Feb. 10, 2012 will be webcast on www.phoenixwm.com.

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced that Eric M. Leeds, IRO, will present at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on February 22, 2012, at the Barclays Capital Industrial Select Conference in Miami. Institutional investors who would like a meeting with management should contact their Barclays Capital representative or Priscilla Silva of Avery Dennison at (626) 304-2165. About Avery Dennison Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) helps make[...]

Fitch Ratings affirms Palm Beach County, Florida, Department of Airport's approximately $121.1 million of airport system revenue bonds outstanding at 'A'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS --Medium Hub with Diversified Carrier Base: Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) served 2.93 million enplanements in fiscal year (FY) 2011 (ending Sept. 30), of mainly origination and destination (O&D) traffic. This represents a very[...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. (FEC) will present its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (EDT).  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120203/CL47054LOGO)Those interested in participating can register for the webcast at: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=84563To join the conf

John Gerspach, Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup, will present at the 2012 Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The presentation is expected to begin at approximately 12:30 PM (EST). A live webcast of the presentation will be available at www.citigroup.com/citi/fin. Presentation materials will be available for download 30 minutes prior to the event.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. President and CEO Joseph R. Ficalora to Speak at Credit Suisse Conference

Trinity, Florida company streamlines client processes to maximize their profitability

MIAMI, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Criden & Love, P.A. is investigating Diamondback Capital Management, LLC ("Diamondback" or the "Company") along with its co-founders, Richard Schimel and Lawrence Joseph Sapanski, and other executives for possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation is related to insider trading schemes allegedly executed by Diamondback and its fund managers. In late January, Diamondback entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S.[...]

Fitch Ratings withdraws the 'A-' rating on six multifamily project bonds supported by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation's affordable housing guarantee fund. A full list of rating actions is provided at the end of this release. The rating withdrawal on the bonds is based on the lack of a reliable mechanism to report timely information to Fitch regarding trust account balances. The bonds demonstrated insufficient asset parity (asset/debt) ratios[...]

Fitch Ratings maintains the Rating Watch Negative on four multifamily project bonds supported by Florida Housing Finance Corporation's affordable housing guarantee fund (GF). A full list of rating actions is provided at the end of this release. The bond series were placed on Rating Watch Negative in August 2011 because an initial review demonstrated insufficient asset parity (asset/debt) ratios. The Rating Watch Negative is being maintained because[...]

As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Hernando County, Florida's revenue bonds: --Approximately $41 million in outstanding water and sewer revenue bonds affirmed at 'AA-'. The Rating Outlook is revised to Stable from Negative. SECURITY The bonds are secured by a senior lien pledge of the net revenues of the water and sewer system (the system), including legally[...]

Evans Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE Amex: EVBN), a community financial services company serving Western New York since 1920, announced today that Gary A. Kajtoch, Executive Vice President and CFO, will present at the Sterne Agee Financial Institutions Investor Conference at the Peabody Hotel, Orlando, FL on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 8:45 a.m. ET. A live webcast and an archive of the presentation, along with presentation materials, will[...]

Heartland Payment Systems® (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has named Moriah Murphy as a director of marketing. With broad marketing experience from her work with various companies and Florida associations, Murphy will lead Heartland’s launch of city-specific immersive marketing and recruitment campaigns, while also pursuing state government and other niche market

BALTIMORE, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) today announced that Pete Nachtwey, CFO is scheduled to speak at the 2012 Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum taking place at The Mandarin Oriental in Miami, Florida on Thursday, February 9th at approximately 10:45 a.m. E.S.T.  Both live and on-demand versions of the audio webcast will be available.  A link to the presentation slides and we

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) will be participating in the 13th Annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on February 9, 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, Florida. Mr. Don Kimble, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, is scheduled to present to analysts and investors at 8:45 am ET. He will discuss business and financial performance and strategies, and

Forum to Explore Business Opportunities and Challenges in Latin America

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- In February 2012, Florida Realtors® will launch a new statewide housing market reporting partnership with 10K Research and Marketing, which will use combined data from local Realtor boards/associations and their Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) throughout the Sunshine State.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/DC64568LOGO)Working with Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department, 10K will collect and org

The Bancorp, Inc. (“Bancorp”) (Nasdaq: TBBK) will present at the Stern Agee Financial Institutions Investor Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm (EST). Interested parties can access the LIVE webcast by visiting the “Presentations” page within the investor relations section of Bancorp’s website at www.thebancorp.com. For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast

Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to deliver a presentation at the 2012 Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 2:15 p.m. EST. The presentation and the live audio webcast will be available via the Lazard Investor Relations website at www.lazard.com. A replay of the audio webcast will be

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that

Luxury Beachfront Hotel to Undergo $100 Million Renovation and Re-Branding

ThePeoplesVote.com and FlowPay Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership

Synovus (NYSE: SNV) Chairman and CEO, Kessel D. Stelling, will present at the 13th Annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. ET in Miami. Shareholders and other interested persons may listen to this presentation via simultaneous Internet broadcast by going to www.synovus.com/webcasts. You may download RealPlayer or Windows M

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