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Alexandra Clough

Staff Writer

Alexandra Clough has been a business writer for the Palm Beach Post since 1989. Previously, she worked as a real estate and business writer in Miami, and in the 1980s, covered Wall Street and corporate finance for a New York-based financial magazine. Alexandra is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C.

Latest from Alexandra Clough

Florida Career College money woes won’t doom PBC campuses
Florida Career College in Boynton Beach.

1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

In the market for a new career? So is Florida Career College. The parent of the for-profit college, with campuses in Boynton Beach and suburban West Palm Beach, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware recently in a bid to give itself some financial breathing room and figure out a ...
Libel lawsuits lobbed against Batmasian accuser

5:17 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

A woman suing real estate moguls James and Marta Batmasian for sexual harassment has been sued for libel by two entities mentioned in her salacious complaint. Boca Art and Framing and its owner, Sandra Radica, sued Karla Sotomayor in Palm Beach County Circuit Court on Monday. They allege her June ...
Powerful WPB law firm ordered to pay $2.2 million to retired partner

Updated: 9:13 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

The Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O’Connell law firm owes founding partner Patrick Casey $2.2 million for failing to pay him his share when he retired in 2012, a judged ruled earlier this month. But Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Lucy Chernow-Brown’s judgment didn’t just talk money. Chernow-Brown also slammed ...
Lab testing firm Medytox doubles size in WPB, seeks more workers

3:51 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Medytox Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in urine sample testing and pain medication management, is doubling its corporate headquarters space in a West Palm Beach office building. The move is a boost to the city’s efforts to grow its corporate base, especially since the company considered expanding to other ...
Delray Marketplace lures Boynton Beach shoppers, diners
Delray Marketplace.

4:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

It was the shopping center planned for former agriculture land to the west, and no one expected the center would be built, much less succeed. Yet 18 months after it opened, the Delray Marketplace in suburban Delray Beach is so packed that another 400 parking spaces are planned. “Everybody laughed ...
Batmasians drop push to seal lawsuit, want exhibits secret

4:14 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Lawyers for real estate moguls James and Marta Batmasian will drop efforts to seal a lawsuit filed against them by a former chief financial officer, but they want a judge to review the lawsuit’s exhibits in their bid to keep sealed hundreds of documents they say are trade secrets.In Palm ...
Batmasian seeks seal of lawsuit alleging tax, bank fraud

6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Attorneys for real estate mogul James Batmasian on Thursday will ask a judge for a hearing to seal a lawsuit involving Batmasian’s former chief financial officer, who alleges Batmasian and wife, Marta, committed bank, mortgage and tax fraud. The Batmasians want to keep the lawsuit and all its exhibits a ...
Firm with deal for Palm Beach County phones lays off workers

11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

A Boca Raton company that in July was awarded a $4.5 million contract to replace Palm Beach County government’s telephone system has since cut 46 local jobs and is shifting work overseas. The job cuts by Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, occurred in August and were not disclosed to Palm ...
Polaroid Fotobar stores in financial peril
The Polaroid Fotobar at Delray Marketplace west of Delray Beach.

5:28 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

The colorful Poloroid Fotobar stores in Palm Beach County are seeing more red than black these days.The stores that turn pictures into old-fashioned Poloroid photos are in financial trouble.The owner of the stores, located in the Delray Marketplace shopping center west of Delray Beach, as well as the Town Center ...
Monday Meeting: Lawyer has passion for civil justice, jury system
West Palm Beach attorney Nancy La Vista.

3:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Attorney Nancy La Vista has led a varied career, first starting her work life as a nurse, and now working as a leading trial lawyer in West Palm Beach. La Vista, a founding partner of the Clark Fountain law firm, recently capped a year as president of the Florida Chapters ...

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