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Susan Salisbury

A native of West Palm Beach, Susan Salisbury has been a newspaper reporter in Palm Beach County for many years. She is a University of Florida graduate and covers consumer issues, agriculture, international trade, utilities and other business news.

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FPL second-quarter profits rise 17 percent due to new investments

Posted: 53 minutes ago

Driven by new investments at both Florida Power & Light and NextEra Energy Resources, NextEra Energy Inc. reported Wednesday second-quarter adjusted earnings growth of 11 percent. Profits grew to $881 million, or $1.86 per share, compared to $777 million, or $1.67 per share, in the second quarter of 2016. FPL’s earnings for the quarter...
NEW: State cites Chick-fil-A in Greenacres for live, dead roaches
 Chick-fil-A, 6275 Lantana Road, Greenacres was temporarily closed July 20 after a state inspector observed live and dead roaches on the premises. The manager reached at the restaurant Monday said she could not comment on when the restaurant re-opened, why the violations occurred or if and when they were corrected. To read the report click...

Posted: a day ago

Chick-fil-A, 6275 Lantana Road, Greenacres was temporarily closed July 20 after a state inspector observed live and dead roaches on the premises. The manager reached at the restaurant Monday said she could not comment on when the restaurant re-opened, why the violations occurred or if and when they were corrected. To read the report click...
NAFTA talks should include meat labeling, Consumer group says
 A majority of Americans want to know the country of origin of the meat they buy. The World Trade Organization ruled in 2015 that a U.S. requirement that fresh beef and pork be labeled with its country-of-origin
            was an unlawful trade barrier,  and Congress repealed the law. Monday the Consumer Federation of America released...

Posted: a day ago

A majority of Americans want to know the country of origin of the meat they buy. The World Trade Organization ruled in 2015 that a U.S. requirement that fresh beef and pork be labeled with its country-of-origin was an unlawful trade barrier,  and Congress repealed the law. Monday the Consumer Federation of America released...
Palm Beach Co. gasoline average rises 5 cents in past week
 Gasoline prices are up, and are expected to keep climbing.  (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Florida’s average gasoline price rose 7 cents during the past week to $2.20 a gallon, the second-largest weekly increase of
            any state, after Indiana, AAA said Monday. Motorists should expect more increases over the next...

Posted: a day ago

Gasoline prices are up, and are expected to keep climbing.  (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Florida’s average gasoline price rose 7 cents during the past week to $2.20 a gallon, the second-largest weekly increase of any state, after Indiana, AAA said Monday. Motorists should expect more increases over the next...
Nuclear panel: FPL’s plan to inject wastewater into ground is okay
 FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant is shown here. The company is seeking to add two more nuclear reactors at the site. In a blow to those opposed to Florida Power & Light’s license application to build two new nuclear reactors at its Turkey
            Point plant, a federal panel has agreed that the environmental impact of...

Posted: 7 days ago

FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant is shown here. The company is seeking to add two more nuclear reactors at the site. In a blow to those opposed to Florida Power & Light’s license application to build two new nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point plant, a federal panel has agreed that the environmental impact of...
Sen. Bobby Powell appointed to Florida PSC nominating council
  Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, has been appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, which
            is responsible for screening and nominating applicants for appointment by the governor. Sen. President Joe Negron, R-Stuart,  appointed Powell last week for a term that begins immediately and runs through...

Posted: 7 days ago

Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, has been appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, which is responsible for screening and nominating applicants for appointment by the governor. Sen. President Joe Negron, R-Stuart,  appointed Powell last week for a term that begins immediately and runs through...
Charges dropped against Sabal Trail protesters in North Florida
 People protested against Sabal Trail along the Suwannee River in 2016. Just weeks after the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline began full operation, charges against 10  defendants  who protested
            against the pipeline in Gilchrist County, a rural county west of Gainesville,  have been dropped. The $4  billion pipeline...

Posted: 8 days ago

People protested against Sabal Trail along the Suwannee River in 2016. Just weeks after the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline began full operation, charges against 10  defendants  who protested against the pipeline in Gilchrist County, a rural county west of Gainesville,  have been dropped. The $4  billion pipeline...
Boca Raton eatery cited for roaches while closed for cleaning, painting
 The Boca Beach House, a breakfast and lunch spot at 887 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, was shut down Friday after a state inspector cited it for 20 violations, including dead and live roaches and temperature violations. Diane Hoffman, the restaurant’s owner, said Monday the restaurant was closed for a previously scheduled painting...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Boca Beach House, a breakfast and lunch spot at 887 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, was shut down Friday after a state inspector cited it for 20 violations, including dead and live roaches and temperature violations. Diane Hoffman, the restaurant’s owner, said Monday the restaurant was closed for a previously scheduled painting...
Gas prices decline, but outlook is uncertain as OPEC meets
 A gas pump at a Wawa location on the corner of Congress Avenue and Forest Hill Boulevard. (Michael Ares / The Palm Beach Post) Enjoy super-low gasoline prices while they last, because they could start heading up soon. But then again, maybe not. While the oil market rose 5 percent last week, Monday West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures ...

Posted: 8 days ago

A gas pump at a Wawa location on the corner of Congress Avenue and Forest Hill Boulevard. (Michael Ares / The Palm Beach Post) Enjoy super-low gasoline prices while they last, because they could start heading up soon. But then again, maybe not. While the oil market rose 5 percent last week, Monday West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures ...
Phony OSHA scam that targeted small businesses halted, fined
 A Florida-based operation that allegedly conned small businesses into paying for government-required regulatory posters
             will be banned from selling such materials, Federal Trade Commission officials said Friday. Government agencies provide the Occupational Safety and Health Administration posters for free. DON’T FALL FOR...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Florida-based operation that allegedly conned small businesses into paying for government-required regulatory posters will be banned from selling such materials, Federal Trade Commission officials said Friday. Government agencies provide the Occupational Safety and Health Administration posters for free. DON’T FALL FOR...