August 12, 2000
Blue Cross ends care contract
||Magazine puts Publix among the top chains
[Times photo: Mike Pease]
Publix Super Markets Inc. is rated the top supermarket chain in the South and third best in the nation by the readers of Consumer Reports, the publishing arm of non-profit Consumers Union.
Dropping the agreement with the Morton Plant Mease group will affect care for some seniors in north Pinellas.
Dynacs bows out of IPO market
The Palm Harbor company has indefinitely postponed an offering of stock. Analysts say the market is saturated.
JumboSports customers to receive full refunds
Those patrons who filed a claim concerning gift certificates from the bankrupt retailer can get their money back.
Reports cheer stock markets
Data on wholesale prices and retail sales suggest to investors that interest rates will not rise.
SUNTRUST PROMOTES FLORIDA EXECUTIVE: Theodore J. "Ted" Hoepner, who runs SunTrust Bank's Florida operation, is being elevated to one of four new vice chairmen of the Atlanta bank under a long-anticipated restructuring. Hoepner, 59, will be responsible for the bank's technology and operations functions as well as human resources, asset quality and legal and regulatory affairs. Replacing Hoepner as chairman and chief executive of SunTrust Banks Florida is George W. Koehn, 57. Koehn has been president of SunTrust's Florida operation and chief executive of the Orlando unit, the bank's biggest market in the state. SunTrust is the third-largest bank operating in Florida