DESTIN — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announced Tuesday the addition of a new franchise affiliate serving Destin and the surrounding communities.

The firm, which will do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast, is the newest brokerage to be added to the brand’s franchise network nationally. It is the second affiliate in Florida to join the franchise in the past month.

“Aligning with lifestyle-minded brokerages is crucial as we continue to expand our network,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast is located on Gulfstarr...

CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, a previous headline for this story mischaracterized which group is honoring Brock. She is being honored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. The headline has been updated to reflect this change. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct six business leaders and families into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 13. The Daily Tar Heel will feature each of its inductees. Eunice Brock will be among those inducted.

Eunice Brock didn’t want men telling her what to do, so she became the first woman in Chapel Hill to own a real estate company.

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Ernest Hemingways novel The Sun Also Rises has a classic moment when somebody asks the character, Mike Campbell, how he went bankrupt. All he can say is, Gradually … suddenly. Thats often how seasonal depression hits.

After having my third child, my body unexpectedly decided it didnt much care for the onset of autumn. Like clockwork, as the days grow shorter, darker and temperatures colder, Im overwhelmed with what I like to call moody cabin fever. (My husband probably has another name for it.)

Over the years, Ive learned to vigorously combat the condition with running, lap swimming and a protein-rich diet. I dont pretend to know the best remedies for it, something clinicians...

GoD Factory: Wingmen is a new, ambitious multiplayer game from the creative minds at Nine Dot Studio. It harkens back to the days of X-Wing and Tie Fighter and looks to blend that style of epic space combat, with modern advances in terms of both objectives, but also PvP combat. In some ways it succeeds in bridging the age gap, but there also feels like a real lack of substance in what’s offered in the package.

The core experience in GoD Factory: Wingmen relates to 4 vs 4 combat. You have a singular goal – destroy your opponent’s carrier before they destroy yours. And as you might expect, this is considerably harder than it sounds.

Carries are made up of lots...

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n>Oct 21 (Reuters) – Discount brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp
reported a better-than-expected 83 percent jump in
third-quarter profit on Tuesday as trading activity surged and
it set aside less money to cover bad loans.

The companys net income rose to $86 million, or 29 cents
per share, in the three months ended Sept. 30, from $47 million,
or 16 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net revenue rose 5.5 percent to $440 million.

Analysts on average had expected earnings of 22 cents per
share on revenue of $424.9 million, according to Thomson Reuters
I/B/E/S.

Our core business showed strength despite the typically
slower...

Long Island real estate agents and brokers can attend a free safety seminar Oct. 29 in Melville.

The event will take place from 3:30 to 4:45 pm at the Blackstone Steakhouse, at 10 Pinelawn Rd.

The brokerage RE/MAX of New York is hosting the seminar to help sales people protect themselves after the recent slaying of a real estate agent in Arkansas. The agent, Beverly Carter, went missing after showing a home on Sept. 25. The 50-year-old grandmothers body was found several days later; a 33-year-old man, Arron Lewis, has been charged in her death, according to news reports.

Safety expert Robert Siciliano will help real estate professionals understand and avoid potential...

Global leaders have committed to take action towards ending the AIDS epidemic among adolescents. At a meeting during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, co-hosted by UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Governments of Brazil and Kenya, representatives from countries across six regions came together to join a growing movement to advance the response to HIV among adolescents.

During the meeting, participants pledged their support to All In, a joint initiative between UNICEF, UNAIDS and partners to reduce new HIV infections among adolescents by at least 75% and increase HIV treatment to reach at least 80% of adolescents living with the virus. The initiative outlines that the targets...

n>(Reuters) – Following the massive cyber attack on the biggest US bank JPMorgan Chase Co (JPM.N) disclosed in August, and other financial institutions, government authorities in United States are pushing financial institutions and brokerage houses to close glaring gaps in cybersecurity.

In a letter sent to many banks on Tuesday, the New York State Department of Financial Services superintendent, Benjamin Lawsky, expressed concern about the level of insight financial institutions have into the sufficiency of cybersecurity controls of their third-party service providers.

The New York State’s top financial regulator has requested banks to disclose any policies and procedures...

Fresh off an $800,000 round of seed funding announced in September, Portland-based commercial real estate crowd funding platform CrowdStreet nabbed another $150,000 at the Bend Venture Conference on Friday.

The first $100,000 infusion comes from Bend-based investment firm Seven Peaks Ventures, which was also part of the $800,000 round in September. CrowdStreet also took home the $50,000 Fire Starter Marketing Program Award from Mandala.

Launched in April, CrowdStreet aims to connect accredited investors with real estate projects across the country. The goal is to widen the net for both investors and projects so more people can find quality deals.

If University Health Care System in Augusta still intends to build a medical facility in Aiken County, the health care system would have to ensure it meets the Certificate of Need law.

In July, the Aiken Standard reported that the Aiken County Planning and Development Department had a development permit from University on file, issued on May 23, for a new medical center near USC Aiken and Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

The proposed facility plans show a 50-bed, roughly 88,000-square-foot facility with office space, an emergency wing and emergency room parking on Trolley Run Boulevard.