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The EverBank Field signs are coming down at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ downtown stadium.

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Jacksonville Jaguars fans will still be taking it to the bank this fall, just not EverBank.

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green (01:12) about his new book, “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency.” Local attorney Michael Stanski (14:09) discussed federal security clearance laws and whether Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner should have his clearance revoked. The Arc Jacksonville CEO Jim Whitaker and Steve Kelly (30:54) from Everbank told us about a new job program to benefit workers with disabilities, and Cole Pepper (44:48) brought us the latest sports news.  


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John Burr

Jacksonville-based EverBank, the largest bank based in Florida, is being sold to a company called TIAA.

In this week’s Business Brief, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr tells News Director Jessica Palombo the positives of the sale for Jacksonville should outweigh the negatives.

We discuss the week's top news stories for the full hour with our roundtable of local journalists.

Joining us are:

  • Tonyaa Weathersbee, Florida Times-Union columnist
  • A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer
  • Lindsey Kilbride, WJCT News reporter
  • Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor

Topics include the Democratic National Convention, a new study about the effect of climate change on Florida's coastal military installation, and more.

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Jacksonville-based EverBank Financial Corp. might soon have a new owner.

The local bank said it is in advanced negotiations during an exclusive period that ends Aug. 8. It would not identify the financial institution it is talking with, but an analyst with Raymond James & Associates told the Business Journal that TD Bank is the most likely suitor. 


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  Mayor Lenny Curry and the Jacksonville Sports Council announced Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Naval Academy’s 2016 home game against Notre Dame will take place next year at EverBank Field.

In even years, when the Navy is the home team, the Notre Dame football game is moved to a neutral site due to large crowds. Next year, the Navy will host the Fighting Irish at EverBank Field.

As thunder boomed in the stadium, Chairman of the Jacksonville Sports Council Carl Cannon made the announcement.

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A national nonprofit program that partners with businesses to provide professional services for at-risk youth has a new chapter in Jacksonville.

Year Up accepts a limited number of students, from ages 18 to 24, who have the desire to expand upon their professional skill set. The students must have at least a high school GED.

The nonprofit has put 23 students through training at Florida State College at Jacksonville. The classes prepare students for careers in office management, telecommunications, banking and other industries.

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A much-anticipated decision about divvying up sales-tax dollars to sports-stadium projects was handed-off to the full Legislature on Thursday.

And now, a process that was intended to reducing lobbying may do the opposite.

The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, comprised of seven senators and seven representatives, agreed to move any funding decisions regarding the stadiums --- Daytona International Speedway, the Miami Dolphins' home of Sun Life Stadium, EverBank Field in Jacksonville and a soccer stadium in Orlando --- to the regular legislative session.

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The age-old rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Gators is coming back to town, and it is bringing one of the biggest new names in country music to town.

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People across the First Coast and NFL fans around the country are still talking this morning about Saturday night's "Mega Event" at EverBank Field.

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Environmental advocates and energy companies are at odds in a fight over what should be allowed in the waters of the First Coast.