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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam

Nearly everyone's heard of the Grapefruit Diet. Many believe eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice may block enzymes involved in fat and carbohydrate storage, and speed up the way our bodies burn fat, resulting in weight loss.  (AP)

Florida Grapefruit On Outback Menu In South Korea

“Fresh From Florida”-labeled red grapefruit will be on the spring and summer menu at South Korean locations of Tampa-based, Australian-themed Outback Steakhouse.

04/15/2014

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Dems Seek Energy-Efficient Sales Tax Holiday

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed measures to create a month-long sales tax holiday for purchases of energy-efficient appliances.

01/31/2014

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Republicans Raising Millions Of Dollars More Than Democrats

Florida Republicans have raised a lot more money toward the next election than Democrats so far according to new numbers released Thursday.

10/10/2013

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Charlie Crist Seen As Real Threat If He Challenges Rick Scott

While he hasn’t declared that he’s in the running, Florida’s Republican see Charlie Crist as a threat to Gov. Rick Scott in next year’s election.

10/06/2013

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Florida Cabinet Members Worth Millions

There’s an old saying that it’s good to be the king. It turns out it’s also good to be a member of the Florida Cabinet, at least fiscally speaking.

CBS Miami–07/09/2013

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Do Not Call List Violations Again Top Fla. Consumer Complaints

Unsolicited telemarketing calls to residents on the Do Not Call List again topped the list of consumer complaints in Florida in 2012.

CBS4–12/29/2012

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Scott Signs Florida Bills On School Food, Lawsuits

There may be some changes to school nutrition after Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill giving the state’s agriculture commissioner authority over school food programs. Scott also signed a bill limiting lawsuits against automakers.

CBS4–06/23/2011