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FL’s Economy Is Better Yet Officials Recognize Problems

Many Floridians have a little more money in their bank accounts according to a new analysis by state economists. While it appears Florida’s economy is showing signs of continued recovery, state economists pointed out some problems.

03/31/2014

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FL Ag Commissioner Warns Panama Is Future Competitor

Florida could be in a competition with Panama as the Central American nation invests more money into infrastructure, according to the state’s Agricultural Commissioner, Adam Putnam.

01/30/2014

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State’s Consumer Confidence Ticks Up Slightly

We’re slowly starting to feel a little better about the economy. At least that’s according to the University of Florida’s monthly survey which found the state’s consumer confidence rated a 78 on a scale fo 2 to 150.

01/28/2014

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Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Insurance Extension

Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.

CBS Miami–01/07/2014

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New Year Pay Increase For Minimum Wage Workers

Minimum wage workers have something to smile about in the New Year, a pay increase. The increase will benefit an estimated 416,000 low-wage workers in Florida, boosting their pay rate by 14 cents an hour.

CBS4–01/01/2014

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Wall Street Recovers As Workers Are Left Behind

Charles Dickens’ famous line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” succinctly sums up the difference between workers and corporations as 2014 begins.

CBS Miami–01/01/2014

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Gas Prices Go Up About A Dime In The Last Month

In the last month, the price at the pump across the state has increased more than a dime in some areas.

11/24/2013

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Report: Economists Warn Of Global Wine Shortage

Most Americans can deal with a shortage of different items, but the latest warning from economists on a shortage could lead to some mass spread whining.

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

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Study Finds Gambling Expansion Wouldn’t Produce Major Impact

As lawmakers continue to debate a possible expansion of gambling in Florida; a major study has found that a gambling expansion wouldn’t have much of an impact on the economy or Florida society.

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

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Baby Boomers’ Common Financial Mistakes

Workers in their 40s and 50s don’t have a lot of time left to secure their financial future, and there are several common mistakes that often threaten their dreams.

CBS Miami–10/22/2013

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