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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Health Groups Seek To Snuff Out E-Cigarette Bill

Health groups and local governments say decades of work to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids could be overturned through a House measure billed as prohibiting the sale of trendy electronic cigarettes to minors.

04/07/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

E-Cigarette Bill Draws Fire

Nobody in the Capitol, it seems, wants minors to buy electronic cigarettes. But an effort to ban sales of the trendy nicotine-delivery tubes to people under 18 has run into controversy in the state House.

03/27/2014

Shoppers visited stores for post-holiday deals December 26, 2013.  (Source: CBS4)

After Christmas Sales Bring Retail Rush

Shoppers could not resist the draw of discounts on the day after Christmas. The consumers packed local shopping malls in hopes of finding big bargains.

CBS Miami–12/26/2013

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Florida Retailers Predict Boost In Holiday Shopping

Whether you’re ready or not, the holidays are near. Maybe you’ve started shopping, or maybe you haven’t, but retailers are predicting a boost in shopping during the upcoming holiday season.

11/16/2013

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The Clock’s Ticking On “Back-To-School” Sales Tax Holiday

Families have just one more day to flock to stores in South Florida to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

CBS Miami–08/03/2013

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Shop ‘Til You Drop On School Supplies Tax-Free

Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is in full swing.

CBS Miami–08/02/2013

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Gov. Scott To Promote Teacher School Supply Debit Cards In S. Fla.

Gov. Rick Scott will be in South Florida Wednesday afternoon to promote the state’s new teacher-supply debit card, which is aimed at helping teachers buy supplies without having to pay out-of-pocket costs.

CBS Miami–07/31/2013

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Florida’s Back-To-School Shoppers Ready For Tax Free Deals

If you have kids in school, you’re probably going shopping this weekend as Florida’s popular “Back-to-School” sales tax holiday takes place.

CBS Miami–07/30/2013

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Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Gets Upgrade

Florida’s popular “Back-to-School” sales tax holiday is coming up, and this year it’s getting an upgrade. Personal computers and accessories selling for up to $750 will be tax free.

CBS Miami–07/25/2013

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Battle Over Wage Theft Bill

Battle lines are have been drawn over a bill filed in the state House that would set uniform state standards for employees who say they haven’t been paid their full wages to seek compensation.

CBS4–03/24/2013

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