July 30, 2014
Florida Business News

Consumer confidence at post-recession high

The last time Florida consumers were this confident was April 2007, prior to the recession, when the housing market was beginning to unravel.

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Grocery wars in Florida: Publix vs. Walmart

Walmart and Publix go toe-to-toe for grocery shoppers in Florida and other markets where the two compete.

Florida’s working poor fall into Obamacare ‘coverage gap’

About 800,000 Floridians earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to be eligible for federal tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

Boatyards get boost in workers' comp bill

Boatyard owners in Florida who have lobbied for the legislation since 2008 say the change will save money that can be used to expand their businesses.

Study: Delinquent debt levels high in Florida

More than 35 percent of Americans -- and even more Floridians --have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies.

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