March 2, 2015
Florida Business News

Legislature 2015: The session ahead

With a healthier budget forecast and a newly re-elected governor, Florida lawmakers begin their annual 2015 session on Tuesday.

Florida hospitals, businesses push Medicaid expansion as cuts loom

The state has known for about a year about the impending cut in funding to cover uninsured, low-income hospital patients.

How Florida's prison system became so dysfunctional

The festering troubles at the state’s prison system have emerged as a problem that won’t go away.

Bartering helps small businesses conserve cash

Proponents says that bartering leads ultimately to fairer prices and can bring in new customers for small businesses.

Falling prices and fewer workers cause Florida strawberry farmers to doubt future

As the business of growing strawberries becomes increasingly difficult, some third and fourth-generation farmers are allowing themselves to doubt the crop's dominance.

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Brevard man finalist for one-way trip to Mars
Brevard man finalist for one-way trip to Mars

A Merritt Island man has advanced to the final round of 100 candidates vying to be selected as astronauts by the Mars One Foundation, which wants to establish a human settlement on the Red Planet in the next decade.

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