October 23, 2014

Apartment developers bet big on downtown
St. Petersburg

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[Rendering is of Beacon 430 apartments]

Florida's regions and demographics

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Port of Pensacola adds manufacturing facility

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Florida Business News

Construction workers in high demand, short supply

Florida added the third most construction jobs in the nation last month, but firms continue to have difficulty finding skilled workers.

Hospitals battle state over undocumented immigrants

A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants.

Costs rising faster than Social Security payments

A new cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security won't be much help to retirees in Florida.

Poll: Rick Scott and Charlie Crist still deadlocked

The mean and personal governor’s race remains deadlocked, with Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist each getting just 42 percent of the vote.

Bill Gates gobbling up Florida farmland

The investment company that manages the wealth of the world’s richest man has been acquiring gobs of farmland in north Florida.

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