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Will Short Gorham | 7/13/2012

› Downtown Miami post office gets new lease on life
Over its approximately 100-year history, downtown Miami’s post office building has been home to a federal courthouse, the Miami Weather Bureau and most recently, an Office Depot. After standing empty for at least a half-dozen years, the circa-1912 building is about to get a new tenant befitting of its stature on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

› Broward County group joins opposition to paying in advance to build nuclear power plants
The Broward League of Cities passed a resolution Thursday in opposition to fees that Florida utilities charge customers in advance for construction of new nuclear plants. In its 18 to 12 vote, the non-profit organization of the county's 31 municipalities joined a growing chorus of opponents to the advance fee, known as the Nuclear Cost Recovery Clause.

› Massive mall proposed at Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport's oldest terminal, dating to the 1950s, could be redeveloped to include a glitzy multi-level indoor shopping mall with escalators that officials say would set the standard for US airports.

› States get another $544M in LCD price-fixing settlement for $1.1B total
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Thursday that she and even other state attorney generals had reached an additional $543.5 million agreement with manufacturers of LCD panels with the total settlement now at $1.1 billion. The attorney generals along with lead class counsel for private plaintiffs had pursued a price-fixing lawsuit after an investigation into how thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) panels were being priced.

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