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› Ryan could be a drag on Romney in Florida
Paul Ryan’s plans to retool Medicare pose challenges in Florida, as does his one-time opposition to the Cuban embargo, a stance anathema to many Cuban Americans.
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› Orlando-area home sales on wild ride that 'can't last'
How hot is Metro Orlando's home market, which just a few years ago consistently ranked among the worst in the country for foreclosures? Bob Tenaglia, broker for Orlando-based Realty Executive Central Florida, says he tells his buyers these days to check their text messages every 15 minutes, in case something new pops onto the market.
› Commissioner, hotelier offer contrasting views on Port Canaveral
Hotel owners and operators of other tourism-related businesses say some of the port’s recent actions have been detrimental to the visitor industry outside the port’s boundaries. The port counters that it is one of the main economic engines of Brevard County’s economy and that its actions were necessary to ensure it continues to be one of the busiest cruise ports in North America.
› Florida seniors consider going without home insurance
With the cost of insurance soaring, many senior citizens in Florida are choosing the precarious option of dropping insurance altogether and bearing the risk of a hurricane hit on their own.
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