July 24, 2014

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Will Short Gorham | 8/28/2012

› Feds to briefly open red snapper for limited sport and commercial seasons
Fishermen will get a few weekends next month to catch and keep red snapper. NOAA Fisheries today authorized an emergency action to temporarily open sport and commercial red snapper fishing in federal waters from Florida’s east coast to North Carolina.

› Scores of Floridians complaining of price gouging since Isaac
As of Monday afternoon, 160 Floridians have reported what they consider the excessive raising of prices on essentials such as gasoline, lumber, food and ice, said John Lucas, spokesman for the Florida Attorney General's Office. Most complaints involve unnecessary hiking of gas prices.

› BB&T to close branches in South Florida
BB&T, which bought the former BankAtlantic last month and is on target to lay off hundreds of staffers, said Monday it plans to close and consolidate 10 branches in Miami-Dade and Broward.

› Consumer advocate calls FPL staffing "excessive"
Florida Power & Light Co.'s rate hike request includes an increase in employee count that is "excessive," an expert for the Office of Public Counsel testified on Monday. Those additional payroll costs ultimately affect ratepayers, the Public Counsel contends.

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