What you need to know about Florida today
› Halloween stores pop up everywhere
It is never too early to spread some spooky holiday cheer. At least that is what seasonal retailers — taking a page from the “Christmas-sales-should-start-before-Thanksgiving” playbook — seem to be saying.
› Orlando raises taxi, tow company fees
The Orlando City Council approved stiff fee increases for taxi drivers and tow truck companies Monday. City commissioners also granted a request from the Orlando Magic to extend a one-year exclusive purchase option on a city-owned building across the street from the Amway Center arena.
› Gas prices continue to slide across Southeast
Motorists will see retail gas prices drop again this week after oil prices traded below $90 a barrel for the first time in almost two months, according to AAA.
› Cost to fix Crystal River nuclear plant could hit $3.43 billion, take eight years
Fixing the botched repairs at the Crystal River nuclear plant north of Tampa Bay could cost nearly $3.5 billion and take eight years, in a worst case scenario.
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