July 24, 2014

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| 10/3/2012

› Films pump less into Tampa Bay economy, but state incentives still good investment
A-listers Channing Tatum, Selena Gomez and James Franco brought out the paparazzi when they filmed movies in the bay area during the past year. Yet they didn't bring big bucks to the local economy like one tailless dolphin did in 2010, according to figures released by Florida's Office of Film and Entertainment.

› FitNet's Raul Espinosa helps minority-owned businesses
Raul Espinosa knows what it’s like to be on his own without any help. When he was 14, he fled communism and Fidel Castro and left his native Cuba for the United States in 1960. Espinosa said his St. Augustine business with three employees takes in about $1 million to $2 million in annual revenue. But that revenue comes from serving as a consultant for other minority and small business contractors who may not know how to bid for work.

› UF discovery of mouse that regenerates tissue could help advance limb care
Scientists are now one step closer to understanding the regeneration of scar-free skin and hair. University of Florida researchers published a study in the Sept. 27 issue of the journal Nature describing a mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities.

› St. Petersburg's RNC costs still murky
Taxpayers might not learn for 30 days whether they'll be stuck with expenses connected to Republican National Convention events held in the city.

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