August 21, 2014

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/17/2012

› DEA tells Walgreens: Hand over customer files
Customer files from Florida pharmacies, details on bonuses given to pharmacists, and two years' worth of internal correspondence were among the mountain of data the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration subpoenaed from Walgreens this year, federal records show.

› Feds sign off of widening Port Canaveral channel
The project to widen Port Canaveral’s 400-foot-wide channel by 100 feet and to deepen it by 2 feet along its 3.5-mile length is expected to begin in July and to be completed in the fall of 2014. Design work for the project is under way.

› EA Sports says new scanner boosts realism, accuracy in games
A Lake Mary company's new portable scanner is helping EA Sports improve realism and accuracy in some of its popular sports franchises, officials at the video-game giant say.

› New owners, plans for several St. Petersburg 'Blue Chip' properties
Land sales are up. Permitting is up. And excitement is up in the city's economic development office as nine of the 16 properties advertised for sale less than a year ago as "Blue Chip" sites are now sold or under contract.

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