August 23, 2014

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| 11/12/2012

› In Florida real estate, Brazilians make their move
Close to 20,000 people attended the National Association of Realtors' convention this weekend in Orlando. Nearly 50 of them got special attention: a group from Brazil.
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› Stores are rock stars of South Florida retail
They'll drive for miles, stand in line for hours, and repeat the same experience time and again. No, it's not Bruce Springsteen or Justin Bieber they're obsessed with — it's H&M, American Girl and Steve Madden. Just in time for the holiday season, an array new of stores with rock-band like status and loyal customer bases are opening new outlets or expanding in South Florida.

› Shrimp farm lures foreign investors
Jumbo white shrimp bring big promises of “green” jobs to Fellsmere and Green Cards to a few dozen foreign investors, most of them Chinese. This tiny rural city — population 5,400 — pins much of its economic future on a planned commerce park, with a $16 million organic shrimp farm as the flagship.

› Scientists bring baby scallops, and hope, to Sarasota Bay
Dressed in wetsuits and armed with white five-gallon buckets full of four million microscopic “baby scallops” floating in saltwater, volunteers and scientists banded together to help restore the decimated mollusk population in the bay.

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