October 2, 2014

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| 12/18/2012

› Governor names new head of state prison system
A 26-year state corrections and law enforcement veteran is Florida's new prison chief. Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named Michael D. Crews as secretary of corrections to replace Ken Tucker, who is retiring.

› Worldwide cruise associations join forces
Cruise industry groups from around the world announced Monday that they will merge to become one large organization. The new body will take on the name of Cruise Lines International Association, which already has global reach, and use geographic designations for various regions. The change is effective right away.

› New nursing home inspection website helps consumers make choices
Consumers overwhelmed by the prospect of selecting a nursing home now have a new online tool to help them make choices based on government inspections. Nursing Home Inspect 2.0 is a free database that helps users evaluate nursing homes in their area or anywhere in the country.

› Ryder CEO Greg Swienton retiring, COO getting promoted
Trucking giant Ryder will get a new CEO in two weeks, as the Miami-Dade company announces the retirement of Gregory Swienton and the promotion of current COO Robert Sanchez to the top job.

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