October 1, 2014

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/7/2013

› Florida jobless may need email account to get benefits
The state of Florida, which already has some of the tightest unemployment rules in the nation, may demand that all applicants have a working email account to receive jobless benefits. The provision, worker advocates say, would add a stumbling block to the application process.

› Wawa to debut two new Orlando-area stores in January
The Pennsylvania-based fuel and convenience retailer, whose expansion into Central Florida was selected as one of Orlando Business Journal’s most transformational deals in 2012, will open two new stores in January.

› After surviving fiscal cliff, Florida still faces budget ax
You may already know your taxes are going up this year, even if you're not in the top 2 percent of money makers. But more bad news from Washington could hit Floridians in the pocketbook soon, including lost government jobs, fewer defense contracts and smaller raises for Social Security.

› At new Miami train station, too-short platform to require costly fixes
State engineers are blaming Amtrak for a problem that will require a costly fix at Miami Central Station, the big new passenger-train hub under construction near Miami International Airport.

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