What you need to know about Florida today
› Florida CFO Jeff Atwater urges Floridians to search $25 million in new unclaimed property accounts
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants Floridians to start searching through the 61,271 new unclaimed property accounts. The accounts total more than $25 million, according to a release from Atwater's office.
› N.C. environmental group sues to stop Progress Energy-Duke merger
A North Carolina environmental watchdog group filed an appeal Wednesday to revoke or modify the Progress Energy and Duke Energy merger, citing costly troubles with Progress' nuclear fleet in Florida.
› Sunrise stent maker to launch in U.S., add jobs
Bolton Medical has launched distribution of its stents in the U.S., and will add sales, manufacturing and engineering employees. The Sunrise-based company is a homegrown success story that already employs 110 after adding 30 positions last year. It has plans to add another 20 to 30 jobs in the next two years.
› Manatee deaths decline in Florida
Warm temperatures spared manatees in 2012 from the usual ravages of winter, with fewer dying in Florida than the previous three years. At least 392 manatee died in state waters last year, of which a quarter died from human-related causes.
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