What you need to know about Florida today
› JPMorgan Chase inks major sponsorship with Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Times Forum
The New York-based megabank signed a broad, five-year agreement to become the official financial sponsor of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Storm and the two teams' home venue: the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
› Homeowners could get $50,000 under Florida proposal
Florida’s key foreclosure prevention program may dedicate $50 million to paying down mortgage principal amounts, a once taboo practice gaining traction as foreclosures continue to plague communities.
› Texas architecture firm opens Fort Lauderdale office
A 26-year-old architecture and planning firm in Austin, Texas, has expanded to Fort Lauderdale. TBG Partners' office will serve clients in South Florida, as well as those along the East Coast and in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Managing principal Paul Weinberg heads the new office, which he expects to be staffed by 10 to 12 people.
› UM Tissue Bank announces recall over testing procedures
For the first time in its more than 40-year history, the University of Miami Tissue Bank has announced a tissue recall, citing past problems with its hepatitis testing procedures.
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