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October 10, 2015

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| 5/21/2013

› Delray Beach frowns upon too many street festivals
It is official: There are too many special events in Delray Beach. Once conceived as a way to attract visitors to downtown shops and restaurants, special events are now viewed as a nuisance keeping regular patrons and Delray residents from visiting businesses downtown.

› Chile trade mission aims to boost Florida ports
Chile is Florida’s seventh largest trade partner with nearly $7.7 billion in bilateral trade. Florida-origin exports to Chile have expanded by 53 percent in the last two years, and the state has experienced a two-way trade growth of 262 percent since the implementation of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement in January 2004.

› UF President Machen will not seek tuition hike for next year
UF President Bernie Machen said Monday that because of the increased funding in the state budget, he would not seek a tuition hike for next year. "The reality is we got real, net new dollars coming into the university for the first time in five years," Machen said Monday.

› Universal parks 1st with 1-day pass above $90
Universal Orlando raised ticket prices once again over the weekend, becoming the first of Orlando's big theme-park operators to lift base prices above $90. The price of a one-day, one-park Universal ticket is now $92, before tax. That's a 3.4 percent increase from the previous price of $89.

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