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November 26, 2015

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› Tourism bureau kicks off sixth annual Miami Spa Month

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Seeking to drive business to Miami-Dade hotel spas, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is once again organizing Miami Spa Month. In its sixth year, the deal-driven promotion actually spans two months, stretching from July 1-Aug. 31.

› OPINION: Florida’s gambling genie
With the Florida Lottery among the biggest in the nation, casino-like games at pari-mutuels and jai alai throughout the Sunshine State, casinos run by the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes and those gambling cruises to nowhere and back, the thought that a destination casino resort will destroy Florida’s family tourism image seems almost quaint.

› Ex-FBI director to review BP settlement program
A federal judge has appointed former FBI Director Louis Freeh to conduct an independent investigation of alleged misconduct by a lawyer who worked for the court-supervised administrator of BP's multibillion-dollar settlement along with a team of private attorneys.

› BankUnited to take more space in Miami Lakes
BankUnited said Tuesday that it has signed a lease with the Graham Companies to add 20,000 square feet to its Miami Lakes corporate headquarters. BankUnited’s current complex occupies five buildings in the Miami Lakes Business Park West and 120,672 square feet.

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