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| 7/17/2013

› UF turns to social media to encourage students to exercise
An initiative at the University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports aims to imprint the comprehensive benefits of exercise on students (especially incoming freshmen) by tapping into students' most common ground: social media.

› Royal Polo hotel sells for $12.5 million
The Royal Polo hotel in Miami Beach has sold to Baywood Hotels for $12.5 million. Closed for years, the hotel is in “shell” condition but has been approved for 96 rooms, a restaurant and lounge. Seller Jonathan Plutzik, who also owns The Betsy hotel, bought the property in 2005 for $6.5 million.

› Former Progress Energy Florida CEO Jeff Lyash lands a new job
Former Progress Energy Florida CEO Jeff Lyash, who resigned from Duke Energy last year as a senior executive following Duke's controversial acquisition of Progress Energy, has resurfaced with a new job. A Texas energy consulting firm called CB&I said Lyash was named president of its power business unit based in Charlotte, N.C.

› One-in-four Florida House members a millionaire
Republican lawmakers are on average doing better than their Democratic counterparts when it comes to financial well-being. Of newly filed financial-disclosure forms that have been made public, the average Republican House member is worth $1.19 million, while Democratic House members average $835,666.

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