August 20, 2014

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| 7/26/2013

› UCF tuition will increase 1.7 percent starting this fall
UCF's undergraduate tuition will increase 1.7 percent for the 2013-14 school year. That rise adds $52.50 to the cost of going to college for a Florida student taking 30 credit hours during the academic year.

› Rayonier reports 26-percent net income increase
Rayonier on Thursday reported second quarter 2013 net income attributable to shareholders of $87 million, or 67 cents per share, compared to $69 million, or 54 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2012.

› UF study finds food price system in U.S. working ‘pretty well’
A new University of Florida study that examines 100 food commodities shows that price changes can take several months to be reflected at the consumer level. But overall, the study showed that price-change signals are accurate, and more important, are not arbitrary, said Ronald Ward, an emeritus professor in agricultural marketing with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

› Flea markets could come indoors in Polk
The long tradition of exclusively outdoor and open-air flea markets in Polk County may be coming to an end. A Hialeah property manager is working with county planners to revise the county's development code to allow indoor flea markets, which may be the key to filling vacant units in at least one Winter Haven area shopping plaza.

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