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| 8/2/2013

› World Fuel reports second quarter results
World Fuel Services Corp., South Florida’s largest company by revenue, reported second quarter net income of $51.0 million or 71 cents diluted earnings per share compared to $48.6 million or 68 cents diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2012.

› Profit, sales rise at Publix
Publix's profit and revenues rose in second quarter despite its advertising war with rival Walmart, the Lakeland-based company reported Thursday. Sales came in at $7 billion, a 3.8 percent increase from the same quarter in the previous year.

› Burn Notice wraps after seven years of Miami spy capers
Burn Notice, the most successful television series to film in Miami since Miami Vice, wrapped production Wednesday after seven years. Cast and crew dined on lobster and beef filet on the set inside the Coconut Grove Convention Center, which served as the show’s headquarters since filming its pilot in late 2006.

› TECO earnings drop for second straight quarter
TECO Energy reported a decline in earnings for the second consecutive quarter largely attributed to mild early summer weather. The utility, the parent company of Tampa Electric, reported second-quarter 2013 net income of $51.4 million, or $0.24 per share.

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