October 1, 2014

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| 8/14/2013

› SeaWorld plunges to second-quarter loss
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plunged to a $15.9 million loss during the second quarter of the year, the company said Tuesday, hurt by bad weather and an earlier Easter holiday. It was a sharp reversal for the Orlando-based theme-park owner, which turned a $39.1 million profit during the second quarter of last year.

› New magnet program for tech-entrepreneurship education in the works
Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Venture Hive, an accelerator and incubator for technology startups, are teaming up to create TEAM (Tech Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program), a new tech-entrepreneurship magnet program that will offer high school students the chance to intern with top tech startups.

› Economic Development Corp. to move into HuB building
The Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County announced Tuesday that it plans to move its headquarters to the HuB Building on Fruitville Road at the end of next month.

› Dine Tampa Bay provides sample of culinary landscape for less
Across the country, restaurant patronage lags in the summer months. Here in the Tampa Bay area, August and September can be the roughest, requiring the most fortitude and ingenious marketing on the part of restaurateurs. And thus the restaurant week was born.

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