November 25, 2014

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| 8/19/2013

› State OKs Florida Blue restructure
State insurance officials ruled Friday to allow health insurance giant Florida Blue, one of the state’s largest employers and political donors, to restructure itself under a not-for-profit mutual insurance holding company. But the Office of Insurance Regulation’s order prohibits Florida Blue from selling stock to investors outside of the group.

› Citrus Can Expect Profitable Year
Florida citrus growers can expect a profitable 2013-14 season if citrus consultant Elizabeth Steger hit close to the bull's-eye with her estimated 130 million boxes of oranges harvested for the new season beginning in October.

› Scammers still preying on struggling homeowners
Nicholas Torgerson was a vice president at Fidelity Land Trust Co. in Boca Raton last September when Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi swooped in with an injunction to stop the company's shady mortgage-relief scams. But when one door closes, another swings right open.

› A Tampa tech exec looks through his Google Glass and sees big changes ahead
As chief marketing officer of Mize Inc., a Tampa startup, Bruce Burke is a rare breed. He's one of just 10,000 people chosen nationwide to get their hands on a "beta" or test version of the Glass headset this summer, long before a refined version hits the consumer market.

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