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October 8, 2015

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| 9/6/2013

› Florida won’t appeal ruling against law banning public hiring of firms tied to Cuba
The state of Florida has conceded it will not enforce a law — ruled unconstitutional by federal courts — that tried to prohibit the state and local governments from hiring companies with business ties to Cuba.

› NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Virginia
NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LA'-dee), will fly to the moon by way of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Liftoff is set for late Friday night from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

› FPL among the best utilities for economic development
Florida Power and Light won a spot on a list of utilities doing the best job at recruiting businesses to their service areas. Site Selection magazine, which covers the corporate-relocation industry, included the Juno Beach-based utility on its Top 10 list of “Top Utilities in Economic Development.”

› Tampa International CEO gets raise to $330,750
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority praised Tampa International Airport Chief Executive Officer Joe Lopano, then rewarded him. The board voted to give Lopano a 5 percent merit raise at Thursday's monthly meeting. Lopano's annual salary will become $330,750 on Oct. 1.

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