Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Health insurance scammers target consumers and business owners
A number of health insurance scams -- in Florida and around the nation -- have emerged in recent months as crooks try to cash in on confusion over the health care reform law, and some officials say they are bracing for more in the months ahead. Read more from the Washington Post and read Florida Trend's Special Report: Health Care Insurance:
Two Florida colleges ranked among 50 best in U.S.
Two Florida colleges, the University of Miami and the University of Florida, are now considered among the 50 best in the country, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report rankings. Florida State University also earned its best ranking in more than a decade, moving up six spots to No. 91. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald.
Disney World to host veterans-hiring summit
Walt Disney World is expected to announce plans today to host a free "Veterans Institute" workshop later this fall aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses establish veteran-hiring programs. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Miami law firm agrees to pay $5 million to Shapiro’s investment victims
A major Miami law firm that advised convicted Ponzi schemer and rogue UM booster Nevin Shapiro on his business dealings has agreed to pay $5 million to his victims in a proposed civil settlement with the trustee of Shapiro’s bankrupt investment company. More at the Miami Herald.
Fort Lauderdale moves up on 'hottest hub' list
Citing Citrix Systems and Heico Corp., the Fort Lauderdale area moved up two spots to No. 16 on the "hottest hub" ranking recently released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which studies entrepreneurship. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
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