August 2, 2015

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| 9/11/2013

› BlueWare promised Brevard staggering growth despite 2010 losses
After tabulating expenses, the balance sheet of BlueWare LLC showed estimated net losses of $312,179 in 2010, according to a confidential presentation given to Melbourne City Hall leaders last year. But the Michigan software company sought a variety of governmental financial incentives to move its headquarters to downtown Melbourne.

› HSN launches campaign to benefit Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
As chief executive officer of the TV and online retailer HSN, Mindy Grossman wants every employee and customer to know that she believes in zero. Zero, as in no child goes hungry, dies from a curable disease or goes without clean water or education.

› Lockheed's next-gen naval missile scores direct hit
Lockheed Martin Corp.'s latest missile for the Navy recently scored a direct hit in its first flight test over a missile range in the Pacific Ocean, the company said. The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile — a next-generation weapon developed by Lockheed's Missiles & Fire Control unit in Orlando — was fired by an Air Force B-1B bomber over the Sea Range at Point Mugu.

› UF researchers hope to slow aging, ease “disabled years'
An institute at the University of Florida would likely make legendary broadcast journalist Andy Rooney proud. Rooney quipped that everyone wants to live a long life, but no one wants to get old, and UF’s Institute on Aging is dedicated to research on slowing or reversing certain aging processes that can sour the golden years.

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