March 30, 2015

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/28/2013

› Selling the dream of a Miami condo
They finish one another’s sentences. At times, they yuck it up like frat brothers. And in the strongest testament of their bond, after 20 years in the brutal business of marketing and selling pre-construction condominiums, Philip J. Spiegelman and Craig S. Studnicky are still standing.

› Soccer boosters could seek $30M more from lawmakers
For Orlando's Major League Soccer proponents, it's like trying to decide if you want to go for a Toyota Camry or a Lexus. Central Florida is buying its way into good company with the $84 million soccer stadium that Orange County leaders approved last week.

› Troubled past casts cloud over powerful college CEO
Though he never achieved rock ’n’ roll fame, Ernesto Perez struck gold as an educational entrepreneur. He founded Dade Medical College in 1999, and in the lucrative world of for-profit colleges, Perez’s own lack of education wasn’t an obstacle. But Perez, 45, resigned as president/CEO last Tuesday, hoping to distance the school from a slew of recent problems.

› Florida State Fair Authority may solicit development ideas for fairgrounds
Attention, land developers with ideas for the Florida State Fairgrounds. The people in charge of that land would like to hear from you.

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