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| 11/15/2013

› Big break may await entrepreneurs
No doubt, some would call Startup Weekend Space Coast a “geek festival.” But considering Apple’s Steve Jobs, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and thousands of others of the world’s high-tech leaders probably wore that moniker at some point, you might not think it’s a derisive term.

› South Florida companies hunt mobile, web-based dollars
With a few exceptions, companies featured in Thursday’s Emerging Technologies Business Showcase were Internet, mobile application or software-based companies based in Boca Raton.

› More renters than buyers in Southwest Florida
New Census data released Thursday shows Southwest Florida's cities have changed in ways big and small since the onset of the Great Recession.

› Lockheed Martin cutting 4,000 jobs, closing plants
Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs, about 3.5 percent of its workforce, as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
» Related: Lockheed Martin job cuts spare Oldsmar facility

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