May 22, 2015

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/6/2014

› A path to employment, via LinkedIn
f you've ever attended a local business networking breakfast in hopes of making new contacts or finding a new job, you'll be excused for wondering why you were there. LinkedIn, the networking site for professionals, offers an alternative.

› Atwater announces he wants presidency of FAU
Saying he has been recruited for the job, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said Saturday that he is applying for the presidency of Florida Atlantic University. If selected by the presidential search committee later this month, Atwater would relinquish what is considered a safe seat on the Florida Cabinet as the state's chief financial manager, creating the only open seat on the three-member Cabinet this election.

› Providing health care complicated in rural areas
In a rural part of the Panhandle, Christopher Mitchell finds few takers when he delivers his message about the importance of exploring insurance options under the federal health overhaul. Around the country, advocates spreading the word about the Affordable Care Act in rural areas face similar difficulties.

› Boeing to base X-37B spy plane at former KSC shuttle facility
A spy plane used by the U.S. Air Force is about to get a new home: a garage at Kennedy Space Center that once housed NASA orbiters during the space shuttle era.

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