August 21, 2014

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| 3/3/2014

› Office Depot receives governor's incentive to stay in Boca
Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Friday that he used his special Quick Action Closing Fund to retain Office Depot's headquarters in Boca Raton. The governor, in Boca to announce 50 new jobs to be created by TouchSuite, said he authorized the new incentive for Office Depot but didn't know the exact amount.

› State Farm makes ‘limited’ return to Florida market
State Farm is returning to the Florida homeowners insurance market nearly five years after it stopped writing new policies in the state.

› Jackson Memorial Hospital expected to lose $140 million under new Medicaid law
Jackson Memorial Hospital is bracing again for big cuts — this time, the result of a new law that will send millions of federal dollars that used to go to Miami-Dade hospitals elsewhere in the state.

› Nonprofits in Broward honored at 'Academy Awards'
It was "Oscar" night early – to honor nonprofits in Broward County on Friday. At a luncheon complete with a red carpet and live models painted gold like Academy Award statutes, more than 700 people turned out to recognize local nonprofits that often labor in obscurity.

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