August 20, 2014

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› Florida earns ‘F’ for healthcare price transparency
Healthcare prices remain a big secret, hidden from consumers in all but a handful of states, according to a report released Tuesday by a California-based nonprofit that gave Florida and 44 other states failing grades for neglecting to enact legislation and to create a public-access website that gives patients the data they need to budget personal medical expenses.

› Software firm expands to Orlando after beating hiring goals in Tampa
Bolstered by $150,000 in state and local tax breaks, a Tampa-based software developer recently launched its Orlando office with the prospect of adding at least 15 jobs over the next several years.

› South Florida leads nation in growth of immigrant high-tech entrepreneurship
A new national study released Tuesday by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found that South Florida has grown faster than all other top metro areas in immigrant tech entrepreneurship. The foundation’s research also shows immigrant-owned businesses are more likely to locate in ethnically diverse metro areas that have high foreign-born populations like South Florida.

› Florida Polytechnic Enjoys Its 'Day' in Tallahassee
It's Florida Polytechnic University Day at the state capital in Tallahassee: banners are flying, robots are zipping around, the poly movie is playing and school representatives are there to chat up the new university.

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