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Florida adds nearly 15,000 jobs in March

Florida added 14,580 private-sector jobs in March, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report released Wednesday. The biggest gains were in the service sector: more than 11,000 jobs. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Market Watch.

» Full report from ADP

First data in 33 years shows 4,000 Medicare millionaires

Medicare paid almost 4,000 doctors and medical professionals more than $1 million apiece in 2012, including seven who received more than $10 million. Eye doctors were among the highest compensated, including one Florida ophthalmologist paid $21 million in 2012. More at Businessweek.

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» Top Medicare Doctor Paid $21 Million in 2012

Veterans business initiative matches vets to jobs

Economic Yearbook

Central Florida gets a boost from SunRail

The arrival of SunRail train service is the story of the year for Orlando and Orange County, with its impact felt throughout central Florida. The new option in urban transit for more than 2 million area residents is redefining local transportation and spurring development along the north-south corridor parallel to Interstate 4.

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CareerSource Central Florida will help match veterans with more than 100 jobs during the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce Veterans Business Initiative that runs from May 1 to June 27. More at the Orlando Business Journal.

Bollywood takes over Florida at India's academy awards

The so-called Bollywood Oscars roll in to Tampa Bay this week. From Indian cinema's Prince William-alike to an acting class with Kevin Spacey, here's what to expect at the IIFAs More at the Guardian.

Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. More at the AP.

States whose residents complain most about taxes

miami digResidents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are the most likely of any state's residents to say the amount they pay in state taxes is "too high." Florida ranks on the other end of the spectrum. See the full report from Gallup. or read a summary from Business Insider.

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