August 20, 2014

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› U.S. and Florida resolve money disputes over two stalled Everglades projects
Florida water managers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resolved a two-year stalemate Tuesday that has delayed two critical Everglades restoration projects. The projects, both authorized about two decades ago, will provide necessary links to improving and moving water through the 18,000-square-mile water system.

› Ex-Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll says she felt 'betrayed' by Florida Gov. Scott
Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll told The Florida Times-Union on Wednesday she felt cheated by Scott and his top staff for abandoning her 13 months ago when she was abruptly asked to resign the state’s second highest office.

› Study: Upscale Hispanics are growing and spending on designer goods
Upscale Latinos are young, digitally-connected and represent a growing and important segment for marketers, according to a study released Wednesday by Nielsen and AHAA. Identified as those whose incomes range from $50,000 to $100,000, upscale Latinos contribute $500 billion or 37 percent of the $1.3 trillion spent annually by Latinos in the United States.

› Goozlepipe & Guttyworks nearly ready for opening in Jacksonville
The first thing that Steve Flores said he wants people to know about Goozlepipe & Guttyworks, the extension of his Kickbacks Gastropub, is that it’s not all about the beer.Instead, he talked about its steampunk look, full of art and bits of old machinery, the basement patterned after a Belgian dining room.

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