August 1, 2015

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| 7/18/2014

› Manatee Y-Technical school closing
The Manatee County School District is canceling the Manatee YMCA's contract to run the Y-Technical High School for at-risk teenagers, representing the latest blow to the non-profit organization accused of mishandling county funds.

› Dubious Medicare lab billing plagues South Florida
South Florida is among the worst markets in the nation for “questionable” and potentially fraudulent Medicare billing for lab tests, a new study finds.

› Trade jobs make comeback in employment market
The ever-increasing demand for products "Made in America" is helping re-vitalize what, since the 1980s, had been a steadily declining manufacturing industry. And, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top 10 highest-paying jobs will soon include those in trades industries.

› AutoNation reports strong earnings, speeds online investment
Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation on Thursday reported yet another quarter with record results, as it sped up its $100 million investment in online programs to stay ahead of its rivals.

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