October 21, 2014

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What you need to know about Florida today

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Record number of tourists visiting Florida

A record setting 24 million people visited Florida last spring. Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing arm, estimates that the record number includes 2.8 million visitors from overseas and 1 million Canadians. More from CBS Miami and WFTV.

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"Is it safe to hire?" Business owners don't trust recovery

The economic recovery may be continuing, but small business owners aren't ready to put the rose-colored glasses back on. According to a new survey, 28% of small business owners said the economy is the "biggest challenge" they're currently facing. More at CNNMoney.


Pediatricians in Florida could see relief from low Medicaid payments

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Roundup of August primary battles

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Because most of Florida’s districts have been drawn in such a way that one party hold a significant advantage over the other, that means representatives for most of the open seats will essentially be decided in the primary voting on August. 26.

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After years of hearings and delays, the possible resolution this fall of a class-action lawsuit against Florida health and child-welfare officials could mean that physicians will at last receive what they consider to be adequate compensation for treating children of the poor. More at the Miami Herald.


15 Florida scientists named "Most Influential"

A list of "cutting-edge" scientists who have the most influence on their fields -- using citations by other scholars as the yardstick -- includes 15 researchers based in Florida. While most are known only in their field of study, a handful have made news. More at Health News Florida.


Wawa launching Lotto machines at Florida stores

The fast-expanding Wawa Convenience store chain will start hosting Florida lottery vending machines at Central Florida locations. Wawa plans to expand the machines to all 59 Florida locations in the Orlando and Tampa markets. More at the Orlando Sentinel.

Space Trends
The final frontier: Universal space travel

space More than three decades after the launch of the first space shuttle mission (and three years after the last one), investment in new human spaceflight systems is back with an intensity the aerospace industry hasn't seen since the heady days of the Space Race.

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Adam Smith on the final gubernatorial debate
Adam Smith on the final gubernatorial debate

Adam Smith, Political Editor for the Tampa Bay Times, tells you what to watch for in the final debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, which takes place Tuesday night. 

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