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What you need to know about Florida today
Arrests of undocumented immigrants rise in Florida
After declining for years, arrests of undocumented immigrants have nearly doubled in a region overseen by federal immigration officials in South Florida. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Miami office reported taking 6,192 people into custody this year across Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Florida retail giant seeks new outlet for sales growth
In another sign of retail’s shift from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce, Fort Myers-based Chico’s FAS has launched a new website, chicosofftherack.com. The site, according to a statement, gives customers online access “to the same exclusive styles available at Chico’s Outlet locations.” More from the Business Observer.
Bill offering free college tuition to Florida residents moves ahead
A bill that would offer free college tuition to thousands of Florida students has cleared its first hurdle in the House. If passed, the bill would cover 100 percent of tuition and fees for Florida residents with an annual household income of $50,000. More from NBC Miami.
Florida’s culinary evolution fertile ground for produce
Nick Politis, sales manager for Mr. Greens Produce, a Miami-based produce distributor that specializes in servicing restaurants, hotels, country clubs and other food service establishments, noted 2017 was another year of growth for the company. More from The Produce News.
Snow in Florida? It could happen this weekend
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Out of the Box
UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes
If you're the type of person that stays at home listening for the UPS truck to arrive as you wait for a delivery, we have bad news for you: that just got a lot more difficult. UPS has launched its first silent electric delivery trike along Las Olas Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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