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Florida insurers file for new healthcare marketplace

Ten Florida health insurers have filed documents indicating they want to compete for shoppers on the Affordable Care Act marketplace when it opens Oct. 1, state records indicate. [Source: Health News Florida]

C.C. 'Doc' Dockery is a 'Florida Icon'


» When I sold Summit Consulting the first time, I made the company that bought it promise that it would never put in an automated telephone service. You call and should get a person. We talk about how much more productive businesses are today. Well, of course. They don’t have people. They have phone systems.

» C.C. 'Doc' Dockery is a 'Florida Icon'

Genting sees income drop, but profits still high

Genting, the Malaysian casino giant with expansion plans in Miami and Bimini, reported a drop in profits worldwide at the start of the year. But the company remains extremely profitable. Genting, which purchased the former Miami Herald site in 2011 and is about to open a Bimini casino, reported a first-quarter profit of $272 million. [Source: Miami Herald]

License-free saltwater fishing days 2013

If you've never tried fishing, here are a couple of chances to go without buying a license. Florida Fish and Wildlife is offering two license-free fishing days. This Saturday is for saltwater fishing and June 8 is for freshwater. More from WEAR and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

» FRIDAY PREVIEW: Coming next week to FloridaTrend.com:

  • Tech Transfer Gurus: The University of Florida's new Innovation Hub aims to create ‘collision' among entrepreneurs.
  • Fast-Tracking Research: Norma Sue Kenyon leads UM's commercialization push.
  • Publisher's Column: Tallahassee on My Mind
  • Florida Life: Wine bar hopping in the Sunshine State.

» You'll find all these stories first on the Daily and Afternoon Pulse e-mails.

Out of the Box
Prance your way to health

prancerciseIt’s time to dust off those Jazzercise pants from the depths of the attic. Introducing the new fitness craze and Internet sensation: Prancercise ® Sixty-year-old Joanna Rohrback, who appeared Friday on NBC’s The Today Show, is the creator of Prancercise, which she describes on her website as “a fitness revolution!”

» More from the Orlando Sentinel