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Services sector activity growth accelerates in January

US services sector growth rebounded modestly in January but companies reported the weakest level of new business growth in more than five years, an industry report showed on Tuesday. More from Reuters.


Florida leaders give update on state's insurance industry

Business leaders are getting an update on the state of Florida's homeowners' insurance industry. Some bright spots are expected this year for Floridians, who have some of the nation's highest homeowners' insurance rates. More at the Orlando Sentinel.


Florida workers' comp under the microscope

Programming
Sinkholes -- Buried Alive

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Sinkholes can occur gradually when the surface subsides into bowl shaped depressions or suddenly when the ground gives way. These geological hazards have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, even golfers, with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana.

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Health care systems in Florida lagged their counterparts nationwide on the dollars spent in 2014 related to workers' compensation claims. But with the state's workers' compensation law under scrutiny, costs to employers could increase. More at the Tampa Bay Business Journal.


Florida won't say which sports team should get taxpayer money

Florida appears ready to approve multimillion-dollar deals to help several of the state's high profile professional sports teams, but state officials now say they will not decide which team deserves the money. More at the AP.


Gov. Scott to pledge millions for Everglades restoration

Scott is scheduled on Tuesday to announce that he wants to create a source of money for Everglades restoration that would result in $5 billion going to help the famed River of Grass over the next 20 years. More at the AP.

Event
Global SOF Symposium

sof symposium To forge a public dialogue on the growing importance and critical issues associated with the future of special operations in global security, the inaugural Global SOF Symposium will bring together the broader special operations community of interest, to include: active duty and retired military and police, government civilians, industry, academia, journalists, and non-governmental organizations. The symposium runs February 24-25 and early registration is available until January 29, 2015.

» See more from the Global SOF Foundation

See also:
» New Tampa group advocates for special operations