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Government Debt to Reach 107% of U.S. Economy in 2040

U.S. government debt held by the public is expected to rise to 107 percent of the economy in 2040 from 74 percent this year, the Congressional Budget Office said, citing an aging population and rising health-care costs. More at Bloomberg.

Turbo Charged

Some of the most advanced manufacturing in Florida is happening inside a nondescript warehouse in the middle of a hardscrabble section in south Orlando.

The 225,000-sq.-ft. facility is home to Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America’s Orlando Service Center.

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Florida's teachers union appeals ruling in voucher lawsuit

Florida's main teachers union will not drop its legal fight against the state's largest private school voucher program despite a judge throwing out the group's lawsuit. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and WESH.

Effectively recruiting millennial talent

As the percentage of millennials entering the workforce increases, employers must make sure their talent recruiting strategies keep up. Millennials, a term typically referring to those born 1981-2000, are characterized as high achieving, tech savvy, and team-oriented. More at the Gainesville Business Report.

Many Floridians want to visit Cuba, poll finds

Floridians seem interested in making a visit to our closest southern neighbor, with nearly half surveyed in a recent poll by USF Sarasota-Manatee researchers saying they would like to go to the island nation. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

New brand image, website coming to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The communications firm that dreamed up bikinis in ice cubes and a Beachmobile filled with models to promote Broward tourism has been hired to develop a new brand image for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Out of the Box
Swamp Apes

swamp apes Snakes have long been prized for belts and purses, but a group of veterans capture them for another reason — therapy. Members of the Swamp Apes, a group mostly made up of military veterans, say catching pythons in the wild is an effective way to put combat memories in the past.

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