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Feb. 15 is the last day to sign up for health insurance in the federal marketplace this year, and for last-minute enrollees, several fairs around Central Florida aim to help with the sign-up process and tax questions.
Feb. 15 is the last day to sign up for health insurance in the federal marketplace this year, and for last-minute enrollees, several fairs around Central Florida aim to help with the sign-up process and tax questions.
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Florida cattle officials are asking Legislature to create marketing program to raise up to $900,000 annually
WINTER HAVEN , Fla. (AP) — Florida cattle officials are asking the Legislature to create a marketing program that could raise up to $900,000 annually to promote beef consumption and research in the state.
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State incentives make it easier for developers to convert some golf courses
The rolling fairways at DeLand Country Club are about to become shops and houses with the help of state incentives to clean up polluted areas known as brownfields.
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Osceola high-tech jobs could be part of U.S. trend
The effort to attract federal money for a high-tech manufacturing hub near Kissimmee has some stiff competition from New York and Southern California.
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Growers say it will be hard to make money on medical marijuana
Central Florida commercial plant growers such as Kerry Herndon, Heather Zabinofsky and Bruce Knox expect fierce competition over who will legally grow medicalmarijuana in Florida.
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The study was conducted by the business-research company Government Business Council.
The military continues to move toward simulations and away from live-action training as a way of saving money, according to a report released Thursday that should encourage regions such as Central Florida that boast a strong simulation industry, entrepreneurs say.
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Disney's theme parks and resorts brought in $3.9 billion in revenue, a 9 percent jump, in the company's first quarter. Operating income rose 20 percent to $805 million.

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Orange County 's tourist tax collections for December were nearly 13 percent higher than the previous year, Comptroller Martha Haynie said Monday.
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A spokesman for the company said the cuts include pharmacists, technicians, data processing and other support staff for prescription dispensing.
Walgreens announced Monday it will cut 252 jobs in Orlando, about one quarter of the current workforce at its pharmacy fulfillment center for Florida. The cuts come as several other pharmacy centers have added local jobs.
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For 2014, there were 455,000 union members, up from 414,000 in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Florida’s unions are growing at a slightly more rapid pace than the labor market is, according to recent census data from 2014.
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Award for a million miles on Delta: A suitcase
Orlando attorney Dawn Millner reached a unique milestone in her career recently when Delta Airlines notified her she had flown a million miles on the airline.
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The planned conference, which Canning described as an "enormously large program," was canned because Starbucks' Chief Executive Officer, Howard Schultz, "decided to change direction," she said. The decision to cancel was made last week.
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