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Florida earns grade of D for manufacturing health

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 4, 2019

Florida received a grade of D on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

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Gainesville’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Florida

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 5, 2019

The Gainesville metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Florida, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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The price of education: Which Florida schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2019

Florida residents pay the highest in-state tuition at L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy, Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology and Rollins College, according to an analysis of federal data.

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Obituary for Billy L. Cason

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

Billy L. Cason, 75, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Conway Lakes Health & Rehabilitation Center, Orlando.

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Obituary: Rhonda Croy Lorch

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

Rhonda Croy Lorch passed away on October 1, 2019 at the age of 98 surrounded by her loving family.

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Obituary for Alejandro L Carriera

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

Alejandro L. Carriera, 28, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019.

HEALTHCARE SCOUTS: Tech Headlines: Nonemployee Management App Raises $11 Million; Ai Bot Maker Lands $6.5 Million Funding Round; Recruit Investment

By Press release submission | Oct 10, 2019

Utmost, the maker of an app to manage nonemployee workers, announced a funding round. Separately, AI bot maker Talenya raised $6.5 million, and staffing firm Recruit Co. Ltd. invested in a company operating in the blockchain space.

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Total state tax collections in Florida reach $41.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 11, 2019

State tax revenues in Florida amount to $41.3 billion, the fourth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Florida’s public pensions are 79.2 percent government funded

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 12, 2019

Taxpayer contributions to Florida’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 79.2 percent of the total, the 12th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 14, 2019

U.S. residents enrolled at Florida institutions of higher learning face among the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to an analysis of federal data.

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Obituary for Louise Sonia LaRonde

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

Louise Sonia LaRonde, of Orlando Florida, passed away October 12, 2019, at the age of 86.

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Obituary for Dolores Faith Thomas

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

Dolores Faith Thomas, of Orlando Florida, passed away October 10, 2019, at the age of 86.

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Obituary: Jose Gutierrez Avilez

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

Jose passed away on October 8, 2019.

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2017-2018 pay for starting teachers in Florida averaged $37,636

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 18, 2019

A beginning teacher’s salary in Florida averaged $37,636 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 27th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

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1st-quarter state tax collections in Florida reach $11.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 19, 2019

State tax revenues in Florida amount to $11.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the fifth highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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380 living veterans in Orange County have earned Purple Heart, Medal of Honor or POW Medal

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 20, 2019

The number of living Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or POW Medal recipients in Orange County, Florida for fiscal year 2017 was 380, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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