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Move To Regulate Florida Sea Cucumber

Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Times/AP) – This is a story about sex, supply and demand, global trade, corruption, government regulation and one of the ugliest sea creatures in Florida. Among the marine animals that live […]

CBS Tampa–02/17/2014

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Push To Get Young Adults To Buy Health Insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Advocacy groups are planning a major push to educate uninsured young adults about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Dozens of organizations in Florida and around the country were […]

CBS Tampa–02/15/2014

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Fla. Gov. Wants To Cut Corporate Filing Fees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is proposing to cut annual corporate filing fees.

CBS Tampa–01/26/2014

A bank owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Floridians Who Lost Homes To Receive $1,500 Checks As Part Of Settlement

More than 1,700 Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure will receive small payments as part of a national settlement with five major banks.

CBS Tampa–01/25/2014

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Fla. Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.2 Percent

Florida’s economy showed continued signs of improvement as the state’s unemployment rate dropped again last month.

CBS Tampa–01/24/2014

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Fla. To Pay Thousands Of Held-Up Jobless Claims

Thousands of unemployed Floridians whose benefit checks have been held up by the state’s troubled new system will soon get their payments.

CBS Tampa–01/18/2014

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Fla. Gov. Wants Spending Boost For Roads And Ports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants more money spent on roads, ports and transportation. Scott will announce Monday that he wants state legislators to set aside $8.8 billion for the Department of […]

CBS Tampa–01/13/2014

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Rubio Pushing Reform Agenda To Tackle Poverty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says the nation needs a new reform agenda to help the poorest Americans find work and boost their families out of poverty, a goal that he says has been […]

CBS Tampa–01/08/2014

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Florida Not Expecting Damage To Citrus From Freeze

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s citrus industry isn’t expecting any damage to crops from a deep freeze afflicting much of the continental U.S. Temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s in parts of Florida […]

CBS Tampa–01/05/2014

While rising home prices helped lift approximately 791,000 residential US properties to a state of positive equity, 6.4 million homes remain weighted down by “underwater” mortgages.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study: 6.4 Million US Homeowners Have ‘Underwater’ Mortgages

The Q3 report from financial and property analysis company CoreLogic shows that 13 percent – or 6.4 million – of all homeowners are still in negative equity despite that number having dropped from 7.2 million at the end of the second quarter this year.

CBS Tampa–12/17/2013

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