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WIC participation in Florida drops 11.3% over 5 years

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Feb 22, 2020

The number of Florida residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 11.3 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

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Highest income earners in Florida taxed at 2.3% rate

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Feb 21, 2020

The top 1 percent of earners in Florida are taxed at an effective rate of 2.3 percent, compared to the state’s 8.1 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

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Obituary for Helen Nester

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 18, 2020

Helen Nester, 88, of Orlando, Florida passed away on February 11, 2020.

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Obituary for Glenn Lewis Church

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 18, 2020

Glenn Lewis Church, 71, of Cocoa, FL passed away at home on February 12, 2020.

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Obituary for Louis J. DiChiara

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 18, 2020

Louis J. DiChiara, 75, of Orlando, passed away on February 14, 2020 at his residence in Orlando. He was the loving husband of Maribel DiChiara.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Mortgage Rates Move Marginally Higher to 3.47%

By Press release submission | Feb 17, 2020

The move from 3.45% to 3.47% comes after three straight weeks of declines, and the 30-year mortgage rate remains close to historically low levels.

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FLORIDA REALTORS: Timeshare 'Exit' Company Allegedly Deceived 32K Owners

By Press release submission | Feb 17, 2020

More than 32,000 people have been allegedly deceived by Timeshare Exit Team, the biggest player in the so-called timeshare “exit” industry, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the attorney general in Washington state.

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Education

Delaware 4th-graders score two points below the national average on reading

By Delaware Business Daily reports | Feb 15, 2020

Fourth-graders in Delaware on average scored 218 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is two points below the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

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Obituary: Junior Baker Davis

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 10, 2020

Junior Baker Davis 91, born July 22, 1928 in Tampa, Florida passed away on February 3, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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Obituary: Yan Jin Chen

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 10, 2020

Yan Jin Chen, age 56, of Windermere, FL passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Census Report-Significant 2019 Dip in International Migration

By Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

While Fla. also saw a decline, it remained the top U.S. state for international buyers.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Rising Equity Leads to More Cash-Out Refis

By Press release submission | Feb 10, 2020

Refinancing and getting extra cash can raise interest rates and scare people who remember recent housing troubles.

From Delaware Business Daily
Education

Delaware 4th-graders score one point below the national average on math

By Delaware Business Daily reports | Feb 8, 2020

Fourth-graders in Delaware on average scored 239 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is one point below the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

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Cost of a childless divorce in Delaware is $16,200

By Delaware Business Daily reports | Feb 7, 2020

The average cost of divorce in Delaware with no children involved is $16,200, the third highest amount among the 50 states, according to an analysis published by the website 24/7 Wall St.

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Obituary: Albert A. Marletta

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 4, 2020

Albert A. Marletta, 97, of Orlando, Florida passed away on February 1, 2020.

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Obituary: Robert "Bob" S. Runion

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 4, 2020

Robert "Bob" S. Runion, age 84, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020.

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Obituary: Thomas Edward Hasbrouck

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 4, 2020

Thomas Edward Hasbrouck, 78, of Orlando, Florida passed away on January 28, 2020.

Real Estate

Florida Realtors: NAR’s Code of Ethics Toughens Words, Changes Timing

By Press release submission | Feb 3, 2020

An implicit antidiscrimination ban is now spelled out in NAR’s Code of Ethics, and the mandatory training cycle has been changed from every two years to every three.

Real Estate

Florida Realtors: NAHB-Apartment Demand Will Fuel Multifamily in 2020

By Press release submission | Feb 3, 2020

Apartment growth is back to pre-recession levels but demand still outweighs supply.

From Delaware Business Daily
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Outbound cigarette smuggling rate in Delaware estimated at 40.6%

By Delaware Business Daily reports | Feb 1, 2020

The outflow of smuggled cigarettes in Delaware is 40.6 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

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