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Obituary: Pedro Santos

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Sep 17, 2019

Pedro Santos, age 88, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019.

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Obituary: Garvin M Brock

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Sep 17, 2019

Garvin M Brock, age 79, of Cocoa Beach, Florida passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019.

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Income taxes make up 0% of total state, local levies in Florida, study finds

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Sep 20, 2019

State income tax revenues in Florida represent 0 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

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7,153 living veterans in Florida have earned Purple Heart, Medal of Honor or POW Medal

By Local Labs News Service | Sep 24, 2019

The number of living Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or POW Medal recipients in Florida for fiscal year 2017 was 7,153.

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Average student loan debt for graduates in Florida is $23,556, study finds

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Sep 24, 2019

College graduates in Florida have an average debt burden of $23,556, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

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FLORIDA HOSPITAL EAST ORLANDO: AdventHealth Teams Continue Supporting Bahamas Recovery Efforts

By Press release submission | Sep 24, 2019

A team of physicians and physician assistants from AdventHealth departed for Freeport, Bahamas, on Monday morning to help provide relief to the medical teams on staff at Rand Memorial Hospital.

Real Estate

FLORIDA REALTORS: Foreclosures Don’t Destroy Everyone’s Credit Score

By Press release submission | Sep 24, 2019

Study: The year after a foreclosure, 7% of ex-owners have a credit score above 680 and 2% above 740; and all credit scores increased by about 10 points each year.

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Obituary: Lawrence "Larry" Bruneau

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Sep 24, 2019

Lawrence "Larry" Bruneau, 74, of Titusville, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at his home.

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Obituary: Banyen Vongthirath

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Sep 24, 2019

Banyen Vongthirath, age 98, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Longwood, Florida.

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Obituary: Wilfred Chang Yen

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Sep 24, 2019

Wilfred Chang Yen passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 20, 2019 after a courageous battle with COPD.

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Florida’s public pensions are 77.3% government funded

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Sep 27, 2019

Taxpayer contributions to Florida’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 77.3 percent of the total, the 14th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Monroe County’s $3,835-per-month cost of living is the highest in Florida

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Sep 28, 2019

Residents of Monroe County need to make $3,835 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Florida.

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Education

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

By Local Labs News Service | Sep 30, 2019

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

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