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Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change

MIAMI —A new study by the Risky Business Project paints a grim picture of Florida's economy if industries fail to take seriously the risks from climate change. Florida has more private …

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Lowry Park Zoo gets new CEO

TAMPA — Lowry Park Zoo has a new chief executive officer, zoo officials announced on Friday. Joseph A. Couceiro will begin working as the zoo's new CEO on Aug. 17. "Joe's professional …

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At $14 billion, beer is big business for Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Florida loves a cold brew — a lot, according to a new study that says beer pumps $14 billion into the state's economy every year. The beer industry accounts …

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  1. As Tampa Bay foreclosures plunge, prices jump

    Real Estate

    When it came time to list a certain foreclosed home in Tampa's Town N Country area in April, Realtor Irwin Wilensky figured $79,500 would be a fair price given its dilapidated condition.

    
Despite its condition, this foreclosed  house in Tampa's Town N Country area sold for $37,500 over the asking price in June
  2. Progressive Insurance plans to hire more than 300 for its Tampa office

    Business

    Progressive Insurance plans to hire 333 employees at its Tampa contact center by the end of 2015, the Ohio-based insurer said in a press release. The company seeks sales representatives and claims adjusters. The roles will pay between $14 and $17 an hour. The insurer will hold an "interview only event" for the sales …

  3. Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change

    State Roundup

    MIAMI —A new study by the Risky Business Project paints a grim picture of Florida's economy if industries fail to take seriously the risks from climate change.

  4. While its streaming service booms, Netflix streamlines old business

    Retail

    FREMONT, Calif. — It was just past sunrise on an early-spring morning at Netflix's DVD operations here, where metallic arms whirred in a giant glass box and rolling carts holding millions of DVDs lined the walls. The company's iconic red envelopes buzzed through an assembly line at the other end of the …

    Workers at Netflix’s DVD operations in Fremont, Calif., April 9, 2015. As the company’s streaming service booms, its DVD-by-mail operation continues to churn out hundreds of millions of dollars in profit each year. [New York Times] 
  5. Chinese shares tumble again

    Markets

    HONG KONG — After several weeks of relative calm, tumult returned to China's stock markets Monday, casting doubt on the government's measures to support share prices.

    A man checks stock prices outside a brokerage house in Hangzhou in east China’s Zhejiang province on Monday. The Shanghai share index fell more than 8 percent Monday as Chinese stocks suffered a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to calm the market. [Associated Press]