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Analysis: Florida posted 12th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Florida ranked No. 12 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Florida building permits: October 2018

Florida issued 12,123 building permits for privately owned housing during October, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Florida building permits: September 2018

Florida issued 10,481 building permits for privately owned housing during September, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Miami 43% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Miami is $331.95, 43 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned nearly $350,000 for Florida schools in 2016

Southeastern University wrestling brought in $20,207 per athlete in revenue in 2016, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

JAX CHAMBER: K9s for Warriors graduates 500th Warrior-Canine Team

K9s For Warriors celebrated its 500th graduate last night, seven years after graduating its first warrior-canine team.

CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP: The Orlando region's mission to advance broad-based prosperity

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) led a collective effort, engaging leadership, staff and stakeholders in the development of a strategic framework for the region’s future.

DESTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: ''And the winners are...'' Destin Chamber Awards Outstanding Members

On Dec. 13, 200 Destin Chamber members gathered to celebrate the successes of 2018 and honor outstanding community members.

Webber International University fields most volleyball players in Florida

Webber International University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

CLEARWATER REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Thanksgiving Cruises to be held November 22

Let our crew handle all of the Thanksgiving details while you and your guests sit back, relax and enjoy a traditional feast aboard one of our fully air-conditioned yachts and take in the beautiful sights of Tampa or Clearwater Beach.

Florida Technical College enrolls 3,989 undergrads

At Florida Technical College, 63 percent of undergraduate students are nontraditional students - age 25 or older - and 69 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Med-Life Institute-Naples enrolls 128 undergrads

At Med-Life Institute-Naples, 97 percent of undergraduate students are nontraditional students - age 25 or older - and 85 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Paul Mitchell the School-Jacksonville enrolls 194 undergrads

At Paul Mitchell the School-Jacksonville, 64 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 97 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Paul Mitchell the School-Orlando enrolls 255 undergrads

At Paul Mitchell the School-Orlando, 65 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 82 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Withlacoochee Technical College enrolls 160 undergrads

At Withlacoochee Technical College, 56 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 56 percent are male, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

National Personal Training Institute enrolls 67 undergrads

At National Personal Training Institute, 60 percent of undergraduate students are nontraditional students - age 25 or older - and 73 percent are male, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater enrolls 18,563 undergrads

At Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater, 83 percent of undergraduate students are nontraditional students - age 25 or older - and 94 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

BERKOWITZ POLLACK BRANT ADVISORS AND ACCOUNTANTS: The ABCs of IRAs by Nancy M. Valdes, CPA

Individual Retirement Arrangements, or IRAs, are financial accounts that taxpayers may set up with an IRS-approved financial advisor, financial institution or life insurance company to save money for retirement.

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