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Jacksonville leads nation in professional ‘in-migration’ as Florida population, wealth swell

By John Haughey/The Center Square  Florida's three largest metro areas collectively led the nation in “in-migration” during a six-month span ending in April, according to...

Costco brings back free samples; re-opening food court

From Market Watch Although Costco paused food samples last year due to COVID-19, the warehouse store says they will bring their sample stations back, reports...

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Sanctuary Medicinal opens flagship cannabis dispensary in Orlando

New stand-alone location in Orlando’s International Drive district kicks off Sanctuary’s  plans to establish a statewide presence in Florida  From Sanctuary Medicinals Florida  Sanctuary Medicinals Florida...

The skyrocketing cost of lumber, explained

From The Hustle Wood is typically used for building roofs. Now it’s known for blasting through them. Lumber prices are up nearly 260% since April 2020, following a perfect storm...

Florida no-fault repeal advances with no certainty it will lower auto insurance rates

By John Haughey/The Center Square For decades, Florida lawmakers have pondered bills seeking to repeal the state’s half-century-old no-fault auto insurance system. They’ve perennially failed because...

COVID-19 small business closures in Florida pegged at 32.2%

From the Center Square The share of Florida small businesses still closed compared to January 2020, just prior to the onset of the pandemic, stands...

White House assessment gives Florida’s infrastructure a ‘C’ grade

By John Haughey/The Center Square Florida needs to invest nearly $22 billion in drinking water infrastructure, nearly 1.5 million Floridians are “rent-burdened,” and more than...