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Fla. Lawmakers Focus on Schools to Lower Unemployment

Updated: 12/29/2011 - More than 900 people are unemployed in Florida. Some lawmakers say the high number can't be blamed solely on the tough economy. They say the bigger problem is a shortage of highly-skilled workers. Legislation has been filed to give public school students new options when picking their classes.

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New Movement Aims to Restrict Fla. Gun Carry Laws

Posted: 12/28/2011 - A new law in Florida has done away with hundreds of ordinances restricting the places guns were allowed. Now a movement is underway to bring those restrictions back.

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Legislation Filed to Ban Local Business Tax in Florida

Posted: 12/27/2011 - If you want to do business in Florida, you'll have to pay up. There are state permit fees, a corporate income tax and many cities and counties have their own business tax. It's that last one that's led many entrepreneurs to complain to state representatives, and now legislation has been filed to eliminate the tax, but not everyone is happy about the move.

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Obama Focuses on Economic Inequality

Posted: 12/24/2011 - President Barack Obama and his Republican rivals are focusing on economic inequality as an issue in the 2012 campaign as they argue about which of them can best help the middle class.

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Congressman Breaks 'Merry Christmas' Ban

Updated: 12/23/2011 - A U.S. Congressman from Virginia is breaking the rues this holiday season. He's saying 'Merry Christmas' to his constituents.

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Fla. Business Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Block Tax Hike

Updated: 12/23/2011 - All across Florida, business owners are finding an unwelcome notice in their mailboxes. In the Spring, their unemployment taxes are going up. It's all because the state borrowed more than $2 billion from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits, and the bill's now due. The increase has many companies talking layoffs.

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Nevada Prepares to Cash In on Internet Poker

Updated: 12/23/2011 - Years ago, Congress made the processing of bank transactions for internet gambling illegal. Now, Nevada is preparing for the day that it's legal again.

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Payroll Tax Cut Extension Vote Heads To House

Posted: 12/18/2011 - Obama is also being forced to accept a provision that gives him 60 days to decide whether to approve or reject a proposed a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that promises thousands of jobs.

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Des Moines Register Endorses Romney

Posted: 12/18/2011 - The pick-up was a boost for Romney who hasn't visited the state often but impressed the paper's editors with his "sobriety, wisdom and judgment."

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Gingrich Says Rivals' Criticism Taking A Toll

Posted: 12/18/2011 - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann continued to criticize his tenure as a consultant and Texas Rep. Ron Paul continued an ad accusing him of "serial hypocrisy" for taking Freddie Mac's checks.

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