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Florida Power & Light Accuses FCIR of ‘Factual Errors and Misleading Claims’

We are publishing FPL’s memo in full, as well as FCIR’s point-by-point response.

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In Sunshine State, Big Energy Blocks Solar Power

Millions in political donations from Florida utilities help keep solar panels off rooftops

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Warning Sounded on Heavy Metals in Chocolates

A consumer group is taking legal action against an array of major chocolate manufacturers and retailers, saying they’ve failed to warn consumers about the potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium in their products.

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Highway Agency Takes a Hit Over Safety Report on Electronic Billboards

Billboards that seem magically to have moved from one side of the highway to the other are part of a detailed critique by a former FHWA researcher, who says the federal report is so badly flawed that no one should rely on its conclusions.

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Florida Craft Brewers Gear Up For Another Fight

The country’s big beer companies have set their sights on craft brewers in the Sunshine State — again.

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As U.S. Bids to Renew Relations With Havana, Heralded Cuban Diabetes Drug Off Limits

The developer of the medication, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana, is forbidden to bring a nine-year-old drug, called Heberprot-P, to the United States for clinical trials and use.

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Lawmakers Want An Ethics Overhaul Of the State’s Utilities Regulator

The same week state lawmakers filed legislation aimed at changing the relationship between the Public Service Commission and the utility companies it is supposed to regulate, Gov. Rick Scott attended the swearing-in of a political ally appointed to the panel.

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Washington Post Delves Into Jeb Bush Emails, Business Ties

Ahead of Jeb Bush’s plan to release emails to the public next year from his eight years as Florida’s governor, The Washington Post recently requested the emails. The paper also recently reveled a lucrative business connection tied to Obamacare.

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As Cuba Opens to More Investment, Tampa Sees Advantage Over Miami

Miami will likely not initially be the Cuban trade partner that some might expect.

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Disney Uses Complex Tax-Avoidance Scheme, ‘Lux Leaks’ Files Show

The Walt Disney Co. uses a complex network of companies and subsidiaries to move profits out of high-tax countries to the tiny nation of Luxembourg, where the multinational giant only pays an effective tax rate of 0.3 percent.

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