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Stimulus checks update by Florida State Senator Bracy

From the Office of State Senator Randolph Bracy, District 11 The IRS will make about 60 million payments to Americans through direct deposit in mid-April...

As Florida unemployment ‘boondoggle’ unfolds, small-business loan launch delayed

By John Haughey | The Center Square The department that handles Florida's unemployment applications has collapsed under unprecedented demand, spurring lawmakers to call for audits and...

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AAA: Florida’s gas price drops below $2 per gallon

75% of Florida gas stations have sub-$2 gasoline; demand reportedly down as much as 50% From AAA Florida gas prices are only getting cheaper, as residents...

Pet Supermarket in Apopka updates store hours, limits to two customers in-store at a...

From Pet Supermarket Pet Supermarket, a one-stop pet shop for customers, offering a broad selection of premium pet food, supplies and services, takes classification as an...

Buyer beware: Counterfeit markets and scams can flourish during a public health crisis

By Jay Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University |  The Conversation Rapid acceleration of coronavirus-related infections and fatalities in countries like Italy, Spain...

Florida unemployment claims increase by 1,045 percent

By Jason Schaumburg | The Center Square Unemployment claims in Florida for the week ending March 21 jumped 1,045 percent from the previous week as employers...

Rep. Demings responds to $2-trillion stimulus package

Representative Val Demings of the 10th District, which includes Apopka, made this statement on her Facebook page: "The Senate has now passed historic COVID-19 relief....

Pivoting for good: Businesses of all sizes pivot to battle the pandemic

When a pivot is your patriotic duty From the Hustle, together with Policygenius Just over 3 weeks ago, the World Health Organization warned that global medical...

Florida gun sales so brisk ammunition being rationed

By John Haughey | The Center Square First, toilet paper ran out. Now, bullets are being rationed in Florida. Some firearms retailers are placing restrictions on the...

Florida gives hope to small businesses and unemployed impacted by COVID-19

The first wave of an estimated 400,000 Floridians who lost their jobs last week began filing for unemployment benefits. By John Haughey | The Center Square The...
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AAA: Florida gas prices lowest in nearly four years

42% of retailers have gasoline below $2 a gallon; pumps to remain supplied with fuel. From AAA As COVID-19 cases in America increased last week, fuel...

Orange County unemployment rate increases to 2.9% in January

Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 3.1% From CareerSource Central Florida The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter...