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6:20 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Space Lobby Docks At Fla. Capitol, Hoping For More STEM Education

NASA Booth at the Capitol for Florida Space Day
Credit Thomas Andrew Gustafson

Wednesday is the sixteenth Florida Space Day. In the Capitol, NASA and the Florida Space Day group are presenting the current and hopeful future of the Space Industry in Florida. And both the agency and the group’s wish for more space-based education was also seen in a NASA presentation at Tallahassee’s Cobb Middle School.

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Business
5:12 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Student PSA Videos Warn Floridians About Unlicensed CPA's

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants President and CEO Deborah Curry (left), Grand Prize Winner Will Flynn, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Ken Lawson (right)
Credit Steven Rodriguez / WFSU-FM

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants presented prizes on Tuesday to the winners of a public service video contest. 

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Business
3:28 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Florida Food Trucks Becoming Big Business


Today, it seems almost any random gathering of people is likely to attract at least one food truck.  Tom Flanigan reports the number of these restaurants-on-wheels is growing in Florida, as well as their impact on the economies in which they operate.

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Business
10:45 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Local Willy Wonka Dreams Of A Chocolate Factory

Bob Williamson mixes a batch of chocolate
Jessica Palombo WFSU-FM

Last year, Florida passed a law that allows people to make food in their homes and sell it without a license.  One guy who’s taking advantage of the law is Tallahassee chocolate maker Bob Williamson. And he’s hoping to use a fundraising website to take his business to the next level.

Bob Williamson owns Srsly Chocolate. His chocolate bars are a big seller at Tallahassee’s Lake Ella farmer’s market.

"My dream is to have Tallahassee’s first chocolate factory," he said.

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Business
4:41 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Black Friday Starts Holiday Shopping Season With A Bang

Black Friday’s long lines and mega bargains draw out early morning shoppers every year the day after Thanksgiving, and this year some stores even opened as early as Thursday night.

Black Friday gets its moniker for helping businesses go into the black or positive revenue.  And this past weekend was no exception.   John Fleming, with the Florida Retail Federation, says retail stores make anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of their annual sales during the holiday season.  He said this weekend went well for Florida.

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