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October Home Sales Up 27% From October 2012

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 11:26 pm

A 27 percent increase in home sales in Alachua County reflects an upswing in the real estate market, said Matt Thomas, broker and owner of Thomas Group Realty. This October, about 166 homes were sold compared to 131 sales in October 2012.

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Small Business Saturday Encourages Holiday Sales In Local Stores

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” Campaign benefits both shoppers and local store owners during holiday shopping sales.

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YMCA Begins Cutting Programs After Bankruptcy, Leans on Community Support

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the North Central Florida YMCA Wellness Center must determine which programs to cut to start generating badly needed revenue.

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How To Cut Travel Costs For 2013 Holidays

By on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Travel professionals reveal which days are cheapest to fly and how to cut traveling costs.

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Tax Increase for Credit Unions Remains Unlikely

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

Organizations like the American Banking Association are lobbying for credit unions to be taxed.

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Doctors: As Halloween Approaches, Watch For Unlicensed Contact Lenses

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

Some popular additions to Halloween costumes, like contact lenses that change eye color or appearance, can be dangerous to health.

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New Jobs Come To Alachua County, As Does Governor Scott

By and on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Gainesville Wednesday morning to welcome two new businesses to the area.

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Florida’s Agriculture Industry Continues To Grow

By on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Florida’s agriculture industry is continuing to grow, according to a report released last week by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The report titled “Florida Agriculture: By the Numbers” cited increased sales of oranges, honey and other agricultural commodities.

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For North Central Florida Kickstarters, It’s All Or Nothing

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

More North Central Florida startup companies are turning to an online fundraising website, Kickstarter, to gain capital for their project ideas. The catch? If their dollar goal isn’t met, participants don’t see a penny of the funds.

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Government Employees Catch Up With Lost Work After Shutdown

By on October 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Franklin Percival, a government employee who was out of work because of the partial shutdown earlier this month, is back to work after a 16 day vacation he never wanted.

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