Tag Archives: money

House Bill Aims to Protect the Elderly Against Ongoing Fraud Attempts

By on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 11:53 am

For weeks now, a 60-year-old woman has felt the pressure of an increasingly aggressive “IRS officer” calling to demand owed money.

These supposed back taxes are not the first time Valerie Sicher has been targeted by con artists looking to financially exploit her.

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College Ranking Scales Changing, Adapting

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

The college ranking game is changing, with university reviewers switching their focus toward the cost pay-off for the average student. New criteria is being considered for college ranking scores.

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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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It’s Now Really Easy To See Most Florida Public Officials’ Net Worth

By on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

This year’s Florida ethics reform has provided the public unique and easy access to its civil servants’ financial holdings. Citizens no longer need to request the information from state and county agencies; they can click and scroll through the information online.

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In the News: high local STD rate, state seeks $6 billion from BP, AP’s twitter hacked, U.S. revises sexual assault case procedures

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Alachua County carries high STD rate in the state – The Florida Department of Health released data revealing that Alachua County residents have the fourth highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Florida. The Independent Florida Alligator Florida Attorney General seeks nearly […]

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FSU gives part of Dance Marathon money to Shands Hospital

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Florida State University’s Dance Marathon committee is presenting Shands Hospital with over $700,000 Friday. The money will be used to renovate the Shands neonatal intensive care unit.

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Gas prices continue to increase

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Gas prices in Florida increased 14 cents over just one week, making the average Florida price for gas higher than the national level. Experts blame low supply, refinery maintenance, economic optimism and the annual switch from the winter blend to the summer blend, which costs more to produce.

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With summer travel around the corner, gas prices showing hope

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

For the first time this year, motorists are paying less at the pump than at this time last year- an average of $3.80 per gallon. AAA South Senior Motor Club Manager John Albright says this decrease will have a direct […]

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Marion County schools, Ocala utilities at odds

By on February 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County School District resolved an issue regarding utility fees last year. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Ocala and Marion County School District are now having a similar issue.

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