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Florida lost construction, gained health care jobs in recovery

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Florida gained more wealthy residents but also more families living below the poverty line between 2010 and 2015 when the Sunshine State participated in an economic recovery from a devastating housing crash and the worst recession in decades. New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday shows that during the recovery, jobs were lost in construction, real estate, government and manufacturing. But jobs were gained in education, health care, tourism and professional positions. During the same time, Florida residents…

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Jeff Greene calls on BP to invest $100 mil a year for 10 years for reparations for oil spill

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Jeff Greene, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, called on British Petroleum (BP) to invest $100 million dollars a year for 10 years in an escrow account that Florida can use for alternative energy, environmental cleanup, economic recovery, tourism promotion, and health-related issues as a result of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has now reached the Florida coast. The full policy proposal is included at the end of this post. “This is the worst environmental disaster…

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