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For Red Cross, hurricanes bring both donations and criticism

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Confronted with back-to-back major hurricanes, the American Red Cross has received a huge outpouring of financial support — and a simultaneous barrage of criticism based on its struggles to respond to several past disasters.

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AT&T pledges $1.4M in Hurricane Irma relief

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Telecommunications giant AT&T is giving another $1.4 million in relief toward “sustained recovery” efforts in Florida, Texas and the Caribbean after a pair of devastating hurricanes.

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Anheuser-Busch says ‘This water’s for you’

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Anheuser-Busch announced Friday it would deliver more than 450,000 cans of drinking water to communities around Florida dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. “We are humbled to be able to help out our neighbors in urgent times like this,” said Craig Tomeo, senior general manager of Anheuser-Busch’s Jacksonville Brewery. “Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help right now.” The company said Deerfield Beach, West Palm…

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4th Floor Files talks with Justin Thames about fairness, accounting and new bow ties

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The latest edition of 4th Floor Files talks with Justin Thames, director of governmental affairs at the Florida Institute of CPAs. FICPA represents more than 20,000 members in front of the Florida Legislature, regulatory agencies and the Florida Board of Accountancy. Here is the file on Justin Thames. Significant other? Children? Grandchildren? Very significant, my wife is the greatest. She balances me out. In 25 words or less, explain what you do. I provide grassroots advocacy, fundraising, communications, regulatory and…

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