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Jan. 20, 2017: A day that will live in infamy

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When a family member or another loved one dies of natural causes, we understand that death is the price we pay for life. We must accept it and count on memories to console us. But how do you grieve for your nation? How do you move beyond the death of everything you held sacred about the land of your birth? Whose uniform you wore proudly? Whose virtues you have tried to teach to your children and to anyone else who…

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Disgraced former WellCare exec looking to cash out

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In May 2014, former WellCare Chief Executive Todd Farha of Tampa was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of defrauding the Florida Medicaid program. Farha, along with WellCare executives, Paul Behrens and William Kale, former vice president of government and regulatory affairs, had orchestrated a scheme from the summer of 2003 through the fall of 2007 to defraud the state of over $30 million by submitting exaggerated expense reports. Along with the federal prison term, Farha was fined…

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Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

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Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. The industry’s top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state policymakers across the country continues to intensify. This week, it was disclosed that ESPN and DraftKings ended an exclusive advertising deal and FanDuel confirmed Wednesday it had laid off 55 workers in its Orlando, Florida, office. ESPN and DraftKings declined to…

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Jeb Bush’s busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue

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During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. Bush returned to corporate America after leaving the governor’s mansion in early 2007, and his industry portfolio expanded steadily until he began shedding ties late last year to prepare a run for president. Executives who worked alongside Bush…

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