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Coronavirus is forcing Florida-based cruise lines to face the consequences of their shady business practices

Prior to the approval of the multi-trillion-dollar economic stimulus package, there was much talk about how it would assist the cruise industry. Few sectors of the economy have been hit harder, or re…
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Disney really has no clue what to expect, but neither does anyone else

Last week saw Universal Parks announce a reopening date of April 19, then a few days later, as pressure mounted for Disney to acknowledge their April 1 reopening was unlikely, the Mouse
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'Shameful': Orlando state representatives hammer DeSantis on state's unemployment website

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday backed ongoing efforts to handle the surge of jobless claims caused by the novel coronavirus, as Democrats said more action is needed because of the state’s historically t…
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Orlando lawyer and notorious bigot Mat Staver to represent Tampa pastor arrested for holding services during coronavirus outbreak

Liberty Counsel chairman Mathew Staver, a guy who once said the “Q” in LGBTQ stands for “pedophilia," will represent Tampa pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who was arrested today after ignoring local and…
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As hotels plead for 'second' stimulus, Orlando stares down $2.5B in likely loan defaults

Without federal intervention and relief, industry experts say the carnage will be widespread and result in instability in business and tourism centers for years to come.
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Tampa Bay Times furloughs some staff, cuts print edition to twice weekly, amid coronavirus outbreak

Folks used to holding a copy of the Tampa Bay Times should squeeze theirs a little tighter.…
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Macy's furloughs most of its staff, including in Central Florida

Macy's Inc. is laying off the "majority" of its workforce as the coronavirus has slowed shopping activity for the retailer. The New York (NYSE: M) company announced in a March 30 news release that …
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Coronavirus: Local firm to share business tips in free webinar

The irony is not lost on Matt Certo with the timing of his company's next initiative due to the coronavirus. The CEO of Winter Park-based Findsome & Winmore was preparing to celebrate its 25th anni…
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EXCLUSIVE: Fifth Third CEO: Coronavirus relief requests 'unprecedented, just tip of the iceberg'

Fifth Third Bank has already serviced tens of thousands of requests from customers for temporary relief from loans, fees and credit card bills, CEO Greg Carmichael said in an exclusive interview.
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Developer seeks OK to develop 230+ acres in exchange for dropping lawsuit

The developer wants to develop the Seminole County site into a mixed-use project.
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Hillsborough sheriff issues warrant for Tampa pastor who held service during coronavirus outbreak

Last Sunday, evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne held two church services in front of thousands of members at his mega church in
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Rent burdened? This is the first thing tenants should do, attorney says

Due to COVID-19's business disruption, Central Florida retail tenants large and small have looked into reducing their rent — or not paying at all.
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Here's what you need to know about Seminole County's social distancing order

Seminole County has taken steps to help stop coronavirus spread in the area. County officials put in place a social distancing order which took effect at midnight on March 30. The order, which is no…
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Florida sheriff needs your help with 'Tiger King' cold case

Sure, Netflix’s docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, is all about bitter rivalries and Joe Exotic’s antics,
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OneWeb Satellites to reduce local workforce

OneWeb Satellites will reduce its workforce at its Space Coast manufacturing facility as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the factory’s operations, the company announced March 30.  OneWeb Satellite…
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