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  • Florida gets $9 million to study citrus disease Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.-- Florida is getting $9 million to study the citrus greening disease. The $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation in Lake Alfred, Fla.. By some estimates, it has cost Florida $3.6 billion in lost orange juice production and jobs.

  • Fla.'s pension fund underfunded by $19.2 billion Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida's massive retirement fund now has a $19.2 billion gap between the amount of money it has and the amount of money it needs to cover all current and future benefits. The size of the gap is still within a range considered healthy by many financial experts, but it could still fuel a political debate in the Florida Legislature.

  • OIR receives more than 100 filings on PIP changes Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida insurance regulators have announced they've received more than 100 filings from auto insurers doing business in the state and are expecting more by the close of business.

  • Sign of the times _ baseball autographs go hi tech Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    Jim Nash is such a big Yankees fan that he named his son George Mattingly Nash, combining two of his favorite players: George Herman Ruth and Don Mattingly. Now, power up the computer and get a prize from the likes of R.A. Dickey, Cliff Lee, Andrew McCutchen and Clayton Kershaw.

  • Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.-- Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes. This week in this town, the presidential motorcade speeds past opulent homes lining manmade Lake Las Vegas as he heads to the sprawling luxury development where he's preparing for the upcoming debates with Mitt Romney.

  • Romney won't revoke young illegal immigrant visas Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:36 AM ET

    DENVER-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of an executive order signed this summer by President Barack Obama.

  • Investigators cite wasteful spending at VA events Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Federal investigators estimated Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs wastefully spent about $762,000 at two employee conferences last year in Orlando, Fla., and that senior leadership failed to provide proper oversight in planning and executing the events.

  • S&P 500 futures rose 7.7 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 23 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures. The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.

  • MARKET PULSE-Boeing, Yahoo, Oracle Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:41 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up between 0.2 and 0.3 percent. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.

  • MARKET PULSE- Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up between 0.2 and 0.3 percent. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Inspired by travel sites like Expedia, start-up Wiresurfer.com is promising to condense three days work into fifteen minutes for small companies shopping for telecommunications services.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A Kentucky businessman was arrested on Monday and charged with evading $53 million in taxes in a multi-faceted case stemming from an ongoing U.S. investigation of failed Park Avenue Bank.

  • Security company fired after nuke plant break-in Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:47 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- The security contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee was fired Monday after authorities said three protesters cut through fences and vandalized a building in an unprecedented break-in.

  • American Airlines inspecting jets for loose seats Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:39 PM ET

    DALLAS-- The federal government is examining two separate incidents in which passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes in the last three days. On Saturday, a flight from Boston to Miami made an emergency landing in New York after three passenger seats came loose shortly after takeoff.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 1- Returning the damaged Crystal River nuclear unit in Florida to service could cost $3 billion and take eight years, according to an independent review of repair options commissioned by Duke Energy.

  • Spirit's $100 carry-on fee starts next month Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    MIRAMAR, Fla.-- Spirit Airlines Inc. will begin charging passengers $100 for carry-on bags unless they pay a smaller fee before getting to the airport. The airline announced in May that the $100 fee was coming.

  • --U.S.-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. is proposing to issue $500 million senior secured notes due 2020 and $300 million of unsecured notes due 2020. The company will use the proceeds to repay existing debt and for other purposes including acquisitions.

  • Oct 1- Duke Energy Corp:. *Progress energy Florida issues statement regarding filing of crystal river. $900 million to $1.3 billion.

  • Estimated Progress Fla. nuke plant repair costs up Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:57 PM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- A new report says it would cost nearly $1.5 billion to repair Progress Energy's damaged nuclear reactor at Crystal River. That's up from the St. Petersburg- based utility's prior estimate of $900 million to $1.3 billion.

  • Kentucky man arrested in NY bailout fraud probe Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:49 PM ET

    Wilbur Anthony Huff, 51, who has addresses in both Caneyville and Louisville, was released on $100,000 unsecured bond after a brief court appearance in federal court in Louisville in which prosecutors portrayed him as a flight risk. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan called the case "Part Two" of his office's investigation of the taxpayer-funded TARP.