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  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Rollins Inc, parent of extermination company Orkin, has seen its shares jump 5 percent during this year's stock market selloff because investors expect fears of the mosquito-borne Zika virus will lead to increased revenues. The virus, rapidly spreading in the Americas, has been linked to thousands of babies in Brazil being born with microcephaly,...

  • This may be the undoing of Donald Trump Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Trump's antics are getting traditional media attention, but here's the big problem that could be his undoing, says Joshua Spivak.

  • Don't mess with Medicaid expansion? Texas' lesson Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) leads a press conference with UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel Podolsky.

    Texas is forgoing about $100 billion in federal funds by not expanding a major health program for the poor.

  • What port issues? Ship to Florida, says Gov. Scott Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott

    In the wake of a dispute that gridlocked key California ports, Scott was in Los Angeles courting companies hurt by the impasse.

  • Pandora knows who you will (probably) vote for Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    If you live in Florida and like Pandora, you're probably hearing a lot of Rick Scott for Governor ads. That is, if you like country music.

  • Look Ma, no hands! Automated car demos in Florida Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    Look Ma, no hands! Automated car demos in Florida

    You don't have to hold the wheel, says Filip Brabec, Audi of America product management, discussing the automaker's self-driving car. And Gov. Rick Scott, (R-Fla), explains how the Sunshine State intends to make sure the technology is safe for the road while creating more jobs.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • The new geography of American prosperity Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    The reality today is that all things are not equal among states. Americans migrate toward job growth, and job growth in some states is undeniably outpacing job growth in others.

  • Need Return on Hertz HQ Move to Florida: Gov Scott Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) told CNBC he hopes for a five times return in five years for the $19 million of incentives given to Hertz to relocate its headquarters from New Jersey.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • Florida has 8.7 percent unemployment in September Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida's unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in September, a slight improvement from the previous two months and the final state job numbers available to voters before Election Day. Florida unemployment was 8. 8 percent in July and August. "These numbers tell us two things," Florida Gov.

  • Fla. gov troubled by firings at property insurer Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- A move by Florida's largest property insurer to dismiss employees responsible for investigating wrongdoing drew criticism Thursday from Gov.

  • Miss. says no thanks to Medicaid expansion dollars Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

  • Cut Taxes to Boost US Economy: Florida Governor Scott Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Tampa, Florida

    Republican Florida governor Rick Scott tells CNBC the Federal government should take cues from Florida's lower taxes and streamlined regulations  if it wants to jump start job creation.

  • Gov. Scott's Economic Forecast Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:51 AM ET
    Gov. Scott's Economic Forecast

    Gov. Rick Scott, Governor, (R-FL), discusses the tax tussle in Washington, and why "government has got to get smaller."

  • Gov. Scott's Sunshine Economics Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:15 AM ET
    Gov. Scott's Sunshine Economics

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL), discusses his state's strategy for creating jobs and decreasing unemployment.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- In an embarrassing mistake, Florida Governor Rick Scott gave out a phone sex hotline number to Floridians seeking information on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. The governor's office was alerted by a public radio station in Tampa, WUSF, which was monitoring the cabinet meeting and posted the number on its website.

  • Fla. gov. says state needs more water from Georgia Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:21 PM ET

    EASTPOINT, Fla.-- Florida's oyster industry appears near collapse and needs help to survive, including getting more fresh water into Apalachicola Bay from Georgia, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday in pledging to try to help.

  • Fla. gov. trying to save dying oyster industry Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Rick Scott says the state's oyster industry appears near collapse and needs help to survive. He says that includes getting more fresh water coming into Apalachicola Bay from Georgia. Florida has battled for years over the amount of water coming downstream from Georgia.