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Florida Tops Nation In Foreclosures

Florida tops the list with the most foreclosures in the state – for the third month in a row. The state was one of the hardest hit during the housing crisis. Even though it tops the list of most foreclosures in May, there’s a sprinkle of optimism.
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Chipotle workers, yelp.com

Chipotle Mexican Grill – Major Announcement Of Benefits

Last week, Chipotle Mexican Grill made a major announcement that makes slinging burritos for the fast-casual chain a more appealing prospect than ever. Its recruitment strategist, JD Cummings, said that beginning July 1 the company would offer sick pay, paid vacation time and tuition reimbursement for all employees, including part timers. The decision puts Chipotle, which glassdoor.com says has an hourly pay rate of about $9 per hour, in a class of its own when it comes to the value it places on fast-food workers. While a growing chorus is calling for fast-food companies to raise pay and treat employees with more dignity, Chipotle is alone in offering such a substantial benefits package. Even before this week’s announcement, the company …
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Florida Sea Turtle Gains Wow Researchers

Sea turtles in Florida are making a comeback. Leading the way is the green turtle, a species that a few decades ago was near the brink. Today its recovery is virtually unprecedented for an endangered species in the United States. The gains are most apparent at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, among the world’s most significant nesting sites for sea turtles.
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