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What you need to know about Florida today

Friday, December 07, 2018

Source from www.floridatrend.com | What you need to know about Florida today
Cybercrime becoming bigger problem in Florida
Cybercrimes are becoming a bigger problem in Florida. Comparitech says Florida had almost 22 million victims of cyber crimes last year. The averaged loss per victim was $5,054. Cybercrimes, which include attack and digital fraud, are at a six-year high. More from WJXT and CNBC.

Florida eyes California’s medical review process for comp savings
California’s 6-year-old independent medical review program for workers compensation claims could be a solution to keeping Florida’s workers compensation costs low, according to a report released this week by Florida TaxWatch. See the news release from Florida TaxWatch and the full analysis here, plus read more at Business Insurance.

Layoffs and stalled projects plagued space start-up Moon Express. Then NASA stepped in.
Space start-up Moon Express, based in Cape Canaveral, is working on a fleet of lunar landers. But after an investor pulled out in the summer of 2017, the company has struggled. It laid off about half its staff. Projects stalled. And not a dollar was spent on its launch complex. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

Complaints from private entrepreneurs in Cuba lead to unusual about-face on new regulations
In an 11th-hour reprieve, the Cuban government has announced several big changes that should make new rules scheduled to go into effect Friday more palatable to the island’s cuentapropistas (self-employed workers). [Source: Miami Herald]

New species of giant salamander discovered in Florida
There have been whispers for decades that a creature with the spots of a leopard and the body of an eel lurked in the swamps of Florida and Alabama. Rumor had it the animal was as long as a man’s arm, with glistening gray skin, and frills on either side of its face. But unlike Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, this animal is real. [Source: National Geographic]

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