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Biden Administration to Release $45B for Nationwide Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure that every U.S. resident has access to high-speed internet by roughly 2028, inviting governors and other leaders on Friday to start the application process. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is overseeing the distribution and said that universal access to broadband internet would be…

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Interfaith Group Asks Starbucks to Drop Vegan Milk Surcharge

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is asking Starbucks to stop charging extra for vegan milk alternatives, saying the practice amounts to a tax on people who have embraced plant-based lifestyles. In a statement issued Friday, an interfaith coalition led by Nevada-based Hindu activist Rajan Zed pressed the coffee…

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Visit Orlando and Orlando Economic Partnership Unveil Orlando’s New Global Brand: ‘Unbelievably Real’ Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Visit Orlando, The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, and Orlando Economic Partnership, the economic and community development organization for the region, today announced the launch of one singular, comprehensive and consistent brand to promote the destination and region. The new “Unbelievably Real” brand platform is the product of a first-of-its-kind partnership between…

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Attorney General Moody, Part of TurboTax Investigation Team, Touts $10.3 Million for Floridians in Settlement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced a $141 million multistate agreement with Intuit, Inc., maker of the widely used online tax-preparation software TurboTax, for allegedly deceiving consumers into paying for tax services that should have been free. As a result of the multistate agreement, consumers across the nation will receive $141 million in restitution…

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Intuit to Pay $141M Settlement Over ‘Free’ TurboTax Ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program will pay $141 million to customers across the United States who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax-filing services, New York’s attorney general announced Wednesday. Under the terms of a settlement signed by the attorneys general of all 50 states, Mountain View, California-based…

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Orlando International Airport Ends Mask Mandate

ORLANDO, Fla. – Following a Federal Court decision and updated directives from the Transportation Security Administration, the wearing of facial coverings will no longer be mandated at Orlando International Airport. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which runs OIA, released the following statement: “The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority will continue to remain vigilant in its efforts to…

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Disney ‘Regrets’ Performance by Visiting School Drill Team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Officials at Walt Disney World said Friday that a performance by a visiting Texas high school drill team that used American Indian stereotypes, including chants of “scalp them,” doesn’t reflect the Florida resort’s values. The performance this week in the Magic Kingdom by the “Indianettes” drill team from Port…

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African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Names 2022 Eagle Awards Finalists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida‘s 2022 Eagle Awards finalists were announced during half-time of the Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers game at Amway Center Wednesday night. The Eagle Award Ace Applications The Compak Company Matthews Automotive Group Emerging Business of the Year Comforting, Loving & Helping Hands…

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