Atlantis astronaut gears up for 1st spacewalk of career while awaiting daughter’s birth

Astronauts gear up for 2nd spacewalk of mission

Regulators shut Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida; marks 124th US bank failure this year

Small Florida bank shuttered, 124th this year

Low prices, weak dollar attracts international investors into US housing market

Real estate agents see return of foreign buyers

Florida’s unemployment rate continues steady climb to 11.2 percent in October

Fla. jobless rate climbs to 11.2 percent in Oct.

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Foreclosure crisis weighs on economy as more people with good credit risk losing homes

Foreclosures hitting more people with good credit

Nation’s banking woes offer fertile expansion ground for Louisiana-based Iberiabank Corp.

Banking woes seen by La. company as opportunity

Space shuttle Atlantis closes in on space station for linkup, delivering tons of spare parts

Shuttle nears space station, docking scheduled

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Study: New mini heart pump improves survival, could be permanent device for frail elderly

Study: New device boosts heart failure survival

New device boosts heart failure survival in study; could be permanent pump for frail elderly

Study: New device improves heart failure survival

Astronauts inspect space shuttle Atlantis for damage as it approaches space station

Astronauts inspect space shuttle in case of damage

IRS reaches settlements with 14,700 taxpayers over secret accounts in 70 foreign countries

IRS settles with 14,700 over foreign accounts

In-orbit inspection scheduled for space shuttle Atlantis as it approaches space station

In-orbit inspection scheduled for space shuttle

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Rubio takes ideas from Obama, uses them in his own ad against Gov. Crist in Fla. Senate race

News Pres Obama Healthcare

Bobcats acquire disgruntled Stephen Jackson from Warriors in 4-player deal

Bobcats acquire disgruntled Jackson from Warriors

Airgas acquires Tri-Tech, Fla.-based gas supplier; terms not disclosed

Airgas acquires gas distributor Tri-Tech

RADNOR, Pa. — Specialty gas distributor Airgas Inc. said Monday it acquired Tri-Tech, a gas supplier based in Tampa, Fla.

Cohen steps down as majority owner of NHL’s Florida Panthers; 2 partners named replacements

NHL: Florida Panthers announce new majority owners

Space shuttle crew of 6 includes 1st orthopedic surgeon in space and former NFL pick

Shuttle crew includes surgeon and former NFL pick

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