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Gubernatorial underdog Chris King talks faith, race and policy [Audio]

Chris King is what some might call an oxymoron. The Harvard-educated millionaire entrepreneur running for Florida Governor is known for being both deeply faithful and a highly progressive, life-long Democrat.

The polls have long shown King trailing his heavy-hitting opponents Gwen Graham, Phillip Levine, Jeff Greene and Andrew Gillum. Despite a “David & Goliath”-like race, the numbers have yet to slow down King’s own fervor or the fever pitch of his campaign. He has been traveling the state, stumping his leadership on issues from standing up to Big Sugar to health care to affordable housing – but he’s spoken very little on how his faith might affect his leadership.

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City Council: Bezu tower fits within city land use codes

St. Petersburg City Council members who voted to approve downtown’s controversial Bezu condominium tower say they felt duty-bound to honor the city’s existing land use policies.

In the fourth public hearing on Bezu since last fall, the eight members of the council were tasked with passing the project’s approval by the Development Review Commission, the final hurdle before construction can begin. The original proposal for the vacant property, at 100 4th Ave. S., was for 28 floors (nearly 300 vertical feet), with 29 luxury units. The DRC and the council rejected that vision for the condo tower, causing developer Michel Reginano to go back to the drawing board.

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How Birmingham’s Innovation Depot secured more public and private support for Alabama’s startups

But Alabama does have some notable activity worth taking a closer look at, concentrated in its largest entrepreneurial center, the Innovation Depot.

This collaboration between the public and private sector has generated unique programs that provide the startups that do choose to build their companies in Alabama with a more tight-knit support system than they might get in a more mature startup scene.

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Media

SPx Classic: Steve Gianfilippo, Gianco Companies

Curating vibes in St. Pete: Steve Gianfilippo talks design, elevating the art scene, and what makes a smart investment

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The Hustle

Amanda Cole (eTeki)

eTeki conducts highly specialized, technical interviews with IT professionals on behalf of its clients, serving as the bridge between IT professionals and eTeki's clients.

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Profile

Nielsen

or nearly a century, Nielsen has set the standard for market research and data analytics.

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The Shuffle

Gary Praznik
iQor

Jeani Bishoff
Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers, Inc.

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Diane Bailey Morton
Warehouse Arts District Association

Focus: McMonopoly

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’

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ACUMEN: Travel

Points-Obsessed Travelers Are Terrified of Losing Perks [Bloomberg]

Starwood fans fear Marriott mediocrity in the world's largest hospitality merger.

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