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Tourists spent record amount in Fla. last year

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tourists visiting the Sunshine State spent more money last year than ever before. Gov. Rick Scott said on Thursday that visitors spent a record $71.1 billion in 2012. That's a nearly 7 percent increase over 2011 which was also a record year. The preliminary spending figures were compiled by Visit Florida, the state's quasi-public marketing arm. Visits Florida has...

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