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Morning Briefs

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CPP NORTH AMERICA CUTTING 97 WORKERS FROM LOCAL OFFICE

CPP North America, an international customer service and protection company, is cutting 97 employees at its Jacksonville offices beginning this summer, according to a filing with the state. The company, whose local offices are on Centurion Parkway, notified employees this month. A company official from the company's U.S. headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., did not return a phone call for comment and local officials could not be reached.

CPP is part of the United Kingdom-based CPP Group.

DECISION ON MILITARY SPY PLANES DELAYED MONTHS

The military has delayed announcing which of two teams will build its Aerial Common Sensor jets, the next generation of spy planes.

A decision was expected by May or June, but will now be made "early" in its fiscal fourth quarter, which begins July 1 and ends Sept. 30, said Army spokesman Tim Rider. But there remains a chance that a decision could be made late in its third fiscal quarter. The award date for the potential $6 billion deal has slid because of a discrepancy in cost estimates between the Army and the Department of Defense, Rider said.

Embraer, the Brazilian jet maker that will build its U.S. military jets at Cecil Commerce Center on the Westside, and its partner Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., are vying for the contract with Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its teammate Northrop Grumman Corp. of Los Angeles.

DOWNTOWN DESIGN AGENCY OKS SOUTHBANK TOWER PLANS

The Downtown Development Authority Design Review Committee approved the design of several projects Thursday including Southbank housing developments The Strand at St. Johns and San Marco Place. Other projects approved include: a new climatized storage facility on Park Street and a new educational facility at Hogan and Beaver streets for First Baptist Church. …

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