Retail trade is the third-largest employer by industry in Florida, and general sales taxes make up 74.2 percent of the state’s General Revenue.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported.
Here's the kind of data that makes retailers shudder: 40 percent of Hispanics said they will spend less on holiday shopping this year.
John P. Tague replaced Mark Frissora, who stepped down as Hertz CEO early in September.
Mote Marine Laboratory is selling its more than decade-old sturgeon and caviar business to a local group.