April 23, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/4/2012

› It’s a cautious time for business, BB&T chairman tells Miami chamber
Kelly King, chairman and chief executive of BB&T, which recently acquired BankAtlantic, spoke at a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday. See what he had to say.

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› In Jacksonville and U.S., more gave up looking for work
Unemployment rates fell in August in Jacksonville and in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.

› Customs still slow at MIA
More than 700 travelers per day miss connecting flights out of Miami International Airport because they spend more than an hour clearing customs, MIA officials say.

› Sarasota worker threatens to sue over computer allegations
A local attorney representing a manager in the city's information technology department is threatening to sue the city and a company it hired to investigate allegations of computer-related crimes, claiming the company broke the law by releasing confidential information.

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