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Tuesday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/6/2012

Smooth sailing in Florida vote . . . so far

Florida voters queued up before dawn Tuesday to cast their ballots as long lines began forming at some precincts across the state. There were no early reports of significant problems as voters in the largest swing state chose between President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. More at the AP and see also:

» Markets focus on US as Americans vote
» Throwing an election viewing party? Some tips to keep it from getting ugly
» Power outages in Pinellas County cause concern about polling sites
» Unsigned absentee ballots rejected in Broward; technical woes in Pembroke Pines
» Big money from Florida in election


Start-up airline eyeing Melbourne International

A new start-up airline may land at Melbourne International Airport, bolstering the number of scheduled flights out of the Space Coast’s main airport and adding nonstop service between Melbourne and Washington, D.C. More at Florida Today.


Jacksonville company taps passion, personality for tech jobs

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Open English

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Online school Open English, based in Miami, has raised $43 million that it will use to expand from 50,000 to 80,000 students in Latin America by year’s end.

» Full profile

» Official site

Sure, experience counts in job hunting. But passion and personality now are among the key factors in the equation of a new, Jacksonville-based website that seeks to match employees with firms that specialize in the technology field. More at the Florida Times-Union.


Little freebies offered today to attract, reward voters

A handful of stores and restaurants -- including Olive Garden and Blockbuster -- are rewarding voters today with little free items. See a list at the Palm Beach Post and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Motley Fool. The Polk Museum in Lakeland offer free admission to voters.


Enterprise Florida in economic partnership with South African consulting firm

The new partnership will allow Enterprise Florida to market the Sunshine State as a pro-business location for potential new investment and assist Florida companies in expanding their sales in South Africa. More at the South Florida Business Journal.

Out of the Box
Dog-E-Glow

dog e glow Whether they are Canes, Seminoles or Gators, college sports fans know how to show their school spirit. And one South Florida company is betting that they will want to deck out their dogs in team colors, too. Dog-E-Glow makes and sells dog collars and leashes that light up with LED technology. The pet-products company recently unleashed the newest additions to its rapidly growing college line, which sports the colors and logos of about 50 universities.

» Full story from the Miami Herald
» Dog-E-Glow official site


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