Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Spending could signal the end of the era of staycations
After years of dipping in backyard pools and exploring neighborhood festivals during so-called summer staycations, Americans may be ready to splurge a bit more this year, giving economic growth and employment a boost. A rebounding housing market, lower gasoline prices and falling joblessness are among reasons households will venture farther from home. More at Businessweek.
Two Titusville companies set for expansion
Two Titusville companies are coming before the Brevard County Commission today, seeking preliminary support for property tax breaks that would help them expand, adding a total of 95 jobs. More at Florida Today.
Seminole to spend $7.4 million to buy land for sports complex
Seminole County commissioners today agreed to spend $7.4 million to buy almost 100 acres near the Orlando Sanford International Airport to build a sports complex that would draw teams from across the country for tournaments. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
SeniorLink helps senior citizens stay connected
Sam Steiner is a sophomore in high school and runs a company called SeniorLink Consulting, which links up high school students with senior citizens to help them set up their computer, learn how to browse the web to keep up with news, as well as how to use email and Skype and social media. More at the Miami Herald.
Column: 'Kleiner's Laws' can help your business
As an entrepreneur and small-business owner, I have been fortunate to have become friends with, and learned from, many successful entrepreneurs. But the person who had the greatest impact on my business life was the late Eugene Kleiner. Read Rhonda Abrams full column at Florida Today.
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