Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Supreme Court rules in favor of Florida landowners
In a victory for landowners and property rights advocates, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Florida regulatory agency placed unreasonable demands on a landowner who sought building permits to develop his land. Read more from Reuters and MSN and see the full opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Florida Trend receives ten awards at national conference
Area Alliance of Business Publications, a national organization, has presented their annual Editorial Excellence awards and Florida Trend took home ten. The annual competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved by regional business publications. Full story.
Carnival sees fewer bookings, replaces its CEO
Sky Energy International
Passengers remain hesitant to book cruises, despite deep discounts. But that didn't stop Carnival Corp. from eking out a $41 million second-quarter profit thanks to lower fuel costs and the timing of some administrative expenses. The Miami-based company also announced Tuesday that Micky Arison, who has been CEO since 1979 and is the son of Carnival co-founder Ted Arison, is being replaced by Arnold W. Donald. More at the Miami Herald.
CEO of Florida-based company being held captive by Chinese workers
An American executive held in his Beijing medical supply plant by angry workers said Tuesday that he's waiting for his lawyers to arrive to resolve a compensation dispute that highlights tensions in China's labor market. Read more and see video from CBS News.
Column: Plane brains solve problems at cruising speed
What would happen if you brought more 100 leading innovators and entrepreneurs together to help solve one of the world’s most pressing problems? What if you put them all together in one 10-hour transatlantic flight? That’s exactly what British Airways did June 12 with UnGrounded, the first-ever innovation lab in the sky. More at Florida Today.
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