August 22, 2014

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| 10/15/2013

Global trade played key role in leading Florida out of recession

Global trade played a key role in leading Florida’s economy out of the recession, according to a study by the Florida Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation. Florida created nearly 23,000 new jobs in trade and logistics from 2010 to 2012 and more than 9,000 new jobs in manufacturing. [Source: Fort Myers News-Press]

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Preparing Florida's youth for the "real world"

Many feel Florida's youth aren't prepared financially to enter into the "Real World". The Florida Council on Economic Education wants to change that. They are asking state lawmakers to require Florida high schoolers to take a Financial Literacy course. More from WEAR and WJHG.


African dust might subdue future storm seasons

A burst of African dust in June, pouring over tropical regions of the Atlantic, appears to be a major reason this hurricane season has been remarkably subdued so far. What also might be a plus for Florida, the most storm-battered state in the nation: the dust might flare up on a cyclical basis. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]


Florida counts on experimental trees to fight orange plague

Florida citrus researchers are preparing to launch a large-scale test of new disease-tolerant orange tree rootstock in what one likened to a leap of faith to save the $9 billion state industry from a deadly citrus greening "tsunami." [Source: Reuters]


Florida's stone crab season about to start

Florida's fishermen are hoping the upcoming stone crab season is better than last season's dismal haul. The recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvests open Tuesday in state and federal waters. The harvests continue through mid-May. [Source: AP]


ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:

› Vision-impaired turn to entrepreneurship to pay bills
About 80 percent of working-age people with little or no sight lack jobs, partly because employers are unfamiliar with what the vision-impaired can do. That's led many of those with limited vision to start their own ventures, often with help from family and friends.

› New recreation area has tie to Osceola's ranching past
Osceola County's newest recreation area is placid now, but it was once a bustling center of cattle ranching, the business that sustained the county before anyone had heard the term "theme park."

› Innovating to survive the economy's rough ride
There are jobs and there are businesses, and then there's what Robin and Mike Whincup do for a living. The father-and-son team owns and runs Galaxy America, which manufactures and sells mechanical bull rides and inflatable, multi-player games that cost from $8,000 to $20,000.

› Legal merger affects community associations
Many of Central Florida's largest community associations will have a new law firm starting Dec. 1 when Altamonte Springs-based Taylor & Carls merges with Becker & Poliakoff of Fort Lauderdale.


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