Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Trade to accelerate in next six months
Prospects for trade are looking up. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. business leaders are expecting to see a rapid increase in the volume of exports and imports over the next six months, according to the HSBC Global Connections Trade Report. More at the Miami Herald.
JetBlue opens call center near Orlando airport
JetBlue Airways opened a call center near Orlando International Airport today that could employ up to 500 people. The first 25 workers are now taking calls, according to JetBlue, the low-cost carrier that is the third busiest airline at Orlando International. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Trader Joe's opening in Pembroke Pines in 2014
Sometimes, efficiency Is overrated
For Broward County, the wait is finally over. Yes, you will get your very own Trader Joe's, in Pembroke Pines no less, come 2014. It seems like the hip California-based grocer has been spreading like wildfire across the South Florida landscape this year. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Lawmaker wants to do away with 50-year-old beer regulation
Craft beers from microbreweries are steadily increasing their share of the alcohol market throughout the U.S. But, one lawmaker says the Sunshine State’s archaic beer regulations are holding Florida’s burgeoning craft beer industry back. More at the WFSU.
Cruise season ramps up at South Florida ports
As the 2013-14 peak cruise season heats up, several newly built ships will be sailing from South Florida ports. More cruise ships now are being positioned in South Florida for Caribbean sailings than last season due to continued weakness in Europe. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
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