Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Economy lifting most U.S. cities as growth quickens
Nearly every U.S. city’s economy is projected to grow this year, including areas that struggled to rebound from the recession, according to a report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. More at Bloomberg News.
Miami real estate team targets Paris
A team of South Florida real estate professionals will head to the city of light at the end of the month to showcase some of the region’s new projects to potential Parisian clientele. More at Miami Today.
Audubon officials encouraged by early Everglades restoration results
Audubon Florida director of research Jerry Lorenz was hopeful when federal and state officials broke ground in 2011 on the first major Everglades restoration infrastructure project aimed at delivering more fresh water to the parched Glades and Florida Bay. But in its first year of operation, the new project is exceeding Lorenz’s expectations. More at the Miami Herald.
Column: Working with “mindfulness’’ reduces stress in the workplace
A few years ago, when Miami attorney Paul Singerman received a hostile email from opposing counsel, he would react with an immediate terse response. Not anymore. “The first thing I do is nothing,” he explains. Then, he says, he takes a deep breath, processes both his mental and physical reaction, and thinks carefully about how to stop the negative dynamic taking shape. Read Cindy Krischer Goodman's full column.
Orlando utility bills 2nd highest in US for October
At nearly $300 per household, Orlando residents paid the second most in the country for utility bills for the month of October, according to White Fence Index. The number factors in electricity, phone, television, high-speed Internet and natural gas, giving Orlando a grand total of $292.13, lower only than Houston, which came in at $297.33. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
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