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May 27, 2018

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| 4/8/2014

Adding up the costs of the "wage gap"

Women who are employed full-time in Florida are paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap in wages of $6,687, according to a study released on Monday. That means that Florida women lose a combined total of nearly $17.4 billion every year – money that could strengthen the state economy and provide critical support to the more than 950,000 Florida households headed by women. [Source: Miami Herald]

Business basics: Taxes

If you are starting a business in Florida, you need to be aware of the taxes you may be required to collect and/or pay on both the state and federal levels. Read a detailed rundown of everything you need to know from Florida Small Business.

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U.S. travelers to Cuba continues to rise

The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place, according to study released Monday. Within the first three months of 2014 alone, there were more U.S. tourists to the island than in all of 2013 from England, Germany or France. [Source: AP]

Column: Hey ladies, manufacturing is not a dirty word

For some career-focused women and students, the idea of entering into a manufacturing career might seem unappealing … some of us immediately get visuals of Rosie the Riveter. I’m here to tell you this notion is old-fashioned. There are truly some incredible opportunities for women in the manufacturing world. [Source: Florida Today]

Florida Town Simplifies Transparency

Longboat Key is setting an example for fiscal transparency. Two years ago, when the town’s commissioners requested an online budget module to replace paper reports and documents, the finance and IT departments delivered. [Source: Government Technology]


› Gasoline prices rise above last year's levels
For the first time in 2014, you're paying more for gasoline than you did a year ago. But hang in there, motorists: While prices may inch up for several more weeks, they'll probably dip for summer.

› Ace Cafe plans to roar into downtown Orlando
Ace Cafe, a British hub for vintage-motorcycle and custom-car events, plans to open its first U.S. complex in downtown Orlando within a year.

› Anticipating Hurricane Season, Florida Insurer Cancels Policyholders
A Florida insurer has decided to lessen its exposure in south Florida, cancelling thousands of policyholders in anticipation of the June 1 opening of hurricane season. People’s Trust Insurance Co. reported that it is cancelling about five percent of its 115,000 homeowners policies.

› Miami Herald names first female publisher
Alexandra Villoch, senior vice president of advertising and marketing for the Miami Herald Media Company, has been named president of the company and publisher of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

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