Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Facebook wants to 'friend' small business
Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals. More at the AP.
Education: The Politics Of Common Core
Two new national polls reach differing conclusions about the public’s support for Common Core math and language arts standards adopted by Florida and 43 other states. But both polls provide evidence for the idea that Common Core is more popular among swing voters in the political middle. More at StateImpact Florida.
Mayor asks Beckham to consider new stadium site
Church thrift store celebrates 50 years of serving, selling to public
But that's the case for the Attic Shoppe, a small thrift store on St. Pete Beach.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez upended the negotiations with David Beckham and his investors Monday by proposing that the group consider building a Major League Soccer stadium on the downtown waterfront — but not at PortMiami. More at the AP and the Miami Herald.
Florida middle of the pack in best states for working moms rankings
Florida earned a rank of 19th -- not bad, but certainly not tops -- on a new list of "best & worst states for working moms" released this week. The list ranks Oregon as the best place for working mothers, and Louisiana as the very worst. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Office Depot to close 400 stores
Office Depot said Tuesday it plans to close 400 U.S. stores, or more than 20 percent of the 1,900 Office Depot and OfficeMax stores. Of the total, 150 stores are slated to close in late 2014, the company said. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
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