November 22, 2014

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What you need to know about Florida today

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U.S. job openings slip in March after strong gain

U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs and slowed hiring a bit in March, though the declines came after healthy gains the previous month. The figures suggest the job market is improving in fits and starts. More at the AP.

Amazon begins hiring 1,000 for Florida warehouses

Internet giant has begun the process for hiring more than 1,000 people for its two new distribution centers in Florida. One center in Ruskin will handle relatively small packages. The other in Lakeland will handle larger items. More at the AP.

Raul Castro's reforms fail to end Cuba's chronic shortages

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Florida restaurateurs delve deeper into Asia

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Florida's Asian menu is changing. Contemporary restaurants are reaching deep into authentic flavors from Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond and adding the accents of urban chefs and decorators.

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Despite market-oriented reforms enacted by President Raul Castro, the communist-run country still encounters chronic shortages. Some reforms have led to a boom in food production, but other measures such as reducing imports and cracking down on the black market may be aggravating the shortfalls. More at Reuters.

Jacksonville area treasure hunters worried about new regulation

It’s hard enough being a treasure hunter, fighting with the ocean to give up the riches that lay somewhere on its bottom. Now, the U.S. Navy is looking to up that difficulty. More at the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Photographer Clyde Butcher gets local tourism award

Local photographer Clyde Butcher, known for his photos of natural Florida, received Visit Sarasota County's 2014 National Tourism Week Voice of Sarasota Award Thursday evening. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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The Yoga Joint

yogaA local yogi and entrepreneur has landed on the cover of a national magazine self-described as the go-to guide for the yoga community. Paige Held, owner of two Fort Lauderdale yoga studios, is pictured doing an extended hand-to-big-toe pose in the June issue of Yoga Journal. The life-long yoga aficionado says it's a dream come true.

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