Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year. Prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. More at the AP.
Federal courts issue conflicting rulings on health insurance subsidies
Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for people in states that use the federal insurance exchange, including Florida. If the first decision -- Halbig v. Burwell by the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit -- stands, an estimated 931,000 Floridians could lose $4.8 billion in subsidies to buy health insurance.
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However, just an hour after the Halbig v. Burwell ruling was released, another three-judge panel on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., came to the opposite conclusion, upholding the federal subsidies. More at the Tampa Bay Times and the New York Times.
Nervous about digital marketing? It's as easy as riding a bike
Think about it – just a few short years ago, you could run your business and never have to worry about updating a Facebook page or Instagraming a photo to help promote what you offer. However, you certainly did something – direct mail, newspaper ads, radio commercials and more. Today, you feel like that’s not enough. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
New swimwear styles keep sales floating higher
Local and international swimsuit designers showcased their latest collections Monday at the world's largest swimwear trade show, offering a glimpse of pieces that will hit stores over the next year. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
UF's Green Building Program paying off
The University of Florida announced last week that it had received $37,000 under a special tax benefit program for businesses, architects and contractors that build new buildings or retrofit existing ones to be more energy efficient. More at the Gainesville Sun.
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