Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Jobs Needing Less Education Growing
Home health aides, medical assistants and other workers with less than a four-year college degree account for nearly half of the health care workforce in Florida and across the country, a new Brookings Institute analysis reports. More from Health News Florida.
Raymond James posts record quarterly profits, revenues
Raymond James Financial hit a fiscal trifecta Wednesday as it reported record quarterly profits and record revenues while exceeding analyst's expectations. The St. Petersburg-based brokerage and financial services firm reported net income of $122.7 million for the fiscal third quarter. More at the Tampa Bay Times and On Wall Street.
Looking overseas for growth
Fort Lauderdale’s Allied Steel Buildings finds less competitive, higher-margin markets outside the U.S. They are doing business everywhere - from the Caribbean to Africa. Access full story.
Redistricting clash heats up as hearing approaches
Voting-rights advocates and the Legislature squabbled Wednesday about when the state's congressional elections should be held as both sides prepared for a hearing in front of a Leon County judge. More at the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Visit Florida highlighted as part of Google's $6.5B economic activity in Florida
Google helped provide $6.5 billion of economic activity for Florida businesses in 2013. A chunk of that helped out the hospitality companies that work with Visit Florida, according to Will Seccombe, president and CEO of the statewide tourism group. More at the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Out of the Box
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday in federal court over the logo it uses for its two pizza shops and on merchandise sold online.
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