Tuesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
The latest international trade numbers show that $5.22 billion worth of goods left Florida for international markets in May, an increase of 10.4 percent from April [Source: Orlando Business Journal]
The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped to 102.7 last month, down 1.1 percent from May. The index remains 7.3 percent below its level in June 2013. [Source: AP]
All the bills passed by the 2014 Legislature have now been evaluated by the state's revenue estimators, resulting in a revenue reduction of more than $550 in the current fiscal year. [Source: Florida TaxWatch]
Florida Trend asked HR professionals at some of its Best Companies to Work For to answer three questions:
In Florida, home to one of the nation’s marquee gubernatorial races, Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican incumbent Rick Scott are teetering on becoming the least-liked pair of candidates for any governor’s race in the past 10 years. [Source: FiveThirtyEight]
ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:
› Long-distance consulting, in Finland
If you were in Finland looking for an architect, would you think first of a firm in Sarasota, where the average temperature is some 30 degrees warmer? You might if that firm had an international reputation for sustainable design.
› Florida Medical Association members vote to support Medicaid expansion
For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.
› Hiring among Miami small businesses rises, but pay falls
Miami's small businesses aren't yet following a nationwide trend of rising pay, according to a report from SurePayroll, an online payroll service.
› IndieGalactic likely to become an annual event
The first IndieGalactic Space Jam, held at the Orlando Science Center over the weekend, drew more than 100 game developers and engineers from NASA, SpaceX and Titusville-based Rocket Crafters.
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