Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. More from CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.
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Fostering diversity in the workplace
Women and minority lawyers gathered in Miami last week at a Diversity and Flexibility Seminar to offer solutions, share ideas and speak candidly about the changing face of professional services businesses and how diverse talent plays an important role. More at the Miami Herald.
Report Shows Florida Seaports' Governance Model On Par With Global Leaders
Florida TaxWatch partnered with the Florida Ports Council to conduct a review of port governance structure to determine the shared characteristics of top-performing ports around the world. Read more from Florida TaxWatch and see the full report.
Health insurers expect rate spike in 2015
State insurance officials are preparing to release figures next week on how much health plans will cost under the Affordable Care Act for 2015, and rate increases seem inevitable as insurers say their new consumers are older and sicker than anticipated. More at the AP.
Brazilians a driving force for Florida tourism
Brazilian tourists have been flocking to Florida in record numbers and quickly have become the largest group of overseas visitors to the Sunshine State, creating changes that are rippling across the state’s travel industry. More at Travel Weekly.
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