Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Record number of tourists visiting Florida
A record setting 24 million people visited Florida last spring. Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing arm, estimates that the record number includes 2.8 million visitors from overseas and 1 million Canadians. More from CBS Miami and WFTV.
» Research and results from Visit Florida
"Is it safe to hire?" Business owners don't trust recovery
The economic recovery may be continuing, but small business owners aren't ready to put the rose-colored glasses back on. According to a new survey, 28% of small business owners said the economy is the "biggest challenge" they're currently facing. More at CNNMoney.
Pediatricians in Florida could see relief from low Medicaid payments
After years of hearings and delays, the possible resolution this fall of a class-action lawsuit against Florida health and child-welfare officials could mean that physicians will at last receive what they consider to be adequate compensation for treating children of the poor. More at the Miami Herald.
15 Florida scientists named "Most Influential"
A list of "cutting-edge" scientists who have the most influence on their fields -- using citations by other scholars as the yardstick -- includes 15 researchers based in Florida. While most are known only in their field of study, a handful have made news. More at Health News Florida.
Wawa launching Lotto machines at Florida stores
The fast-expanding Wawa Convenience store chain will start hosting Florida lottery vending machines at Central Florida locations. Wawa plans to expand the machines to all 59 Florida locations in the Orlando and Tampa markets. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
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