Wednesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
Though the results in the gubernatorial primaries were foregone conclusions, other races around the state were tighter. And now the governor's race begins in earnest. See full statewide results from the Florida Division of Elections and analysis from the governor's race from the AP and the Miami Herald.
Consumer confidence among Floridians remained flat in August, hovering at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. More from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Tampa Bay Times and UF News.
While it’s been a hotly debated topic, often pitting employees against employers, there’s no question that changes in minimum wage laws will have a major impact on small businesses. [Source: Entrepreneur]
Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles. [Source: AP]
Here's the good news: Small businesses in Florida are performing well right now despite lingering concerns about the economy. The bad news: Overall revenues remain small, a new TD Bank survey shows. [Source: Orlando Business Journal]
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