Friday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
Tight supply and pent-up demand lead to rise in Florida home sales, prices
Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and fewer days to contract in June as the market sees pent-up demand and paucity of inventory. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,086 last month – slightly higher (0.4%) than the June 2015 level of 26,973 closed sales. More from Builder and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
» Tampa Bay home prices continue to skyrocket this summer
» South Florida home sales fall in June
» Orlando top 'buy' market for apartments
» Home prices up across Broward, Palm Beach counties
» Strong showing for Brevard home sales
» Non-Distressed Miami Homes Register Double-Digit Sales Growth in June
Florida Trend Exclusive
Using play time to bolster business
If game rooms are an economic indicator, prospects look good at Florida’s Best Companies. One in five on our list has a game room or at least a game table. Suppliers say there’s been a post-recession increase in companies spending on games. Read the full story from Florida Trend, here.
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Between the booms: Private aerospace industry driving post-shuttle economy
The decision to retire the shuttle happened back in 2004 under President George W. Bush. That decimated the Space Coast economy. So how would the Space Coast bounce back from such an economic hit? The answer: private industry. [Source: WMFE]
Trader tax battle of the states: New York vs. Florida
Traders have unique tax issues on state and local income tax returns for business entities and individuals. Moreover, state and local tax regimes vary significantly. Florida does not tax S-Corps, or LLC’s filing as a partnership unless the LLC has a corporate owner. [Source: Forbes]
Researchers in Florida have detected the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in samples taken from water and sediment after a 2014 sewer-line spill. [Source: CIDRAP]
› Ex-Trump University executives are now guiding a Tampa academy
Two current executives of a Tampa-based health care career academy previously served as executives at Trump University, the now-shuttered institute founded by the Republican presidential nominee that is being sued by former students and the New York state attorney general alleging it engaged in fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct.
› Additional $5.6 million issued to fight Zika in Florida
Florida could be getting another $5.6 million in federal funding to assist in the fight against the Zika virus. The White House reported in a news release Wednesday that President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Florida Gov. Rick Scott regarding what might be the United States' first non-travel-related Zika case.
› Florida group buys six NJ radio stations for $240 million
Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. has agreed to buy Greater Media Inc. for $240 million in cash and stock, the companies said Wednesday, in a deal that gives the company six New Jersey radio stations.
› JAX Chamber awarded $40,000 for higher education efforts
JAX Chamber landed a $40,000 award for one of its programs designed to enhance higher education and training for the local workforce.
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