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June 18, 2018

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Some Florida housing markets are overvalued, and consumers feel the pain

The steady rise in home prices is so far showing no boundaries, and that is turning up the heat on some already overheated housing markets, including in Florida. High housing demand and low supply are continuing to fuel prices. Both are weighing on consumer sentiment. More from CNBC.

SeaWorld’s latest knock to attendance: hurricanes

SeaWorld reported another quarterly loss with an ongoing decline in attendance exacerbated by this year’s hurricanes. Attendance has suffered since the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" suggested that its treatment of animals may have led to the deaths of trainers. More from the AP.

Exotic bird raising concerns in South Florida

What’s black and white all over, puts on a mesmerizing mating performance and definitely doesn’t belong in Florida? A parasitic African songbird that could threaten the state’s native birds. More from the Sentinel Source.

USF promises to do better by black-owned businesses

While the USF system (which includes the St. Petersburg and Sarasota campuses, as well as USF Health) spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on goods and services and construction contracts, an incredibly small percentage of that — less than 1 percent — has gone to black-owned businesses. More from Florida Politics.

Irma-bnb? How South Florida's tourism industry could help with storm prep

Hotels and room-sharing services could become part of hurricane preparations in South Florida, say officials who are looking to encourage local evacuations for future storms. More from WLRN.

International Trade
Colombian Hass Avocados Arrive in Florida

florida The first shipment of Colombian Hass avocados into the United States has arrived in Florida. Monday's shipment marks years of work by Colombia to gain access to the lucrative U.S. market.

» More from the AP and Fresh Plaza.

Business Profile

florida originalsLike a lot of people, Dr. Jamelah Tucker, a pediatrician, and Dorielle Price, a mother of two and an engineer, have earnestly sought solutions to the age-old question: How do you get kids to eat their vegetables? They are sisters who figured out how to warm kids up to vegetables by “veggie-hacking” every meal. Out of this necessity, EasyPeasie was born.

» Read more from the Miami Herald.

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