Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Year-end trends point to improving economy
The economic recovery in the United States appears to be picking up steam. Evidence of this trend can been seen throughout the country, from gas pumps and stores all the way to Wall Street, where the Dow Jones set another record on Wednesday. More at NBC News.
Florida workers comp is healthy, report says
State regulators this week released a report touting Florida's competitive workers-compensation insurance market, though it also raised the possibility of lawmakers taking steps to reduce the system's medical costs. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
European realty buyers thin out in South Florida
It all started here with a group of travelers dubbed the Tin Can Tourists of America.
Economic changes on both sides of the pond have changed the profile of European buyers in the Miami housing market, where they are not as prevalent as they once were. Brokers long active on the international scene predict the next big wave will be from China. More at Miami Today.
Big events shaped the 2014 tech scene
As the year comes to a close it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest technology stories of 2014. Increased computerization of most aspects of modern life means we’re spoiled for choice. However, three items clearly stood out: hacks, fracks, and quacks. More at Florida Today.
Commentary: An employee benefit that benefits employers as well
The holiday season can be a time of great joy. But for many working parents, the holidays are also a stark reminder of how tenuous their employment and benefits are. When you have paid time off, spending time with family is joyous, but what if you were forced to take time off to care for yourself or a family member? More at the Palm Beach Post.
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