Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Construction costs head skyward
As construction picks up across Florida and the nation, builders must deal with rising construction, land and labor costs – but most say chief among these concerns is labor. More at Miami Today and Glass Magazine.
Darden CEO will get $36 million severance deal
Darden CEO Clarence Otis will get nearly $36 million in severance in cash, stocks and other benefits when he leaves the embattled restaurant chain later this year. His severance and packages for two other top executives ousted in the past year will cost the company about $68.4 million. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
South Florida leaders discuss climate change plans
Federal climate policy initiatives will be discussed Wednesday at the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. On Thursday, officials will discuss investment risks and business strategies for adapting to climate change. More at the AP.
Balancing Act: Longer hours, intense workloads could be killing you
Would you speak up if an employee or peer were working himself close to a hospital stay — or maybe even to death? On rare occasions, decisions to ignore or defy excessive work stress can reap unknowing consequences. More at the Miami Herald.
Boat builders exhibition in Tampa shows industry rebounding
When it comes to boat sales and participation, Florida leads the nation. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the state ranks No. 1 in total sales of new powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories, up 16 percent from 2012, generating $1.9 billion in 2013. More at the Tampa Bay Times.
Business Insider has created a map of the most disproportionately popular college major (among majors with at least 1,000 degree holders) in each state. 23,977 Floridians hold a degree in Criminology, out of 3,759,154 residents of that state who have at least a bachelor's degree.
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