Pool of underwater home mortgages shrinks 40%
Rising home prices helped lift 4.2 million U.S. homeowners out of underwater territory on their home loans in the past year, market researcher CoreLogic reports. As of the third quarter, 6.4 million homeowners with a mortgage still owed more on their homes than they were worth. That's down almost 40% from 10.6 million a year earlier. More from USA Today and the Street.
Florida falls short in infectious disease prevention
Superbugs, bioterrorism and the deadly spread of infectious disease are the target of a new state-by-state report released today that shows how well Florida is positioned to protect its citizens against such outbreaks. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Space Week aims to intrigue future scientists
Brevard Space Week is a program that aims to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math study and careers by making connections with space programs launched from their backyards. More at Florida Today.
Endeavor chooses first Miami entrepreneurs
A mobile software maker and a ceviche restaurant group – the two young South Florida companies could not be more different. But the bets are on that you’ll soon be hearing a lot more about KidoZen and My Ceviche and the founders behind them. They were selected as the first Endeavor entrepreneurs out of Miami. More at the Miami Herald.
National Finals Rodeo may move to Florida in 2015
The National Finals Rodeo is planning to leave Las Vegas for Florida after 29 years, depriving Sin City of an event that ropes in nearly $100 million for the local economy as thousands of cowboys and rodeo fans descend on the city each December. More at the AP.