October 24, 2020
Florida Business News

Florida’s economy has entered a ‘partial recovery.' Here’s how that’s playing out

Florida’s economy regained ground over the summer as businesses reopened and rehired. But it has hardly returned to its robust pre-pandemic state.

Florida reports 5,557 new COVID-19 cases, most in over two months

Florida health officials on Thursday reported 5,557 people tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time in the latest results. It’s the most new infections on a daily coronavirus report since the state tallied 6,352 cases on Aug. 15.

Meet NextEra, America’s most valuable energy firm

The Florida-based clean-energy utility has surpassed ExxonMobil in market capitalisaion—and shows no signs of slowing.

Visit Florida tries to draw tourists from East Coast

With ads now running in East Coast markets promoting colorful, uncluttered parts of Florida, the state’s tourism leader said her agency will continue “aggressive” marketing.

Florida schools are slow to spend $693 million in federal coronavirus aid

State education commissioner Richard Corcoran says they need to start putting in requests for the money. Just 10 percent of it has been claimed a quarter into the school year.

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Rare, two-headed snake found in Palm Harbor home
Rare, two-headed snake found in Palm Harbor home

A family in Palm Harbor recently found a rare creature in their home – a two-headed snake. FWC researchers said the phenomenon is named bicephaly – an uncommon occurrence that happens during snake embryo development. When two monozygotic twins fail to separate, it leaves the heads conjoined onto a single body.

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