September 21, 2023
Florida Business News

Florida jobless claims tick up

First-time unemployment claims in Florida increased for a second consecutive week, but the pace remained close to the average this year.

Olive Garden owner’s sales grow, but fine dining business falls again

Sales at Orlando-based Darden Restaurants grew in the quarter ending Aug. 27, but its fine-dining business continued to weaken compared with last year.

NASA's Artemis II astronauts suit up and head to the launch pad for the first time

Practice makes perfect, especially for a mission to the moon. At Kennedy Space Center, the four person crew of NASA's Artemis II mission had a first chance to practice what their launch day will feel like.

Fort Lauderdale sends $1.2 million to phishing scammer, city says

Fort Lauderdale was the victim of a phishing scam that tricked the Accounts Payable department into making a payment of $1.2 million to a scammer pretending to work for a local construction firm.

More Port Canaveral cruise passengers means higher cost for law enforcement, custodial work

As Port Canaveral commissioners approved a record-setting $187.15 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year, they also approved increases in several large annual contracts, including for law enforcement and custodial services.

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Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park
Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park

A Florida reptile park has taken in an alligator that lost its nose and upper jaw to a fight or boat propeller. Gatorland Orlando said over the weekend that the injured alligator came from a lake in nearby Sanford, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. “She had basically no chance of surviving in the wild with such a severe injury,” the park said in a social media post.

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