October 29, 2020
Florida Business News

Unemployment aid applications fall a second straight week in Florida. Will it continue?

Unemployment assistance applications in Florida declined for the second straight week but rising COVID-19 case counts are already giving some economists pause that the improving economic picture may be imperiled.

After announcing layoffs, Raymond James posts record annual revenues

The St. Petersburg investment firm recorded net revenues of $7.99 billion for the last fiscal year, up from $7.7 billion last year. That includes another record of $2.08 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter, which ended in September.

Pandemic turns Tupperware into an ‘it brand’

Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.

Jacksonville readies $5.3 million relief for 'sleeping giant' of eviction and foreclosure

Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted to create the new program for preventing evictions and foreclosures by using money from the federal CARES Act aimed at helping communities during the pandemic.

SunRail, Lynx to help fight human trafficking in Central Florida

Hundreds of Lynx bus drivers and SunRail conductors are being enlisted to battle modern-day human slavery in a new regional effort to identify victims and prosecute their traffickers.

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Despite COVID-19, the Fort Lauderdale boat show kicks off
Despite COVID-19, the Fort Lauderdale boat show kicks off

For a hospitality industry and service industry struggling to make it through COVID, the 2020 annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show promises to bring jobs and an economic boost to Florida and Broward County.

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