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August 19, 2018
Florida Business News

Florida unemployment falls to 3.7 percent

Florida’s unemployment rate inched down to 3.7 percent in July from June’s 3.8 percent. The state added 27,400 jobs in July, according to the latest state figures.

End of ‘Yappy Hour?’ State cracks down on canine friends, brewpubs.

The state health department is trying to kick dogs out of local craft brewpubs, where they’ve long been allowed.

Miami Beach built a sea wall without a permit. Now it may have to tear parts down.

Miami Beach may have to tear out three chunks of its newly constructed Indian Creek Drive seawall — at a potential cost of about $800,000.

Civil rights groups sue for bilingual ballots in Florida

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Gainesville and is seeking class-action status to file the same suit against 31 other county election supervisors.

Orlando VR company's tech makes it to NFL Hall of Fame

An Orlando entrepreneur partnered with a former NFL executive to build a virtual reality headset that the company showed off during this month’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

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USA’s biggest palm collection faces future of sea level rise
USA’s biggest palm collection faces future of sea level rise

Montgomery Botanical Center in Miami has the country’s biggest collection of palms and cycads. After Hurricane Irma, the garden’s director wondered what it would look like with a century of sea level rise.

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