June 16, 2019
Florida Business News

Driverless cars, including big rigs, could be hitting Florida highways next year

Driverless semi-trucks could be sharing Florida highways as early as next year, and there will be no requirement that surrounding motorists know it, nor that the systems be tested, inspected, or certified before being deployed.

Hemp is hot, and Florida farmers hope to cash in on multibillion-dollar crop

This summer will bring a surge of activity toward getting the state’s regulations and permits for hemp farms in place.

Florida creates Blockchain Task Force to study benefits of blockchain technology

The Blockchain Task Force will study if and how Florida’s state, county, and municipal governments can benefit from a transition to blockchain-based systems for recordkeeping, data security, financial transactions, and service delivery.

Are credit unions Florida's new community banks?

Credit unions, nationally and especially in Florida, are diving into a new form of expansion: buying banks.

Turns out Florida dads are the nation's best homework helpers

He does more than blurt out corny dad jokes – he's also good at trying to help with homework. According to a new survey, it turns out Florida dads are the nation's best homework helpers.

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Mounted Patrol Horse
Mounted Patrol Horse

On Wednesday, Mounted Patrol deputies in Sarasota bid farewell to LEO, a 15-year-old Hanoverian bay gelding who was donated to the agency in 2016. LEO is retiring due to the onset of Shivers, a neuromuscular disorder which makes him unable to continue working in law enforcement. He will live with other retired police horses at Mill Creek Farm, an equine sanctuary in Alachua, Florida.

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