May 24, 2020
Florida Business News

New jobless claims in Florida stabilize at triple pre-pandemic level

The number of Floridians who filed new unemployment claims last week remained almost unchanged from the previous week, suggesting some stabilization in job losses.

NOAA calls for a busy 2020 hurricane season, with the possibility of ‘extreme activity’

On Thursday, NOAA announced the basin is likely in for another above-average hurricane season. If it proves to be an active season, it could be the fifth consecutive above-average hurricane season.

Communities didn't wait for lockdown orders from above

Three quarters of the desired change in human activity to slow the virus happened without state lockdown mandates, says research by Florida Atlantic University economics professor William Luther.

Data breach at Florida’s unemployment system exposed personal information

A data breach at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity exposed personal information about 98 people applying for unemployment compensation, the state agency revealed Thursday.

Sea turtle nesting in Florida: Loggerheads, leatherbacks off to strong start

Some wonders of nature continue happening despite the global pandemic, and sea turtle nesting season is no exception. In Florida, those turtles are off to a strong start.

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Fort Lauderdale gyms reopened briefly before ordered to close
Fort Lauderdale gyms reopened briefly before ordered to close

Fort Lauderdale gyms The Fitness District and CrossFit Increase open following strict guidelines on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Mayor Dean Trantalis would order them to remain closed later that evening.

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