- Business groups demand that Florida craft virus lawsuit protections
Business groups have been clamoring for months for Florida lawmakers to enact measures aimed at protecting stores, cruise ships, health care providers and nursing homes slapped by hundreds of lawsuits stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Florida soon will hit 1 million coronavirus cases. How did we get here?
One million coronavirus cases. Florida is on track to hit that mark within days, the most staggering milestone in the virus’ deadly spread across the state. On Friday, the total stood at 979,020, at a time when the toll hovers around 8,000 cases a day.
- Shows of appreciation, sales boosts at local shops on Small Business Saturday
Some Florida shops stepped into the spotlight this weekend, as Small Business Saturday brought outpourings of support from the community toward the end of a year filled with challenges and setbacks.
- Publix lauded nationally for crisis leadership, employee satisfaction
Lakeland-based Publix and Tampa-based Bloomin’ Brands, parent of Outback Steakhouse, are two of five companies that made Global Finance magazine’s 2020 list Outstanding Crisis Leadership, in the overall corporate excellence category.
- Plan to import drugs into U.S. and Florida faces legal challenge
An influential pharmaceutical lobbying group is suing to end the Trump administration’s plan to allow prescription drugs to be imported from Canada into the United States.