October 3, 2022

Tuesday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/20/2015

Gov. Scott calls for $470 million tax cut

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday proposed a $470 million cut to a state tax that consumers pay on cell phones, landlines and TV services. The Governor's Office said a family spending $100 a month on cell phones and cable or satellite TV would save about $43 annually from the reduction. More at the Orlando Sentinel.

More stores aim for 'manly' men's market

For a generation, men's retail has been geared toward technology and sports. But with slim-cut suits finding their way back into style and beards gaining in popularity, men's boutiques and barbershops are finding a growing audience. More at the Orlando Sentinel.

Business strategies you need to know about in 2015

Editor's Column
Chasing the yellow dragon

mark howard
Today, more than half of the 80 million citrus trees in Florida are infected with citrus greening. Most media accounts of the greening story take a “is-it-the-end-of-oranges-in-Florida?” approach, but the story is more complex, with lots of subplots.

» Access Mark Howard's full column

Because of how quickly technology and information spreads it’s more important than ever to make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest business strategies. More from Forbes.

Experts weigh in on the value Doral paying $2.5 million to host Miss Universe

Doral officials are convinced that Sunday’s Miss Universe pageant will pay major dividends for the city because of the worldwide media attention and the 600 million viewers expected to watch on television. More at the Miami Herald.

Aircraft overhaul firm to expand in Miramar

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, a military aircraft repair and overhaul company, will expand its South Florida operations to the IDI Corporate Park in Miramar. Kellstrom's customers include Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Garbage Gone Glam

garbage gone glam When word got out that Kristen Alyce wanted to start her own business, friends, family and even strangers started dumping trash on her front door. A giant bag stuffed with shredded paper. Tons of plastic bags and cereal boxes. A box of X-rays. The budding 20-something entrepreneur couldn't be more grateful.

» Read more and see a photo gallery at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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