August 9, 2022

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Consumer confidence overrides shaky global economy

Consumer confidence – a key determinant of the economy’s health – improved significantly, reaching a new height this January since August 2007. This implies better prospects for the U.S. economy in spite of overseas turmoil. More from Reuters, Zacks, and Economy Watch.

Oil drilling banned from Florida's east coast

The Obama administration has now decided to not allow any oil drilling off Florida’s coast for at least the next 7 years. But there is a catch. Survey companies will still be allowed to explore for oil off Florida’s east coast. More from Bright House Networks.

Carnival Corp. aims to build ships, develop ports in China

Business Profile

US Nano LLC is moving from Indiana to Sarasota County to accommodate future growth, officials said Tuesday.

The early stage nanotechnology company, coming from South Bend, Indiana, plans to triple its employees as part of the move.

» More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

In another move aimed at expanding cruising in China, Carnival Corp. & PLC is exploring two potential joint ventures with a Chinese transportation and real estate development company. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

UF may end midwifery, 2 other nursing programs

The University of Florida College of Nursing is not accepting admissions to three doctoral programs and may eliminate them. The school will not accept applications for the fall term in the nurse midwifery, adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner and neonatal nurse practitioner programs. More at the AP.

American Express says sí to Cuba

American Express is the latest U.S. company to throw its hat into the ring and say it plans to do business in Cuba under new regulations outlined by the Obama administration. More at the Miami Herald.

Miami International Film Festival

film Movie buffs, get ready to get your groove on: 14 world premieres, 22 North American premieres and 12 U.S. premieres are among the highlights of Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival, to be held March 6-15 at various venues around the city.

» More from the Miami Herald

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Ybor City restaurant set to close after 93 years
Ybor City restaurant set to close after 93 years

After 93 years, Tony's Ybor Restaurant will be closing early next month. Larry Scaglione says his grandfather started the restaurant off 22nd Street in 1929.

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