August 20, 2022

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/20/2015

Number of Florida millionaires on the rise again

In Florida, there were 358,191 millionaire households in 2014, up 2.7 percent from 348,623 in 2013. However, the current number is down 7.7 percent from 387,886 millionaire households in 2007, before the Great Recession hit. More at the Orlando Business Journal.

Study: Your spouse's long hours will make you fat

Those extra hours you're clocking in at the office could make your partner fat, according to a study from the University of Illinois. The weight creeps on when an individual's spouse or the spouse's work hours leaves the family with less time to engage in health-promoting behaviors. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Overhaul of water policy on fast track in Florida House

Of Counsel
Giant Slayer

Attorney Andrew C. Hall has gained a reputation for taking on complex commercial cases against, at times, whole countries. At law firms in Atlanta and south Florida, and then at his own firm in Miami, Hall focused on complex commercial litigation, gaining a reputation as someone who could handle big cases.

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A bill pushed by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to overhaul the state’s water management system won bipartisan approval Thursday from the House Appropriations committee. The bill outlines numerous revisions to the state’s management of water quality and quantity. More at the Tampa Bay Times.

Silver Airways makes changes to focus on Florida

Silver Airways is putting a target on Florida. The airline has restructured its operations to emphasize service within the state and to the Bahamas, areas where it sees a gap in service. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Central Florida becoming key hub for e-commerce

The latest evidence of e-commerce disruption in Central Florida is the planned closing of a postal distribution center and a new FedEx center being built near Amazon's million-square-foot warehouse. More at the Orlando Sentinel.

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
Week 6: The cold backwaters of the Apalachicola

luna moth During week 6, the Expedition team traveled the backwaters of the Chipola and Apalachicola Rivers. The Apalachicola Bay is the only place in the U.S. where wild oysters are still being harvest from small boats using the traditional method, tongs.

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