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August 14, 2018

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Unemployment assistance in Florida lagged after Hurricane Irma

According to the National Employment Law Project Action Fund, just 7,149 workers were able to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in Florida — the lowest in the state since 2004 when 8,309 workers applied following Hurricane Ivan. Disaster Unemployment Assistance helps workers who become unemployed because of a natural disaster immediately after the disaster. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

Boca Raton energy drink company announces long-term CEO

John Fieldly was appointed chief executive officer and interim chief financial officer of Celsius Holdings Inc. The Boca Raton-based company, which owns a line of health products including energy drinks, announced the leadership change this week. See the company announcement here or read more at the South Florida Business Journal.

Target stores now offering drive-up service in Florida

Target stores in Florida and Texas are now offering drive-up service. Customers can buy an in-stock item without leaving their car. Orders can be placed with the Target mobile app and should be ready in less than two hours. Customers then park in designated spots outside the store and employees bring out the orders. More from the AP.

Miami Marine Stadium makes the national historic honor roll. But will it ever reopen?

The Miami Marine Stadium has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Cue the applause, but inclusion on the list won't do much to advance the stadium's long-delayed restoration. More from the Miami Herald.

Publix eggs named by FDA in massive recall

The Food and Drug administration announced Wednesday that some eggs being sold at Publix supermarkets have been recalled due to a potential for salmonella exposures. More from the Tampa Bay Times and Action News Jax.

Arts and Culture
Icons of American west on display in new museum -- in Florida

 When you think of Florida, the colored stone walls of the Grand Canyon don't come to mind. Neither do cowboys, wolves or Native American silver-and-turquoise jewelry. In downtown St. Petersburg, all of those icons of the American West are on display in a new museum.

» More from the AP.


Out of the Box
Could your next lawyer be a robot?

floridaMachine learning is already taking over the rote, replicable tasks of the legal industry — a trend that tech experts and entrepreneurs, including one start-up in Miami, expect will only expand. Flash forward a few more generations of A.I., and flesh-and-blood lawyers may face the same threat already costing legions of blue-collars workers their jobs: replacement by robot.

» Read more from the Miami Herald.

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Miami drivers now have to be on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. How did they do?
Miami drivers now have to be on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. How did they do?

Nobody crashed in Monday’s first hours of the new “wrong way” interchange in Miami. But that’s because Miami cops guided confused drivers in the manner of a first-grade teacher keeping wayward students in line on the first day of school.

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