Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Tourists, businesses feeling Florida’s red tide pinch
Red tide has devastated wildlife on Gulf Coast beaches and left surrounding areas smelly and dirty. In some areas, it has turned the normally aquamarine Gulf water the color of Coca-Cola. As a result, businesses that cater to tourists have taken a hit, and vacation rental property owners are facing cancellations. More from the Daily Commercial and the AP.
Toyota dealership inspired by #MeToo likely discriminated against men, state says
A South Florida Toyota dealership looking to bring balance to a male-dominated sales team likely discriminated against men when it advertised exclusively for female sales associates last year, a state commission has determined. More from the Miami Herald.
Flightdocs taking off in Bonita Springs, growing revenue and expanding employment
Flightdocs helps its clients track aircraft maintenance and compliance and manage aircraft inventory. From the new high-tech center, the company's research and development team is working on new applications to capture more business from aircraft owners and operators — and others in the aviation business, such as pilots. More from the Naples Daily News.
An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes
An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the world’s largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said. More from PBS.
Hungry, uninsured: Study finds life not sunny for many Florida kids
It's not the kind of news you'd want emblazoned on that "Welcome to Florida" sign. Coming in at No. 15, between Tennessee (14) and South Carolina (16), the Sunshine State ranks among the 20 states with the highest rates of underprivileged children, according to a study from personal finance website WalletHub. More from Florida Today.
Florida Small Business
What is a corporation?
A corporation is an independent legal entity that exists separately from the people who own, control and manage it. It does not dissolve when its shareholders (owners) change or die because it is a separate legal “person.”
» More from Florida Small Business.
Cuts on Wheels
Barber Fritz Watson calls himself “the ice cream man,” even though he doesn’t deal in dessert. The 36-year-old Pompano Beach man trims hair inside this old city shuttle, now known as the Cuts on Wheels van.
» Read more from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
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