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Florida job creation slows down in January

Florida's job creation machine slowed down in January, according to a regional report released Wednesday. Payroll processing company ADP estimated that Florida added 11,610 private sector jobs in January. That marks a big drop-off from December. More at the Tampa Bay Times.

Being too busy for love can hurt your work life

Couples who regularly strive for greater romantic love rather than companionship enjoy more satisfying relationships, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Research also shows how satisfying marital relationships lead to stronger job performance and higher earnings. More at the Miami Herald.

Florida ranks 5th in nation for student AP success

Editor's Page

How many doctors in Florida?

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Is there about to be a physician shortage in Florida? That depends on which subset of physicians you count. According to a 2013 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges, Florida ranks below the national average in the number of “active physicians” per 100,000 population.

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The state ranked fifth in the nation for the percentage of 2013 graduates who had passed at least one AP exam, meaning they showed mastery of college-level material, the College Board's "10th Annual Report to the Nation" showed. More at the Orlando Sentinel.

EDC to open hub in downtown Miami

With $175,000 in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, EDC will base its Miami-Dade operations at Pipeline Brickell, a co-working center, and contribute to the growth of more than 40 Miami startups in the next 12 months. To do so, it will rely on its incubator model that supports business development at every stage, the organizations announced. More at the Miami Herald.

Joining U.S. marketing aimed at tourists from abroad

Southwest Florida tourism agencies have teamed with the nation's travel-promotion organization to pitch to key international visitor markets. Brand USA staffers were in Sarasota and Manatee counties last week to shoot "in-language" videos targeted to travelers from Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Out of the Box
Vintage Ford Tri-Motor plane available for rides in Miami

ford trimotorTo soar in the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor is to take a step back in time, when only the daring ventured into the sky. When men dressed in suits and women in silk stockings to travel. When a pilot maneuvered a plane by wits and skill not computers. When a passenger was protected from the elements by nothing more than a sheet of glass in a window. When aviation was more than novel: It was a luxurious adventure for the lucky few who could afford to fly.

» Full story from the Miami Herald