Monday's Afternoon Update
Puerto Rico can’t pay $72 billion debt
The governor is warning that Puerto Rico can’t pay its $72 billion public debt, delivering another jolt to the recession-gripped U.S. island as well as a world financial system already worrying over Greece’s collapsing finances. More from the AP and FOX News.
» Puerto Rico leader to address $72 billion debt
» Global economic fears spreading
» Investors are terrified Greece’s economy is falling apart
Florida Small Business
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Sales and Marketing Advice
How to make the most of free (or low cost) social media marketing
With an estimated 2.13 billion social network users around the globe by 2016 it’s a marketers dream come true. Or, maybe it’s a nightmare. This “gift” from hard working tech wizards turns out to have all sorts of costs after all. More from Ron Stein.
Students' science project lost during Space X explosion
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space. Instead they got a life lesson about loss, but more importantly about determination as they watched their experiment get wiped out Sunday in a second straight rocket failure. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
National Hurricane Center, FIU launch Spanish hurricane site
The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. More at the AP.
Small Business Advice
Job applicants who have a criminal record deserve a fair look
For many companies, it is customary to run a criminal background check on newly hired employees or just before an offer is made. This is a fine policy. I just caution companies not to automatically eliminate people from consideration simply because they have been convicted. More from Jerry Osteryoung.
At first glance, venture capitalist Steve King and retired major league baseball star Bobby Bonilla wouldn’t appear to have much in common. But King and Bonilla launched AeroIQ LLC in 2012 to fill what they saw as a hole in the market.