Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced on Tuesday that it “feels confident its prediction of a 4.5 percent increase in holiday shopping sales over 2017’s numbers will come to fruition if not exceed it" and “with just one week left before Christmas, Florida’s retailers are experiencing the benefits of a healthy state economy with more residents employed.”
This year, almost 2.3 million jobs have been created though that could be slowing down even as manufacturing groups are still investing into metals aluminum and steel facilities.
AAA sounded an optimistic note when it released the study on Monday, noting that prices at the pump could drop another 10 cents in the Sunshine State in the next two weeks. 
The appointments won the applause of outgoing Gov. Rick Scott and Steve Swindal, the chairman of Port Tampa Bay Board of Commissioners. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
On Thursday, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters to be based at SeaWorld Orlando. The 40,725 square foot, three-story building will be a shared home for ambassadors from the current Park Support Center and...
Plenty of fast food chains are closing more stores than they opened this past year. 
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz took Sundar Pichai, Google’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), regarding “an employee-only group named ‘Resist,’ and reports that employees discussed modifying Google’s search algorithms to counter President Trump’s January 2017 travel ban.”
A businessman based in Jefferson County, Beshears has led the House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee and was to take over the House Ways and Means Committee which oversees DBPR.
At the end of summer, more than 36,000 FPL customers were taking part in the program with that number expected to rise to more than 40,500 this month. 
Harris announced on Monday that it will invest more than $125 million in research and development (R&D) this fiscal year.