Beginning this Friday, August 1 and lasting through Sunday, August 3, many Florida residents will take advantage of our state’s annual “Back-to-School” sales tax holiday. The Florida Chamber of Commerce encourages shoppers to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase select items tax free.
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One-day after announcing endorsements for Governor and Cabinet positions as well as legislative primary races, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces general election candidate endorsements – races that will not have a primary election. These endorsements follow a comprehensive and deliberative candidate selection process.
Florida Chamber Endorses Pro-Jobs, Pro-Business Candidates For Governor, Cabinet and Legislative Primary Races
Following a comprehensive and deliberative candidate selection process, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces candidate endorsements for Governor and Cabinet positions as well as legislative primary races. The endorsements result from one of Florida’s most thorough and well-respected pro-business, pro-jobs candidate review processes.
Did you know? Since 2010, Florida’s labor demand in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields has increased by more than 63 percent. Currently, there are more than 55,000 unfilled STEM jobs in Florida. That demand is felt throughout the state, including within the growing $5 billion modeling, simulation and training industry.
Florida led the nation in job growth during June by creating 36,900 private-sector jobs, according to new state economic data released today. Additionally, the statewide unemployment rate for June 2014 is 6.2 percent, down 0.1 percentage points from the May 2014 rate and 1.2 percentage points from the June 2013 rate of 7.4 percent.
Leaders of the five BRICS nations agreed on the structure of a $50 billion development bank by granting China its headquarters and India its first rotating presidency. Brazil, Russia and South Africa were given posts or units in the new bank.
Latin America’s largest bank is clashing with traders and economists by predicting the economic slowdown in Brazil will prevent its central bank from raising interest rates through next year.
Brazil’s sluggish economy faces substantial risk of falling into a light recession in 2014, and may already have done so, providing opposition candidates with extra ammunition in the run-up to October’s presidential election.
Now that the FIFA World Cup is over in Brazil, it’s back to business in South America’s largest nation. And in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa made more declarations about how they will become a winning team.
Did you know? Floridians pay a “hidden tax” of $1.4 billion due to uncompensated care. When this cost trickles down from hospitals and insurance companies to insured Floridians, it equates to a hidden tax between $1,700 to $2,200 for every insured admission.