economy

Arial view of a suspected red tide at a beach at Zihuatenjo, Mexico. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Tide Off Northwest Florida Could Hit Economy

Toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish.

09/17/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

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Fla. House Approves Nearly $75.3 Billion Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is signing off on a proposed $75.3 billion state budget. The House voted 100-16 for the measure. The Senate is expected to approve a rival version later Thursday. […]

CBS Tampa–04/03/2014

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Fla. Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.2 Percent

Florida’s economy showed continued signs of improvement as the state’s unemployment rate dropped again last month.

CBS Tampa–01/24/2014

Screen capture of a chart depicting how Americans identify themselves in regards to their economic perspectives. (Credit: gallup.com)

Gallup: Economic Conservatism Down, Social Liberalism Up

A recent Gallup Poll shows decreasing numbers of the American populace identifying themselves as economically conservative.

05/29/2013

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US Home Prices Rise Nearly 11 %, Most Since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving […]

CBS Tampa–05/28/2013

The St. Petersburg Pier (photo current: angling-adventures.net)

Listen to The Current’s April 27-28 show here!

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition of The Current? No problem! Click the audio player below to catch the whole episode featuring U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor‘s press conference in […]

04/29/2013

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Florida Legislator Pushes To Eliminate Daylight Saving Time In State

Floridians love their sunshine – and will dismiss Daylight Saving Time to get more of it.

03/13/2013

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Fla. Budget Could Focus On Teachers And Health Care

For the first time in six years, state legislators aren’t scrambling to figure out how to plug billion dollar shortfalls in the state budget.

03/03/2013

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Sweetbay To Close 33 Stores In Florida

The Sweetbay supermarket chain has announced that it will close 33 stores in Florida.

01/17/2013

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