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HOW FLORIDA WILL FEEL THE SHUTDOWN, NOW AND LATER

The longest partial federal government shutdown on record has come to an end. Congress passed and President Trump signed a continuing resolution that funds the portion of the government that was [...]

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FLORIDA’S JOB GROWTH ACCELERATES, BUT WILL THAT TREND CONTINUE?

New numbers from the state show Florida’s December unemployment rate at 3.3 percent – lower than the national average, which stands at 3.9 percent. (That difference may be more significant than [...]

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A DEEP DIVE INTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM GOV. DESANTIS

In one of his first acts as Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping executive order aimed at protecting the state’s environment and water quality.

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FISHKIND’S FINANCIAL FORECAST FOR 2019

Every January, 90.7 checks in with economic analyst Hank Fishkind for his financial forecast for the coming year.

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INCENTIVES TO LURE BIG BUSINESSES COULD LEAVE TAXPAYERS ON THE HOOK

Economic incentives – such as slashed property taxes or payments tied to the number of jobs brought in by a business – have become the norm for city and state governments to get businesses to relocate.

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WHY WE CARE ABOUT U.S. HOME SALES DATA

New and existing home sales have slowed in the U.S. over the last six months.

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FLORIDA SHOULD ACT AFTER DIRE NATIONAL CLIMATE REPORT

The recently-released National Climate Assessment report presents some stark warnings about economic, environmental, and health-related consequences of climate change for the United States.

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IT’S HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

The holiday shopping season officially begins this week, and the outlook from retail financial groups is sunny: the National Retail Federation predicts sales for the season to jump between 4.3% [...]

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FISHKIND CONVERSATIONS: MONEY MATTERS POST-MIDTERM

The midterm election results might be viewed as an illustration of political divisions both in the U.S. and statewide. For instance, on the national level, Democrats regained control of the House [...]

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HURRICANE MICHAEL’S ECONOMIC TOLL

Florida and the U.S. continue to grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that, along with the storm’s devastating human toll, there also will [...]