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California cities rank low on this ‘best places’ scorecard

”Survey says” looks at various rankings and scorecards judging geographic locations, noting these grades are best seen as a mix of art and data. Buzz: California cities ranked poorly in one often-discussed livability scorecard. Source: U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best places to live” rankings combine measurements of the 150 largest metropolitan areas for jobs, value, quality of life, popularity and migration trends. Topline My trusty spreadsheet tells me the 14 California metros graded ...
Tags: Business, Florida, Texas, News, California, Housing, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, San Diego, Modesto


Manager of Operations at the Jacksonville Symphony

The Manager of Operations is a flexible, adaptive, and enthusiastic member of the Jacksonville Symphony’s operations team, working with a wide range of internal and external partners to facilitate the smooth and successful execution of all Jacksonville Symphony presentations and programs. The Manager of Operations oversees the flow of production information across a variety of programs and initiatives and efficiently collects, processes, and effectively communicates operations information...
Tags: Art, Florida, Jobs, Microsoft Office, Jacksonville, Operations, Times Union Center, Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Symphony, Courtney Lewis, Diversity Equity, Jacoby Symphony Hall, WJCT, Robert E Jacoby Symphony Hall


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases reported in the US

New COVID-19 cases identified in Florida have grown by more than 400% in July. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Florida reported 12,647 positive coronavirus tests on Wednesday. The state's seven-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. The US as a whole reported more than 55,000 positive tests on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is reporting its most coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of all positive tes...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images 12,647 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida on Wednesday. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. Across the US, more than 55,000 people tested positive on July 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is experiencing its largest number of new coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of al...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System


Immersive technology will revolutionize everything from theme parks to daily life

Extended reality technologies — which include virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality — have long captivated the public imagination, but have yet to become mainstream.Extended reality technologies are quickly becoming better and cheaper, suggesting they may soon become part of daily life.Over the long term, these technologies may usher in the "mirror world" — a digital layer "map" that lies atop the physical world and enables us to interact with internet-based technologies more sea...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Florida, Technology, Handcuffs, California, Washington Post, China, Germany, Disney, Nasa, Innovation, Google Glass, Ikea, Nintendo, Htc


Rep. Matt Gaetz cut off a reporter's question about his vaccination status and said, 'We should be talking more about freeing Britney'

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz refused to disclose his vaccination status, focusing his attention on Britney Spears' conservatorship. "I think we should be talking more about freeing Britney," he told CNN. Gaetz also called CNN's question about his vaccination status "very nosy." See more stories on Insider's business page. When asked about his COVID-19 vaccination status, Rep. Matt Gaetz declined to answer and instead turned hi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Vaccine, Britney Spears, Department Of Justice


Job seekers have all the power right now. Here are our 5 best tips for finding a career you love.

It's shaping up to be a hot summer for job searching. Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock This summer is the best time to be looking for a new job. Employers are looking to woo workers with signing bonuses and other perks. Insider's compiled a helpful guide for anyone searching for a new role this summer. See more stories on Insider's business page. The job market is on fire right now.After a steep decline at the beginning of the pandemic, employers are finally beginning to hire ag...
Tags: Florida, US, Trends, Linkedin, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Gallup, Don, Wayfair, Nomura, Paul Hennessy, Mario Tama Getty, Caroline Hroncich, Zety, Elon Musk Richard Branson Jack Dorsey, Blair Heitmann, Jacques Buffett


The job market is on fire right now. Here are the best tips for finding a career that you love.

It's shaping up to be a hot summer for job searching. Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock This summer is the best time to be looking for a new job. Employers are looking to woo workers with signing bonuses and other perks. Insider's compiled a helpful guide for anyone searching for a new role this summer. See more stories on Insider's business page. The job market is on fire right now.After a steep decline at the beginning of the pandemic, employers are finally beginning to hire ag...
Tags: Florida, US, Trends, Linkedin, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Gallup, Don, Wayfair, Nomura, Paul Hennessy, Mario Tama Getty, Caroline Hroncich, Zety, Elon Musk Richard Branson Jack Dorsey, Blair Heitmann, Jacques Buffett


White Castle says it cold-called 550,000 past applicants from up to 4 years ago to fight the labor shortage

Hollis Johnson White Castle is emailing and texting applicants from as many as four years ago Chains are trying new methods to attract workers, like signing bonuses and drive-thru interviews. White Castle says it has relatively low turnover even as workers leave the industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fast-food chains are getting inventive to deal with a tight labor market as sales surge. White Castle cast a wide net, reaching out to 550,000 past applicants from as ...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Ohio, North Carolina, Wall Street Journal, Taco Bell, McDonald, Richardson, White Castle, Jamie Richardson, Mary Meisenzahl, Hollis Johnson White Castle


1 in 4 Americans has no emergency savings as the US grapples with wildfires, flooding, and droughts

Krystin Harvey looks at her home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, California. John Locher/AP More than half of Americans have less than three months' worth of emergency savings, a Bankrate study shows. This comes during a summer riddled with extreme weather such as wildfires, flooding, and drought. One-third of respondents say they have less money saved than they did before the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Emergencies can happ...
Tags: Elsa, Florida, New York, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, East Coast, Bankrate, John Locher, Greg McBride, Paradise California, Krystin Harvey, Hannah Towey


10 must-visit hotels in Miami ranging from affordable family resorts to oceanfront luxury

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor With great weather, culture, and beaches, visiting Miami and its surroundings is always a good idea. There are hundreds of hotels in Miami, from glossy downtown towers to splashy beachfront resorts. To find the best hotels in Miami in 2021, we stayed in and researched the city's top-rated hotels. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With warm sunshine, vibrant art and culture, a buzzing ...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, US, Trends, Philippe Starck, Ihg, Miami, Orlando, Feng Shui, Art Deco, Disney World, Don, Miami Beach, South Beach, Kimpton, Wynwood


The SEC has charged a Florida man it claims misappropriated $7 million from investors and lied about his crypto-payment and coronavirus-testing app

Andrew Kelly/Reuters The SEC charged Aron Govil with misappropriating over $7 million in investor funds in his company, Cemtrex. The SEC also said Govil lied to investors that his company, Telidyne, had created an app that could transact with crypto and was working on a COVID-19 detection app. Govil agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle the SEC's claims but did not amid or deny the regulator's allegations, according to Bloomberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. Th...
Tags: Florida, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Crypto, SEC, Insider Trading, Jacksonville Florida, Andrew Kelly, US Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC filing, Bloomberg Read, Cryptocurrency Crime, Cemtrex, Govin


The first Capitol riot felony prison sentence signals to other insurrectionists that they'll get a better deal if they accept responsibility

In this file image from U.S. Capitol Police video, Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, of Tampa, Fla., front, stands in the well on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6. US Capitol Police via AP, File A federal judge issued the first felony prison sentence against a Capitol rioter on Monday. Paul Hodgkins, 38, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and must pay $2,000 in restitution fees. Former prosecutors say that set a precedent for other Capitol rioters to plead guilty early and accept responsibi...
Tags: Florida, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, US supreme court, Trump, Moss, U S Senate, Capitol, Tampa Fla, FIFO


JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon just got a big new incentive to stay on for 5 more years. Here's everything you need to know.

Jamie Dimon has been CEO of JPMorgan since 2005. Business Insider JPMorgan, headed up by CEO Jamie Dimon since 2005, is the biggest US bank by assets. The bank has granted Dimon a big stock award, and he has to stay around five years to collect it. Earlier this year JPM revealed a leadership shakeup that hinted at CEO successors. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JPMorgan is the biggest US bank by assets and a bellwether for the global financial system. So when the f...
Tags: Google, Florida, UK, California, Wall Street, US, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Jamie Dimon, Cnbc, Wells Fargo, Marcus, Jpmorgan, Reid, Gordon Smith


Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools

Your ability to land your next job could depend on how well you play one of the AI-powered games that companies like AstraZeneca and Postmates are increasingly using in the hiring process. Some companies that create these games, like Pymetrics and Arctic Shores, claim that they limit bias in hiring. But AI hiring games can be especially difficult to navigate for job seekers with disabilities. In the latest episode of MIT Technology Review’s podcast “In Machines We Trust,” we explore how AI...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Congress, US, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Machine Learning, Astrazeneca, St Louis, EEOC, Sánchez, Washington University, Center for Democracy and Technology, MIT Technology Review, Givens, Patti Sanchez


Florida GOP head reportedly under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed a male aide

Florida state Sen. Joe Gruters Associated Press The Republican Party of Florida is reportedly investigating a sexual harassment accusation against its chairman, Sen. Joe Gruters. Anonymous party officials and a source told Politico that the allegation is linked to an outing at Tallahassee bar during the 2021 legislative session. Gruters was the former Florida co-chair of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. See more stories on Insider's business page. The chairman of the Flor...
Tags: Florida, Politico, Trends, Gop, Donald Trump, Tallahassee, Republican Party of Florida, Helen Aguirre Ferre, Gruters, Natalie Musumeci, Sen Joe Gruters Associated Press, Sen Joe Gruters Anonymous, Sen Joe Gruters Politico, Republican Party of Florida Executive


US lawmakers propose bipartisan 'Free Britney' Act to crack down on conservatorship abuse

#FreeBritney activists protest at Los Angeles Grand Park during a conservatorship hearing for Britney Spears on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace and Florida Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist on Tuesday announced the bipartisan "Free Britney" Act, which aims to crack down on conservatorship abuse.The act introduces a number of changes, including one that would allow individuals under a conservatorship the right to petition f...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Free, US, Trends, Britney Spears, Los Angeles Grand Park, Crist, Charlie Crist, Free Britney, Connor Perrett, Speed desk


Sundae closes on $80M for residential real estate marketplace

Sundae , a residential real estate marketplace that pairs sellers of dated or damaged property with potential buyers, has raised $80 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Fifth Wall and General Global Capital. QED Investors, Wellington Management, Susa Ventures, Founders Fund, First American Financial, Prudence Holdings, Crossover VC, Intersect Capital, Gaingels and Oberndorf Ventures also participated in the financing. The round marks San Francisco-based Sundae’s third financing...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Florida, Real Estate, Texas, California, Funding, Sacramento Kings, Isaiah Thomas, NFL, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, Georgia, Venture Capital, Nba


Florida Gov. DeSantis is trying to reverse the CDC's cruise restrictions in the state, saying it's hurting Florida's economy, as Delta variant rages across the US

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to take legal action to lift CDC restrictions on the state's cruise industry. DeSantis said Monday he would take the legal fight to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The legal fight comes as the US faces the spread of the Delta variant amid a growing vaccine divide in the country. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Alaska, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US supreme court, Royal Caribbean, Tampa Florida, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Colombia, Cuba, and the defiant hypocrisy of Marco Rubio

People take part in a new protest against the government of Colombian President Ivan Duque, in Cali, Colombia, on May 19, 2021. LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images In April, protests began in Colombia over the government's handling of the economy and COVID-19. The government responded by branding protesters terrorists and blaming foreign powers. That argument is now being deployed by the authorities in Cuba. But the reaction is different. See more stories on Insider's business page. I...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Colombia, United States, Marco Rubio, Fox News, Biden, Usa Today, Cuba, Charles Davis, Latin America


Delaware just became the 10th state to enact a $15 minimum wage

Delaware Gov. John Carney speaks during a news conference in Glasgow, Delaware, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Doug Curran Delaware became the 10th state to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Like several other states hiking their wages, it will be a gradual increase over the next four years. The federal minimum of $7.25 has remained unchanged since 2009. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of states set to raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour is now in ...
Tags: Florida, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rhode Island, Delaware, John Carney, Lewes Delaware, Delaware Online, Glasgow Delaware, Juliana Kaplan, Doug Curran Delaware, Sunborn, Courtney Sunborn, COVID Sunborn


Trump said he and the Capitol rioters 'wanted' the same thing and bragged about the size of the crowd on January 6, new book says

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images President Donald Trump embraced the Capitol rioters and said he and his violent loyalists wanted the same thing. "Personally, what I wanted is what they wanted," he said. Trump made these remarks during a March 31 interview with Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Iowa, Ohio, Biden, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Philip Rucker, Rucker


Reopening stocks from airlines to cruise operators are getting hammered as Delta strain drives surge of infections

Airline stocks struggle Monday. Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana via Reuters Shares of cruise operators and airlines were hit Monday as COVID-19 infections ramp up worldwide. Carnival, American Airlines and Expedia were among the stocks that slumped on worries of new virus infections. The CDC on Monday warned travelers to avoid going to the UK because of rising infections. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of airlines, cruise operators and other travel companies slumped Monday ...
Tags: Cruises, Florida, UK, Cdc, France, US, Trends, Markets, Opec, Hawaii, Delta, Marriott, Flights, Boeing, Carnival, Southwest Airlines


'That's my money!' Trump exploded at Brad Parscale over stories about his lavish lifestyle and spending, book reveals

Brad Parscale, campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures to the crowd at a campaign rally for the president on November 4, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Bryan Woolston/Getty Images Trump exploded at then-campaign manager Brad Parscale over his earnings and lavish spending, per a new book. News reports and a Lincoln Project ad showed off Parscale's $2.4 million mansion and luxury cars. "I just hate these f---ing stories" Trump lamented after others stepped in to defend P...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, Trends, Daily Mail, Gop, PAC, Republican, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Trump, Fort Lauderdale, Brad, Bender, Cruz Rubio


Trump Organization official who reportedly testified for prosecutors previously said Trump misused charity funds

Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on May 18, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images The Trump Org. controller said Donald Trump misused charity funds in 2017 testimony unearthed by The Daily Beast. The controller, Jeff McConney, reportedly testified for the Manhattan DA's ongoing investigation. The DA's office is expected to bring additional charges in the criminal investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. A high-rankin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Trends, Georgia, PAC, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Abc News, Doj, Irs, Bondi, Trump, Trump University, Trump Tower


Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID-19 begs people to get their shots

Blake Bargatze. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infected.His suffering p...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Nbc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Georgia, News UK, WXIA, Bargatze, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Blake Bargatze


Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID begs people to get their shot

Blake Bargatze in a video still. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April, and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infect...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Georgia, News UK, WXIA, Bargatze, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Why ‘fun’ businesses can’t find enough workers

The business of “fun” has a people problem, and it’s no fun hiring these days. My trusty spreadsheet says leisure and hospitality businesses had a record 1.34 million unfilled job openings nationwide at the end of May. That’s a 44% increase since February 2020, the month before the coronavirus iced the economy. Now, the industry isn’t alone: All other private industries had 6.67 million openings — up 29% vs. February 2020. No industry was harder hit by the pandemic’s economic damage than what I ...
Tags: Business, Florida, Jobs, News, California, Housing, Restaurants, Disney, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Businesses, Disneyland, Assembly, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN


A staffer had to tell Bill Clinton about the infamous Trump-Rubio fight in 2016 over penis size

Donald Trump and Marco Rubio debated below the belt during the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. Spencer Platt / Staff Former President Bill Clinton missed the debate when then-candidate Trump bragged about his manhood. A staffer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign had to tell him about it. It was "one of the more awkward moments in my life," Josh Schwerin told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. The moment when then-candidate Donald Trump boasted abou...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Marco Rubio, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Trump, 2016 Elections, Rubio, Sen Marco Rubio, Trump Rubio, Rubio Trump


Cruise ships have found a way around Florida's ban on vaccine passports - and it's still bad news for unvaccinated passengers

Royal Caribbean' Empress of the Seas cruise ship leaving the PortMiami in Miami Beach, Florida in 2016. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo Cruise lines looking to operate out of Florida are adhering to the state's firm vaccine passport ban. Vaccinated and unvaccinated guests sailing out of Florida could have different cruising experiences. Unvaccinated guests aboard Royal Caribbean and Carnival's cruises will face more costs and onboard restrictions. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Trends, Cruise, Miami, Vaccine, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Sunshine State, Ron DeSantis, Miami Beach Florida, NCLH, Frank Del Rio, Lynne Sladky, Vance Gulliksen



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