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Florida Economy

  • Worries over COVID-19 and the slower pace of U.S. economic growth triggered a sharp selloff in U.S. stock markets and interest rates dropped to near record lows, as investors sold stock and purchased safer U.S. treasuries. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7's Matthew Peddie that it's a serious trend for the US and for the Central Florida economy, because of its structure and dependence on tourism.
  • Last Friday President Trump startled financial markets by announcing he’ll impose across the board tariffs on Mexico beginning on June 10th, unless Mexico does more to curb illegal immigration. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind talks to 90.7's Matthew Peddie about the impact of the tariffs on Florida's economy.
  • President Obama's new strategy on Cuba is making political and economic waves. Hank Fishkind analyzes the economic implications of warmer relations with Cuba here in Florida.