Sunshine Economy: Tom Hudson’s Florida business report airs at

9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on WLRN. Topic: “Buy and borrow: books and libraries in South Florida.” An encore edition. Point, click and purchase have replaced browse, look and buy for many book lovers. The endless online inventory and the ease of electronic readers have put the book business under pressure. What is the future of libraries?

In town: Impact 2014, a conference for human resources professionals, is scheduled through Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau expects about 550 people to attend.


In town: A conference for travel agents, cruise3sixty, will be held through Sunday at the Broward County Convention Center. The Cruise Lines International Association organizes the event, which the Broward tourism bureau expects to draw 2,500 attendees.


Jobs numbers: The federal government will release the national unemployment rate and newly added jobs for March. The previous month's data showed a 6.7 percent unemployment rate and 175,000 new jobs.

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    Today marks the launch of the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable, comprising more than two dozen CEOs and senior executives in companies large and small from the region’s key industries. The goal: To provide a temperature check of local economic conditions and business opinions on current topics. Look for a selection of responses each week in print; to see all responses, go online at And keep an eye out for our live CEO Roundtable event later this fall.

 <span class="cutline_leadin">FSU LINE:</span> Pictured is Guy Harvey artwork on an athletic clothing line. Artist Guy Harvey has developed his brand into a business empire.


    Guy Harvey fishing new waters

    With more products, a new generation of fans and marketing that focuses on the man behind the brand, marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey is stretching his cast.

 <span class="cutline_leadin">WAITING ROOM:</span> A horse waits in the stalls at Thebas Farm, one of a group of Polo horses heading for Amsterdam. Worldwide Livestock, owned by Alex and Tony Alessandrini, is overseeing the shipment of the animals. July 1, 2014 in Miami.

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    Worldwide Livestock Services manages import, export of livestock through MIA

    Horses, cattle, pigs and more: World Livestock Services has carefully shipped four-legged creatures and flocks of birds through Miami International Airport to points throughout the globe.

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