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Good morning, #Orlando!
Lately, it seems like everywhere you turn, someone is talking about — or offering advice on — how to deal with stress.
Stress levels nationwide have been rising for many demographics since their low point in 2016. Common stressors include the future of America and money, along with uncertainty about health care. But not all demographics are affected in the same way. For example, women’s stress levels rose in the past year while men’s actually dropped.
So to determine the Most & Least Stressed States, WalletHub analyzed 38 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life. The dataset ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate and share of adults getting adequate sleep.
Here in the Sunshine State, we scored in the good range for family-related stress (No. 6), health and safety-related stress (No. 20) and money-related stress (No. 22), but not so good when it comes to work-related stress (No. 37). That gave us an overall ranking of No. 16 on the list.
It turns out that Louisiana is the least stressful state, while Minnesota is the most stressful place to live. See the full data here.
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A New York-based development group wants to build three apartment towers in Orlando’s bustling downtown. More here on what’s next for the developer and what the project will include.
Here’s how many #construction jobs Orlando added
The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA added 6,200 construction jobs between February 2017 to February 2018, a new report from Associated General Contractors of America shows. In all, construction employment increased in 257 out of 358 metro areas in that time frame, declined in 50 and stagnated in 51. See the metro data here and state data here.
SpaceX launches RemoveDebris experiment on Falcon 9 rocket
The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule spacecraft that Elon Musk-owned rocket company SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station on April 2 carried a high-tech experiment designed to help bust down the many small pieces of material floating in low Earth orbit that can hinder future space travel. .
Orange County tourist tax collections up in February
Orange County tourist tax collections for the month of February totaled $23,813,900, an 8.9% increase over the year-ago period. Tourist taxes are charged on short-term rentals, mostly hotels and motels. Year-to-date, collections through February total $114,756,700, a 10.7% increase over a year ago.
The Walt Disney Co. plans to launch ESPN+, its new sports-focused subscription streaming service, on April 12. ESPN+, its first direct-to-consumer TV service and will give fans a “dynamic” lineup of live sports, original content and on-demand programming for a subscription price of $4.99 per month.
Delta Air Lines hit by data breach
Delta Air Lines — one of the largest carriers at Orlando International Airport — said it is investigating a data breach involving a company, 7.ai, that provides online chat services for it and other companies. Delta said in a statement that the breach, which occurred from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, 2017, involved “certain customer payment information.” It did not say how many customers may have been affected.