April 17, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/1/2012

› Price of Publix Stock Increases
Publix Super Markets Inc. stock has increased. Publix stock is now valued at $22.50 per share, up 50 cents, or 2.3 percent, from the last pricing in August, the company announced Wednesday.

› Watch out for storm schemes
We may have dodged Hurricane Sandy here, but the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida and the Caribbean is issuing a storm warning: Be on the lookout for phony charities claiming to be collecting for relief efforts.

› Foreign condo buyers rush in for bargains
As the last of its distressed inventory is absorbed, the Brickell condo market is booming with buyers who want in before prices appreciate further.

› CEO of tourism group Tampa Bay & Co. resigns
The head of the region's chief tourism group, Tampa Bay & Co., has stepped down after less than a year on the job citing personal reasons.

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