April 17, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/9/2012

› As the presidential race fades away, Florida still waits to call it
The victory and concession speeches have been given. President Barack Obama has moved on to planning his second term. The national media has begun the 2016 presidential chatter. And yet, there Florida was Thursday, still officially "too close to call."

› New study describes perils of delivering anti-malarial drugs through private sector
Getting high-quality anti-malarial drugs to people in places like Zanzibar and Mozambique is a tricky business, according to a new University of Florida study.

› Best holiday plan: Don't overspend
You can have a memorable holiday season if you create a budget and don't overspend. So say South Florida experts who are urging caution this holiday season despite Floridians having the highest consumer confidence in five years.

› Duke Energy reports increase in net income
Duke Energy's earnings rose by $123 million to $595 million in the third quarter, the first full report since the utility merged with Progress Energy in the summer.

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NOAA's ship, Okeanos Explorer, carrying scientists and the ROV Deep Discoverer (D2), has arrived at site “Northwest Gulf Mid-Depth." Today (4/17/2014), the ROV will visit two Monterrey shipwrecks. Deployment of the ROV is planned for 0930 Eastern, arriving at the seafloor around 1030. Click above to watch the adventure unfold or go here for more info.

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