March 18, 2018

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

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| 11/14/2012

› Scripps and other research institutes 'report' progress
Four research institutes that receive federal and state funding make a "semi-public" report of their progress at the annual "Bio-Breakfast" at 7:45 a.m. Friday at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach.

› Richard Florida: Converting creativity into economic development
Richard Florida, the international consultant and author of best-sellers "The Rise of the Creative Class" and "Who's Your City?" and the new "The Great Reset," will speak Friday at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts.

› Car sales rebound in Southwest Florida
Buoyed with confidence, flush with low-interest credit and compelled to replace their aging vehicles, consumers are pushing car and truck sales to pre-recession levels throughout Southwest Florida.

› AIDS agency to Broward commissioners: ‘We made a terrible mistake’
The woes of Broward County’s largest HIV center, Broward House, continued Tuesday as members of the County Commission — which is a significant funder — expressed outrage that an accused pedophile had been put in charge of an agency that cares for children.

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