July 22, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

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| 11/26/2012

› Column: Want a save a lot of money? Don't have children
Here's a sure-fire way to save a lot of money. Don't have children. I decided to come up with an estimate, rough as it is, for what it would cost my spouse and me to have one child. The bottom line: close to $2 million.

› Breaking ground on the future
This week will be a busy one for the ceremonial turning of dirt that traditionally marks the beginning of a new project. Two major groundbreakings — one by Harris Corp. in Palm Bay and the other by Embraer jets at Melbourne International Airport — have long-term ramifications for Brevard County’s quest to become world leader in cutting-edge research.

› Is the electric car dying again?
Efforts to successfully market electric cars have been stop and go. A former exec with an electric vehicle services company tells what’s needed for the cars to succeed down the road.

› Shoppers celebrate local offerings during Small Business Saturday
Created three years ago by American Express, Small Business Saturday is held the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Customers who register with American Express and use their card at participating stores are eligible for a $25 credit on their statement. Many stores also offer sales of their own. That's what brought Chuck and Martha Altman, of South Tampa, to Cheese Please on Saturday.

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