April 21, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/6/2012

› Business owners turn out to oppose Hillsborough road subsidy for Bass Pro Shops
Owners and employees of some sporting goods and outdoors businesses urged Hillsborough County commissioners Wednesday morning to reject a subsidy that would benefit a major new competitor.

› Florida lottery: Record sales last week
It's really not a surprise that the Florida Lottery broke records for most sales in a day and most sales in a week, but here are the numbers: Floridians spent $49.7 million last Wednesday (Nov. 28) on lottery tickets, with $35.8 million of that for Powerball.

› Palm Beach County to lift ban on “casinos on a corner”
Palm Beach County commissioners will end a ban that has prevented new internet cafes from opening in the county’s unincorporated sections. The commission voted 6-0 on Wednesday to allow the year-long moratorium to expire in February.

› SpaceX wins two Air Force launches
SpaceX will launch its first U.S. Air Force payloads from Cape Canaveral in 2014 and 2015, the company announced today. “SpaceX deeply appreciates and is honored by the vote of confidence shown by the Air Force in our Falcon launch vehicles,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and chief designer.

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