September 21, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/12/2012

› FAMU put on academic probation
Florida A&M University was placed on academic probation by its regional accrediting body Tuesday, which cited ongoing issues concerning hazing and financial mismanagement at the school.

› Sandy dents air travel to Orlando
Hurricane Sandy made the seasonal slowdown at Orlando International Airport worse than usual this fall, according to statistics released this week by the airport.

› JaxPort aims to cut diesel emissions from cargo cranes
JaxPort will install technology on its diesel-powered cranes to reduce their pollution. The JaxPort board voted Tuesday to accept a $588,235 grant that will pay for putting diesel oxidation catalysts on cranes and some equipment at the Talleyrand and Blount Island cargo terminals. No local match is required.

› Entrepreneurship: Good guesses can help in year-end tax planning
This year with the impending fiscal cliff and the likelihood of tax-code changes, you would need a crystal ball to offer exact advice on lowering your tax bill. Nevertheless, here are some educated guesses about what's going to happen tax-wise that could affect small business.

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