March 2, 2015

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/13/2012

› MetroPlan approves float-on-air train for south Orange
A privately financed, futuristic train that would link the convention center with Orlando International Airport was tentatively approved Wednesday by Metro Orlando's main planning agency. "I think this is great. From our standpoint, this is just the start," said Tony Morris, president of American Maglev Technology.

› South Florida trade poised for a record year
International trade through South Florida was up more than 10 percent during the first nine months of the year, putting the Miami Customs District in position to finish among the nation’s Top 10 Customs districts for the first time.

› New state food code improves inspection process, adds warnings
Florida has updated its food code for restaurants and hotels with improvements to the inspection process and addresses new safety concerns, such as warnings for food allergens.

› Resale stores keeping an eye out for recalled items
Amid a still-struggling economy, stores and non-profit groups that cater to families striving to find the right toy within tight budgets also have to be extra vigilant to ensure kids don't end up with donated dangerous or defective toys.

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