September 30, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/14/2012

› World tourism hits record 1 billion travelers this year
Never before has tourism been so large on a world scale: International tourism now accounts for one in every 12 jobs, 30 percent of the world’s services exports and about 9 percent of the world’s economy.

› Big CEOs: Bending now on taxes may revitalize economy ahead
A prominent business lobby representing CEOs of the nation's biggest corporations urged Congress and the White House to consider raising taxes to avert the fiscal cliff looming in just 18 days. Many of those Fortune 500 CEOs run companies, from Duke Energy and Wal-Mart to Bank of America and Humana, that employ a sizable chunk of Florida's 8 million-plus workforce.

› Club cocktails in the sky
Airlines have found a way to take the edge off the stress of flying and make a few extra bucks along the way: fancy new cocktails, craft beers and elegant wines.

› Florida federal judge refuses injunction to block PIP reform
A federal judge declined to issue an injunction to delay the implementation of Florida’s personal injury protection insurance reform.

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