January 30, 2015

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/26/2012

› Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season
U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending.

› Tavares sees its future — in seaplanes
Company picks Lake County city to manufacture 'light sport aircraft' that can land on water.

› If Hostess splits off brands, Florida bid could gain traction
The bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. is now expected to divide its brands to find the right buyers, a move that could help Sarasota's Hurst Capital win a bidding war for Twinkies.

› Hulk Hogan to open Tampa restaurant New Year's Eve
Hulk Hogan has added a new line to his resume: semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality and now Tampa restaurateur.

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