April 16, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/27/2012

› Fees undermine fliers' ability to compare fares
For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding.

› Businesses hopeful for economic boost from Outback Bowl
The South Carolina Gamecocks football team arrived in Tampa on Wednesday afternoon. They will take on the Michigan Wolverines in the upcoming Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. Local businesses hope to cash in on the game.

› OPKO Health buys Brazilian company
OPKO Health, the Miami healthcare company, announced Wednesday that it’s expanding its growing Latin American operations with the purchase of a Brazilian company, Silcon Comércio, Importacao E Exportacao de Produtos Farmaceuticos e Cosmeticos Ltda.
» Related: SBA Communications launches operations in Brazil

› Iconic blues bar Dave's Aqua Lounge closes
After 48 years, Dave's Aqua Lounge, the smoky little blues lounge that proudly called itself a joint, is closed. Owner Dave Mamber Jr., who took over the namesake bar from his father, has sold the Gandy Boulevard location in St. Petersburg but the name is going with him.

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