April 16, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/2/2013

› Mexican tomatoes, strawberries worry Fla. growers
Florida’s tomato and strawberry growers say they’re fighting to keep up with a rising tide of cheaper produce imports from Mexico.

› Hoteliers making their list, checking it twice
With the start of a new year, Central Florida's hospitality industry is crafting a 2013 wish list: What it wants from this year's session of the Florida Legislature.

› Top 5 business stories of 2012 in Southwest Florida
The economic recovery got under way in Southwest Florida in 2012. Retail sales were up. Tourism was up. Construction was up. Real estate sales were up. As a result, unemployment was down.

› Sarasota author suing biggest U.S. bank over foreclosure
Self-help author Liz Coursen was not looking to set a precedent when she decided to go after the big Wall Street investment bank that foreclosed on her Sarasota home. She just wanted her house back.

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