April 18, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/14/2013

› Gainesville therapy horses bring dose of cheer to Newtown community
A team of miniature therapy horses from Gainesville provided such comfort and cheer to residents of Newtown, Conn., in the aftermath of the school shooting that they got an extended stay.

› Fort Lauderdale businesses had a better 2012 than expected
Fort Lauderdale-area employers had a better year in 2012 than they expected, according to the latest survey of members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Council of Economic Advisors, a group of CEOs and top executives who meet quarterly to give the Federal Reserve their input.

› More turn to what was once unthinkable: public assistance
If the Great Recession is over, the news has yet to break for Hough or most of the other 10,000-plus clients who visit the Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center in Sarasota each month.

› Tampa looks to expand downtown WiFi access
Mayor Bob Buckhorn places a high priority on attracting young families and creative professionals to Tampa. So now the city is launching a two-part project to expand downtown WiFi coverage in a handful of key spots.

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