May 23, 2015

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/22/2013

› Does hot January lead to mean hurricane season?
Will this unusually warm January, about 6 degrees above normal, translate to a mean hurricane season? Statistics, although unscientific, indicate there may be a correlation.

› Film festival puts a local spin on international issues
Since 2009, Cinema Verde Director Trish Riley has worked to showcase the outside world to Gainesville while showcasing Gainesville to the outside world. Riley’s brainchild—a six-day environmental and social film festival—is set to run Feb. 9 to 14 at Jolie in downtown Gainesville.

› Directory of South Florida's multinational business releases
When international companies look to open in a new place, they often ask “Who’s Here?” In South Florida there are more than 1,000 multinationals that employ more than 125,000 people locally, and about one-third of those companies have offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to a new directory.

› Column: Whatever you do, don’t be like Congress
For an example of how not to run a business, look no further than our U.S. Congress. Simply put, you don’t want to run your company like Congress runs the country.

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