April 24, 2015

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/7/2013

› Star Wars “Force” Drives Disney Shares to All-Time High
Can Disney breath life back into Star Wars? The Reformed Broker Josh Brown says yes. "Everything Bob Iger has done has worked," Brown tells me in the attached video. Pointing to the stock price, he not only gives Disney's CEO the benefit of the doubt, he all but goes fan-boy.

› Palm Beach Gardens city council to vote on tax exemptions for businesses
Giving the council the power to grant tax exemptions to new and existing businesses, approved by city voters in November, is up for initial approval at Thursday’s 7 p.m. city council meeting at city hall.

› Miami U.S. attorney issues warning and crackdown on ID theft, tax-refund fraud
U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer issued a warning about ID theft and tax-refund fraud amid a crackdown on the multibillion-dollar crime spreading across South Florida.

› Villages residents stung by rising golf-cart insurance premiums
Many in the community of 100,000 northwest of Orlando drive traditional golf carts that top out at 20 mph and don't have to be registered or insured, but that doesn't apply to a growing number that can go faster, up to 25 mph.

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