July 23, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/12/2013

› Retailers optimistic about sequestration impact on ports
Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.3 percent in March over the same month last year, despite federal spending cuts that could slow down the process.

› U.S. deal with Saudis means $253 million for Lockheed's training unit
Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a deal worth $253 million to build fighter-jet flight simulators and other training systems for Saudi Arabia's armed forces, the company said Monday. The work will be performed at Lockheed's Training Solutions unit in Orlando and an operation in Akron, Ohio.

› Dolphins’ stadium plan gets more endorsements
Two more Miami-Dade business groups have endorsed the Miami Dolphins’ request for a higher hotel tax to fund part of a $400 million renovation of Sun Life Stadium. The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Aventura Marketing Council both announced their support Monday through a press release issued by the Dolphins.

› Boca Raton airport gets date for federal cut
The Boca Raton Airport Authority Monday received official notification that sequestration cuts will mean federal money will no longer pay for staffed air traffic control at the airport on April 7.

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