August 21, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/22/2013

› Congress to force USPS to keep Saturday delivery
Congress foiled the financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service's plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail when it passed legislation on Thursday requiring six-day delivery. The Postal Service, which lost $16 billion last year, said last month it wanted to switch to five-day mail service to save $2 billion annually.

› Pharmaceutical firm expanding in Davie, creating more than 200 jobs
Actavis, a specialty pharmaceutical company formerly known as Watson Pharmaceuticals, plans to expand its pharmaceutical manufacturing and warehouse in Davie, resulting in the creation of 220 jobs, the Governor's Office and Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance announced Thursday.

› Federal appeals judges, meeting in Miami, question state’s controversial Cuba law
A panel of skeptical federal appeals judges meeting in Miami Thursday sharply questioned a Florida law prohibiting the state and local governments from hiring companies with business ties to Cuba. Several questions from the three-judge panel centered on whether the law would conflict with the federal government’s power to set foreign policy.

› Fort Myers official sees more profitable use for Olympians museum site
The lease for the Art of the Olympians museum is up in 10 days, and Fort Myers city leaders are asking if there’s a more lucrative use of the building.

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