April 18, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/1/2013

› Florida brewers push to legalize 64-ounce beer growlers
David Wescott has two 32-ounce growlers he brings into Proof Brewing Company to fill up and take home. Why two? Because Florida is one of only three states where it’s illegal to fill one 64-ounce beer container, known as a growler.

› The financial mess at Marlins Park: inside the numbers
A new baseball stadium was supposed to fix South Florida’s lukewarm embrace of professional baseball. But the Marlins’ first season in their new ballpark may have made things even worse for the team.
» Related: Tumultuous first 20 years for Miami Marlins

› Utilities turn to Twitter to tackle complaints
Wireless carriers and Central Florida utility companies such as OUC and Bright House Networks are increasingly turning to Twitter and Facebook to respond and solve customers' concerns.

› How much do the Tampa Bay Rays boost the local economy?
Tampa Bay Rays fans spent 100 million hours last year going to games or watching them on television. For many, baseball adds to quality of life just as surely as weather, water and sand. Whether baseball adds to the economy is less clear.

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