April 18, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/2/2013

› Super Bowl tab estimated at $21 million
South Florida must raise about $21 million to put on the 50th Super Bowl in 2016, an organizer said Monday, meaning the cost of hosting the milestone game could be twice as much as it did the last time the NFL championship came to Miami Gardens.

› AAA: Expect gasoline prices to increase in April
The price of gasoline declined in March but is expected to increase in April, according to an analysis by AAA. In March, the national monthly average was $3.70 for a gallon of regular gasoline, compared to $3.83 in March 2012. Last April, the average price peaked at $3.93.

› Orange gives another $25M to arts center
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs announced Monday the county will steer another $25 million to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with the hope the funding will allow construction to begin on its final performance hall.

› Investor joins Southwest Florida home buying spree
Another real estate investment group has joined in the Southwest Florida buying spree, grabbing properties in Sarasota and Manatee for use as rentals. A Tampa subsidiary of Santa Monica-based CSFR ColFin American Investors LLC has bought 16 properties in Sarasota and Manatee counties since early March.

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