October 23, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/22/2013

› UF looks at ways to use grant money
Three months after the Florida Board of Governors announced the winners of a one-time competition for information technology programs, the four universities that won are still waiting for the money, even as they count the ways to spend it.

› Big tax breaks for banks and insurance companies could be wiped out
Taking on two of Tallahassee's most influential interest groups, the Florida Senate is advancing plans this spring to eliminate a pair of decades-old tax breaks for banks and insurance companies.

› Stolen bikes disappear into an underground market
In Florida, 20,508 bikes were stolen in 2011, with nearly 3,000 taken in Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. But where do they go?

› Will latest theme park IPO spur Tampa's Busch Gardens to news heights?
They can make for a fun day. But is there a big financial future in theme parks, specifically those bearing the Busch Gardens and SeaWorld brands? Investors are about to find out.

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