September 21, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/20/2013

› Q&A with lawyer Chris Cutler
A dozen years ago, lawyer Chris Cutler was among a small group of Securities and Exchange Commission staffers examining the books of relatively unknown Texas energy company Enron Corp. He went on to carve a career centered in the world of investigating financial fraud, public accounting irregularities and other white-collar crimes.

› Jet-set Miami developers entangled in legal drama over private jet
For sale: a $12.6 million Bombardier Challenger jet presumably grounded at the Opa-locka Airport. At a price around $7.5 million, it comes stocked with china glasses, monogrammed hand towels and pillows, a mini-bar, and a lap top of navigational charts. It also carries some awful hefty baggage.

› Pick me, please: Homebuyers writing letters to sellers
Some buyers are solving housing woes with prose. They're not writing poems or romantic novels – just short notes to sellers, telling them how happy they'd be to buy their homes. The simple gesture is paying off in today's ultra-competitive market, where inventory is tight and bidding wars are typical.

› Gov. Rick Scott heading to Chile for trade mission
For three days beginning Tuesday, the Florida visitors will meet with U.S. Ambassador Alejandro Wolff and network with business leaders in Santiago.

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