April 18, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/28/2013

› Deposit boxes not as safe as you think
In advance of the 2013 hurricane season kicking off this week, many Florida residents are stashing valuables, heirlooms and important documents in banks' safe deposit boxes. But they might want to reconsider just how safe and protected those prized possessions really are.

› Column: It’s time to lead your team out of the recession
For many of us in business, the recent recession defined us as leaders. We had to adjust to meet seemingly insurmountable challenges. For years we had to lead our organizations through the most difficult economic crisis since the Great Depression — yet now we are faced with a new set of challenges.

› Finding skilled elder home care workers not easy
While most Americans say they would prefer to age in place in their own homes, few understand the implications of opening those homes to strangers who can provide the help they need. And surveys show that very few Americans consider the price tag in advance.

› SeaWorld: Income tax unlikely until 2018
The Orlando Sentinel reported last month that SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. doesn't expect to pay any cash income taxes for several years. So when exactly will the profitable company become a cash taxpayer? Apparently not until 2018.

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NOAA's ship, Okeanos Explorer, carrying scientists and the ROV Deep Discoverer (D2), has arrived at site “Northwest Gulf Mid-Depth." Today (4/17/2014), the ROV will visit two Monterrey shipwrecks. Deployment of the ROV is planned for 0930 Eastern, arriving at the seafloor around 1030. Click above to watch the adventure unfold or go here for more info.

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