April 17, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/4/2013

› Socialite Jill Kelley sues government over leaking her name
The Tampa socialite who unwittingly triggered an investigation that ended the careers of CIA director David Petraeus and former Central Command leader Gen. John Allen asserted Monday in a lawsuit that the federal government violated her privacy.

› Tampa Bay area bartering network increasingly popular
Marie Nelson is the founder of Tampa Bay Time, a local nonprofit that allows participants to exchange services based on the time spent rendering them, rather than their market value. For a fee ranging from $20-50, participants can join a growing regional network of massage therapists, housekeepers, accountants and others offering hours - not dollars - in exchange for another member's time.

› Ethnic chambers of commerce offer bridge to globalize business
Companies looking to connect with ethnic markets are turning to the chambers.

Editorial: › Scott should veto bill that speeds up death penalty punishments
Sun-Sentinel op-ed board: Florida is the state most likely to send the wrong person to death row. Twenty-four times since the mid-1970s, we have sentenced an innocent person to death. Twenty-four times. No other state has racked up more exonerations.

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