October 23, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/5/2013

› FAU plans to give raises, add faculty
Florida Atlantic University plans to give employees raises, hire more faculty and invest in biotech at its Jupiter campus as part of $21 million in increased state money. The funding comes after the Legislature this spring restored $300 million in cuts made last year to state universities.

Florida Trend's
Viva Florida 500 Travel Guide

There's much to see and do as Florida commemorates the 500-year anniversary of Ponce de León arriving on its eastern shore.

The statewide festivities planned to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida — Viva Florida 500 — invite residents and visitors alike to launch their own explorations.

Viva Florida 500

Map out a Florida adventure - start here!

› Ross Realty, RMC Property Group merge
Two well-known real estate companies, The Ross Realty Group of Clearwater and RMC Property Group of Tampa, have combined operations. Executives of both companies refer to it as a merger, but RMC will be the parent company. Recently, real estate industry gossip has suggested that Elliott Ross, president of Ross Realty, was looking to sell his firm and retire.

› Rick Scott vetoes immigrant driver license bill
Gov. Scott on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed children of illegal immigrants to get temporary Florida driver's licenses, a decision that may bolster his standing among immigration hard-liners but could hurt him among Hispanic voters.

› AutoNation reports 11 percent gain in May new vehicle sales
Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation said sales were driven partly by trucks, up 27 percent from a year ago. Truck sales are soaring because of gains in construction, oil and gas and other heavy industries, as the U.S. economic recovery picks up speed, analysts say.

Tags: Daily Pulse

In case you missed it:

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Trend Video Pick

Gasoline Prices: Why Are They Going Down Now?
Gasoline Prices: Why Are They Going Down Now?

Gasoline prices in the U.S. are the lowest they've been in four years. Why?

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Jeb Bush has said he'd accept tax increases as long as they are paired with federal spending cuts. This stance runs counter to conservatives who oppose tax hikes. Is Bush right?

  • Yes - raising taxes should be considered
  • No - there's enough money, need to manage it better

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe