Wednesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› 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.
› 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.
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