September 22, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/8/2013

› Shadow of student loans could hurt housing market as graduates swim in debt
38 million Americans face a staggering $1 trillion in student loans, more than people nationwide owe on car loans or credit cards. So instead of buying their first home after graduation, those educated debtors are running the other way, stoking worries that the massive debt could block many from the housing market just as it begins to rebuild.

› Big banks working to reconnect with their everyday customers
John P. Moskos, 62, is Central Florida market president for Bank of America Corp. and the Orlando-Tampa Bay market president of the giant bank's U.S. Trust Wealth Management unit. He spoke recently with Orlando Sentinel staff writer Richard Burnett.

› Column: Costly lessons
You’ve just graduated from college and landed your first “adult” job. You dream of fancy vacations, designer clothes and a cool apartment. Then, like the average U.S. college graduate, you receive your first payment due notice for the $23,000 you’ve racked up in student debt. And you’ve just learned your first adult lesson: It’s time to pay up.

› Tampa International Airport gets technological update
There's a new way of looking at things at Tampa International Airport — visually and mentally. The airport is in the midst of a $7 million project to install new digital signs. High-definition flat-screen TVs, video walls and other displays will broadcast a constantly updated stream of data to travelers: arrival and departure times, weather forecasts, anything that could affect their flights.

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