April 18, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/9/2013

› Office Depot nominates new board member, readies for merger vote
As Office Depot and OfficeMax ready for merger votes this week, Boca Raton-headquartered Office Depot is also trying to head off a bid by its largest common stockholder to take a minority position on the board at the August annual meeting.

› Dr. James Fulton, co-developed Retin-A, dies
Dr. James E. Fulton, the Key Biscayne dermatologist who helped develop the wrinkle reducer Retin-A and studied the relationship between acne and chocolate consumption, died Sunday. He was 73. Fulton and his wife, chemist Sara Fulton, headed a family-owned company, Vivant Skin Care, in Medley.

› Staycation for pets is solution for owners on the go
Americans will spend about $55.53 billion on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Association, and $4.54 billion of that will be spent on pet services, which includes boarding and pet sitting.

› Sunshine Soccer Group organized in Jacksonville
The North American Soccer League seeks expansion and a group from Jacksonville has been asked to make a presentation at its July 25 meeting in Dallas. New Jacksonville business Sunshine Soccer Group will send CEO Mark Frisch, to make the presentation.

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