September 23, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/23/2013

› Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr will cook for Pèrez Art Museum Miami
With a small army of workers painting gallery walls and installing lighting fixtures this month, the new Pérez Art Museum Miami is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors into its 200,000 square feet of bayfront space when it opens in December, in time for Art Basel. And now, the museum has tapped a chef to feed all those hungry art aficionados.

› Jacksonville police, fire pensions not as generous as in other Florida cities
Jacksonville’s police officers and firefighters get less generous pensions than other major Florida cities — but they’re required to put less of their own money into the system.

› Taylor Morrison keeps its focus on home building
When the real estate downturn stalled home sales in Southwest Florida and nationwide, Taylor Morrison Home Corp. went on a land-buying binge. The company has banked more than 45,000 lots for future building, nearly 90 percent of them acquired since 2008.

› AT&T to add about 235 jobs in South Florida
AT&T said it is looking to fill nearly 235 retail openings in South Florida before the end of October. More than half of the openings are newly created jobs, the company announced Monday.

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