September 2, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/31/2013

› Gov. Rick Scott helps Golf Channel celebrate 88 new jobs
Gov. Rick Scott came to Orlando on Tuesday to help The Golf Channel celebrate the creation of 88 new jobs for which it received government incentives. A spokesman for the Golf Channel said the network has added the new jobs primarily in digital media and had made a capital investment of $4.4 million.

› Ansafone locating company headquarters in Ocala
Ansafone Contact Centers LLC announced it will be opening its corporate headquarters in downtown Ocala, although the company's current offices in Santa Ana, Calif., will not be closed.

› Office Depot: Merger cost savings are on track
Office Depot is on track to deliver $400 million to $600 million in savings from merging with rival OfficeMax, the Boca Raton-based company said Tuesday during an earnings conference call with analysts.

› Deal reached for sale of Bayfront Health System parent
As expected, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems announced Tuesday morning that it had agreed to purchase Health Management Associates of Naples, owner of St. Petersburg's Bayfront Health System. The deal was valued at $3.9 billion. Community would also assume $3.7 billion in HMA debt.
» Related: Company plans $3.9B takeover of Venice, Charlotte hospital owners

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