Tuesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
Operators in Florida of now-banned Internet cafes that had been popular with retirees are taking a new tack to bring their industry back to life. They are modifying their machines, so that they no longer fall within a ban approved by the Florida Legislature in April. [Source: Florida Today]
"Self portrait," Jerry Uelsmann.
» Go to his Florida Icon interview
» If I have an agenda, it’s to amaze myself.
» Early on, when I showed my photographs to photographers in New York, one of the comments I consistently got was, ‘This is very interesting, but this is not photography.’ That’s because my images were not camera-conceived images. It was the decision of the camera that was primary then, and that’s what I was sort of challenging.
Historically, at least, Generation Y has been an age group retailers have struggled to reach. But since they are armed with the digital prowess and market savvy of most plugged-in millennials, retail chains have been forced to find a way to reach the 21st century's first true digital generation. [Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune]
BP said Monday that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damage from the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. [Source: AP]
Depending on whom you ask, Orlando's new food-truck rules are either a recipe for success or a road map to economic disaster for small-business owners. Food trucks, which arrived on the local scene in 2009, have experienced a surge in popularity during the past two years. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]
ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:
› Sarasota gets nod for World Rowing Championships
Sarasota has received a nod from a council from rowing's world governing body to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships. The recommendation was made following Suncoast Aquatic's presentation last month to the group in Switzerland, at the site of the 2013 World Cup rowing championship.
› Collier County works to figure out how to get the 'next Hertz'
The decision has been in the books for months: Hertz Corp. is moving to Lee County. But before picking a site on U.S. 41 in Estero in May, the car rental giant debated between Lee and Collier counties, among other locations.
› Plan to open Colt firearms plant in Osceola shows signs of life
Plans to open a Colt firearms plant in Osceola County got a jolt of life Monday, months after some local leaders had presumed the idea was dead. County commissioners approved a landlord agreement for the 16,000-square-foot facility long expected to house a Colt Manufacturing plant.
› Southwest Florida consumers spending more
Southwest Florida consumers are eating more, dressing better and building new homes at a solid pace. Business sales across the region jumped 8.2 percent in May over last year, topping the 5.7 percent statewide increase.
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