September 22, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/8/2013

› Mosaic Makes Deal With Saudi Arabian Mining Co.
The Mosaic Co.'s 25 percent stake in a new Saudi Arabian fertilizer plant will not impact the company's Florida phosphate operations based in Polk County, company spokesmen said.

› Cars that rent by hour coming to downtown Orlando
A small fleet of automobiles that can be rented for $8 an hour should be coming to downtown Orlando by mid-October, the state said Wednesday. Hertz 24/7 will place a total of 12 cars at six locations, ranging from the CNL building on Orange Avenue to the Florida Hospital campus near College Park.

› Corps plans update on Lake Okeechobee releases
Water levels in Lake Okeechobee have risen to nearly 16 feet. The rising water levels in the shallow lake have prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to fully open locks around the lake to release water and protect the aging Herbert Hoover Dike.

› In Miami-Dade, same-day delivery service is back in vogue
Time-strapped and convenience-hungry consumers have long dreamed of getting their dry-cleaning or the newest Blu-ray release brought to their doorsteps with the ease of a pizza delivery. A growing crop of companies wants to make that kind of on-demand delivery a reality.

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