April 24, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/13/2013

› Charity fills unused seats with kids in need
Sarah Rose had only ever watched the Tampa Bay Rays on TV. The 18-year-old had never heard the crack of the bat or felt the surge of the crowd around her — until April. Thanks to free tickets from the charity Seats of Dreams, which transfers unused event tickets to disadvantaged, disabled or sick kids, she finally made it to Tropicana Field.

› Top apps every business executive needs now
The good news about the app age is that entrepreneurs can tap into some great tools to help build their business. The not-so-good news is there are plenty of clunkers too.

› Trader Joe's officially announces South Tampa site
The California-based food retailer draws a cult-like following with its distinctive products, affordable prices and private label brands. In July, it was named North America's favorite grocery-store chain based on customer satisfaction.

› How teachers spend the summer
At some point in school, most of us have written an essay titled, "What I Did on Summer Vacation." But did you ever ask your teachers what they did on theirs? Teachers are people, too, and they enjoy summer break just as much as their students. Some seek adventure or the spotlight, while others reach out to others in need.

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