September 23, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

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| 8/20/2013

› Galaxy Elementary opens its green doors on first day of school
The re-designed, eco-friendly Galaxy Elementary opened its "green" doors to 580 students Monday for the first day of school, boasting hallways equipped with interactive white boards, classrooms with sliding glass doors and an auditorium complete with hands-on kinetic experiments in every corner.

› Pair Thriving for More Than Decade at South Lakeland Salon
As an Aveda Concept Salon, one of only two in Polk County, Micheline SalonSpa offers a full array of products from a company credited with adhering when possible to all-natural, organic formulas manufactured with wind power.

› St. Petersburg's marketing department faces criticism
The marketing department's mission is to tout the city as an "urban resort destination," but several council members and a mayoral candidate give that effort a failing grade. The department's 19 employees and $2.1 million annual budget have become talking points on the campaign trail.

› Opko Health listed on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
Miami Beach billionaire Dr. Phillip Frost, who heads companies in both Florida and Israel, has won Opko Health a listing on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The Miami-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology company will still be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under OPK.

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