April 24, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

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| 9/18/2013

› Auction of property from Universal Health Care Group set for next week
Need a Sub-Zero wine cooler? A 16-foot conference table? A papyrus copy of King Tut's death mask? Those are among the thousands of items up for bid next week as auctioneers liquidate property of the once high-living Universal Health Care Group.

› Florida Poly asks tech businesses to help form new curriculum
Bay area technology business leaders got a chance to help Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland design its curriculum. Florida Poly met with the businesses leaders at a resort in Kissimmee on Tuesday to get their input. Florida Poly Chief Operating Officer Ava Parker told attendees the university wanted to make sure what students were learning would apply in the job market.

› Trail Life USA prepares to challenge Boy Scouts of America
Conceived in the aftermath of the Boy Scouts' decision in May to drop its ban against openly gay scouts, Trail Life in many ways mirrors the BSA. It is a character-building, outdoors-oriented youth organization whose leadership is comprised of former scouts and scout leaders.

› Miami Marlins front office takes backseat to owner Jeffrey Loria
As poorly as things have gone for the Marlins on the field, a behind-the-scenes rift between team owner Jeffrey Loria and a few of his top front office executives is creating added tension in the waning days of a dismal season.

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