August 20, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/25/2013

› Property values up 14%, but the surge slows a bit
Property values continued to climb in South Florida this summer, though the housing market inched back a bit from setting new records in the post-bust era, according to the latest reading from the S&P/Case-Shiller index.

› Lawsuit against Huizenga, Swisher could move north
A federal court is to decide Thursday whether a lawsuit filed by former Choice Environmental owners against H. Wayne Huizenga, Steven Berrard and Swisher Hygiene should be consolidated with class-action suits against Swisher.

› Broward College awarded large grant to develop logistics training programs
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday that Broward College and 12 other schools will receive $24.5 million through a grant program for expanding targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.

› Orlando City soccer surpasses goal of 15,000 signatures on MLS petition
It’s “mission accomplished” for the Orlando City soccer club. The USL Pro champions announced Tuesday morning that their #Mission15K campaign has collected 15,000 signatures from fans supporting the team’s bid for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise.

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