September 21, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/26/2013

› Hardest-Hit glitch bounces out homeowners hoping to slash mortgage debt
A Florida Hardest-Hit Fund technical glitch Wednesday morning turned away underwater homeowners hoping for a chance to cut up to $50,000 off their mortgage debt. A state website said the fund's new $350 million principal-reduction program reached its limit of 25,000 applications only seconds after its 9 a.m. start.

› Hertz sees more than 200 job seekers in first hour of career fair
Hertz Corp. hiring managers have seen 264 applicants in the first hour of the Career Fair at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Estero. Two thousand or more people are expected over the two days as the company hires in anticipation of its relocation from New Jersey to Southwest Florida.

› International use up 18% at Fort Lauderdale airport
International traffic has grown 18% at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport between 2008 and 2012, the latest data show, thanks to Broward County’s diverse population and the airport’s success at attracting low-cost carriers with increasingly expanding international service.

› EagleRider brings motorcycle rentals, tours to Orlando
A motorcycle rental company is opening shop near Orlando International Airport, offering Harley, Honda and BMW bikes to tourists and locals who want to see Central Florida on two wheels.

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