Thursday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Construction rebounds on barrier islands
New home construction on Southwest Florida's barrier islands hardly took a breath during the Great Recession, but the economic recovery has sparked a new burst of activity.
› Lockheed to lay off 600 across U.S. training systems business
Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to hand out pink slips to about 600 workers across the country in its Mission Systems and Training division, which includes its Orlando simulation technology operation, the company said Wednesday.
› Snowbirds return early for Venice Sun Fiesta
When the first Venice Sun Fiesta was held in 1973, it was a chance for the community to get together before the snowbirds flocked to town. But now, organizers say, the event has hastened some snowbirds' annual southerly migration.
› Miami faces air cargo crunch, association says
In the year’s first eight months, Miami International Airport’s total domestic cargo declined 4.1% and international cargo increased 0.61%, as did total cargo by 0.008% compared to the same period last year.
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