September 22, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/25/2013

› South Florida leaders press for American Airlines merger
South Florida’s business and political leaders are pressing the Obama administration to let American Airlines merge with US Airways. Miami-Dade’s top chamber of commerce, tourism bureau and economic development agency joined a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that asks the Justice Department to end its effort to block the merger.

› Medical marijuana push hits key stretch
The campaign to legalize the medical use of marijuana in Florida is reaching a critical juncture. The effort is still well short of the number of valid voters' signatures needed before a referendum on a constitutional amendment can be held next year. Still, supporters say they're on track.

› South Florida housing among least affordable
South Florida is among the least affordable places in the U.S, for housing, according to a study by Interest.com, a subsidiary of Bankrate.com.

› AutoNation reports record results on surging service
The Fort Lauderdale-based company said net income reached $92.6 million, up 13 percent, and revenue jumped to $2.5 billion, up 14 percent, in the third quarter compared to a year ago.

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