August 21, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/14/2013

› A celebrity endorsement for Miami tech by ... Pitbull
The South Florida tech community reaped an unusual endorsement: from the rapper Pitbull. "Count me in," he told a group of young leaders gathered for a breakfast event Tuesday to talk about supporting eMerge Americas, the technology conference Manny Medina and his team are bringing to Miami next May.

› Housing on rebound, next hotspot could be North Fort Myers
Housing construction in Southwest Florida is on the rebound, but industry leaders should be cautious to not repeat past mistakes that caused the market to crash.

› Michelle Obama comes to Disney to talk about veterans, jobs
First Lady Michelle Obama will join Walt Disney Companies Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and others at Walt Disney World on Thursday to talk about how companies can and should hire military veterans.

› Sweetbay to lay off 346 as it closes its Tampa headquarters
Sweetbay Supermarkets plans to lay off 346 employees at its Tampa headquarters and Plant City distribution center amid the grocery chain's pending sale to Jacksonville-based Bi-Lo Holdings.

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