Thursday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Seven companies to bring 401 jobs to Miami-Dade
The companies – which include an online travel-search company, a manufacturer of mobile storage containers and a cancer treatment center – will contribute about $26.12 million in new capital investment.
› Gov. Rick Scott's 2010 victory architect takes a step back
Amid a power struggle with Gov. Rick Scott's new chief of staff, the pollster-architect of the Republican's unexpected campaign victory in 2010 has taken a step back from day-to-day operations of his re-election campaign for next year.
› iStart Jax launches entrepreneurial program to help underprivileged
iStart Jax, a Northeast Florida nonprofit business accelerator for technology-based start ups, has launched a new program called E-Mindset, which aims to teach the concepts of having an entrepreneurial attitude to underprivileged women and young adults.
› Shady finance deals put cities in regulatory spotlight
The financial pain inflicted by the Great Recession has been compounded in some broken cities by ill-advised budget decisions that involved honest mistakes. Then again, not all of those decisions were honest. Look no further than Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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