April 21, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/10/2013

› Duke Energy informs union of contract termination if talks fail
Duke Energy officially informed the union that represents 1,800 of its Florida electrical workers of the utility's plans to terminate its current contract agreement on Feb. 3 if a new deal isn't reached.

› 'Flip This House' host to bring seminar to Sarasota
The host of A&E's reality TV show "Flip This House" is bringing his traveling real estate seminar to Southwest Florida next week. Through radio clips now airing in the region, Nathaniel "Than" Merrill touts his free workshop as a way for real estate beginners to reap substantial income flipping houses.

› The LAB Miami signs lease for more event space
Flush with success from recent events, The LAB Miami is expanding with a new lease for space at the next-door Light Box. The LAB is a shared office space in the Wynwood Arts District with a broader mission of supporting entrepreneurs.

› Entertainers cancel SeaWorld concerts
The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing a recent documentary that raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.

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