January 28, 2015

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/17/2013

› Guns high on Floridians' holiday shopping lists
The gift of a gun may be high on many Floridians' holiday shopping lists. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it is on target to conduct nearly 1 million background checks this year on private firearm purchases.

› Lauderdale Marine Center gets $60M loan
Lauderdale Marine Center, a key part of the South Florida marine industry, is getting a $60 million loan that will reduce costs and free up money for ongoing improvements to its 50-acre Fort Lauderdale boatyard and marina, one of the nation's largest.

› UF joins Orlando Health to battle 'tsunami' of cancer cases
The University of Florida Health has joined with Orlando Health to establish a cancer center at Orlando. The new center, called the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, aims to provide better personalized treatments for patients all over the state suffering from the disease.

› Fontainebleau resort gets major loan increase, plans for gambling
The Fontainebleau resort hotel in Miami Beach got a $123 million boost to its loan through refinancing and signed an agreement that foreshadows its plans for legalized gambling.

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