October 20, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

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| 12/19/2013

› Hedge fund urges Darden to cut back on deals, TV ads
Olive Garden and Red Lobster should cut back on big discounts and TV ads, consider closing some restaurants and stop building new ones for now, an investment group trying to bring about changes at Darden Restaurants said in a report released Tuesday.

› Career Answers: Tech can help, but only you can find job
At the turn of the 21st century, not being “good with computers” was still no big deal for many a job hunter. Fourteen years later, an incredibly short amount of time in the grand scheme of things, technology has provided tools that dramatically expand the ways in which we can communicate.

› Higher rates kick in as biomass plant hits commercial operation
Gainesville Renewable Energy Center declared its facility to be commercially operational just after midnight Tuesday morning. That means that Gainesville Regional Utilities will begin paying contract rates for the power the plant generates instead of the far more modest rate the city has paid for test power over the past few months.

› PortMiami could get aid in land loss for soccer
A new inland port proposed for Medley could help ensure that trade at PortMiami isn’t disrupted if soccer star David Beckham builds a stadium there.

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