February 28, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/3/2014

› UF Health, Orlando Health Partner for New Cancer Program
The partnership is in response to the rising cancer rate in Florida, as evidenced by recent studies by the National Cancer Institute, which say that Florida has the second-largest cancer burden in the country.

› No hurricane, but still a wild weather year
South Florida escaped a hurricane hit in 2013 but was still roughed up by wild weather, including flooding rains, damaging tornadoes and stretches of abnormally hot and cold.

› Orange County tourist tax collections rise in November
Orange County's tourist-development tax generated $15.5 million during the month of November, an increase of 3.6 percent compared with the same month a year ago.

› Fashion designer sues SW Fla. clothing company
A Lee County designer is suing Fort Myers-based national retailer Chico's, contending her bosses tried to force her to copy other designers' handbags.

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