April 25, 2015

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/8/2014

› Duke seeks to extend operations of dirtiest coal units through 2018
Duke Energy wants to extend operations of its two oldest coal units – among the dirtiest in the nation – at the Crystal River Power Station an additional two years through mid-2018.

› Comcast and Universal take aim at Disney
The top executive at Comcast Corp. signaled Tuesday that the company expects to win theme-park market share away from industry leader Walt Disney Co. and other rival park owners. "We're doubling down on theme parks," Comcast Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts told analysts at a conference in Las Vegas.

› Tri-Rail breaks ridership record
Tri-Rail broke a ridership record in 2013. Records show 4,350,782 trips were taken on the commuter train last year, up from 4.3 million in 2008 when gas prices were at their highest.

› Medical and technology park sold for $31M
An affiliate of Florida Turbine Technology sold the Jupiter Medical and Technology Park for $30.7 million.

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