April 17, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/24/2014

› Tempe, Orlando in the running for large Deloitte office
New York-based Deloitte has narrowed its search for a new home for the company's IT operations to Tempe and Orlando, Fla., real estate sources said.

› $4 million donation is largest in UCF Athletics history
The University of Central Florida's athletics program received the largest charitable gift in its history today: A $4 million infusion toward the school's planned athlete leadership program.

› Penske: Tampa/Sarasota No. 2 moving destination
In 2013, the combined Tampa/Sarasota market was the second highest destination for movers using Penske trucks behind Atlanta, according to a list compiled by the truck rental business.

› To build soccer stadium, Orlando will condemn church
After failed negotiations to buy a small family-owned church in Parramore that stands in the way of a new Major League Soccer stadium, City Hall plans to condemn the building.

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