May 23, 2015

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

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› Port Everglades announces $24 million terminal renovation
Starting this spring, another Port Everglades cruise terminal will be getting a makeover. It's the sixth cruise terminal in five years to undergo renovations, port officials announced this week.

› Obama to nominate four judges in Florida
President Barack Obama has nominated four people to serve as federal judges in Florida's middle and southern districts. Three of those nominated Wednesday are currently circuit judges and one is an attorney in private practice. All four must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

› Aerospace business, including plant in Manatee, sold to French firm
Eaton Corp. is selling its aerospace power distribution management business, including a south Manatee County plant, to a French company for $270 million.

› Miami cash buyers squeeze out mortgages
Unless you’re a buyer with a lot of money, mortgaging a home in Greater Miami should continue to be a challenge this year. Opportunities for conventional 30-year mortgages will be limited due to the abundance of cash buyers.

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