April 26, 2015

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/10/2014

› Flood policy rate hikes casting shadow over potential sales
Entire neighborhoods have suddenly become less desirable — and potentially much less valuable — as insurance costs spike. The threat of sharply higher premiums is casting a shadow over many older communities built at low elevations near the water.

› Trade show turns spotlight on companies
Southwest Florida manufacturing companies are going to be taking a major turn in the spotlight this spring at the inaugural “Made In Southwest Florida” trade show.

› Florida police group: Use hotel tax to keep tourists safe
The Fraternal Order of Police wants the Florida Legislature to let counties use a portion of the tax tourists pay on hotel rooms to fund public safety in tourist corridors such as Orlando's International Drive district.

› South Florida television studios breaking the language barrier
Last fall, Univision captured global attention with the launch of Fusion, its first English-language venture. Despite the challenges, Fusion’s Oct. 28 launch represented the largest bet on a South Florida television venture in at least a generation, and it has drawn significant national attention to the Doral complex it shares with Univision’s news division.

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