April 18, 2015

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/17/2014

› University Of Florida Announces New COO
Charles Lane, a senior vice president from the University of Southern California, has been tapped to be the University of Florida’s new chief operating officer.

› Shotguns could be growth area for Cocoa's Kel-Tec
Among many gun owners and collectors, Kel-Tec has positioned itself well in the past two decades, making a variety of lightweight, lower-cost pistols. But the latest Kel-Tec offering generating buzz isn’t so discreet.

› 5,000 buyers from 80 countries coming to bid on construction equipment
Monday is the start of what is likely the largest annual sales event in Central Florida: Ritchie Bros.' annual February auction. The weeklong bidding war in Polk County is expected to draw about 5,000 people from 80 countries and each of the 50 U.S. states — all looking for bargains.

› Sports venue costs can scalp taxpayers
Whether it’s the corporate welfare derided by opponents, or the public investment that team owners tout, this year’s line for state money to help build Florida sports complexes started at the Capitol.

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