Friday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› HSN Inc. reports 4 percent sales increase in 2013
HSN Inc. announced Thursday its annual sales were $3.4 billion in 2013, up 4 percent over the previous year. The St. Petersburg-based ccompany reported net income of $178 million in 2013, compared to $131 million the year before.
› Orlando hotels off to a good start for 2014
Hotels in Orlando got off to a good start for 2014, with the highest January occupancy since the late 1990s. Orlando-area hotels filled 72.7 percent of their rooms during the month, compared with 69.7 percent for the same month a year ago.
› Broward's tourism campaign hits Chicago
Broward County's tourism marketing agency brought its own kind of sunshine and beach vibe to Chicago this week, the second stop of its winter roadshow that's aimed at increasing destination awareness and overnight visitation from key markets.
› Stonegate Mortgage creates headquarters in Pinellas County
Indianapolis-based home lender Stonegate Mortgage Corp. is creating a regional headquarters at Cardinal Point in Clearwater, a move that promises to add 139 jobs to its existing operations here.
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