March 1, 2015

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/12/2014

› IRS scam surfacing in Northeast Florida
With tax season kicking in to gear, so does the threat of tax-related scams, with one showing a recent surge on the First Coast. The Northeast Florida Better Business Bureau says over the last 2-3 days, more than half a dozen people have reported getting a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS.

› Red Lobster spinoff would bring large debt, filing says
A Red Lobster spin-off company would assume significant debt as part of the deal, according to documents filed with federal regulators. The filing by Orlando-based Darden Restaurants did not give specifics but said Red Lobster Seafood Co. "will be a highly leveraged company."

› Palm Beach County leads state in insurance customers barred by Citizens clearinghouse
More Palm Beach County residents are being shut out of state-run insurer Citizens than those of any other county in the early going for a new clearinghouse, company officials said Tuesday.

› Odyssey Marine Exploration turns a profit in the fourth quarter
Tampa treasure hunting firm Odyssey Marine Exploration salvaged a profit out of its fourth quarter, buoyed by the sale of silver it recovered from the SS Gairsoppa shipwreck off the coast of Ireland.

Tags: Daily Pulse

In case you missed it:

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Trend Video Pick

Rising Rents
Rising Rents

A new report from Zillow shows that rents across the U.S. are increasing, and not just in the expected regions of New York City, San Francisco and Boston. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Gov Scott has proposed to increase funding to education, and half of those monies will come from property taxes. The debate is: A) is Scott's proposal a tax? Or, B) is Scott just using new monies that would come in because property values are increasing?

  • A) It's a tax
  • B) It's not a tax - only tapping natural increases in revenue

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe