August 20, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/18/2014

› Nutrition company HQ moving to Pembroke Pines
Stemtech International, producer of nutritional supplements, is moving its international headquarters, manufacturing and labs from San Clemente, Calif., to Pembroke Pines. The company has committed to creating 90 jobs at an average salary of about $66,000 and to providing $1.35 million in capital investment.

› Soaring Calatrava design will be centerpiece of Florida Poly
The visual associations may vary but the first reaction to the enormous, strange and wondrous something that suddenly appears just off Interstate 4 at a Lakeland exit is universal. Likened to many imaginative things — a giant sea creature! an alien spaceship! — it is in reality the signature building on the new campus of the new Florida Polytechnic University.

› Miami investment bank buys Peruvian brokerage firm
Miami-based Advanced Capital Securities acquired Peruvian brokerage firm and investment fund manager Andes Securities SAFI.

› Florida beer distributors, breweries fight over growlers
Florida allows craft breweries to fill and sell unlimited amounts of gallon- and quart-sized beer jugs, popularly called growlers. But half-gallon growlers, the most-popular size in the 47 other states that allow them, are banned.

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