February 26, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/21/2014

› Hertz headquarters drives forward faster in southwest Florida
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has accelerated the pace at which it is moving people and hiring workers for its new headquarters in southwest Florida.

› Southwest Florida International passenger count sets 30-year February record
February passenger traffic at Southwest Florida International set a 30-year record for that month despite 223 flight cancellations due to weather conditions elsewhere.

› Consumer group alleges Walgreens model breaks law
A union-backed advocacy group alleges in a complaint to the state's Department of Health that Walgreens pharmacies in Florida are violating state law by allowing its pharmacists to sit at a table away from the actual pharmacy, allowing technicians to work without supervision.

› Tampa City Council moves to kill red light camera program
In a surprise reversal, the Tampa City Council Thursday voted to not to renew the contract for Tampa's two-year-old red light camera program.

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