September 22, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/1/2014

› Orlando OKs soccer stadium construction deal
Orlando leaders approved an agreement Monday that provides the closest look yet of the features fans can expect to see in the city's new Major League Soccer stadium. Mayor Buddy Dyer said the $84 million stadium's design will encourage the festive vibe that professional soccer games are known for.

› The nation's – and the state's – lenders improve performances
More than five years after a U.S. financial industry meltdown threatened to push the nation into an economic depression, Florida's largest banks are in better shape to handle another severe downturn.

› Changes may be coming to state employee health insurance plans
State workers may have to decide next year whether they want a health-insurance plan with more benefits and higher monthly premiums or a cheaper one with fewer benefits and more take-home pay.

› Jacksonville women's conference aims to inspire, empower women of all ages
The revelation came to Donna Orender when she was president of the WNBA, the women’s professional basketball league. Despite advances, women still had a long way to go to achieve equality in sports, business and government.

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