February 28, 2015

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/3/2014

› Olive Garden plans to launch online ordering this month
As technology becomes a bigger part of eating out, Darden Restaurants plans to launch online ordering this month at Olive Garden and will soon test other computerized conveniences at LongHorn Steakhouse.

› North Beach aims to lure a college
While no plans are final, the City of Miami Beach’s Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on North Beach is excited about the prospect of a satellite university coming to the area.

› Fueled by tax refunds, March is a big month for shopping
It's the time of year for tax refunds — and also when Central Floridians become a little more free-spending. March is the second-biggest month for overall purchases in the state, with sales spiking for things such as home improvements, medical procedures and even flowers.

› After Duke Energy seeks $54 million, Westinghouse responds with $512 million lawsuit
As widely expected, Westinghouse Electric Co. filed a $512 million lawsuit against Duke Energy over the cancellation of the Levy County nuclear project.

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