July 31, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

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› Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options
So far, SunRail has been working on getting the train up and running and hasn’t addressed specific plans for station advertising, said Steve Olson, FDOT public information officer.

› Longtime Darden executive Pickens to retire
Veteran Darden Restaurants executive Dave Pickens will retire this month, and the company will eliminate his position of chief restaurant operations officer. Pickens, who started with Darden as a 17-year-old Red Lobster line cook in 1973, had been in his current role since July.

› U.S. Century Bank’s first quarter profit leaves big questions
U.S. Century Bank flipped to a profit in the first quarter but that was overshadowed by the “undercapitalized” bank’s ongoing revisions to its 2013 results that will make them look worse.

› Revenues, earnings grow at National Retail Properties
National Retail Properties Inc. revenue and earnings grew in the second quarter, as the Orlando-based real estate investment trust acquired 47 properties.

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