November 26, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/5/2014

› Travelers fall victim to scams overseas
Many Americans have been scammed or fallen prey to deceptive tactics when traveling abroad. The scammers and lawbreakers don't often discriminate, targeting inexperienced travelers and some of the savviest.

› Anglers asked to help collect tarpon DNA samples
Scientists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Mote Marine Laboratory use DNA as a way to track tarpon movements in coastal and inshore waters. It also gives scientists information about tarpon's long-term survival.

› Homeowners frustrated by delays in state mortgage-aid program
More than 10,000 Floridians who applied to the state for help with their mortgages seven months ago are still waiting to hear whether they will get any assistance, state records show.

› For capital-hungry Florida startups, a new way to attract investors emerges
Venture capital — the early funding that can make or break business startups — remains about as common in Florida as icebergs.

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