October 31, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/15/2014

› Key West boat charter comes to rescue of 9 Cubans
Nine Cuban migrants who rowed to Boca Grande Key after two days in the Florida Straits and four days on the island were rescued by a Key West boat captain and his clients Monday with some help from the Coast Guard.

› All Aboard Florida, Miami to Orlando railway, picking up speed
Building a new passenger rail system in the United States is a delicate balancing act. The public’s transit needs, the cost and financing, the impact on the environment and the repercussions for the taxpayer create a complicated puzzle of challenges.

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› Tampa Bay Brewing Co. plans a second brewery restaurant
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. of Ybor City is opening a second brewery restaurant in Hillsborough County, an expansion that is expected to generate 60 jobs and quadruple the company's brewing capacity.

› Southwest Florida homes becoming less affordable
Southwest Florida housing is now less affordable than it was at the onset of the Great Recession — and experts see the problem worsening. A robust housing recovery is primarily to blame, fanned by a recent surge in investor buying and pent-up demand from retirees.

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