April 27, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/16/2014

› Orlando home prices highest since 2008
Prices of existing homes in the core Orlando market edged up to $163,000 in April – the highest median price since 2008, according to a new report. Prices in an area that includes mostly Orange and Seminole counties increased for the third consecutive month, according to Orlando Regional Realtors Association.

› Foreign startups and tech investors are looking for a home in the U.S.
Last week Miami played host to eMerge Americas, a conference that brought together the South Florida and Latin America tech communities. Over 6,000 participants registered representing players from the tech scene in South Florida and around the U.S., along with companies and investors from Latin America.

› Animal rights groups to pay Feld Entertainment $15.75 million
The Humane Society of the United States and others have agreed to pay Feld Entertainment $15.75 million to settle a long-standing lawsuit over the company's treatment of Asian elephants in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

› Amazon.com wants public funds for Miami distribution center
An application filed by a confidential company that wants public funds to create 50 jobs in Miami-Dade County likely refers to Amazon.com’s planned distribution center.

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