September 17, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/3/2014

› Oceania Cruises reaches a million reservations
Doral-based Oceania Cruises reached its one millionth reservation on Monday. The cruise line, which has established itself as an “upper-premium” option with a focus on destinations and cuisine, called the booking a “significant milestone.”

› The smell of crop disaster: UF research on citrus greening
Insects that carry the devastating citrus greening disease are attracted by an odor that sick trees give off, researchers at University of Florida found. The research advances understanding of the costly disease, which is damaging Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.

› Startups will vie for $150,000 in CAT5 awards
Big corporations and startup companies alike are planning to mix it up this week at a unique business event at the Hyatt Regency near Orlando International Airport. The event is called the ICSE, or Innovation Concourse of the Southeast.

› 7-Eleven puts 31 Florida stores up for sale
7-Eleven Inc. has put 31 Florida gasoline stations and/or convenience stores on the market as part of 75 nationwide that are up for grabs, Convenience Store Decisions reports.

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