March 1, 2015

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 7/22/2014

› Community column: What happened to commercial space?
During the 1990s, with the Cold War over, the launch companies knew they needed new customers to sustain their business. Space planners asked, what’s next for the Space Coast?

› Colombia growers see Miami cafe helping revive Juan Valdez brand
Colombian coffee growers, long represented by a fictional farmer named Juan Valdez with a mustache and wide-brimmed hat, opened a namesake coffee shop in downtown Miami on Monday, hoping to re-establish the brand in the high-end U.S. coffee market.

› SunTrust's second-quarter profit up 6%
SunTrust reported its second-quarter profit was up 6 percent to $399 million. Financial results included a $204 million pre-tax charge in connection with a settlement of claims related to its administration of the federal Home Affordable Modification Program.

› Professor named to Inventors Hall of Fame
A UCF professor will be joining the likes of Thomas Edison and other iconic innovators in the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

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