March 1, 2015

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/5/2014

› Gulf Power wants pollutants lawsuit dismissed
Gulf Power Company is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it's allowing pollutants from aging coal ash pits to leak into the Apalachicola River.

› AutoNation: Best July new vehicle sales since 2006
With the U.S. auto market booming, AutoNation reported its best July for new vehicle sales since 2006. The Fort Lauderdale-based retail giant said it sold 27, 484 new cars and trucks in July, up 8 percent from a year ago.

› Good grades may mean another raise for Tampa International CEO Joe Lopano
The CEO of Tampa International Airport, who makes $330,750 a year, could receive another raise this week. If he were to receive the same 5 percent merit raise he got last year, Lopano could be in line for a $16,537 pay bump.

› EcoTech seeks to develop incubator for ‘green’ product companies
A young startup is trying to develop an incubator for “green” product manufacturers, creating a space for them to grow and create jobs for low-income communities.

Sustainable Florida Seeks Nominations for Best Practice Awards
These annual awards are presented in several categories including:
Leadership, Large and Small Business,
Non-Profit, Government, Green Building and Business Partnership. The nomination deadline is August 6.
Get the recognition you deserve:
Find out how to enter HERE.

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