September 1, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today.

› Is nuclear power industry poised to repeat 'managerial disaster'?
The failure of the U.S. nuclear power program ranks as the largest managerial disaster in business history, a disaster on a monumental scale. The rant of an antinuclear activist? Hardly. It was the first sentence of an in-depth story in a conservative business magazine, Forbes. In 1985.

› 2 First Coast men 'living a dream' running surf camp in Nicaragua
So you think you want to run a surf camp in a tropical paradise? Be warned: It isn't all surfing and hammocks and cans of Tona beer at sunset.

› Unpopular no-fault auto insurance mandate hangs on in Florida
Dumping no-fault insurance saved Colorado drivers 35 percent on their auto premiums, but Florida motorists won't get the chance to find out what that feels like this year. Once he gets the bill, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to approve an insurance law that would stiff massage therapists and acupuncturists but generally preserve a $2 billion-plus government-mandated coverage defended by hospital and insurance lobbyists.

› Developer and philanthropist Nathan Benderson dies
Nathan Benderson, who leveraged a bottle-salvaging company he created as a teenager into one of the nation's largest privately held real estate companies, died early Saturday. He was 94. Benderson, who moved Benderson Development Co.'s headquarters from Buffalo, N.Y., to southern Manatee County in 2004 — becoming one of the region's largest employers and most significant landowners — was involved with the company until his death.
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