January 19, 2020

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/11/2019

› Despite Hurricane Dorian, gas prices fall in Florida
Despite the threat of Hurricane Dorian, gasoline prices in Florida actually fell by 2 cents a gallon in the state last week, AAA said. And prices should continue to decline through the fall as demand drops and refineries switch to less-expensive winter blends, the auto club said.

› SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Holmes, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties in Florida as a result of drought that began on June 25, 2019.

› Late-Night, Miami-Based, Sushi Hotspot Looks to Expand Across Florida through Franchising
Sushi Sake, a popular, late-night, Asian-cuisine hotspot based in Miami has been serving customers for over a decade, and now it's spreading its Miami vibes across the U.S through franchising. Sushi Sake has kicked-off its expansion plans in the restaurant's home state by offering a flexible model – franchisees can choose to develop a combo of a traditional Japanese Teppanyaki house/sushi bar or a local neighborhood sushi bar.

› Spirit Airlines tries to fix its image with comfier seats
Florida-based Spirit Airlines, the low-cost airline that has reported the highest rate of passenger complaints, has spent the last few years improving customer service and now is trying something new: seats that the carrier touts as roomier and more comfortable.

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