August 11, 2020

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/8/2019

› University of Miami to adopt new telecommunication technology, including 5G+
The University of Miami is poised to become the first campus in the nation to adopt a new technology that could speed and expand computing time and mobile app tools, according to the school and the providing company.

› Florida aerospace forum showcases expanding space-related technology
New players in Florida's rapidly expanding aerospace industry came together Wednesday in a funding competition that included innovative ideas ranging from space debris detection to a specialized antennas for small satellites.

› Sunscreen Proposal Gains Traction In Florida House
A House panel has approved a proposal that would prevent local governments from banning certain types of sunscreens and cosmetics, despite pushback from Democrats who contended the measure is a “knee-jerk” effort by lawmakers to limit local control.

› Office Depot to close 90 stores over next two years
Office Depot shuttered dozens of stores in 2019 and revealed plans to cut more locations over the next two years. The Boca Raton-based office supplier (Nasdaq: ODP) expects to close another 90 stores in 2020 and 2021, according to the company's third quarter earnings report for the period ended Sept. 28 released this week.

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