April 21, 2014

Combining shopping and eating

Florida restaurateurs are putting dining and retail together.

[Photo: James Borchuck/Tampa Bay Times]

Comparing Florida's House & Senate Budgets

A new report from Florida TaxWatch.

Florida House Speaker
Will Weatherford (left) and
Senate President Don Gaetz

[Photo: Tampa Bay Times]

From surf to success

Find out why Clearwater is a jewel of Florida's Gulf Coast.

[Sponsored Report]

Gas prices up again; more jumps expected

Find gas prices in your neighborhood here.

The economy in Miami-Dade & Monroe


Carnival is tryng to win back consumer confidence.

Central Florida gets a boost from SunRail

This story is part
of Florida
's 2014
Economic Yearbook.

Locking up all offenders is not good for Florida

Overcriminalization costs taxpayers, hurts public safety, says Florida TaxWatch.

[Photo: Jeffrey Camp]

Florida's film and entertainment industry

A regional roundup.

Stepping down at Ave Maria's School of Law

Law Dean Eugene R. Milhizer is returning to the classroom.

Florida Business News

Florida leads nation in new job creation

Throughout the state, the construction and hospitality-industry sectors have posted significant job gains in the past year.

4 years after BP spill, many still wait for compensation

BP has done an about-face and has challenged the terms of a multibillion-dollar class-action settlement negotiated back in 2012.

Bright Futures funding dwindling

Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship program for university and college students has been on the decline in recent years.

South Florida trade down 7 percent

The value of South Florida's trade with the world fell by 7 percent in the first two months of this year, continuing the downward trend of late 2013.

Wages, employer costs rising

Employers are feeling pressure to increase workers' wages and benefits to stay competitive as the economy continues to improve.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Drones take flight as real estate tool, and much more
Drones take flight as real estate tool, and much more

Say hello to real estate agents' newest, most unexpected selling tool. Drones are flying through mansions, strip malls and skyscrapers to give buyers' bird's-eye views and sellers the upper hand.

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Ballot Box

Amazon will begin charging Florida residents sales tax on May 1, 2014. How will this affect your online shopping at Amazon?

  • I will buy less from Amazon
  • This won't change my Amazon shopping
  • I don't shop at Amazon

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