January 30, 2015

Theme Park Wizards

Long overshadowed by Mickey Mouse, Universal Studios Florida is growing explosively, powered by the magic of a popular boy wizard and the money of an initially skeptical new owner.

Valentine's dining

Legal Elite


Seeking ideas?
Browse the
Golden Spoons
here.



Photo from
Cress Restaurant
in Deland

A tale of 'two Latin Americas'


Trade between Florida and Latin America has been changing.

[Photo of Certified Slings & Supply by Norma Lopez Molina]

A feast of choices
in Lakeland


Jarrid Masse and
Robyn Wilson make
beignets at the
Poor Porker.

[Photo: Kerry Percy]

Florida Icon: Howard Schnellenberger


Life lessons from the famous football coach.

[Photo: Jeffrey Salter]

Clearing the waters at the Indian River Lagoon


The CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro offers to pay for a two-year study.

Fruitless: Chasing the yellow dragon


A column by

Mark Howard

The Floridian
of the Year is ...


. . . the city of Miami.

[Photo: Nick Garcia / Blind Light Studio]

Florida Business News

Florida sees solid job growth in all sectors in 2014

In 2014, the Florida economy experienced job growth that had not been seen in several years, as all nonfarm industries created jobs.

Florida could allow drones to be used in agriculture

A company could use drones as part of its agriculture program, after having its permit approved by the FAA earlier this month.

Cuba trade backers in Senate take small steps first

With the odds stacked against them, GOP advocates of trade with Cuba decided to start with a less controversial travel bill.

Insurers may be using drug costs to discriminate

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs.

St. Petersburg ranks as No. 1 millennial draw in Florida

For those who still think of St. Petersburg as "God's waiting room," the younger generation is poised to make its move.

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