January 30, 2015

Following the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Week 3 of the Expedition finds the team in Florida's Nature Coast, home to the Chassahowitzka black bear.

[Photo: Carlton Ward Jr.]

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

Photo from
Cress Restaurant
in Deland

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.

A tale of 'two Latin Americas'

Trade between Florida and Latin America has been changing.

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

Fruitless: Chasing the yellow dragon

A column by

Mark Howard

Florida Business News

Economic growth lower than expected

U.S. economic growth retreated to a modest pace in the final months of 2014, underscoring obstacles facing the recovery.

How to plan for your employees' Super Bowl sick days

Business owners have come to expect workers to show up late or call in sick the day after the biggest sporting event of the year.

Simulation report bodes well for Orlando

The military continues to move toward simulations and away from live-action training as a way of saving money.

Florida Realtors announces new CEO

Bill Martin, CEO of Michigan Realtors, is joining Orlando-based Florida Realtors as its new CEO effective March 23.

Rock python may hold clues in Florida about invasive snakes

A sister species to the Burmese, the Northern African or rock python has gotten a toe-hold in a six-square mile area west of Miami.

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It pays to live near a Starbucks
It pays to live near a Starbucks

Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries discusses why a nearby Starbucks means a more quickly appreciating home value.

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