January 29, 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

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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

Consumer confidence overrides shaky global economy

U.S. consumer confidence strengthened to its highest level in more than seven years in January on growing optimism about the jobs market.

Oil drilling banned from Florida's east coast

The Obama administration has now decided to not allow any oil drilling off Florida’s coast for at least the next 7 years.

Carnival Corp. aims to build ships, develop ports in China

Carnival Corp. & PLC is exploring two potential joint ventures with a Chinese transportation and real estate development company.

UF may end midwifery, 2 other nursing programs

The University of Florida College of Nursing is not accepting admissions to three doctoral programs and may eliminate them.

American Express says si to Cuba

American Express is the latest U.S. company to throw its hat into the ring and say it plans to do business in Cuba.

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