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.

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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

Scott's budget cuts taxes, positions

Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a proposed $77 billion budget that spends nearly all of a $1 billion surplus and cuts 1.2 percent of the state workforce.

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Florida tourism: Theme park wizards

Just a few years ago, Universal was struggling. Now the resort is reshaping the theme park world in Orlando.

Legislative leaders set agenda

Florida’s new low-key state legislative leaders offered a joint agenda Wednesday for the upcoming session focused on water policy, education and tax relief.

Learning from failure: Strategies for bouncing back

Today, failure in business is a hot topic, and the topic of bouncing back is even hotter.

Jeb Bush's conservative evolution

The biggest barrier between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the White House may be a perception that he's not conservative enough.

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