April 17, 2014

Clearwater:
From surf to success


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

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Live from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico (video stream)


Follow along as NOAA's ROV Deep Discoverer explores the bottom of the Gulf.

Stepping down at Ave Maria's School of Law


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

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.

Florida Business News

Big banks ramp up business lending

Banks are boosting their lending to businesses, providing fuel for companies to increase spending on workers and equipment as the economy improves.

Law would make it easier to start socially responsible firms

A bill is making its way through the Florida Legislature right now that would make it possible to form a new kind of company in Florida.

State recommends Florida oil drilling approval

The state's Department of Environmental Protection will not rescind a permit for a Texas company that wants to drill an exploratory oil well in southwest Florida.

Who gets the most money from county government?

Florida’s largest local government spends more than $6 billion a year, offering a lucrative source of dollars for hundreds of vendors, contractors and grant recipients.

AutoNation posts record quarter, pushes digital sales

AutoNation's sales of new vehicles rose 6 percent, beating the nationwide average of 4 percent during a winter when many consumers stayed home.

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Okeanos Explorer 2014
Okeanos Explorer 2014

NOAA's ship, Okeanos Explorer, carrying scientists and the ROV Deep Discoverer (D2), has arrived at site “Northwest Gulf Mid-Depth." Today (4/17/2014), the ROV will visit two Monterrey shipwrecks. Deployment of the ROV is planned for 0930 Eastern, arriving at the seafloor around 1030. Click above to watch the adventure unfold or go here for more info.

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