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

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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

The growing number of older entrepreneurs

A growing number of individuals over the age of 50+, or “encore entrepreneurs”, are turning to small business ownership.

Florida exports up 3.6% in November

The latest international trade numbers show that $5.15 billion worth of goods left Florida for international markets in November.

Does it cost more to keep illegal immigrants in the U.S. -- or deport them?

While the debate over immigration reform often appears to revolve around politics, the root of the issue is economics.

Businesses driving Medicaid expansion push

Florida's Legislature has twice turned down proposals to provide health insurance for nearly 1 million state residents.

Ag Secretary says Cuba trade could grow by hundreds of millions

U.S. trade with Cuba could rebound from its current $300 million to close to $500 million with Florida among the states capitalizing the most.

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