October 1, 2014


The Fallout From Rick Scott Vs. Charlie Crist
The choice that Florida voters make on Nov. 4 will wind up tipping dominoes across Florida’s $75-billion state government.

Northwest Florida's opportunity for growth

An economic report
from Florida TaxWatch.

Report: Women's heart health

How Florida is fighting
the No. 1 cause of
death for women.

[Photo of Dr. Samantha
Avery by Mark Wemple]

Computer simulation firms
go commercial

At UCF, Greg Welch
uses robots for training.

Community portrait of Florida's heartland

Economics, demographics,
people to know, quality of
life and much more!

[Photo is of Streamsong golf resort]

The chef checks in

Hotels across Florida
are turning food into
a major attraction.

[Photo of Chef
Chad Johnson
by Edmund Fountain
of the Tampa Bay Times]

A look inside
the University
of Miami's
Brain Bank

This story is part
of a regional news
roundup for Miami-Dade.

Meet the Bar's
new president,
Gregory W. Coleman

Coleman has a new focus:
Helping those who can't
afford an attorney.

Florida Business News

Consumer confidence reaches post-recession high

Florida's consumer confidence is at its highest mark since the Great Recession.

Minimum wage hike supported by majority of businesses

The majority of businesses favor raising the minimum wage, saying it would give them a better chance to hold on to their workers.

Florida expands Medicaid — for kids

In Florida, enrollment of school-age children in Medicaid rose by 137,000 this year.

For physicians, marijuana is a touchy subject

If medical marijuana is legalized in Florida, many Sunshine State physicians say the prognosis would be grave.

Business 101: crisis communications

By preparing for a crisis, your organization will withstand the challenge and may come out stronger in the end.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

How to Do Florida State Parks
How to Do Florida State Parks

From traditional outings to modern, high-tech adventures, there's something for everyone at Florida's State Parks.

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Comic-book and gaming stores are expanding across Florida. The state's major comic & video game themed conventions continue to generate increased interest and revenue. What's your level of participation in the world of comics & gaming?

  • All in! I love gaming and/or comics! We're in a new Golden Age of entertainment!
  • I manage the occasional game or graphic novel, from time to time...
  • Does Candy Crush count?
  • Are you kidding? I don't have time for any of that stuff...

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