Weekly jobless claims rose, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market.
The South Florida housing market is still considered weak, but its recovery rivals some of the nation' most improved metro areas.
Bucking a national trend, banks in Florida saw profits drop in the third quarter of 2014.
Two more Caribbean ports have tossed their hats into the ring as potential transshipment hubs for post-Panamax ships.
Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe will be a crapshoot next year.