November 25, 2014

Florida retail sales outpace the nation


A report from
Florida TaxWatch

Cruise lines address ‘Been there, done that'





Cruise lines fight "Caribbean fatigue" with new ports of call.

Remembering
John Land, Florida's longest-serving mayor


Land passed away 11/21/2014. Read an interview with him, here.

Spotlight: Tampa and Hillsborough County


Tampa/Hillsborough is
a metropolis on the move,
literally and figuratively.

[Sponsored Report]

Is health care transparency coming to Florida?


A look at how hospitals are doing with transparency.

Video Q&A with Hilarie Bass of Greenberg Traurig


Greenberg Traurig has 7 offices in Florida, 37 worldwide.

Rules of engagement


The Florida Bar is investigating three Tampa lawyers.

[Photo of radio shock jock Todd "MJ" Schnitt leaving court by Edmund Fountain of the Tampa Bay Times]

 

Dade battle still echoes for
Frank Laumer


Part of the "Florida Originals" series.

Florida Business News

Florida retail sales outpace the nation

Retail trade is the third-largest employer by industry in Florida, and general sales taxes make up 74.2 percent of the state’s General Revenue.

U.S. economy grew at 3.9 percent in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported.

Survey: Hispanic shoppers to spend less on holidays

Here's the kind of data that makes retailers shudder: 40 percent of Hispanics said they will spend less on holiday shopping this year.

Hertz names former United Airlines executive CEO

John P. Tague replaced Mark Frissora, who stepped down as Hertz CEO early in September.

Mote selling caviar, sturgeon business

Mote Marine Laboratory is selling its more than decade-old sturgeon and caviar business to a local group.

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Gas prices expected to hit 5-year lows for Thanksgiving
Gas prices expected to hit 5-year lows for Thanksgiving

Food prices may be higher and the roads in parts of the country may be covered with snow for Thanksgiving, but the pain will be lessened when drivers pull into gas stations.

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