April 20, 2014

Combining shopping and eating

Florida restaurateurs are putting dining and retail together.

[Photo: James Borchuck/Tampa Bay Times]

Comparing Florida's House & Senate Budgets

A new report from Florida TaxWatch.

Florida House Speaker
Will Weatherford (left) and
Senate President Don Gaetz

[Photo: Tampa Bay Times]

From surf to success

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

[Sponsored Report]

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.

Stepping down at Ave Maria's School of Law

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

Florida Business News

Florida's unemployment rate up to 6.3 percent

Florida's unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point in March to 6.3 percent, though the state added 22,900 jobs over the previous month.

Comparing Florida's House & Senate budgets

The Florida Legislature has a lot of work to do to pass a final budget before the end of the legislative session, according to a Report from Florida TaxWatch.

Florida's share of venture capital drops in 1st quarter

Florida's slice of the nation's venture-capital pie shrank dramatically in the first quarter as deep-pockets investors steered much of their wealth elsewhere.

SpaceX makes second attempt to launch Dragon Spacecraft

Today's launch is the first time Falcon 9's first stage is equipped with four "landing legs," which are part of a test to see if the rocket can be recovered and reused.

Clearwater: From surf to success

An ideal place to live, work and play, Clearwater has positioned itself for continued economic growth.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Drones take flight as real estate tool, and much more
Drones take flight as real estate tool, and much more

Say hello to real estate agents' newest, most unexpected selling tool. Drones are flying through mansions, strip malls and skyscrapers to give buyers' bird's-eye views and sellers the upper hand.

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Ballot Box

Amazon will begin charging Florida residents sales tax on May 1, 2014. How will this affect your online shopping at Amazon?

  • I will buy less from Amazon
  • This won't change my Amazon shopping
  • I don't shop at Amazon

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