April 16, 2014

From surf to success

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

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Stepping down at Ave Maria's School of Law

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

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.

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Florida's film and entertainment industry

A regional roundup.

Florida Business News

Lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

For lawmakers, the state’s economic rebound has re-kindled a feeding frenzy for hometown projects.

Gas prices up three weeks straight, more jumps expected

Rises in both gasoline demand and consumer confidence have pushed the price of gasoline to its highest price in five weeks

Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says

After nearly a decade without a strong storm making landfall, many Floridians are increasingly unprepared for hurricane season.

State considers lionfish ban

Now that the lionfish population has exploded hopelessly out of control, the state is considering banning further imports of them into Florida.

Lawmakers 'chipping away' at state open meetings laws

Lawmakers are close to passing more than a dozen laws that could have big effects on the state’s "sunshine" laws .

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Terry Tomalin and the Great Skunk Ape
Terry Tomalin and the Great Skunk Ape

In Part Two of our interview with Terry Tomalin, Fitness-Outdoor Editor for the Tampa Bay Times, Tomalin regales with tales of Florida's wild side... and the chance to encounter Florida's famous resident cryptozoological creature.

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