August 20, 2014

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Florida landowners

In a victory for landowners and property rights advocates, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Florida regulatory agency placed unreasonable demands on a landowner who sought building permits to develop his land. Read more from Reuters and MSN and see the full opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Florida Trend receives ten awards at national conference

Area Alliance of Business Publications, a national organization, has presented their annual Editorial Excellence awards and Florida Trend took home ten. The annual competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved by regional business publications. Full story.

Carnival sees fewer bookings, replaces its CEO

Business Profile

Sky Energy International

From a nondescript office building in suburban Sunrise, a small business is helping bring renewable energy to the Caribbean and Africa, including a solar-panel factory recently opened in Ethiopia.

» Full story from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Passengers remain hesitant to book cruises, despite deep discounts. But that didn't stop Carnival Corp. from eking out a $41 million second-quarter profit thanks to lower fuel costs and the timing of some administrative expenses. The Miami-based company also announced Tuesday that Micky Arison, who has been CEO since 1979 and is the son of Carnival co-founder Ted Arison, is being replaced by Arnold W. Donald. More at the Miami Herald.

CEO of Florida-based company being held captive by Chinese workers

An American executive held in his Beijing medical supply plant by angry workers said Tuesday that he's waiting for his lawyers to arrive to resolve a compensation dispute that highlights tensions in China's labor market. Read more and see video from CBS News.

Column: Plane brains solve problems at cruising speed

What would happen if you brought more 100 leading innovators and entrepreneurs together to help solve one of the world’s most pressing problems? What if you put them all together in one 10-hour transatlantic flight? That’s exactly what British Airways did June 12 with UnGrounded, the first-ever innovation lab in the sky. More at Florida Today.

Arts Business
ArtServe CEO: Be creative, make every dollar count

artsenseArtServe was incorporated in 1988 as one of six original arts incubators in the United States, with a mission of developing programs that support artists and cultural organizations as a means to creating vibrant communities.

» Read an interview with Jaye Abbate, President and CEO of ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale

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Balloon sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts will blow you away
Balloon sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts will blow you away

If you've ever been impressed by a balloon animal, prepare to be blown away by a new art exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg made up entirely of balloons.

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