‘Lights dimming’ on Florida gambling bill
Odds are getting longer against stand-alone casinos in Florida in the near future as a stalemate between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Will Weatherford appears to deepen. “The lights are dimming,” Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel said. More at CBS Miami.
California hedge fund Universa moving its base to Miami
Universa Investments is relocating its headquarters from Santa Monica, Calif., to Miami on March 1 to take advantage of the city’s business and tax-friendly policies, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority announced Wednesday. More at the Miami Herald.
Miami primed for retail store growth
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Whether in food and beverage, automobiles, big box options, electronics or more, Miami’s retail industry is vibrant and thriving. In some areas, it tops the nation’s largest markets. All together, Greater Miami is prime for further retail development. More at Miami Today.
Darden Restaurants opens its first airport restaurant
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has begun expanding into airports. Darden this month opened its first airport restaurant – a LongHorn Steakhouse in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
UF study finds late night smartphone use detrimental to next-day work
Staying up late to work on your smartphone has negative effects on your productivity the next day, a recent University of Florida study shows. The studies consistently showed that late-night smartphone usage reduced the amount and quality of sleep, increased fatigue the next morning and, consequently, led to diminished work engagement the next day. More at the Gainesville Business Report.