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Sun Sentinel launches expanded Excalibur Awards to recognize future leaders in Broward, Palm Beach counties

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 06:00

For the 41st year, the Sun Sentinel Co. is seeking nominations of Broward and Palm Beach county executives for its annual Excalibur Awards. But this year, the company is expanding the competition with a new award that will recognize up-and-coming leaders.

New to the competition is “Next Excalibur:...

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Vehicle crashes dropped in 2018. What do you think happened to auto insurance rates?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:05

With auto insurers quick to blame rising motor vehicle crashes for the need to increase insurance premiums in recent years, wouldn’t you think drivers would get a break after crash rates declined between 2017 and 2018?

Here’s some good news: Many Florida drivers will get a break on insurance rates...

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The electric scooter rage: Which ones are the best to rent?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:30

You’ve surely heard about the electric scooters you can rent in Fort Lauderdale. Maybe they sound like a fun way to get to your next meeting, join friends at a coffee shop, or see the beach.

Now what?

You have to make some choices, starting with whose scooter you rent. Four businesses rent the...

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Two Broward transit workers fired for alleged timecard fraud

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:10

A Broward bus superintendent made timecard changes for a subordinate, giving him more than three weeks of extra pay over a two-year period, officials said. Both were fired Wednesday.

While a county auditor’s report in December substantiated allegations in an anonymous complaint against the two,...

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This $5.4 million floating home lets you ride out sea-level rise in style

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:55

When you’re kicking back in your new $5.4 million, solar-powered floating home, you won’t mind how high the sea level rises — because you’ll rise right with it.

This 75-foot-long creation by Arkup LLC is entirely self-sustaining, the company says. You can harvest and purify sea water. If a hurricane...

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Amazon drops New York City as one of its new headquarters locations, will not reopen search

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:15

Amazon has dropped New York City as one of its new headquarters locations amid fierce backlash, a stunning reversal, and says it will not search for another location.

The online retailer has faced opposition from some New York politicians, who were unhappy with the tax incentives it was promised.

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Ultimate Software, JM Family, Baptist Health on 2019 'Best Companies to Work For' list

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:30

In South Florida, three companies got some Valentine’s Day love from their employees.

Ultimate Software, JM Family Enterprises and Baptist Health South Florida received high marks in anonymous feedback from employees as being one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,’ in the 2019 ranking released...

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Ask a real estate pro: Can I cash in by selling my beachside condo as a timeshare?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:30

Q: I have a great condo by the ocean, and I want to sell it as a timeshare because I think I can get more money doing it that way. Can I do this? — Mary

A: This is a very creative idea, but you cannot do it. Fractional ownership, or a timeshare, is more than just selling weeks of ownership. Besides...

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Would you let your auto insurer track your driving habits via your smartphone?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:20

The auto insurance arm of travel club AAA wants customers to download a smartphone app and let the company track their driving habits.

The app will rate drivers based on smoothness, speed, distraction, time of day and fatigue by capturing the start and end times of each journey, acceleration rates,...

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Presidents Day weekend: Free $15 Starbucks gift card with purchase at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:32
Score a free $15 Starbucks gift card with purchase at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise during Presidents Day weekend.   Get the freebie by spending $100 at any retailer at the Sunrise outlet mall on Feb. 15-18. Receipts must be validated and redeemed at Simon Guest Services on the same day of the qualifying...
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Miami boat and yacht shows promise world's largest watercraft collection

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:00

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the Super Bowl of boating? The Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show each begin five-day runs Thursday, offering attendees what yacht show spokesman Danny Grant calls “the world’s largest collection of boats” — about 1,900 — for $53 combined...

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Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline, decides to remain a private company

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:35

Florida’s privately owned and operated passenger rail company, now in a brand transition from Brightline to the Virgin Trains, has decided not to issue stock and to remain entirely private.

“As we explored a public offering, a number of alternative financing sources became available that allow...

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Uber Eats now delivering Starbucks in South Florida for free

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:04

You won't need to make that Starbucks run yourself anymore.

Uber Eats is now delivering Starbucks in select South Florida cities and you can try it for free with a coupon code.

The Seattle-based coffee chain began offering delivery in late January in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles after...

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Watch: Florida's tallest skyscraper boasts best views south of New York City

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:50

It’s an ear-popping elevator ride to the 85th floor — the tippy top of the Panorama Tower, the tallest apartment building south of Manhattan.

From an eastern balcony in this Miami skyscraper, there’s a bird’s-eye view of manatees in the water and view of all of Key Biscayne, Virginia Key and Fisher...

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New condo tower, at 57 stories, will offer views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:00

Want someone to prepare you a chef’s dinner, or a fresh bouquet of flowers set for when you walk in the door? Access to a butler is one of the amenities expected at a new Miami condo tower.

Elysee Miami, a roughly 98-unit project, will reach 57 stories and each unit will have views of both the...

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Atlanta company buys Reunion golf resort near Disney

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:20

Kingwood International Resorts has purchased the AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort and released an ambitious expansion plan for the Disney-area golf destination, according to a report in GrowthSpotter.

“Reunion Resort is a perfect complement to our portfolio of upscale golf communities and...

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Medical marijuana company to bring pot-infused edibles to Florida

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:25

Medical marijuana company Trulieve is partnering with a Colorado company to bring cannabis-infused edibles to Florida.

The state’s medical marijuana dispensaries have a wide variety of products, but the one that has been missing are edibles. Florida law doesn’t permit the state’s licensed companies...

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CBS West Palm Beach expands investigative team

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:10

WPEC-Ch. 12 is expanding its investigative team.

The CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach has added reporters AJ Walker and Danielle Waugh to its investigative unit.

Both broadcasters will produce reports for “CBS Investigates” with Walker reporting weekdays for the morning show which starts at 4:30...

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Newest Sawgrass Mills stores sell cupcake soaps, equestrian gear

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 18:40

A maker of bath soaps that look and smell like cupcakes, donuts and pies is among several newly opened specialty stores at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise.

The popular mall, which calls itself “the largest outlet and value shopping destination in the United States,” is home to more than 350 stores. Here...

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Facing opposition, Amazon reassessing N.Y. headquarters site, two officials say

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:10 is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians, according to two people familiar with the company's thinking.

The company has not leased or purchased office space for the project, making it easy to...

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