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Consumer Reports: Trader Joe’s, Publix at top list of best grocery stores

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:31

Consumer Reports readers weighed in on America’s best supermarkets and Trader Joe’s, Costco and Publix are near the top of the list in the magazine’s 2019 annual subscriber survey, published in the August issue.

Readers rated 96 national and regional supermarkets, supercenters and warehouse clubs....

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Sun Sentinel Excalibur awards honor 6 South Florida business leaders

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 20:38

The South Florida Sun Sentinel is honoring six business leaders with its annual Excalibur Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities.

This year’s contest included a new category — “Next Excalibur: Recognizing Young Professionals in Business” — which identifies...

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Medical marijuana firms challenge Trulieve ruling, want more storefronts

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 18:25

Two medical marijuana operators want the state to give them the same treatment as Florida’s largest medical-cannabis firm, after health officials allowed Trulieve to open more dispensaries than a state law allowed.

Trulieve challenged a limit on the number of storefronts that was included in a...

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Medical marijuana firms challenge Trulieve ruling, want more storefronts

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 18:25

Two medical marijuana operators want the state to give them the same treatment as Florida’s largest medical-cannabis firm, after health officials allowed Trulieve to open more dispensaries than a state law allowed.

Trulieve challenged a limit on the number of storefronts that was included in a...

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Macy’s Backstage Outlet coming to Broward Mall

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:45

Broward County bargain hunters soon will be able to cash in on deals at a new Macy's Backstage Outlet opening at Westfield Broward Mall on May 18.

The discount store-within-a-store will occupy 14,000-square-feet of retail space on the third floor of Macy’s at the Plantation mall at 8000 W. Broward...

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Macy's Backstage Outlet coming to Broward Mall

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:45

Broward County bargain hunters soon will be able to cash in on deals at a new Macy's Backstage Outlet opening at Westfield Broward Mall on May 18.

The discount store-within-a-store will occupy 14,000-square-feet of retail space on the third floor of Macy’s at the Plantation mall at 8000 W. Broward...

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US to allow 30,000 more visas for seasonal workers, including Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:55

The Trump administration plans to allow 30,000 more foreign workers temporarily into the United States for seasonal work through the end of September, a move that reflects how the booming economy has complicated President Donald Trump's efforts to restrict legal immigration.

Details of the plan...

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Say goodbye to Fort Lauderdale's 'Yankee' and Lockhart stadiums

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 06:30

There’s no preservation society clamoring to save Fort Lauderdale Stadium and Lockhart Stadium. Ghosts of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe and soccer great Gordon Banks won’t be locking metaphysical arms to block bulldozers from their imminent task.

Preparations to demolish the two structures...

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Fed up with Miami drawbridge delays? New tool gives you best time to detour

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:55

Fed up with drawbridges delaying your commute? Now, a new service is tipping off motorists to when three Miami River drawbridges are posing traffic delays.

The website, bridgeforecast.com, kicked off last month, alerting motorists to when the downtown bridges will rise. The service uses “Computer...

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Fed up with Miami drawbridge delays? New tool gives you best time to detour

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:55

Fed up with drawbridges delaying your commute? Now, a new service is tipping off motorists to when three Miami River drawbridges are posing traffic delays.

The website, bridgeforecast.com, kicked off last month, alerting motorists to when the downtown bridges will rise. The service uses “Computer...

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By the numbers: The top 10 highest-paid CEOs in South Florida

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 06:00

Most of South Florida’s top executives at public companies got hefty raises last year. Their most recent annual pay is revealed in spring 2019 securities filings.

Why are CEOs paid so much? It’s a “tough job” and a competitive market, said Todd Manas, managing director of global advisory firm Willis...

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Bill to put more power lines underground passes in House and heads to governor

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 18:30

Florida lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that supports burying more power lines in Florida. It is now on its way to the governor for possible signature.

Some say the measure could significantly raise electric bills over the next few decades. But sponsor Rep. Randy Fine, R- Palm Bay, argued in...

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We’re just weeks away from hurricane season. Here’s what FPL is doing to curb outages.

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 14:40

Hurricane season begins June 1, and Florida Power & Light Co. says it’s ready — with more buried power lines, stronger utility poles and new technology that helps the electrical grid’s resiliency.

“I feel very comfortable and confident that we are prepared for this storm season,” said FPL CEO Eric...

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Carnival Corp. is the first U.S. company sued for using ‘stolen’ property in Cuba

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:40

Carnival Cruise Lines was hit Thursday with unprecedented lawsuits filed by businessmen who for decades have sought justice after their families’ properties were seized by Fidel Castro nearly 60 years ago.

The Miami-based cruising conglomerate was sued in federal court by Mickael Behn and Javier...

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Ask a real estate pro: My daughter died without a will. How do I prevent foreclosure on her home?

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 06:30

Q: I need to transfer my late daughter’s home into my name. She did not have a will. She was the only name on the deed, and now my son-in-law is living in the house and not paying the mortgage. We are trying to avoid foreclosure. What can we do? — Rosemarie

A: Unfortunately, there is little you...

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Miami Beach's iconic Continuum towers are getting a luxury makeover amid name change

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 09:55

The Continuum On South Beach, one of the pioneer high-rise luxury condo enclaves in Miami Beach, is on the cusp of major makeover.

Within the next 30 to 60 days, the ArquitectonicaGEO design firm will begin an $8 million revamp of the property surrounding the twin towers on South Pointe, located...

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Here’s where Harbor Freight plans to open its next store

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 06:00

Discount tool retailer Harbor Freight is planning to open its 13th store in South Florida and 69th store statewide on May 15.

The newest store will be at 3260 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point.

The 15,000-square-foot store will stock “a full selection” of tools and accessories, including automotive...

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Here's where Harbor Freight plans to open its next store

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 06:00

Discount tool retailer Harbor Freight is planning to open its 13th store in South Florida and 69th store statewide on May 15.

The newest store will be at 3260 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point.

The 15,000-square-foot store will stock “a full selection” of tools and accessories, including automotive...

Categories: Business

Trader Joe's, Publix at top of Consumer Reports list of best grocery stores in America

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 00:00

Consumer Reports readers weighed in on America's best supermarkets, and Trader Joe's, Costco and Publix are near the top of the list in the magazine's 2019 annual subscriber survey.

The magazine's readers rated 96 national and regional supermarkets, supercenters and warehouse clubs. Trader Joe's...

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Ultimate Software shareholders approve $11 billion sale to private equity

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:20

Shareholders of Weston-based Ultimate Software on Tuesday approved the sale of the publicly held company to a private equity firm for $11 billion.

A special meeting of shareholders was held at the company’s Weston campus.

But shareholders did not approve compensation to be paid to the executive...

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