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Florida International University offers first bachelor’s in Internet of Things

Florida International University offers first bachelor’s in Internet of Things

Florida International University is offering the country’s first bachelor’s degree program in the Internet of Things (IoT) next spring. The Internet of Things is the global infrastructure that connects all physical and virtual devices that…

PortMiami to issue $200 million in commercial paper

PortMiami to issue $200 million in commercial paper

Miami-Dade County commissioners voted Tuesday to allow PortMiami’s capital improvement program to issue commercial paper notes of up to $200 million on a rolling basis to finance ongoing upgrades to terminals and infrastructure. Commercial paper…

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Hyatt lease tied to Brickell tunnel staging area

Hyatt lease tied to Brickell tunnel staging area

If the Hyatt hotel and adjacent Knight Convention Center downtown are razed for redevelopment, part of the high-profile riverfront site could become a staging area…

Miami to get a free fire station in Brickell

Miami to get a free fire station in Brickell

Miami will get a free state-of-the-art fire station in a public-private partnership to join properties on Southwest Second Avenue in Brickell. City commissioners on July…

Miami-Dade Charter Review digs into county structure

Miami-Dade Charter Review digs into county structure

The 2017 Charter Review Task Force for Miami-Dade County now has leadership, a schedule and a plan to manage which topics to discuss. The biggest…

Fourth new concept to remake Miami River marina

Fourth new concept to remake Miami River marina

A plan to redevelop a property on the Miami River that has an existing marina has changed at least three times in as many years.…

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Opinion

Startling new facts provide vital perspective on key issues

Startling new facts provide vital perspective on key issues

New federal statistics unveiled last week paint an image of Miami vastly different from the televised pictures of the glistening metropolis that the nation was concurrently viewing during coverage of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game.National images of downtown Miami, South Beach, Brickell Avenue and our upscale hot spots are very real but only part of the community. Fully inclusive statistics from the Census Bureau’s new American Community Survey look far different.Those facts deserve close government and civic study as clues…

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Barbara Pimentel: Leads Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association

Barbara Pimentel: Leads Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association

Barbara Pimentel has been involved in the logistics industry 37 years, starting clearing out old Customs files before eventually becoming one of the first women warehouse managers. She takes pride in being a “glass ceiling breaker” and advocates that anything is possible for women in a male-dominated industry if they are determined. When Ms. Pimentel was 10 months old, her family and others fled Cuba on a 21-foot boat that began taking on water mid-ocean. Miraculously, they were rescued by a…

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Real Estate

Fourth new concept to remake Miami River marina

Fourth new concept to remake Miami River marina

A plan to redevelop a property on the Miami River that has an existing marina has changed at least three times in as many years. The latest proposal would require a rezoning and a loss…

Government

Miami-Dade Charter Review digs into county structure

Miami-Dade Charter Review digs into county structure

The 2017 Charter Review Task Force for Miami-Dade County now has leadership, a schedule and a plan to manage which topics to discuss. The biggest point of contention among members Monday night was how to…

Business & Finance

Miamians split over future of Dodd-Frank

Miamians split over future of Dodd-Frank

As rumors of reforming – and even dismantling – Dodd-Frank regulations in Washington have begun to take off, folks in Miami are just as divided as party-leaders. “The banks have had to react to a…

Communities

Miami to get a free fire station in Brickell

Miami to get a free fire station in Brickell

Miami will get a free state-of-the-art fire station in a public-private partnership to join properties on Southwest Second Avenue in Brickell. City commissioners on July 13 directed City Manager Daniel Alfonso to cut a deal…

Arts & Culture

Code/Art urging girls to pursue computer science careers

Code/Art urging girls to pursue computer science careers

Code/Art, a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire girls of all backgrounds to pursue a career in computer science, has reached over 700 girls through 40 workshops during the past 18 months as part of…

Education

Florida International University offers first bachelor’s in Internet of Things

Florida International University offers first bachelor’s in Internet of Things

Florida International University is offering the country’s first bachelor’s degree program in the Internet of Things (IoT) next spring. The Internet of Things is the global infrastructure that connects all physical and virtual devices that…

Healthcare

Multiple triggers for faster rise in healthcare costs

Multiple triggers for faster rise in healthcare costs

A number of factors contribute to a current faster rise in healthcare costs, observers say. “There are fluctuations in healthcare spending from year to year, but after a slower trajectory for a few years, they…

Transportation

Hyatt lease tied to Brickell tunnel staging area

Hyatt lease tied to Brickell tunnel staging area

If the Hyatt hotel and adjacent Knight Convention Center downtown are razed for redevelopment, part of the high-profile riverfront site could become a staging area to dig a Brickell tunnel under the river. That’s just…

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