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China weakness hurts South America’s growth

China weakness hurts South America’s growth

Miami’s international trade may weaken in coming months due to plummeting commodity prices, which slid to a 13-year-low this month, according to the Bloomberg Commodity index. As of Tuesday, commodities slightly edged back upward. Miami’s…

EUE/Screen Gems to open Miami studios

EUE/Screen Gems to open Miami studios

The Florida Film & Television Center, a studio facility that has been in the planning stages since 2011, is set to open next month, said Chris Cooney, chief operating officer of EUE/Screen Gems, which has…

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Cruise visitor center may open at airport

Cruise visitor center may open at airport

The county may create a cruise visitor center at Miami International Airport, which officials say could add tourism by efficiently processing cruise passengers and luggage…

Turkish bus manufacturer picks county plant site

Turkish bus manufacturer picks county plant site

A partnership formed to build eco-friendly buses has lined up a Miami-Dade County manufacturing site. Nopetro|OHL, a joint venture of Nopetro and Karsan U.S.A., plans…

As world trade plunges, Miami’s dips

As world trade plunges, Miami’s dips

Due to economic turmoil affecting several key trading partners, international trade has been slow so far this year in the Miami Customs District, which covers…

Ripples from China’s woes swaying Miami

Ripples from China’s woes swaying Miami

Although Greece’s debt crisis and China’s volatile stock market are phenomena occurring thousands of miles away, Miami’s increasingly global business and financial communities feel the…

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Opinion

University roadmap should drive straight to Miami’s core

University roadmap should drive straight to Miami’s core

On paper, the University of Miami is now governed by a great new president, Julio Frenk. But then, on paper this season the Miami Marlins were championship contenders. Succeeding off paper in the real world requires the kind of leadership for which Dr. Frenk was recruited. Which is why his first announcement was heartening: he said he’ll spend 100 days listening intently as he roadmaps the university’s future. He should get more than an earful: professors and university students are hardly reticent…

Profile

Tim Rodgers: Looks at plans for $10 million Wolfsonian expansion

Tim Rodgers: Looks at plans for $10 million Wolfsonian expansion

Tim Rodgers didn’t follow the route he originally planned after receiving his doctorate in art history. He attended graduate school to go into museum work, but professors encouraged him to think about becoming a professor.  After realizing how much he enjoyed teaching and university life, Mr. Rodgers spent the early years of his career in the classroom and publishing journal articles. However, after he received tenure Mr. Rodgers began to miss the feeling of working in a more cooperative fashion and transitioned…

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Real Estate

Mega-complex seeks PortMiami land

Mega-complex seeks PortMiami land

A proposal to put a $240 million maritime center – which would include convention space, a hotel, a yacht marina and related facilities – in the southwest corner of PortMiami could pump $76 million into…

Government

Action put off on Gables US 1 project

Action put off on Gables US 1 project

The Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board last week deferred making a decision on recommendations by city staff that Paseo de la Riviera, a mixed-use project at 1350 S Dixie Hwy., go forward, subject to…

Business & Finance

Turkish bus manufacturer picks county plant site

Turkish bus manufacturer picks county plant site

A partnership formed to build eco-friendly buses has lined up a Miami-Dade County manufacturing site. Nopetro|OHL, a joint venture of Nopetro and Karsan U.S.A., plans to make cost-efficient buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).…

Communities

Ripples from China’s woes swaying Miami

Ripples from China’s woes swaying Miami

Although Greece’s debt crisis and China’s volatile stock market are phenomena occurring thousands of miles away, Miami’s increasingly global business and financial communities feel the ripple effects of issues toying with the global economy. While…

Arts & Culture

Telemundo at capacity filming telenovelas

Telemundo at capacity filming telenovelas

Telemundo has been busy at its production studio in Hialeah. In July, Nielson reported that the network had its best primetime ratings ever in the second quarter of fiscal 2015, delivering a 32% share among…

Education

UM reverses campus traffic growth

UM reverses campus traffic growth

As the University of Miami has grown over the past two decades, it has shrunk its neighborhood traffic impact, a university study says. Janet Gavarrete, associate vice president of campus planning and development, said those…

Healthcare

UM bonds to expand health services

UM bonds to expand health services

The University of Miami is on its way to expanding its health service centers. The university has applied for the issuance of up to $764 million in revenue bonds by the county’s Education Facilities Authority…

Transportation

Cruise visitor center may open at airport

Cruise visitor center may open at airport

The county may create a cruise visitor center at Miami International Airport, which officials say could add tourism by efficiently processing cruise passengers and luggage directly to PortMiami. The county’s Trade and Tourism Committee is…

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