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Inside Hitachi rail car assembly plant

Inside Hitachi rail car assembly plant

If you’ve never darkened the doorway of a train manufacturing plant, it’s understandable to at first mistake Medley’s Hitachi facility for a contemporary art museum and the first three of 136 Metrorail cars being assembled…

Film Florida pushes funding for productions

Film Florida pushes funding for productions

Stung by the Florida Legislature’s refusal for four consecutive years to revive a moribund tax rebate program, the Film Florida entertainment production association, an industry advocacy group, is considering its strategy for the 2017 session.…

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Metrorail is too costly for Miami’s future

Metrorail is too costly for Miami’s future

Elevated Metrorail is extremely costly to build, county officials say, so street-level light rail seems best for Miami-Dade’s future transit. Transit officials are looking more…

Currency exchange rates slow Miami luxury realty sales

Currency exchange rates slow Miami luxury realty sales

Changes in currency exchange rates have some effect on the slowdown in sales of Miami’s luxury residential real estate, but that’s just one part of…

Publix Supermarkets plans two-story Dixie Highway store

Publix Supermarkets plans two-story Dixie Highway store

Though the supermarket chain has a store within a few blocks of the site, Publix Supermarkets plans to open a new two-story grocery store with…

National Association of Television Programming Executives due here

National Association  of Television Programming Executives due here

For the sixth consecutive year, Miami Beach will host “Content First,” the annual convention of the National Association of Television Programming Executives, directors of the…

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Opinion

Sparkle of strong job gains hidden behind economic clouds

Sparkle of strong job gains hidden behind economic clouds

A surprising bundle of healthy economic news sparkles through statistics released Friday that spotlight solid and continuing job gains in Miami-Dade County. The sole dark spot is that the gains received so little public attention. Figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the county’s percentage of unemployed workers continued a seven-year plunge from 12.4% in August 2009 to 5.4% today. That means that 71,233 people in the county were unemployed last month, down from 85,013 in July 2015 and…

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Steven Altschuler: Leading the transformation of UM’s Health System

Steven Altschuler: Leading the transformation of UM’s Health System

Just about seven months ago Steven Altschuler moved to Miami to take over as chief executive office of the University of Miami Health System as well as senior vice president of health affairs. When he accepted the position, Dr. Altschuler said he was excited to be part of the system during this innovative era in health care and scientific research. The innovation, he said recently, is in science and the ability to use it quickly for the benefit of patients; the…

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Real Estate

Publix Supermarkets plans two-story Dixie Highway store

Publix Supermarkets plans two-story Dixie Highway store

Though the supermarket chain has a store within a few blocks of the site, Publix Supermarkets plans to open a new two-story grocery store with parking at 1542 S Dixie Hwy., across from the University…

Government

Inside Hitachi rail car assembly plant

Inside Hitachi rail car assembly plant

If you’ve never darkened the doorway of a train manufacturing plant, it’s understandable to at first mistake Medley’s Hitachi facility for a contemporary art museum and the first three of 136 Metrorail cars being assembled…

Business & Finance

Currency exchange rates slow Miami luxury realty sales

Currency exchange rates slow Miami luxury realty sales

Changes in currency exchange rates have some effect on the slowdown in sales of Miami’s luxury residential real estate, but that’s just one part of the larger picture, leading South Florida brokers say. EWM Realty…

Communities

Coconut Grove historical markers revive history

Coconut Grove historical markers revive history

Coconut Grove now has eight new shiny historical markers commemorating local historic sites around the neighborhood. Installed by the City of Miami Public Works, the local markers join a bigger family of identical markers throughout…

Arts & Culture

National Association of Television Programming Executives due here

National Association  of Television Programming Executives due here

For the sixth consecutive year, Miami Beach will host “Content First,” the annual convention of the National Association of Television Programming Executives, directors of the Film Florida entertainment production association learned at their quarterly board…

Education

Barry University fine-tunes new five-year agenda

Barry University fine-tunes new five-year agenda

From being used as venues for international sporting events to weddings, summer camps to music festivals, and even the occasional TV appearance, colleges are now more open-minded than ever when looking for ways to boost…

Healthcare

Wynwood businesses hammered in Zika war

Wynwood businesses hammered in Zika war

Leaders of the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) say the neighborhood has been unfairly singled out in the battle against the Zika virus and that has created a false sense of security for those outside…

Transportation

Metrorail is too costly for Miami’s future

Metrorail is too costly for Miami’s future

Elevated Metrorail is extremely costly to build, county officials say, so street-level light rail seems best for Miami-Dade’s future transit. Transit officials are looking more at light rail for six Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit…

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