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Port tunnels readied to open in May

After years of planning and construction costing more than $1 billion, PortMiami’s twin-tunnel system is slated to open to public traffic in the third week of May. The tunnels’ first…

Airport on-time flights soaring

Airport on-time flights soaring

Miami International Airport ranks high in on-time flight performance among major US airports, but with one large caveat: federal statistics only track nonstop domestic flights. Miami International offers more international…

Lennar takes niche housing route

A lack of developable land in Miami-Dade County and a post-recession economy is forcing home builders such as Lennar to take a niche approach. That includes newly designed homes for…

Expanded Aventura Mall would be nation’s second largest

Florida’s largest shopping mall is planned to get even larger. The owners of Aventura Mall are proposing to add a three-story, 241,000-square-foot retail wing and a seven-level parking garage to…

Cash buyers squeeze out mortgages

Cash buyers squeeze out mortgages

Unless you’re a buyer with a lot of money, mortgaging a home in Greater Miami should continue to be a challenge this year. Opportunities for conventional 30-year mortgages will be…

Miami remains US foreclosures capital

How bad has the foreclosure crisis been in Miami-Dade County? Initial filings here dropped by 36% last year, yet the county remains the foreclosure capital of the US. However, market…

Sony Open plans caught in volley of lawsuits

Promoters of the Sony Open pro tennis tournament last week filed a new counter-lawsuit against Bruce Matheson and Miami-Dade County in hopes of having a judge consider it as early…

Florida’s rebound from Great Recession strengthens

Florida’s rebound from Great Recession strengthens

Florida’s economy is expected to continue to rebound in 2014 – albeit very fragilely – from the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Although the housing market has made significant…

Lackluster outlook for international trade

Lackluster outlook for international trade

Miami’s robust international trade business heads into 2014 with a largely lackluster outlook. Through the first 11 months of 2013, trade declined with two of Miami’s top five trading partners,…

Anti-gambling film stars Miami mega-casino drive

Opponents of casino gambling in Miami have a new weapon in their arsenal: “Pushing Luck” – a short documentary that examines “the question of whether government’s policy of sponsoring casinos…

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