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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…

Let’s be frank: debates are no way to discover a president

Let’s be frank: debates are no way to discover a president

Our presidential debates are more talent shows than measurements of candidates’ merits to lead the free world. Candidates seem to be auditioning for entertainment jobs. You almost expect network interviewers…

To persuade Gus to hop back on the bus, upscale its image

To persuade Gus to hop back on the bus, upscale its image

In 1975 Paul Simon wrote the enduring lyrics “Hop on the bus, Gus.” Enduring elsewhere, but not in Miami-Dade, where we’re hopping off the bus by the millions. Despite traffic…

Instead of tennis crying about moving out, look around first

Instead of tennis crying about moving out, look around first

What’s the only line by Tom Hanks that anyone remembers from the 1992 baseball movie “A League of Their Own”? All together now: “There’s no crying in baseball!” It’s time…

Fair can be forced out only at high cost, so keep talks going

Fair can be forced out only at high cost, so keep talks going

County Commissioner Juan Zapata’s campaign to force the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition off county land and out of his district seems inexplicable for many reasons. As we reported last…

Projects around stations as vital as the trains themselves

Projects around stations as vital as the trains themselves

Two heartening reports in Miami Today last week focused on pro-jects planned around Metro-rail stations. Unfortunately, most remain just plans rather than apartments, condos, retail and offices. As auto traffic…

$90,000 county commission raise would be a gift to us all

$90,000 county commission raise would be a gift to us all

What could be a better Christmas gift for the people of Miami-Dade than increasing our county commissioners’ pay 16 times over? That’s right – it would be a gift to…

Creak, clank, bump, wreak, clatter: Welcome to Miami

Creak, clank, bump, wreak, clatter: Welcome to Miami

What changes faster than Miami? Blink and you’ll see a new skyline. But amidst change, two things recur every fall: the buzzards fly back from a summer in Hinckley, Ohio,…

What Small Business really needs – and from whom

What Small Business really needs – and from whom

Big Business doesn’t seem to have a clue about Small Business. We just got an e-mail that American Express had proclaimed Small Business Saturday “in response to small business owners’…

Two cruise lines sailing toward vital growth at PortMiami

Two cruise lines sailing toward vital growth at PortMiami

Two cruise line agreements up for approval next week reveal the massive economic impact the industry has in Miami-Dade – an impact that extends far beyond the nearly 2.5 million…

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