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  • Index: South Florida home prices rise for 25th consecutive month

    Index: South Florida home prices rise for 25th consecutive month
    A South Florida house price index rose in February compared with a year ago, continuing a trend of steady annual increases for 25 consecutive months. Prices in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties increased 16 percent from February 2013,...
  • Cruise execs talk about industry's future

    Cruise execs talk about industry's future
    Cruise ship innovation, travel agent relationships and understanding consumers' vacation needs will be critical to the cruise industry's success in the next decade, CEOs of the world's leading cruise operators said Friday. Finding ways to attract new...
  • Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering

    Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering
    TrueCar.com, the Internet car-shopping company backed by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen and insurance giant USAA, plans an initial public stock offering. The Santa Monica company has grown rapidly over the last year by offering a platform for...
  • Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light

    Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light
    Most drivers know that underinflated tires are a safety hazard. But many don’t recognize the dashboard warning light that signals a problem with a tire. A national survey by Schrader International, considered the inventor of the pneumatic tire...
  • Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement

    Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement
    Robocalls are annoying, but is the trouble worth $1,610? A court says it is. Some 960 consumers nationwide — 128 in Florida — will get that amount in a class action suit handled by an attorney from Boca Raton. Lead attorney Michael L....
  • Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year

    Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year
    Having a bit of sticker shock at the grocery store? You aren't alone with food costs rising 3.7 percent in a year in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in June, well above the 2.4 percent increase for the nation as a whole, according to the U.S. Bureau...
  • Butter's comeback is churning big sales

    Butter's comeback is churning big sales
    From dairy giant Land O'Lakes to tiny creameries, the butter business is booming. Per capita U.S. butter consumption has hit highs not seen in about 40 years. The once demonized fat is downright de rigueur in cooking circles, a star on celebrity chef...
  • ADT offers new remote and mobile security products

    ADT's chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña talks into his smartphone to check the security and lights at his Delray Beach home. The ADT app recognizes his voice. "Security status" he says, receiving confirmation that all is well. "Light status," he...
  • Charter a flight with the tap of an app

    Charter a flight with the tap of an app
    Boca Raton-based JetSmarter wants to fly away with the consumer market for private jets. The year-old venture connects consumers with charter jets via a mobile app, bypassing brokers and their fees. Founder Sergey Petrossov said in the brokerage...
  • Co-signed student loans flunk borrowers

    Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math? Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines. Trust me: Somewhere, a university...
  • Local roots key for independent booksellers

    Local roots key for independent booksellers
    From farmers markets to supermarkets, local-minded consumers are buying Florida-made produce, beers, even soap. Now Florida authors and booksellers are hoping to build on their own roots with a locally grown approach to literary marketing. Thanks to...