| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE --Because you asked for it (not really), here's the entire text of House Speaker Will Weatherford's session-opening speech:
Opening Day Speech - 2014
House Speaker Will Weatherford
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Remarks As Prepared
Welcome back to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although Florida's tax code is littered with hundreds of exemptions for select industries and specific businesses, lawmakers are using the rebounding economy to go bigger -- exempting everything from pool pumps to toilet seats.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:05 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.
Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Are options a type of security conservative investors should consider out of their league? It depends on how they're used -- and they're typically used for speculation.
An option is a contract that grants the buyer the right to transact a specified asset...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest version of its flagship smartphone. The device includes a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale in April.
Unlike in previous years, when Samsung announced new Galaxy S models with larger and larger...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Want to hear a history professor bring ancient Greece to life or learn how to make a mean shrimp scampi? Look for cruises with great enrichment programs. The Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute lets you use your...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:01 AM
She rode a camel. She met a prince. She bought perfume and scarves and dates.
But more importantly, Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper embarked on a cultural mission to Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most conservative countries, especially when it...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:06 PM
In an interview with The Times on Tuesday evening, Kobe Bryant acknowledged that he's disappointed that he will have to miss at least an additional three weeks because of pain and swelling in his left knee.
"[I'm] down about it," Bryant said following...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:37 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- She is a new-age, yoga-loving, mantra-chanting snowboarder who came to the Olympics with a “medicine bundle” in her backpack and an 80-something “spirit grandma” originally from Bavaria.
Jamie Anderson came to...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Check out festivals and events in January across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...
| Dec 23, 2013
As we commence the annual ritual of pledging to be trimmer, thriftier, tidier and overall more disciplined human beings, consider adding another goal to the list of resolutions: riskier.
Whether it's reaching for Mount Everest or reaching for a...