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  • South Florida merger deals total $465 million

    A bank, a cancer treatment practice and an electronic cigarette business were the biggest merger deals in South Florida in the last quarter, a new report shows. First Southern Bancorp in Boca Raton was acquired by CenterState Banks for $119 million;...
  • Electricity: 11% cheaper in South Florida than national average

    Electricity: 11% cheaper in South Florida than national average
    Gasoline prices have been shooting up in South Florida but there's still once energy bargain: Electricity. Households in Broward and Miami-Dade counties paid an average 11 percent less for electricity last month than the national average, the U.S....
  • Miramar man quick to claim $500K win

    Miramar man quick to claim $500K win
     Big lottery winners usually take their time getting their affairs in order before snagging their loot, either celebrating their first few days or lining up their money with some kind of planner.  Not Eric Thomas of Miramar.  Thomas, 61, made it to...
  • Transportation director Walton bought property with two underlings

    Broward Transportation Director Chris Walton went in on a mortgage with two of his underlings in the county workforce, including the spokeswoman for his division, property records in North Carolina show.  Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry looked...
  • Broward school district snuffs out all outdoor smoking

    Smokers may soon have to keep their butts away from Broward County schools. The School Board gave initial approval Tuesday to a policy that prevents tobacco products on any school district property, even outdoors or while parked inside a car. That...
  • Lawmakers load up budgets with local projects

    Lawmakers load up budgets with local projects
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's economic rebound has rekindled a flurry of hometown projects in the Capitol this year. The competing, $75 billion House and Senate budget plans that legislators will hash out in the next three weeks hold hundreds of...
  • 10 ways to GREEN your routine

    1 - Choo choo choose the greener route. - I recently took the Tri-Rail up to Lake Worth to visit the Palm Beach Cultural Council and I had a blast watching the sunrise, listening to my headphones and writing in my journal. It was a peaceful and...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • Phil Latzman: Even with fewer resources, newspapers still on watch

    I write today in appreciation of this profession, because I fear for its future. While it may be tacky for a columnist to praise a publication, the folks who bring you this valuable resource number fewer than ever, and are working harder than ever to keep...
  • Broward architect builds success by placing people first

    If you've ever sauntered through Broward College's art gallery, rushed around Fort Lauderdale's airport, paid a bill at Miramar City Hall, or picked up your kids at a Palm Beach County school, you've likely experienced Mario Cartaya's life's work. And...
  • Publix promises: No more lightweight chickens

    Publix promises: No more lightweight chickens
    Publix makes a guarantee to customers, saying if the scanned price of an item exceeds the shelf or advertised price, you get it for free. It's known as the "Publix Promise." Janet Feldman, 57, of Davie says she has used that promise for nearly a...