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Gov. Scott Says Lifting Embargo Would Hurt State Farmers

Governor Rick Scott is criticizing President Barack Obama’s plans to lift part of a longstanding embargo against Cuba because he feels it will hurt the state’ farmers.

04/23/2015

An aerial view of the proposed American Dream Miami entertainment and retail complex, a massive attraction planned for Northwest Miami-Dade. Backed by the company behind the Mall of the America in Minnesota, it’s described as the largest mall in the United States. (Source: Triple Five)

South Florida Could Be Home To World’s Largest Mall, Entertainment Complex

South Florida could be home to the largest mall in America.

CBS Miami–03/06/2015

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TJ Maxx, Marshalls To Follow Wal-Mart In Raising Pay

The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour.

02/25/2015

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Disney Hikes Ticket Prices & Passes $100 Mark

It’s confirmed. Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

02/23/2015

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Reports: Disney World Tickets Set To Pass $100 Mark

You may want your bank account to wish upon a star before heading to Disney World after this weekend. Ticket prices are expected to jump, possibly as soon as Sunday, Feb. 22nd.

02/20/2015

General view of a  Small Business Saturday event. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Small Business Saturday Night)

Hialeah Senator Proposes New Small Business Tax Holiday

The state of Florida already has a Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday and a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, now Small Business Saturday could be the state’s newest tax holiday, according to a bill which is up for a vote in the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee Monday.

CBS Miami–02/16/2015

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FPL Reports Boost In Profits In 2014

Pointing to investments in power-plant projects and relatively low customer bills, Florida Power & Light and its parent company have reported increased profits for 2014.

01/27/2015

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CBS Takes Over 3 Miami Radio Stations In South Florida

A big change has taken place on South Florida radio as CBS Radio welcomes two FM stations and one AM radio station.

CBS Miami–12/01/2014

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Thanksgiving Day Turning Into “Black Thursday”

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when, traditionally, all holiday shopping bedlam breaks out as shoppers take advantage of super deals designed to kick start the holiday retail season promises to be just as bedlam-filled this year.

11/18/2014

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More Job-Seekers Turning To Career Coaches

Finding a job in this current economy can be tough. And the tougher the job market, the tougher it can be to make yourself marketable. That’s why some people are now turning to career coaches for guidance.

11/17/2014

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Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)

World’s Largest Passenger Plane Arrives At MIA

The largest passenger airliner in the world is coming to Miami. Lufthansa has announced that it will be the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to Miami with daily flights between Frankfurt and Miami beginning June 10, 2011.

A model poses with a humanoid robot called Geminoid-F, shaped to resemble the model at a press conference in Osaka, on April 3, 2010. Geminoid-F, designed and built by Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro and Japan’s robot maker Kokoro, is equipped with 12 actuators, powered by air pressure, and her motion can be synched to imitate that of a real human being. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Back in the 1970s, it was easy for the “Six Million Dollar Man,” Steve Austin, to spot a robotic person — or a fembot as the hip sci-fi show called them. In 2010, Japanese robotics makers have taken careful notes and are creating some of the most life-like robots ever — so life-like they can even be used for medical training. It seems the future is indeed now.

Founder Pierre Omidyar coded the first version of the site out of his Silicon Valley living room. The company’s headquarters in San Jose, California is definitely a step up! (Credit: CBS)

From Rags to Riches

Check out which companies started in garages and as tiny start-ups, and which heavyhitters owe their riches to a lucky break.

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Top 10 Tech Towns

Here’s a look at the top 10 American cities for technological growth, according to Wired magazine.

Fame and big bucks make it good to be king for LeBron and other professional athletes, but your chances of making a living out of playing ball are pretty slim.

Top 10 Sexiest Jobs

It’s the question we’re all faced with when making small talk with strangers: “So what do you do for a living?” Here’s a list of the top ten sexiest occupations listed on a recent survey from Careerbuilder website.

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