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Florida Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly; Still Higher Than National Rate

Florida’s unemployment rate is now higher than the national rate.

07/18/2014

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Report: Consumer Confidence Hits Post Recession High In Florida

The state’s consumer confidence hit a post-recession high in June, according to a University of Florida report.

06/24/2014

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Florida’s Jobless Numbers Edged Up In May

There was little fanfare from Gov. Rick Scott’s office Friday to herald the monthly update of the state’s unemployment rate, which ticked up slightly from April to May and now matches the national mark of 6.3 percent.

06/20/2014

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Center To Introduce New Citrus Varieties To Florida

Will Florida’s orange industry soon have some company?

CBS Miami–06/16/2014

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GM Recalling Camaros For Ignition Switch Problem

Ignition switches once again are causing problems for General Motors.

CBS Miami–06/13/2014

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Priceline Buying OpenTable For $2.6 Billion

Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment.

06/13/2014

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Complaining On Twitter May Get You Better Customer Service

Anyone who’s had a customer complaint fall on deaf ears knows how frustrating it can be. But there’s a new way to complain that could get you better results and it’s as simple as sending a tweet.

CBS Miami–06/03/2014

DNC Chairwoman and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) speaks during the 20th annual Women's Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)  in Washington, DC. (Soruce: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Wasserman Schultz To Host Free Small Business Workshop Saturday

Small businesses play an imperative role in America’s economy. With so many Americans utilizing small businesses to get their first job, it’s vital that entrepreneurs and business owners have the tools needed to turn their ideas into a booming and successful businesses.

05/29/2014

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Walmart Hires Thousands Of Florida Veterans

On this Memorial Day weekend, Walmart has announced the hiring of more than two-thousand veterans, the second most hires out of all the states.

05/24/2014

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GM Recalls 2.4 Million Additional Vehicles

General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.

05/20/2014

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A Look At Apple’s iPhone 5

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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