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New High Tech Gadgets For Cyclists

Summer in South Florida. If you feel like hitting the road on two wheels, instead of four, there’s a host of new gadgets to help keep you safe.

06/25/2014

Citizens-Wide

Citizens Delays Shifting Policies To Private Insurers

Citizens Property Insurance Corp., which moved forward Wednesday in reducing rates for most customers, has delayed putting existing policies into a clearinghouse designed to shift property owners into the hands of private companies.

06/25/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Broadcasters Over Aereo

Internet start up company Aereo Inc., which takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices, will have to pay broadcasters for their programming if they want to continue.

06/25/2014

Florida Money

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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Gov. Scott Signs Bill Which Increases Car Seat Age

Starting in January, the little ones will have to be strapped into a car seat a little longer. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill which increases Florida’s car seat requirement from 4 years old to 5 years old.

06/24/2014

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State’s Consumer Confidence Takes Unexpected Jump

There was an unexpected jump in the state’s consumer confidence in the month of June. The monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday shows consumer confidence jumped up to 82 on a scale of 2 to 150 benchmarked to 1966.

06/24/2014

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Miami-Dade Continues To Deal With Ride-For-Hire

Miami-Dade County is still having issues with companies in the ride-for-hire industry and is looking elsewhere to figure out how to handle the growing sector.

06/22/2014

The mega-chain began in 1971 as one store in downtown Seattle. Three friends invested $1350 each of their own money. Imagine that return! (Credit: Getty Images)

Starbucks Price Hike Starts Tuesday

Starbucks coffee customers will start paying 5 to 20 cents more for their daily cup of Joe starting Tuesday.

06/22/2014

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Relationship Cyber-Counseling On Your Smartphone

We’ve all heard of technology, like dating websites or apps that bring people together but now some says it’s also helping people stay together too. Relationship apps promise conflict resolution with just the touch of a smart phone.

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Gov. Scott Signs Off On Voucher Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial expansion of eligibility for the state’s de facto school-voucher system and 57 other bills Friday, nearly completing the work of deciding which measures from the spring legislative session to approve.

06/20/2014

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AAA’s Safest Cars For Teens

Safety, style and reliability make this list of cars top picks by AAA Car Buying experts.

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Hot Holiday Toys 2011

Here’s a look at the top 10 holiday toys. Toys on this list were featured by popular stores like Toys “R” Us, Amazon.com and Target.

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.

Airport body scans are seen by agents in a separate room, who do not see passengers’ faces. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

What Not To Wear In The TSA Security Line

Everyone bundled up, ready to go for an airplane ride to Grandma’s house? You might want to double check your family before you get in line at the airport. With 42.2 million Americans projected to take to the skies for Thanksgiving, the public outcry over intrusive body scans and invasive pat downs by the TSA could make the security line even more long and frustrating. Want to avoid setting off the security alarms and a TSA pat down? Just look over your traveling clothes one more time.

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