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Broward doesn't plan to sit out of Super Bowl - MiamiHerald.com

Broward doesn't plan to sit out of Super Bowl - MiamiHerald.com | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.comBroward doesn't plan to sit out of Super BowlMiamiHerald.comIn 2010, Miami-Dade paid $1.5 million to the committee, and its tax-funded tourism bureau paid about $400,000. Losing ...
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Chicken Hunters: New Reality Series Could Become Miami's Duck Dynasty - Miami New Times (blog)

Chicken Hunters: New Reality Series Could Become Miami's Duck Dynasty - Miami New Times (blog) | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Miami New Times (blog)Chicken Hunters: New Reality Series Could Become Miami's Duck DynastyMiami New Times (blog)"The city of Miami set up a group of animal trappers to deal with the problem of stray chickens.
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I want some free Miami Dade County land too!! By Geniusofdespair

I want some free Miami Dade County land too!! By Geniusofdespair | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
I would like to build a museum too. Can I get almost $1 Million dollars worth of free land from Miami Dade County like the Nigerian-American Foundation?
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Miami, BCRTA expand partnership - Hamilton Journal News (subscription)

Miami, BCRTA expand partnership - Hamilton Journal News (subscription) | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Miami, BCRTA expand partnership Hamilton Journal News (subscription) Under a new 10-year agreement, Miami will pay approximately $1.6 million annually into BCRTA's transit development fund and BCRTA will provide public transit services on Miami's...
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The Manny Diaz Record. Commissioners: stop spending money we cannot afford, for things we don't need! Invest in what we do need ... by Steve Hagen

The Manny Diaz Record. Commissioners: stop spending money we cannot afford, for things we don't need! Invest in what we do need ... by Steve Hagen | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
NOTE: one of the most damning records of Manny Diaz' tenure as Mayor of Miami is his refusal to listen to citizen advocates like Steve Hagen on the issue of investing in parks instead of Ponzi schemes for developers like Jorge Perez.
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The Knight Foundation Wants to Give you Dough for Your Creative ...

The Knight Foundation Wants to Give you Dough for Your Creative ... | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
And, "The process is easy, with just three rules: Projects must be about the arts, take place in or benefit South Florida, and match Knight's funding." Anyone, including individuals and for-profit companies, can apply.
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Royal Caribbean reports 4Q net loss of $392 million

Royal Caribbean reports 4Q net loss of $392 million | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had a net loss of $392.8 million in the fourth quarter due primarily to write-down charges relating to its Spanish cruise brand Pullmantur, the Miami-based cruise operator said Monday.
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Miami startup that turns text to video receives $1 million in seed funding - Business - MiamiHerald.com

Miami startup that turns text to video receives $1 million in seed funding - Business - MiamiHerald.com | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Guide, a new technology startup based in Miami, announced Tuesday it has closed a $1 million round of seed funding from investors including the John S. and James L.
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First National Bank of South Miami boosts loans, restores profits - South Florida Business Journal

First National Bank of South Miami boosts loans, restores profits - South Florida Business Journal | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
First National Bank of South Miami returned to profitability in the fourth quarter,...
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Legacy Bank still ‘undercapitalized’ as losses continue - South Florida Business Journal

Legacy Bank still ‘undercapitalized’ as losses continue - South Florida Business Journal | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Legacy Bank of Florida narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter, but it remained...
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From students to start-ups: Local college grads open businesses - Small Business - MiamiHerald.com

For some recent college graduates, the time to start a business is now.
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Carls Patio under new ownership after bankruptcy

Several top executives at Boca Raton-based Carls Patio, Inc. announced this week they’ve teamed up with investors from Cleveland to take over the patio furniture company after it filed for bankruptcy Monday night.
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Housing starts increase in South Florida as buyer sentiment improves

Housing starts increase in South Florida as buyer sentiment improves | SFL Financial | Scoop.it

New homes are rising again across South Florida. 

Palm Beach County single-family home starts jumped 37 percent last year compared with 2011, according to the Metrostudy research firm. Broward County starts are up 14 percent over the same period. Both counties have seen annual increases in each of the past three years.

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State senators to utilities: Build nuclear power or risk loss of funding - Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com State senators to utilities: Build nuclear power or risk loss of funding Tampabay.com Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light, which proposes to build two new reactors at its Turkey Point power station in South Florida, say the law...
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71lbs Closes Seed Round | Florida Venture Sourcing

71lbs Closes Seed Round | Florida Venture Sourcing | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
71lbs, a Ft. Lauderdale startup developing parcel shipping data analytics and cost recovery technology for small and medium businesses (SMBS), has raised an undisclosed seed round led by The Tamiami Angel Fund I ...
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No agency oversees cruise ships - Budgeteer

No agency oversees cruise ships - Budgeteer | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
National Geographic No agency oversees cruise ships Budgeteer MIAMI — A byzantine maze of maritime rules and regulations, fragmented oversight and a patchwork quilt of nations that do business with cruise lines make it tough for consumers to assess...
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Women Earn More Than Men In Key West - WBFS

Women Earn More Than Men In Key West - WBFS | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
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The Southernmost City is one of just four cities in the United States where the median income for women exceeds that of men, according to new data released by the U.S.
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Integrity Florida defends its financial support from Koch Brothers ...

Integrity Florida defends its financial support from Koch Brothers ... | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Integrity Florida defends its financial support from Koch Brothers-funded group. Posted by Mitch Perry on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:22 AM. Ben Wilcox & Dan Krassner with Integrity Florida. Ben Wilcox and Dan Krassner with ...
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Brain Circulation and Miami's future as a Start-Up City | Beached ...

Brain Circulation and Miami's future as a Start-Up City | Beached ... | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
The narrative of Miami's ongoing transformation comprises various story lines, including, most prominently, the burgeoning of its artist community and cultural offerings (as chronicled in the recently released documentary ...
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Miami-Dade bankruptcy filings second highest in nation in January - Business - MiamiHerald.com

Miami-Dade County ranked second among the nation’s 12 largest counties in bankruptcy filings in the first month of the year, according to a report by Columbia Law School Professor Ronald Mann.
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The Knight Foundation Launches Miami Knight Arts Challenge 2013 - Examiner.com

The Knight Foundation Launches Miami Knight Arts Challenge 2013 - Examiner.com | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Examiner.com The Knight Foundation Launches Miami Knight Arts Challenge 2013 Examiner.com Over the past 5 years the Knight Foundation has invested over 20 million dollars in this community-based contest, funding a wide variety of projects from all...
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TransCapital Bank shows higher profit, still short of capital goal - South Florida Business Journal

TransCapital Bank shows higher profit, still short of capital goal - South Florida Business Journal | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Although TransCapital Bank still hasn’t regained “well capitalized” status,...
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Gay mega cruises pack $7 million economic punch

Gay mega cruises pack $7 million economic punch | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
Greater Fort Lauderdale 's reputation as a top destination for gay travelers is paying off.
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Three-generation family businesses share their secrets of success - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com

Family businesses are everywhere in South Florida. But the ones that make it to the third generation have commonalities: the ability to stay relevant, think bigger and take a long-term view. Here is a look at some of those businesses.
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Swap Shop owner buys, leases exotic jet

Swap Shop owner buys, leases exotic jet | SFL Financial | Scoop.it
It's a screaming banshee of speed, the fastest civilian jet in the sky, capable of flying from London to Los Angeles in under 10 hours.
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