Nev. could become first to regulate Internet traffic

  RENO — Nevada could become the first state in the nation to mandate the physical route government data takes as it travels the Internet under a bill being considered by the Nevada Legislature. The bill’s sponsors, Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson, R-Las Vegas, and Sen. Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, argue their measure is critical […]

South Florida salvage firms respond to emergencies at sea

For an example of how to base a business on disaster, look no further than Resolve Marine Group’s Joshua James Response Center in Fort Lauderdale. The 33,000-square-foot warehouse, named for a historic life saver, bursts with fire pumps, hydraulic power units, roller bags, dive helmets, pullers, boats, anchors and countless other pieces of equipment that […]

Miami’s Tire Group International on a roll globally

As soon as Antonio Gonzalez was big enough, he began rolling tires around his father’s service station and tire business in Miami, pumping gas and repairing tires to help out. Today, the CEO of Tire Group International, a Miami company he founded with a friend in 1992, is moving more than 1.3 million tires a […]

Decoding U.S.-Colombia FTA keeps Miami law firms busy

Trade isn’t the only thing that’s expected to increase with the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. It’s also a growth opportunity for lawyers. Since the agreement went into effect May 15, law firms have been holding roundtable discussions, offering seminars on how to take advantage of the new trading relationship and visiting Colombia to advise business […]

Changing of the Miami guard at American Airlines

Longtime American Airlines executive Peter Dolara retires Friday in Miami, handing the reins to the region’s new vice president, Art Torno. Art Torno still remembers the meeting that changed his career — and ultimately his life. On a Saturday in 1986 at New York City’s Chrysler building, Peter Dolara — an American Airlines executive who […]

These entrepreneurs aim higher than the bottom line

South Florida’s social entrepreneurs use business methods to improve education, environment and living conditions. Amid South Florida’s flashy consumerism wave, a vastly different breed of entrepreneur — aimed at solving social problems — is quietly gaining momentum. Take Navroze Mehta and his daughter Sonali Mehta-Rao, who became increasingly aware that master craftsmen in India were […]

South Florida home prices rise as inventory falls

Home prices in Miami-Dade and Broward counties jumped for the third consecutive month in February despite flat or declining sales volume, as the inventory of listings dwindles, real estate figures released Wednesday show. Realtors say that heightened demand for bank-owned properties and an improvement in the processing of short sales has resulted in rapid absorption […]