South Florida economy hoping for a fall pickup

South Florida’s economy needs to shake off its summer slump. After strong growth to start the year, hiring remains stalled throughout the region. The presidential election and Washington’s budget dramas have many businesses holding off on spending decisions until the political picture stabilizes. Consumers haven’t regained previous optimism. Even tourism, which as soon as led […]

Miami Spice raises rates on top restaurants, adds second pricing category

A Miami Spice meal at Miami’s top luxury restaurants isn’t going to be as much of a bargain this year. The three-course lunch will cost $23 and dinner will run $39. That’s about a 10 percent jump over Miami Spice dinner prices last year, which rang up at $35 and just a hair over last […]