Unemployment claims lowest since 2008 in South Florida

The fewest South Floridians since 2008 are asking for unemployment checks. Declining claims suggest South Florida employers haven’t launched significant layoffs. New requests for unemployment aid have dropped to a four-year low in South Florida, as the labor market slowly recovers from the recession. The recent tally of first-time claims for unemployment insurance most commonly […]

New iPhone lures South Floridians early to stores

South Floridians lined up overnight and longer to be among the first to put the latest Apple product, the iPhone 5, in their pocket. “I’m doing this for the iPhone revel in,” stated Stanley Audain, 21, of Tamarac, who began ready in line about 1 a.m. Friday outdoor a Coral Springs AT&T store off Royal […]

Puerto Rico’s Medalla beer now distributed in Florida

Puerto Rico’s Medalla beer is being distributed in Florida for the first time, aiming to tap the soaring number of Puerto Ricans who have relocated to the beer-loving Sunshine State. On Father’s Dayat La Cocina Puertorriquena restaurant in Pembroke Pines, Puerto Rican families ordered scores of the light beer to accompany such traditional dishes as […]

Fort Lauderdale-New York among the few routes fliers will find summer deals

In a summer travel season with mostly higher airfares, the Fort Lauderdale to New York route will be one of the few that will cost less this year than last. Travel between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and New York often ranks among the busiest routes in the nation, and 17.2 percent of the airport’s flights are […]

South Florida incomes growing, thanks to government

New figures show government aid accounts for 23 cents of every dollar of income in Miami-Dade. That’s up from 8 cents in the 1960s. Incomes are on the rebound in South Florida, thanks almost entirely to government aid. New figures show government aid to residents soared about 40 percent throughout the recession, while overall income […]

JetBlue in growth mode in South Florida

JetBlue Airways is adding flights to the Caribbean and Latin America from South Florida, hoping to cash in on South Floridians’ roots in those areas. The New York-based airline operates hundreds of flights across the United States and is now a leading carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Palm Beach International airports. Experts say JetBlue […]

Delinquent mortgages fall in South Florida

Lenders in South Florida continue to see a decline in homeowners late in paying their mortgages as South Floridians are among the nation’s leaders in getting loan modifications. Bank of America, which is hosting a free homeowner assistance event this weekend in Miami Beach, has seen the number of homeowners at least 60 days late […]