Rick Scott officially kicked off his tour of Florida car dealerships reelection campaign yesterday at a Volkswagen dealership in Jacksonville. He and some Republican supporters chanted his campaign slogan, "Let's keep working!" Today at noon, when Scott comes to an AutoNation dealership in Greenacr ... More >>
Palm Beach County gas stations will have to start posting the exact amount gas costs for both cash and credit prices, thanks to a new ordinance that passed Tuesday. At it stands, gas stations usually charge extra for gas when it's paid for with a credit card, mainly because of fees the stations are ... More >>
Last week, it sorta kinda maybe really looked like troubled bar 101 Cantina in Boca Raton had shut down. Days later, the signage for 101 Cantina was removed, and now a sign on the door confirms the college bar's demise. A new eatery called The Filling Station is scheduled to open in its place -- t ... More >>
Hungry and hurried travelers will be able to refresh at 25 new restaurants at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a major revamp of the airport's terminals one and two. The expansion of flavors will happen in two phases by HMSHost. Phase-one restaurants will open this spring, whil ... More >>
StarbucksStarbucks to serve Starbooze?Do you hear a chorus of angels singing "Hallelujah"? If so, it's because Starbucks has announced that it will start selling wine and beer in select markets, according to the Seattle Times. According to the article, Starbucks has been serving beer and wine at ... More >>
Apparently the only argument coming out in favor or against any bill this session in the Florida Legislature is related to whether it creates jobs.(See: dwarf tossing, ban on.)Today, when people head to the interwebs to buy things at a price that doesn't require setting up a tent outside of Best ... More >>
First there's Black Friday, then there's Cyber Monday -- the shopping day that's devoted to letting you shop in your underwear (assuming that you're not taking advantage of the deals at work).After you snag the latest cameras, tablets, and TV's online, take advantage of some cyber savings on food ... More >>
Flickr: vissagoEver wish you could have a mimosa before noon at Sunday brunch? Try to check out at Publix with a six-pack at 11:45 on Sunday, and be told you need to hang around and wait for 15 minutes? Fear not, problem drinker. The Fort Lauderdale city commission is on your side.Florida's citie ... More >>
It was less than six months ago that national retailer Target completely ditched farm-raised salmon in favor of the environmentally conscious wild-caught variety. Now Whole Foods is getting in on the action. The national retailer has announced it will carry only Marine Stewardship Council-certifi ... More >>
Sweatpants aren't just comfortable exercise attire. They're also a subtle way of telling the world you've just. Stopped. Trying. In the video above, it's hard to tell whether Gov. Charlie Crist has reached that point in his senatorial campaign -- or if he really is on the way to a race, as he claims ... More >>
That's right: the retail mega-chain will no longer be selling any farm raised salmon at its grocery outlets. Instead, all salmon sold at Target stores will now be wild-caught Alaskan salmon only.Pretty conscientious for a national retailer.Now, all the frozen, fresh, and smoked salmon you find at ... More >>
Proof that he didn't make it past Mario's second level.I'm in line at Gamestop the other day, breaking down and finally buying the much-hated NCAA Football '09, when I hear the clerk ask the guy in front of me for his fingerprints. He's returning a game, and the clerk breaks out some kind of form. H ... More >>
Record stores are an endangered species, what with all the digital downloads available these days. But a few shops are still stocking vinyl and CDs for the deejays and collectors among us. Tell us which Broward or Palm Beach record store is your favorite in the comment section.
Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation, which has been battered by the recession like the rest of the auto industry, will have a majority shareholder -- ELS Investment Inc. That's Eddie Lampert, a financier who's made his billions by identifying companies who have ruined their potential through mismanagem ... More >>
Tis the season to be frugal.
I hit the Sun-Sentinel last week for whoring up its news with a vapid cover story on slot machines in an obvious attempt to curry favor with the big-advertising pari-mutuels. Today it's time to turn to the Miami Herald, which has strapped on its knee pads for ... CompUSA. This morning the newspaper ... More >>
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