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  • High-Speed Trader’s Hockey Team Seeks Bond Bailout: Muni Credit

    Vincent Viola, whose high-frequency trading firm plans to raise millions of dollars in an initial public offering next month, is seeking tax dollars to help cover the bills for the Florida Panthers hockey team he bought six months ago.

  • NFL’s 2015 Pro Bowl Will Be Played in Arizona; 2016 in Hawaii

    The National Football League will hold next season’s Pro Bowl the week before the Super Bowl in Arizona, while the 2016 edition will be played in Hawaii.

  • Florida County Approves Bond Sale to Boost Port Eyed by Beckham

    Officials in South Florida approved as much as $225 million of revenue bonds for the port of Miami to construct an underwater traffic tunnel to give trucks faster access to Interstate 395.

  • Masiello Can Return as Manhattan Coach When He Completes Degree

    Steve Masiello can return as Manhattan College men’s basketball coach after he completes his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. Until then, he will be on unpaid leave.

  • Neeleman’s Azul Said to Mull Boeing-Airbus Jets to Go Abroad

    Azul, the Brazilian airline created by JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman, is in talks with Airbus Group NV, Boeing Co. and lessors about wide-body jets to start flying abroad, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Manhattan Coach Masiello Put on Leave After Job Offer Is Pulled

    Manhattan College men’s basketball coach Steve Masiello has been put on leave after a background check by prospective employer South Florida turned up questions about whether he lied about having a college degree.

  • Florida’s Scott Travels on Corporate Tab as Lobbyists Tag Along

    Months before Florida Crystals Corp. won a no-bid contract to farm sugar on state-owned land, its top lobbyist and president met with Governor Rick Scott in the home of King Juan Carlos of Spain.

  • This Could Be the Priciest Baseball Park in the Whole Atlantic Ocean

    Something odd happens to the neighborhood around Marlins Park, Miami’s new $650 million baseball stadium, when you overlay 21st-century sea-level rise projections. It sinks below the waterline. It’s a shame. The park has a retractable, cloud-white roof to shield players and spectators from the summer sun. It recycles, sips energy and water, and is plugged into public transit. It has 27 flood gates, and was built one foot higher than floods are supposed to reach in once-in-500-year storms. The total, publicly financed package, with debt servicing, could cost Miami $2.4 billion by 2049. If the Atlantic inches in as projected, eventually it might not matter how many flood gates there are. Oceans are swelling as they absorb heat, and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have been melting faster since the early 1990s. Sea-level rise estimates for later this century have been revised upward, to a global average of a foot and a half to three feet by 2100, without aggressive carbon-cutting, according to the Inter

  • Miami Luxury Condos Revived With Buyer Cash Deposits

    Gil Dezer, a Miami-area developer, five years ago had 850 unsold condominiums on his hands and almost $500 million in loans coming due as credit markets froze and buyers disappeared.

  • Water Scarcity Drives U.S. Communities Toward Smarter Use, Recycling

    Bloomberg BNA — Virtually all of the water flushed down toilets and sent down drains in U.S. homes and businesses goes to wastewater treatment plants where it is cleaned up and then discharged into rivers, lakes, streams and oceans.

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