Markets

Here’s exactly what it costs me to live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the median rent for a three-bedroom house is $US2,250. But, because I rent a room instead of owning a house, I pay much less: about $US600 per month. The two-bedroom, 1,300-square-foot house costs my landlord and roommate about $US1,700 a month, including her […]
Here’s exactly what it costs me to live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lifestyle

The 13 most unequal places in America, ranked

Income inequality in America has increased in every state since the 1970s, a 2018 report published by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found. In the resort town of Jackson, Wyoming, the most unequal metro area in America, the richest 1% make 132 times more, on average, than the bottom 99%. […]
The 13 most unequal places in America, ranked
News

Florida wildlife services declared open season in Florida — for iguanas

Record-breaking heat in Florida is attracting green iguanas, so much so that homeowners are now encouraged to kill the invasive species on their property. Green iguanas are not native to Florida and are considered an invasive species. The reptile is not protected under the state’s anti-cruelty law. “Iguanas can also […]
Florida wildlife services declared open season in Florida — for iguanas
Lifestyle

From Hershey’s bars to hand lotion, here’s what wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein purchased in commissary while serving time in Florida

Jeffrey Epstein, who is charged with sex trafficking, spent $US1,222.35 on commissary items during 12 random days in July, August, and September in 2008 while serving a 13-month sentence at a jail in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to order receipts from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office obtained by […]
From Hershey’s bars to hand lotion, here’s what wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein purchased in commissary while serving time in Florida
Lifestyle

Wealthy New Yorkers and Californians might be fleeing to Miami to find lower taxes — but there still aren’t enough buyers to fill up Miami’s condo glut

Wealthy New Yorkers and Californians are moving to Florida to escape high taxes. But there still aren’t enough buyers to offset Miami’s glut of luxury condos, The Wall Street Journal reported. Foreign buyers from countries like Brazil and Venezuela aren’t buying Miami real estate like they used to. And out-of-state […]
Wealthy New Yorkers and Californians might be fleeing to Miami to find lower taxes — but there still aren’t enough buyers to fill up Miami’s condo glut
News

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office lost its law enforcement accreditation over poor handling of the Parkland shooting

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation voted last week to strip the Broward County Sheriff’s Office of its law enforcement accreditation last week, citing mishandling of last year’s Parkland shooting and the 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. While the accreditation process is technically voluntary, departments with accreditation […]
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office lost its law enforcement accreditation over poor handling of the Parkland shooting
News

Andrew Yang could be the wild card at the first 2020 Democratic debate

Andrew Yang could be the wild card at the first 2020 Democratic debate this week in Miami. His tendency for saying outlandish things and his bold policy platform could really make him stand out in a broad field of candidates. Yang has never held public office, and he’s running against […]
Andrew Yang could be the wild card at the first 2020 Democratic debate
News

Trump kicked off his 2020 campaign with a freewheeling rally riddled with falsehoods as he excoriated Mueller, Democrats, and the press

President Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign with a raucous rally Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida. Trump’s stump speech conspicuously lacked concrete policy rollouts or a 2020 agenda, and it focused instead on excoriating the president’s perceived enemies in the media, the Democratic party, and the intelligence community. […]
Trump kicked off his 2020 campaign with a freewheeling rally riddled with falsehoods as he excoriated Mueller, Democrats, and the press
Lifestyle

The 25 most popular cities for vacation homes in the US, ranked

Vacation homes are often all about location. We teamed up with Zillow to find the most popular US cities for vacation homes. Cities in Florida, Nevada, and Arizona are the most popular for vacation homes. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. There are three main reasons why people consider buying a […]
The 25 most popular cities for vacation homes in the US, ranked
Markets

13 mind-blowing facts about Florida’s economy

Florida has one of the biggest economies in the United States. Two of its most famous industries include tourism and agriculture, which contribute to the state’s $US1 trillion GDP. Here are 13 surprising facts about Florida’s economy. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more stories. Florida is one of the United States’ economic […]
13 mind-blowing facts about Florida’s economy
Lifestyle

I toured the most expensive condo for sale in Miami, a $48 million ‘mansion in the sky’ with a 6,000-square-foot private terrace and a pool. Take a look inside the 3-story penthouse.

The most expensive condo for sale in Miami-Dade County is a $US48 million triplex penthouse in Miami Beach. The 11,031-square-foot condo occupies three floors at the top of the 42-story Continuum tower in the South of Fifth neighbourhood. The “mansion in the sky,” as Douglas Elliman calls it, has seven […]
I toured the most expensive condo for sale in Miami, a $48 million ‘mansion in the sky’ with a 6,000-square-foot private terrace and a pool. Take a look inside the 3-story penthouse.
Lifestyle

Fisher Island, the richest ZIP code in America with an average income of $2.2 million, has obtained coronavirus antibody tests for all 800 families and staff who live there because it’s ‘what residents wanted’

The richest ZIP code in the US is Fisher Island, a members-only island off the coast of Miami where the average income of residents is $US2.2 million. Fisher Island has bought “thousands” of COVID-19 tests from the University of Miami Health System for all of its residents and staff, the […]
Fisher Island, the richest ZIP code in America with an average income of $2.2 million, has obtained coronavirus antibody tests for all 800 families and staff who live there because it’s ‘what residents wanted’
News

A man charged with child sexual abuse and child pornography allegedly faked his own suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge. Authorities found him in Florida 3 years later.

A man who authorities say faked his own suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge has been arrested in Florida three years later. Michael Patrick Manning, 58, allegedly fled child sexual abuse and child pornography charges before his sentencing hearing in 2016. Manning was found in a trailer in Key West, […]
A man charged with child sexual abuse and child pornography allegedly faked his own suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge. Authorities found him in Florida 3 years later.
Lifestyle

Inside Miami’s exclusive, high-security ‘Billionaire Bunker,’ where Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen paid $17 million for a mansion they’re planning to demolish

Miami’s Indian Creek Village is a high-security private island known as the “Billionaire Bunker.” In December, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen paid $US17 million for a house on the island that they’re reportedly planning to demolish. Billionaire Carl Icahn, model Adriana Lima, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also own […]
Inside Miami’s exclusive, high-security ‘Billionaire Bunker,’ where Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen paid $17 million for a mansion they’re planning to demolish
Strategy

The 30 highest-paying jobs in Florida

Some Wall Street executives are interested in moving to Florida. In Florida, medical professions make the most money, but there are many lucrative jobs in the Sunshine State. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found the 30 jobs with the highest average salaries in Florida. Visit Business […]
The 30 highest-paying jobs in Florida
News

A Florida couple lost custody of their child with leukemia after they refused to continue chemotherapy treatments. Now their supporters are accusing authorities of ‘medical kidnapping’.

A Florida couple lost custody of their three-year-old son with leukemia after they “busted on out” of a hospital and refused to return for chemotherapy treatments. Authorities eventually found them and the child is being treated, but supporters of the couple are accusing authorities of “medical kidnapping.” The parents, Taylor […]
A Florida couple lost custody of their child with leukemia after they refused to continue chemotherapy treatments. Now their supporters are accusing authorities of ‘medical kidnapping’.
News

Authorities mistook an 11-foot alligator for an unconscious person

On Friday night, a fire rescue crew in Miami thought they saw an unconscious person. It was actually an alligator. An 11-foot long, 600-pound alligator, to boot. The animal did not want to be rescued. It broke through a fence and into a neighbourhood. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation arrived […]
Authorities mistook an 11-foot alligator for an unconscious person
News

27 possible graves were found near a notorious reform school in Florida

Twenty-seven “clandestine” graves were found on a property adjacent to the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. The newly found graves increase the total discovered burials near campus to 82. The school is accused of carrying out abuses on students between 1900 and 1973. Dozier, which closed permanently in […]
27 possible graves were found near a notorious reform school in Florida
News

A 17-foot-long python was found in Florida

A 17-foot-long python was found in Florida. That’s a pretty big snake! The female reptile, which weighs 140 pounds, was found in the Big Cypress National Preserve. This makes her the biggest snake to be found in the region. At the time, she was carrying 73 eggs. Just something to […]
A 17-foot-long python was found in Florida
News

Chinese woman arrested after she allegedly lied to Secret Service and gained access to Trump’s Mar-A-Lago while carrying a thumb drive containing ‘malicious software’

A Chinese woman has been charged with making false statements and illegally entering a restricted area after gaining access to Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump was there over the weekend. Yujing Zhang allegedly lied to Secret Service agents to get into Mar-a-Lago and was eventually pulled aside for questioning due […]
Chinese woman arrested after she allegedly lied to Secret Service and gained access to Trump’s Mar-A-Lago while carrying a thumb drive containing ‘malicious software’
News

What it takes to fly the $21 million Goodyear Blimp

We took a ride on the world-famous Goodyear Blimp as it flew above the Daytona International Speedway where it provided aerial coverage for NASCAR in February. Our journey began at the Blimp Base in Pompano Beach, Florida – from there, the Blimp flew 200 miles north to a small airport […]
What it takes to fly the $21 million Goodyear Blimp
News

An Instagram model has been granted probation for stomping on her tiny dog

A 26-year-old Instagram model was granted probation after facing trial for a in September 2017 incident where she was seen beating her dog. Keevonna Wilson was caught on her apartment building’s security system repeatedly kicking the Shih-Tzu Yorkie mix in an elevator. Wilson originally faced felony charges, but a Florida […]
An Instagram model has been granted probation for stomping on her tiny dog
News

A second Parkland shooting survivor has reportedly committed suicide

A second Parkland shooting survivor has reportedly died by suicide. Police are still investigating, but authorities said a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student died in an “apparent suicide” Saturday night. The Miami Herald says that unidentified sources claim the student was a sophomore at the school. The school was […]
A second Parkland shooting survivor has reportedly committed suicide
News

A former owner of the Florida massage parlor at the center of the sex trafficking bust that implicated Robert Kraft says she’s being targeted because she’s a Chinese Republican

Li “Cindy” Yang is the former owner of Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, and also reportedly has ties to President Donald Trump. Yang reportedly sold access to Trump and other politicians through the website “GY US Investments.” Despite having photos with the president, she denies ever having […]
A former owner of the Florida massage parlor at the center of the sex trafficking bust that implicated Robert Kraft says she’s being targeted because she’s a Chinese Republican
News

‘A poll tax by any other name’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris slam a Florida bill that would force ex-felons to pay fees before voting

Progressives are voicing outrage over a bill being pushed by the Republican-dominated Florida state legislature to limit the number of former felons who can vote. The GOP-sponsored bill would require former felons to pay all of their court fees and fines before they’re re-enfranchised. Critics, including Hillary Clinton and Rep. […]
‘A poll tax by any other name’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris slam a Florida bill that would force ex-felons to pay fees before voting
Tech

Here’s a look at every single Apple store in the United States

We’ve compiled a list of every Apple store in the United States. Jump to your favourite state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every state in alphabetical order. To understand Apple’s retail footprint, it really helps to see it for yourself. Below, we’ve collected the photos […]
Here’s a look at every single Apple store in the United States
Lifestyle

50 photos that will make you wish you lived in the South

The South is one of the most beautiful parts of the United States. The region, which comprises 16 states and Washington, DC, is home to sweet tea, sweeping landscapes, and unique architecture. From Texas‘ Mexican-inspired cuisine to the stunning beaches of Florida and the lush forests of West Virginia, the […]
50 photos that will make you wish you lived in the South
Lifestyle

33 photos of old Disney World attractions we wish would come back

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has gone through tons of changes and renovations since first opening for business in 1971. Over the years, a number of beloved rides and attractions have been removed from the park’s grounds. The Maelstrom ride in Epcot, for example, was renovated in 2014 with […]
33 photos of old Disney World attractions we wish would come back
Lifestyle

The sex trafficking bust that ensnared Robert Kraft offers a glimpse into an underground prostitution system that stretches across the US

A massive six-month human-trafficking and prostitution sting across massage parlors in Florida marked a large victory for authorities. Despite shutting down several parlors and pressing charges against big names, the bust shed light on the widespread problem of sex trafficking in the United States that’s largely under control of transnational […]
The sex trafficking bust that ensnared Robert Kraft offers a glimpse into an underground prostitution system that stretches across the US
News

Reviews on an illicit massage website helped Florida police crack a massive sex trafficking and prostitution ring that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been tied to

An illicit massage website, rubmaps.com, helped Florida police break up a multi-agency sex trafficking and prostitution ring. The investigation led police to arrest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and charge him with two counts of solicited prostitution. He was allegedly a customer at Orchids of Asia Day Spa, which […]
Reviews on an illicit massage website helped Florida police crack a massive sex trafficking and prostitution ring that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been tied to
News

Authorities say a Florida woman charged with a DUI was recorded going on a racist rant against a black police officer: ‘My KKK friends will burn your family’

Julie Edwards, 55, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence last week after police responded to a report of a disturbance at a DeLand, Florida, house. When in the police car, Edwards was audibly recorded going on a racist rant against Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy Brandon King, […]
Authorities say a Florida woman charged with a DUI was recorded going on a racist rant against a black police officer: ‘My KKK friends will burn your family’
News

A Republican lawmaker tried to kick 2 Parkland fathers out of a congressional hearing on gun violence and said the real danger facing Americans is illegal immigration

Rep. Matt Gaetz drew a vocal backlash from two fathers of Parkland shooting victims during a heated congressional hearing on gun legislation Wednesday. Gaetz said a border wall was the more effective safety solution to preventing violence in the US. Manuel Oliver and Fred Guttenberg, the fathers of Joaquin Oliver […]
A Republican lawmaker tried to kick 2 Parkland fathers out of a congressional hearing on gun violence and said the real danger facing Americans is illegal immigration
Lifestyle

A Florida mansion down the street from Al Capone’s former home is on the market for $26 million. Here’s a look inside the Mediterranean-style property

A Floridamansion recently hit the market with a listing price of $US26.2 million. The eight-bed, eight-bath house was put on the market by owner by Christian Jagodzinski, CEO of Desdemona Capital. Located on an exclusive island just three miles from Florida’s most expensive zip code, the house has its own […]
A Florida mansion down the street from Al Capone’s former home is on the market for $26 million. Here’s a look inside the Mediterranean-style property
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