Tim Chapman, a veteran news photographer who retired last year from the Miami Herald, had been hunting his whole life, and obeyed one rule above all: Always assume your gun is loaded and ready to fire. In October 2009, it probably saved his life. That's when Chapman's Remington Model 700 rifle fired ... More >>
Florida uses the federal government like a sugar daddy. The Sunshine State leads the other 49 in both the total amount of money and the money-per-capita it received from the feds in 2011. That doesn't even include that high-speed train we didn't get.According to a CNBC analysis, Florida received $57 ... More >>
Lots of successful people have degrees from the University of Miami. Everyone from Gloria Estefan to, like, 10 percent of the NFL. But some of the school's most famous former students never graduated -- either opting to transfer or quit college altogether. Current UM kids, don't take this as inspira ... More >>
Sea breezes and sunshine apparently aren't stress busters, as five Florida cities have found themselves in CNBC.com's top ten list of America's most stressful cities. Miami came in third thanks in part to crime, crappy traffic and high unemployment.
photo by Rvongher via Wikimedia CommonsThe Costa Concordia sinks off Italy this weekend.Hopefully Carnival CEO and Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has some of his billions stashed away in some nice, safe mutual funds. Arison already lost $1.3 billion last year to shrinking stocks and after this wee ... More >>
Part-time South Florida resident Scottie Pippen has filed suit today against several news outlets and websites which have reported that he's bankrupt. He's seeking at least $1 million from each outlet.
Filing a loud lawsuit isn't exactly the best way to downplay rumors that you're having mo ... More >>
How best to celebrate the opening of a taxpayer-manhandling new ballpark that looks like the grotesque lovechild of the '70s spaceship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a cheap toaster oven? How about a new logo that's the hideous mutant spawn of the Mets' emblem and that time your kind ... More >>
Governor Rick Scott wants to make Florida the best state to business in in the county, but a report by CNBC suggests he has a long way to go. In its annual rankings of business friendly states Florida came in at a respectable but not stupendous 18th place tie with Tennessee.
Want to play basketball against Dwyane Wade? Well, an average guy has a pretty good shot at getting on the roster of the Minnesota Timberwolves at this point, but if you don't want to commit to a full NBA season, you can shell out $12,500 to sign up for Dwyane Wade's fantasy basketball camp to be ... More >>
A new quarterback? A few running backs? Sure, the Dolphins may need that, but there's one position on the team that the 'Fins are seriously looking to fill with only the most qualified of candidates: their cotton candy maker. No, not just any Tom, Dick or Harry can apply for this sweet job. Only ... More >>
Like any good conspiracy, it started with a post on an obscure message board in the dead of night. "Apparently these are the designs for the 2012 season," a poster named Xohmin wrote casually before dropping dozens of links to legit-looking but mostly batshit crazy uniform prototypes for every NF ... More >>
LeBron James' decision to "take his talents to South Beach" seemed to be a marketing disaster, in the short run at least. For a while it seemed to be impossible to find a LeBron fan outside of South Florida. Surprisingly, though, his latest namesake sneaker, Nike's LeBron 8, is selling just fine ... More >>
via Facebook, naturally. Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin's life is pretty damn sweet. He's only 26 and worth somewhere between $1.1 and $1.3 billion, all because he had an early part in the development of Facebook. He was born in Brazil, but grew up in Miami before heading to Harvard where he beca ... More >>
We can not tell you how many times we've been in those sticky situations where we need some extra gold bars, but unfortunately wherever it is you go to get gold bars (the gold bar store?) is closed. We're sure, like most regular citizens, you have the same exact problem. Luckily, for the busy per ... More >>
Hey, look, it's another Marco Rubio web ad. This one starts out well, listing all the problems Florida's economy faces and prepares to point the finger squarely at the governor, who's Goliath to Rubio's David in the Florida Republican Senate primary. But then the Rubio team relies on a bit of dirty ... More >>
Normally, posts about locally based musicians gaining national prominence with music videos being played on cable channels go up over on our music blog, CrossFade. But usually, those videos are being played on BET or MTV, not CNBC. Such is the case with Miami Beach resident Bill Zucker, whose "The ... More >>