Bill Edwards is one of Rick Scott's top individual donors. He dropped a $500,000 check to Scott's "Let's Get to Work" reelection PAC. Ironically, almost 500 of his employees will not get to work soon. One of Edwards' companies, Mortgage Investment Corp., abruptly announced yesterday it's laying off ... More >>
We wonder if she saw it coming. Rose Marks, a 62-year-old South Florida "psychic," was found guilty of 14 fraud counts yesterday. The gypsy matriarch swindled Ft. Lauderdale and New York residents out of nearly $25 million, the Palm Beach Post reports. Marks had a brilliant idea: If you can convinc ... More >>
In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Walt Disney Company will limit junk food advertisements on TV programs, radio shows and websites that are aimed at children, according to sources knowledgeable of the plan. Disney chief executive Bob Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama plan on announcing ... More >>
photo by John Karakansantis via Wikimedia CommonsWhat if your smartphone has secretly tracked everything you've done for the past two years: every Google search, every website, every key stroke -- not to mention everywhere you've traveled? Sounds like a paranoid fantasy from Enemy of the State, b ... More >>
Anti-obesity lobbyists and children activists have been trying for years to get food companies to stop marketing high sugar, high sodium, and overall unhealthy foods to children.Food companies, such as McDonald's, General Mills, and others, create advertising campaigns that include cartoon charac ... More >>
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that Four Loko maker Phusion Products, LLC has agreed to relabel its frat-boy-friendly beverages to reflect the actual alcohol content in every can -- which roughly translates to "a shitload of booze."According to the FTC, "one can of ... More >>
photo by Krismast via Wikimedia CommonsNope, you're not actually going to Disney World.A couple of weeks ago, 21-year-old Juan Rivera was listening to his favorite station, New York's 97.9 La Mega, when an excited voice announced a contest: "Answer this trivia question first, and you'll win a four-d ... More >>
via Mega TVRicardo CoronaWant to know who will replace mayoral candidate Carlos Gimenez on the County Commission? Too bad! The results will be secret thanks to a bizarre ruling last night by a judge who wants more time to decide whether candidates had enough time to file for the race. Even strang ... More >>
"Domino's Pizza was hurting early last year. Domestic sales had fallen, and a survey of big pizza chain customers left the company tied for the worst tasting pies. Then help arrived from an organization called Dairy Management. It teamed up with Domino's to develop a new line of pizzas with 40 perce ... More >>
Photo from Paragon's website, paracr.com.How come Bill Gale didn't want to talk to a New Times reporter?In 2005, Dallas resident Richard Silverman returned from vacation in Costa Rica convinced the Central American paradise was a perfect spot for a second home. So after searching online, Silverman ... More >>
Photo by Stephanie Rae BerzonEvan Rowe is a local songwriter and performer best known as Catalonia, a professor of political science and history at Broward College, and a small democratic strategist with no party affiliation. From time to time, we will surrender our space for his thoughts on t ... More >>
Talula turns ItalianTalula restaurant recently launched Buon Appetito!, also known as Wednesday pasta night. "We wanted to give our diners a special taste of the type of food we love cooking at home for our families," says Andrea Curto-Randazzo, the Italian chef/co-owner who opened Talula i ... More >>
Hundreds of mostly poor investors taken for millions? Say it ain't so.
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
As Big Oil forces out the last independent gas station dealers, the era of truly giant oil begins
Why did the big oil companies want to put Ron Gregory and other independent operators out of business? That's right, to pad their profits.
A TV show about a curative plant sends Miami's Spanish-speaking community into a buying tizzy