Volume 163 | February 2024

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Millions of dollars at stake in statewide bankers vs. lawyers dispute

Roiled by a rule change that forces banks to pay higher interest payments for certain accounts, multiple Florida bankers see legislation as a solution. The Florida Bar sees the controversy differently.

How corporate investors are taking over Tampa Bay’s neighborhoods

Large companies have amassed around 27,000 homes across three counties. More than 70% of these properties are linked to institutional investors backed by Wall Street and private equity.

Ryder acquires H.I.G. Capital's logistics portfolio company with $1.1 billion revenue

Miami-based Ryder System has acquired Concord, North Carolina-based Cardinal Logistics, which had $1.1 billion in revenue in 2022.

What's next for Port Canaveral's money-losing Exploration Tower?

The seven-story Exploration Tower — an architectural symbol of Port Canaveral — is designed to look like a billowing white sail. Instead, it has become a white elephant for the port.

Saturday plans in downtown Orlando? Good luck — unless you’re planning for the Olympic trials

If you’re thinking about heading to downtown Orlando this weekend, you might want to think again. The City of Orlando is hosting the U.S. Olympic Team Trials marathon on Saturday and many roads along the marathon route will be closed for the historic event.

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