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US-Russia business relations solid, despite sanctions and Trump investigation: panel

U.S. sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election have had a limited impact on business relations between Americans and Russians, and a probe of President Trump’s pre-election ties to Russia is unlikely to produce evidence of collusion,… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach may get 10-year lock on Art Basel show

The annual Art Basel show Art Basel may commit to holding its annual art show at the Miami Beach Convention Center for 10 years if the city adds an elevator and escalator to its expansion and renovation of the convention… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach moves toward new construction standards for sea level rise

A flooded street in South Florida (Credit: Getty Images) Miami Beach is inching closer to adopting new building standards meant to mitigate the impact of sea level rise. The Miami Beach Planning Board on Tuesday signed off on recommendations by… Continue Reading →

City of Miami passes Regalado’s resolution, could sue platforms like Airbnb

Screenshot of Airbnb’s website. Inset: Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado After hours of public comments and debate, city of Miami commissioners passed a resolution that effectively reiterates existing regulations on short-term rentals, with an amendment that would have the city look into suing… Continue Reading →

Airbnb reaches tax agreement with Miami-Dade County

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Airbnb finally reached a tax deal with Miami-Dade County, part of Airbnb’s fourth largest market in the U.S. If the county commission approves the deal,… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach moves to overhaul zoning and regulations on “sober homes”

Normandy Living street view and a rendering (via Miami Herald) For years, residents near the corner of Normandy Drive and Rue Granville paid little attention to a 12-bed assisted living facility for elderly Miami Beach residents in a quiet corner… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach mayor says coastal cities need more state and federal help to deal with sea-level rise

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach and Mayor Philip Levine (Ocean Drive photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images) Calling sea level rise an “existential threat,” Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine on Thursday called on federal and state authorities to… Continue Reading →

Vote on Airbnb in city of Miami postponed until later this month

A screen shot of Airbnb listings in Miami and Mayor Tomas Regalado Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado’s stand-off with Airbnb got a two-week extension. The Miami City Commission on Thursday deferred a vote on a Regalado-sponsored resolution requiring the city to… Continue Reading →

Sea levels are rising, so developers and governments need to band together: panel

Flooding in Fort Lauderdale (Credit: Getty Images) Inset: Caroline Lewis, David Martin, Jimmy Morales and Tiffany Troxler As the oceans continue to rise, Miami-Dade County communities will need to collaborate more with developers in order to form sustainable communities. This… Continue Reading →

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