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U.S. Industrial Production Rises Most in More Than Three Years

May 18, 2017 |

American factories flexed some muscle in April, boosting output by the most since February 2014 in broad fashion. Along with gains at mines and utilities, total industrial output was also the strongest in more than three years, Federal Reserve data … Read More

Retail Vacancy Becoming More than Just a Class C Mall Issue

May 18, 2017 |

Other Segments, Including Power Centers and Specialty Centers, See Vacancy Increase for First Time in Five Years

Store closures have been the talk of the retail industry over the first four months of the year, with Sears-Kmart, JCPenney and Macy’s … Read More

Workplace Shifts Driving the Demand for Flexible Office

May 17, 2017 |

Technology and Information are Forcing Commercial Real Estate to Adopt a Flexible Model

The US labor market continues to grow more competitive, with the national average for unemployment hovering around 4.5%. The competition is even tighter in many of the … Read More

Growth in American manufacturing jobs? It’s happening in Michigan

May 16, 2017 |


Today’s jobs report reinforces the slow yet steady recovery of the auto industry. Since 2009 when auto manufacturing jobs bottomed out at just over 600,000 jobs, the sector has seen steady improvement: back above 900,000 jobs for … Read More

36 Hours in Detroit

May 12, 2017 |

Detroit might be one of the most misunderstood cities in America. Founded in 1701, the Motor City has grappled with an ever-evolving automotive industry and well-publicized budgetary problems, exacerbated by years of population losses. Yet it remains defiantly proud. The … Read More

Taller skylines pushing their way into smaller cities

May 10, 2017 |

Towering buildings are beginning to rise in many of South Florida’s smaller cities.

In many cases, local officials have suspended or amended height limits to chase the extra revenue — and the more lively vibe — that comes from massive … Read More

Sprint to expand locally, create 250 jobs

May 9, 2017 |

Wireless service provider Sprint is doubling down on South Florida with more than a dozen new stores, creating more than 250 local jobs.

The Overland Park, Kansas-based company, which established regional headquarters in Doral last year, said it … Read More

Apple to Invest $1 Billion in US Manufacturing

May 4, 2017 |

Apple Inc. (IW 500/2) plans to invest $1 billion in creating a fund to back advanced manufacturing companies in the U.S., Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told CNBC in an interview.

The iPhone maker will announce the fund’s first investment … Read More