• 08232013

    FBR: Sawgrass Mills welcoming more luxury retailers

    Sawgrass Mills proudly announced the addition of a Jimmy Choo store to the mall. In recent years though, Sawgrass Mills has welcomed a number of luxury retailers to the property. The Miami Herald's Karen Rundlet reports.audio Listen now

  • 08192013

    FBR: Saving on his gas bill, hoping to make a fortune

    A South Florida entrepreneur has built a company that sells compressed natural gas. He says in terms of making a fortune, he has a ways to go, but you wouldn't believe how much he's saving on filling up his tank every year. WLRN/Miami Herald News reporter Karen Rundlet brings us the story.audio Listen now

  • 08162013

    FBR: Two cents from an outgoing vocal Chamber boss

    Bill Diggs is the outgoing President of the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce. The chamber serves minority entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. Before he takes on his new role as Director of the Mourning Family Foundation, Diggs shared some very frank opinions about the business climate for minorities in South Florida.audio Listen now

  • 08022013

    FBR: The fairy tale with a happy ending for a home buyer

    All you hear these days is that South Florida is a "seller's" market. Miami Herald business journalist Karen Rundlet tracked one buyer for more than two years. Did she end up finding a fairy tale ending to her search?audio Listen now

  • 07262013

    FBR: Broward inventor turns manufacturer & sees profits

    The guy who founded New Wave Surgical never wanted to be in the manufacturing business. He was, after all, an inventor. But when push came to economic shove, his company took on the manufacturing duties and finally saw huge revenues. WLRN/Miami Herald News Business Journalist Karen Rundlet reports.audio Listen now

  • 07192013

    FBR: The rising mortgage interest rate

    Buyers are so used to crazy low mortgage interest rates, that a jump to the fours has them wigged out. What does that mean for the South Florida housing market? Business journalist Karen Rundlet tells us.audio Listen now

  • 07122013

    FBR: Student loan interest rates double

    As of July 1, interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans doubled. They now stand at 6.8%. Congress is trying to figure out how to lower them. We talk with the financial aid boss at Miami Dade College, the largest institution of higher education in the country, about the rate hike. Karen Burkett Rundlet hosts.audio Listen now

  • 06282013

    FBR: The emerging healthcare/tech cluster in Miami

    The UM Life Sciences and Technology Park is now 75% full, according to developer Wexford Science & Technology. A smaller company called the Miami Innovation Center leases office and co working space inside to biotech companies on two floors. The Center is now also hosts to the Park's first seed accelerator. This audio report discusses the business of life sciences meets technology meets real estate.audio Listen now

  • 06212013

    FBR: How much does that CEO make?

    A look at the compensation of South Florida CEOs. How much does the CEO of Lennar make? What about Citrix in Ft. Lauderdale? And are they worth it? Karen Burkett Rundlet hosts.audio Listen now

  • 06142013

    FBR: Selling Hurricane Preparedness in Florida

    A look at a local business born from what the owners went through after Hurricane Andrew. Karen Burkett Rundlet reports.audio Listen now

  • 06072013

    FBR: What's grows inside an tech incubator?

    Business journalist Karen Burkett Rundlet visits the technology incubator at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University.audio Listen now

  • 05312013

    FBR: The tale of an insurance claim denied & the gap

    A consumer fed up with the fact that insurance denied his claim over a burglary at a storage facility turned to the media for help. The insurance company said there was no proof of forcible entry. However, there was a large gap that a grown man could reach his entire arm through and pull out at least some items. The gap was wide enough to raise questions.audio Listen now

  • 05172013

    FBR: The 3 Year Miami Condo Search

    Ashley Arends wanted to become a homeowner, but the South Florida real estate market was filled with roadblocks. First, she had to compete with all cash investors, then she would lose properties because they wouldn't appraise and her lender would kill the deal. She has a closing date today. Karen Burkett reports.audio Listen now

  • 05102013

    FBR: Jackson Memorial nurse talks about layoffs

    It's not everyday you hear someone say they're worried about layoffs. That's something most people keep to themselves. A nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital talks about how difficult her fears about losing her job and about how confused most healthcare workers are about the Affordable Care Act and how it will change their hospitals. Karen Burkett reports.audio Listen now

  • 05102013

    FBR: Is the South Florida real estate market healthy?

    Even though housing prices are climbing, is the real estate market truly healthy and sturdy? Also everyone knows international dollars played a huge role in the recovery of South Florida's luxury market, but EWM Realty President & CEO Ron Shuffield says a new buyer is here now. Karen Rundlet reports.audio Listen now

  • 05032013

    FBR: Miami sales pitch to Asia

    The Miami Chamber of Commerce made its first ever mission trip to Asia, specifically Hong Kong & Singapore. What did the delegation see? What were members impressions of the gaming industry there? Karen Burkett Rundlet speaks to Penny Shaffer, former Chamber Chair, about the trip.audio Listen now