Cuban Government Admits It's Plotting to Corner America's Cigar Market

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A cigar roller in a Nicaraguan factory.
For more than a half-century, communist Cuba has fought off the offenses of its northern neighbor. From the Bay of Pigs to the embargo to the internet, the island has resisted the influence of the United States.

Now Cuba is poised to go on the offensive -- by invading your humidor.

Officials for Cuban state-run cigar company Habanos S.A. say they expect to snatch 30 percent of the U.S. cigar market the instant the embargo falls. And they say that number could soon swell to 70 percent.

See also: Up in Smoke: The End of the Embargo Could Kill Miami's Cuban Cigar Industry

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Whoa! Miami International Ninth Most Reliable Large Airport in the World, Third in U.S.

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Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport catches a lot of flak, but you can't complain too much about your flights being delayed -- at least compared to most of the other large airports around the globe. According to a new analysis from the Official Airport Guide, MIA ranks ninth among large airports in the world for planes arriving on time. Within America's borders, it ranks third.

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Record-Breaking 97.3 Million Tourists Visited Florida Last Year

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A vintage Miami Beach postcard.
The rest of the country sure likes to make fun of Florida, but that hasn't stopped tourists from visiting the Sunshine State in record numbers.

Earlier today, Gov. Rick Scott and state tourism officials unveiled tourism data from 2014 that estimates 97.3 million people visited Florida last year, a record high.

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Meet the Super-Racist Miami Business Trio Named Among America's Worst Bosses

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Airbus Alliance transported crew from airports to hotels.

Do you think you have the worst boss in the world? More than likely, that's probably a bit of an exaggeration -- unless you worked for Wilda Rodriguez, Victor Cabrera, and Teresa Ramirez.

The three were managers at the former Airbus Alliance LLC and were recently ranked 64th on eBossWatch's list of America's 100 worst bosses of 2014, the only Miamians to receive the dishonor.

So what did the trio do to earn the title? Well, just a history of rampant racial discrimination.


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Miami is Apparently The Happiest City To Work In, According to CareerBliss

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Are you a happy happy worker? You should be, according to CareerBliss.com. The site calculated a lot of data and decided that Miami is the happiest city to work in the entire United States according to Forbes.

Of special note to a Mr. LeBron James: Cleveland, Ohio came in dead last as the unhappiest city to work in America. So it goes.


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Miami Rated Worst Market in U.S. for Science and Tech Jobs

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Dear person reading this on either their WiFi-connected laptop or smart phone after having been directed here likely either by Facebook or Twitter: tech, alongside science, math, and engineering, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world right now.

Sadly, Miami is doing a horrible job or attracting those type of jobs to our area. Put it this way: if places like Houston, Austin, and San Francisco are running on OS X Yosemite, Miami is still running on Windows ME.

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Doral Mayor: Donald Trump "Doesn't Deserve" Key to the City

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The relationship between Donald Trump and the City of Doral has more drama than an episode of Celebrity Apprentice.

Mayor Luigi Boria originally planned to give Trump a key to the city yesterday before changing his mind within hours, claiming, "Trump doesn't deserve my key."

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After 27 Years With Nike, Miami Hurricanes Switching to Adidas

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Say bye-bye to these Nike uniforms.
The University of Miami is the original Nike school. Twenty-seven years ago, the university and the sporting brand signed a partnership that meant Nike would sponsor all of the school's teams. That kind of arrangement is de facto now, but back in 1987, it was the first of its kind. Just another small way the Hurricanes changed the face of college sports.

Well, that partnership is ending. According to several reports, the Hurricanes are ditching Nike for a much more lucrative contract with Adidas.

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Car Hits Pole, Causes Massive Cable and Internet Outage in Miami Beach UPDATED

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Update: Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine announced Atlantic Broadband will issue service credit. See bottom for more.

New Year's is a big day for cable and internet -- you know, football games, holiday Facebook photos, Google searches on hangover cures.

But thousands of Atlantic Broadband customers in Miami Beach were left unplugged for much of the day after a car smashed into a pole near 71st Street and damaged lines. The accident occurred around 1:15 a.m., the Miami Herald reported, but the company later tweeted it couldn't begin to restore service until Florida Power & Light did its own restoration, which happened around 10 a.m.

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Florida's Super-Rich Population Grew By 500 Last Year

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Fisher Island, where presumably Florida houses the majority of its really rich people.
Perhaps you're worried about paying your rent, or you're kind of angry the Subway value meal deal went from $5 to $6, or you're busy looking up instructions on how to make thrifty DIY holiday gifts for your family right now.

Well, boy, do we have some good news for you: Florida's rich got richer last year, and now there's a whole more of them.

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