<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:45:47 -0400 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:45:47 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Some SoFla Businesses Take Hit From Venezuela's Troubles]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:10:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Orlando-Castro-Doral.jpg
A significant number of companies in South Florida – including many in Doral and Sweetwater – that rely on customers in Venezuela are taking a bit hit in the wallet because of the instability there.]]>
<![CDATA[IKEA to Hire 350 for First Miami-Dade Store]]> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:33:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/050713+ikea+sweetwater+groundbreaking.jpg
350 job openings available at first Miami-Dade store, which opens this summer.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Naughty and Nice Company Policies]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:52:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000010622690_1200x675_97536579731.jpg
Consumer Reports is out with its fourth annual Naughty and Nice list. It highlights companies with good policies and with bad ones.]]>
<![CDATA[Google's Most Searched Throughout the Years]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:42:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/219*120/072309+Whitney+Houston+HMV.jpg
Google's most searched terms from 2006 until today.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday Nets Record $1.74B ]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/453267659.jpg
Shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., The Associated Press reported. The firm said Tuesday e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year's Cyber...

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<![CDATA[3 SoFla Moving Companies Accused of Holding Shipments Hostage]]> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:18:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000010249414_1200x675_74366019891.jpg
Three of those moving companies are based in South Florida. They are Northeastern Van Lines, Allegiant Van Lines, and Northern Van Lines]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter's $2 Billion Test: Turning Profits for Wall St.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:59:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
In the seven years since its creation, Twitter has been used to spark revolutions, allow fans to chat with celebrities and spread news from the farthest corners of the world. But can it make money? The...

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<![CDATA[Airlines Trim Seats to Trim Costs]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:42:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Airplane+Seats.jpg
U.S. airlines are removing bulky seats and replacing them with streamlined models that allow room for another row.]]>
<![CDATA[Shoppers Surprised by Money Hidden in Grocery Items]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_mysterymoney0925_test_mezzn.jpg
Shoppers in the Salem, Oregon area have been finding $100 bills tucked away in grocery items throughout town. So far, around $2,000 worth of the mystery money has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Cracking Down on Fake Online Reviews]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/yelp+1.jpg
Good news for fans of reviews as officials look to remove fake online postings. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips on Tipping: Why It's Still Needed]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/generic_wallet_resize.jpg
Tipping is seen by some critics as being outdated. But those who benefit from tips aren't willing to give it up. Chris Clackum reports.

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<![CDATA[Walmart Workers Protest in Miami Gardens]]> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:49:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Miami+Gardens+Walmart+protest.jpg
Walmart workers called for better jobs and higher wages Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Teen Sews Collars, Leashes to Buy Dog]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:48:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_teenbizwhiz0816_700x394__720290.jpg
Five years ago a Beaverton, Oregon girl's parents told her she would have to earn her own money if she wanted a dog. Now she has a thriving business.]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona...]]>
<![CDATA[Deaf Duo Sues Bow Tie Cinemas]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:25:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/bowtielawsuitstill073113.jpg
Plaintiffs in lawsuit claim federal law entitles them to closed captioning devices]]>
<![CDATA[New Electric BMW to Compete With Tesla]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 07:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000004122354_722x406_39189059540.jpg
The electric car movement is growing. Teslas are selling like crazy, and Nissan Leafs are still, well, selling. Into the mix: A new BMW, the i3, coming this spring. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Gay Bars Boycott Russian Vodka]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:36:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003744398_722x406_38680643604.jpg
The move is a response to the Russian Government's handling of gay rights issues]]>
<![CDATA[Versace Outlet Arrives at Sawgrass Mills]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:50:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Sawgrass+2.jpg
The only Versace outlet in Florida has opened at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills]]>
<![CDATA[Publix is Putting Service First in Super Market War: Forbes]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:27:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/publixpic.jpg
Publix is the largest employee-owned company and the most profitable grocer in America with 1,073 stores - 755 of which are in Florida.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Company Helps Fight Crime With Security Cameras]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:43:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/0722-dropcam.jpg
Bay Area residents turn to security cameras to combat property crimes. Stephanie Chuang reports.

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<![CDATA[Sandy-Flooded Used Cars for Sale]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:29:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003227391_722x406_38160451616.jpg
Flood-damaged cars, could you spot one? There are literally hundreds of thousands of them on the road right now, according to a new report. News4 Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw warns...]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Lots of Missed Savings]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:48:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/consumer+reports+saving.jpg
A Consumer Reports national survey of 2,000 shoppers reveals that only about half tried negotiating for various things in the last three years. But the Consumer Reports survey found that most shoppers who haggle...]]>