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Flooding in the low-lying Miami area, like that shown here from 2007, will get worse as sea-levels rise, putting much of the areas property values at risk.

The market doesn't charge for Florida's climate risk

Feb 13, 2015
Not yet, anyway. It's not built to recognize risks more than a few years away.
Posted In: Miami, Florida, water, climate change, rising seas, property values, bond market
Geologist Harold Wanless stands in front of a salinity-control barrier near the Miami airport. Many such structures, which release floodwater without letting in saltwater, will cease to function in a few decades.

Rising seas threaten South Florida's drinking water

Feb 10, 2015
Even with 60 inches of rain a year, Miami may not have enough to drink.
Posted In: rising sea level, Miami, real estate
High-rise construction cranes hover over downtown Miami.

Miami condo-buyers aren't homeowners. They're traders.

Feb 10, 2015
Why fears of rising seas and big storms don't cool the market.
Posted In: real estate, Miami, investment

Fisher Island: America's most exclusive zip code

Jan 25, 2013
Just off the coast of Miami is one of the richest places in the country. Marketplace takes a tour of the ultra-exclusive enclave.
Posted In: Miami, luxury, wealthy, Fisher Island, real estate

The American Dream in Liberty City, Miami

Jan 24, 2013
Whitney Maxi, a community organizer at the Miami Workers Center, discusses the American Dream in one Miami's poorest neighborhoods -- Liberty City.
Posted In: Miami

Univision grows along with Hispanics

Jan 24, 2013
With Hispanics projected to become the majority by 2050, one company is uniquely positioned to grow along with the demographic group.
Posted In: univision, Hispanics, Miami

The LeBron James effect

Jan 23, 2013
Miami Herald business reporter Doug Hanks on what the Miami Heat and star LeBron James means to the city.
Posted In: LeBron James, Miami Heat, Miami, American Airlines, NBA

Miami home buyers compete with wealthy investors

Jan 23, 2013
As the housing market revives, investors paying cash crowd out middle-class home shoppers
Posted In: real estate, Miami

Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami, and the American Dream

Jan 22, 2013
He came here as a boy from Cuba, worked hard, became a local reporter, and, today, he's the mayor of one of the largest cities in the country. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado talks about his city and his American Dream.
Posted In: Miami, Immigration, diversity, Economy

The New American Dream: An immigrant’s story

Jan 21, 2013
Nathalie Nahas Cortes talks to host Jeremy Hobson about why she came to America from Venezuela and what her version of the American dream looks like.
Posted In: Immigration, Miami

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