The hidden junk economy on the Miami River

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May 10, 2019
Despite its lack of order, it works.
Wilson Simon sorts through used mattresses for resale in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. A mattress is one of the most sought after commodities in the underground, break-bulk shipping industry between Miami and Haiti and is considered to be “gold” among vendors.
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The American Dream Miami mall could be an urban planning nightmare for residents

Jul 4, 2018
American Dream Miami, a $4 billion retail and entertainment complex, won final zoning approval in May to build on undeveloped land off the Florida Turnpike. This 6.2 million square foot project will include an indoor ski slope, live performance space,…

Hurricane Irma brings issues of poverty in Miami into stark relief

Sep 28, 2017
Miami-Dade’s poorest are hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.
A car is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
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The CDC has issued a travel warning for Miami-area neighborhood

Aug 2, 2016
There have been 14 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Florida
Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a Golden Eagle blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida. There is a reported 14 individuals who have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.