Roughly $222 million in upgrades reportedly is being invested in upwards of 10 Broward County, Fla., hotels, including several landmarks. Among those being spiffed up for the area's growing luxury business are B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa and W Fort Lauderdale.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke into pieces as it landed hard on an ocean platform Saturday. "Close but no cigar this time," tweeted founder Elon Musk of the attempted recovery. The rocket successfully placed a Dragon supply capsule in orbit to stock the International Space Station.
Grisel Pena, Barbara Oldham-Kennedy and Robert Patrick Garcia were charged with Medicaid fraud, organized fraud and grand theft. The three defendants, who operated Family Behavior Services in Hallandale Beach, Fla., are accused of submitting false Medicaid claims for unqualified or unprovided services, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The defendants allegedly received $1,400 to $3,800 worth of weekly payroll checks, the affidavit said.
Nike opened an 8,200-square-foot Converse store in
San Francisco, the fifth and largest of the brand's retail locations in the U.S. In addition to branded footwear, apparel and accessories, the stores offer the Converse Customization program that allows shoppers to use in-store iPads to design personalized gear.
Two bills under consideration in the Florida Legislature would mandate stiffer penalties, including a minimum 21-month prison sentence, for those convicted of stealing goods worth $50,000 or more from retailers. Florida is among more than 20 states that have strengthened laws aimed at fighting organized retail theft or that are working to do so, NRF's loss prevention vice president Richard Mellor said.