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MIAMI — Frank Cestero is in the sweet spot. The Puerto Rican husband and father enjoys the warm, tropical weather of Palm Beach County, Florida while the small company he works for is booming thanks to secular trends underway within renewable energy markets globally.

Cestero is the chief financial officer of Solartech Universal headquartered in the coastal city of Riviera Beach. …


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MIAMI — Rick Rose owns the popular Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Homes in West Palm Beach, Florida.

As a German-American and small business owner, he wondered for a long time why the Sunshine State lacked sleek, high-speed train systems similar to the ones that exist in Germany, Europe and East Asian countries like Japan.

Well, not anymore.

Since Jan. 13, the first privately-operated, high-speed passenger rail service in the U.S. has been carrying hundreds to thousands of daily South Florida commuters between West Palm Beach and the city of Fort Lauderdale, its neighbor some 60–80 kilometers to the south along the Atlantic coast. …


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MIAMI — The U.S. economy, with its baby boomer cohort steering the ship, has long been addicted to cheap everything, from employee wages to everyday products and services.

So now America suffers from a case of post-bubble amnesia, or the memory of life as it was last century before policies promoting competitiveness and globalization undermined the world’s most successful engine of middle class growth.

Monetary policy, with its fixation on inflation and wage pressure, also served to deflect public attention away from economic policies that undermined the U.S. …

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