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Yellow Cab Boulder's new zTrip car
Yellow Cab Boulder

Jacksonville taxi services are rebranding themselves and stepping up their tech game to compete with app-based Uber and Lyft.

The makeover is part of a backlash against what’s called the “sharing economy.”

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan recently took control of the historic Barnett Tower in downtown Jacksonville, ending a seven-year effort by developer Steve Adkins to renovate the building.

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It hasn’t been a good year in the international shipping trade.

South Korea’s Hanjin, one of the largest shipping companies in the world, filed for bankruptcy this month, and other international shipping companies are having problems as well.

Among the issues, companies were too aggressive and built too many bigger ships too fast. And with the global economy sluggish and places like China slowing down their imports, the industry is reported to lose about $6 billion this year.

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Wawa via Instagram

If you’ve been to a  Northeast Florida gas station convenience store lately, most likely it was large and well-lit, with lots of food and drink choices. Gate, RaceTrac and Daily’s are big players in the local market, and they’re about to get some stiff competition as Northeastern chain Wawa prepares to enter the Jacksonville area.

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A long-vacant building on King Street across the street from The Garage is showing some new signs of life.

Bearded Buffalo Brewing Company, the newest creation from Scott McAlister, is looking to open in the first quarter of 2017.