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  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp will relocate its chief operating officer to Shanghai from Miami and expand his role, underscoring the increasing importance of Asia for the world's largest cruise operator. The $29 billion global cruise industry is expected to benefit in the coming years from the rise of the middle class in emerging economies such as China and India.

  • UCF moving ahead with plans for downtown campus Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— The University of Central Florida is moving ahead with plans for a multimillion dollar expanded campus in downtown Orlando that the UCF president called "a game changer" for the school and the community. University President John Hitt announced the joint initiative with Valencia College during a Tuesday breakfast with community leaders.

  • Carnival beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    MIAMI— Carnival Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.25 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.43 per share. Analysts expected $4.88 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the "savory toasty malt" flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The "Dark Barrel Latte" is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. Starbucks Corp., based in Seattle, has enjoyed strong sales growth in part by continually introducing new food and drinks.

  • Spirit Airlines is hiking holiday bag fees Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    DALLAS— If you are visiting family over Christmas and you're flying on Spirit Airlines, be ready to fork over a couple more dollars to check a bag. Checking a first bag on Spirit normally costs $21 to $100, depending on whether you pay while booking your ticket or wait until you get to the airport gate.

  • SAN ANTONIO, Sept 22- Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world.

  • Utah hosts US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez said that while Utah is not a usual Latino stronghold like Florida or California, it makes sense for the country's largest gathering of Hispanic-owned businesses.

  • SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas— The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds of space station supplies for NASA. "What a beautiful morning it was," said Sam Scimemi, NASA's space station division director. Sunday was a red-letter day for NASA in more ways than one.

  • At a Glance: the business dealings of Jeb Bush Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Jeb Bush entered the Florida governor's mansion in 1999 with a net worth of $2 million, a relatively modest fortune compared with others in the Bush family. He is on the boards of four companies, including Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Rayonier Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns large swaths of forestland.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 8:26 AM ET

    CORAL GABLES, Fla.— While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov.

  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    NASA is sending a 3- D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars.

  • Ex-employees say Home Depot left data vulnerable Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Home Depot cashier at a Miami store.

    The risks were clear to computer experts inside Home Depot: The chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. NYT reports.

  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    NASA is sending a 3- D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars.

  • Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall.

  • APNewsAlert Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida State increases quarterback Jameis Winston's suspension to entire game against Clemson.

  • Alabama unemployment declines to 6.9 percent Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama's unemployment rate decreased slightly in August to 6.9 percent, but remained above last year's rate for last month. Robert Bentley announced Alabama recorded 6.9 percent in August, compared to 7.0 percent in July and 6.5 percent in August 2013.

  • In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    TAMPA, Fla.— Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

  • Bank of Montreal is sued over Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Sept 18- Bank of Montreal was sued on Thursday by a trustee liquidating two Florida funds that claimed to have lost money in a Ponzi scheme operated by Minnesota businessman Thomas Petters.

  • BELL, Florida— Florida sheriff: Grandfather shoots, kills 6 grandchildren, his daughter and himself.