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  • NEW YORK— Shares of Lumber Liquidators fell Monday after a second U.S. senator called for an investigation into the safety of laminate flooring made in China. He also recommended that the Federal Trade Commission should investigate whether Lumber Liquidators' marketing was unfair or deceptive. Earlier this month CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast a report that said...

  • That's much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the United States. Nicotine can increase your heart rate and blood pressure and cause dizziness, nausea and stomach pain, "says MarkTen, a leading brand in the United States. There is no required health warning on electronic cigarettes in the United States, so "we had to do what we thought was...

  • SEOUL, March 23- Hotel Shilla Co Ltd is buying a 44 percent stake in in-flight duty-free retailer DFASS for $105 million via its U.S.-based affiliate, the South Korean hotel and duty-free operator said on Monday. Hotel Shilla, a unit of Samsung Group, said in a statement it retains a call option to buy an additional 36 percent of DFASS in five years.

  • WASHINGTON/ MIAMI, March 23- The December breakthrough that upended a half-century of U.S.- Cuba enmity has been portrayed as the fruit of 18 months of secret diplomacy. President Barack Obama and veteran Cuba specialists to forge the historic rapprochement. In a May 2008 speech to the conservative Cuban-American National Foundation in Miami, Obama set out a...

  • Tourists flocking to Cuba 'before the Americans come' Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 AM ET

    HAVANA— Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. The boom is just one sign that the rush is on to see Cuba now— before, as many predict, McDonald's claims a spot in Old Havana and Starbucks moves in on Cubita, the island's premium coffee brand. "Cuba has a very authentic atmosphere...

  • Cruz set to be first out of the gate for WH bid Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on "Squawk Box"

    Senator Ted Cruz intends to declare that he will run for president in 2016, the first major hopeful of the cycle.

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • Jeb Bush’s team plots vast effort to win Florida Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush waits to address the Detroit Economic Club about his "Reform Conservative Agenda" in Detroit, Michigan, February 4, 2015.

    The political apparatus around former Gov. Bush is plotting to turn Florida into a bulwark for his presidential campaign. The NY Times reports.

  • March 20- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Friday it was looking for ways to "create value" from its real estate, as management installed after last year's activist investor-led coup reported continued traffic declines at its flagship Olive Garden chain. During their standoff with Darden, activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP...

  • Sun, surf and business in Miami's South Beach Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:12 PM ET

    Today, Wilson, who is the co-founder of online luxury e-tailer Gilt.com, visits Miami multiple times each quarter for her latest startup, Glamsquad.com. This on-demand hair and makeup service also has operations in New York, where Wilson lives, and Los Angeles, but Miami is special because it feels like her second home. Home base: Soho Beach House "It's really easy to...

  • March 20- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Friday it was looking at how to "create value" from its real estate, as management installed after last year's activist investor-led coup fights to turnaround its flagship Olive Garden business. Shares in Darden were up 3.6 percent at $67.21 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange. During their standoff with...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— Darden Restaurants' fiscal third-quarter earnings climbed on improving sales at Olive Garden and its other chain restaurants. Olive Garden reported a 2.2 percent gain, while The Capital Grille posted a 6.1 percent rise. The Orlando, Florida- based company earned $133.8 million, or $1.05 per share, for the period ended Feb. 22.

  • The New York- based sportswriter for ESPN.com is planning a summer vacation with her family in Ireland. With the Superdollar near parity with the euro, airfares to Paris are down 14 percent from a year ago, according to popular travel site Orbitz. London, Rome and Barcelona are among other popular locales with cheaper hotels and airfares than last year, according...

  • The terror attack in Tunisia that killed 21 people is a fresh blow to the North African nation's tourism industry, which has been struggling since the country's revolution of 2011.. Some of those posting "Je Suis Bardo" on social media pledged to visit Tunisia this summer. It's important to just show that we're not afraid to be here in Tunisia, "said Nicole Calande,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 1 Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MIAMI, United States- U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will participate in a moderated conversation hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Miami Dade College. ATHENS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the Georgia Law Review Symposium- 1420 GMT.

  • SeaWorld names Joel Manby as new president and CEO Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— SeaWorld said Thursday that Joel Manby will become its new president and CEO on April 7. SeaWorld said Manby, 55, will also join its board of directors. It bought the Globetrotters in 2013. SeaWorld said Herschend has 14 million visitors a year.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service for household products to Baltimore and Miami. Starting Thursday, only certain zip codes within Baltimore and Miami will be included, but the company plans to further expand within each city soon. In Miami and Baltimore, Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

  • Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Honda says it's the first recall of 2008 Pilots for potential problems with driver's air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. With the added vehicles, Honda has now recalled 5.5 million Honda and Acura cars and SUVs nationwide from the 2001 to 2011 model years because of the air bag problems. Honda says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that it...

  • March 19- Lennar Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as it sold more homes at higher prices, and the company said early signs for the spring selling season indicated demand in the U.S. housing market was improving. Lennar's shares rose about 2 percent in premarket trading. Lennar has been able to raise prices despite a choppy...

  • Lennar beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Lennar Corp. on Thursday reported a 47 percent boost in its fiscal first-quarter profit on a jump in home sales, beating Wall Street expectations. But Lennar reported a 20 percent increase in home sales during the quarter while the average sale price increased by 3 percent. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was...