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  • Watsco declares special dividend of $5 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    MIAMI-- Heating and cooling company Watsco Inc. said Monday that its board declared a special cash dividend of $5, totaling about $172 million, and a regular quarterly cash dividend of 62 cents. Albert Nahmad, Watsco's chairman CEO, said the special dividend shows management's confidence in the company and its continued ability to generate free cash flow.

  • New show goes behind the scenes at Miami airport Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:09 AM ET

    MIAMI-- The Travel Channel has spent years telling stories about where people go, but now they're doing a show on how people get there. "Airport 24/ 7: Miami" offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to move more than 100,000 travelers each day through Miami International Airport.

  • Oct 1- General Motors Co is recalling about 41,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars in the United States because of concerns that a defective plastic part might cause a fuel leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Chamber launches voter mobilization effort Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.

  • Dislodged seats force emergency landing at JFK Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- American Airlines says a Boston to Miami flight had to make an emergency landing at JFK airport over the weekend due to a row of dislodged seats. The unit of AMR Corp. said in a statement that passengers in the affected row were moved to three other seats. Passengers aboard the flight were placed on another aircraft for the trip to Miami.

  • NEW YORK Oct 1- Hedge fund manager Zack Buckley made the case against data analytics company Splunk Inc, sending the recently public company's shares falling on Monday.

  • US: $100M scam suspect in Ohio is Harvard Law grad Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:39 AM ET

    CLEVELAND-- A former fugitive suspected of running a $100 million cross-country scam collecting donations for Navy veterans has been identified as a Harvard- trained attorney wanted on unrelated fraud charges since 1987, authorities said Monday.

  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Where the 47 Percent Live Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:58 PM ET
    Total Returns: 10,995,576Returns With Income Tax Liability: 6,760,829Returns With No Income Tax Liability: 4,234,747Nonpayers: 38.5%According to Kasprak, Texas doesn’t rank very high in terms of the factors that contribute to high populations of nonpayers. It is, however, second in the nation in terms of recipients receiving refundable child tax credits.“This indicates a higher-than-normal percentage of low-income people choosing to have children,” he said. “So that is likely a big part of the n

    Mitt Romney said "There are 47 percent of the people who pay no income tax." Who are these people, and why are they exempt? Click to see which states have the highest number of people who pay no federal income tax.

  • Romney, Obama Court Latinos in Crucial Florida Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Stepping up his criticism of Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape moment, President Obama said his Republican rival's comments about voters suggest he doesn't know Americans very well.

  • Need A Good Jobs Story? Try Florida's Space Coast Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Unemployment ballooned to 11.7 percent last August in Florida's Space Coast, but since then, there's been an impressive infusion of positive energy — not to mention millions of investment dollars ... and jobs

  • How Main Street Makes It Into Political Conventions Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    Many of the players and parts are obvious; local leaders, governors and members of Congress, CEOs, friends of the candidate, family members. What stands out are  the Main Street Americans, everyday people, making cameo appearances. Here's how they get picked.

  • Charlie Crist (I)

    The GOP response to news that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida backs President Obama is a time-tested one for such occasions: question the turncoat's motive, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Your Currency Trade on Tropical Storm Isaac Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    Floridians are getting ready for Isaac, and this currency trade will have you prepared too.

  • In Poll, Obama Is Given Trust Over Medicare Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    New polls show that Medicare ranks as the third most crucial issue to likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, and that more respondents in those crucial states trust President Obama to manage the program, The New York Times reports.

  • Cities With the Most Affordable Homes Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:58 PM ET
    Home prices are strengthening and affordability of houses is slightly lower, according to new data from the second quarter of 2012. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) found that 92 percent of metropolitan areas had a rise in median home prices over the first quarter of 2012. Some homebuyers might not welcome this news, but for the home seller, it’s “another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rute

    Check out the major metropolitan housing markets with the most affordable homes for sale, counting down to number one.

  • What the Wealthy Are Driving Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 4:02 PM ET
    Some wealthy people flaunt their status with shows of conspicuous consumption, while others prefer to stay low-key. These preferences extend to their major purchases, from the type of houses they buy, the type of clothes that they wear and type of cars that they drive. an automotive information website headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the  as determined by the I.R.S. These included some of the usual places that one might expect, such as Low

    TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.

  • President Barack Obama is reflected on a glass table as he appears on television screens at an electronics shop in 2008 during a segment of a 30-minute prime-time infomercial.

    If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.

  • Where the Wall Street Companies Are Moving Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • 10 White Collar Fugitives Wanted by the FBI Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 9:33 AM ET
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, and Warren Jeffs — totaling 497 since its creation in 1950. Of these fugitives, 466 have been apprehended or located, according to the FBI. Of these, 154 arrests have been assisted by the public through methods such as the information posted on the website and disseminated “wanted” posters. With the success of the “Most Wanted” list, the bureau began putting phot

    Who are some of these white collar fugitives and what did they do to attract the FBI’s attention? Find out.