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  • The top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas projected to see the biggest growth in average effective apartment rent this year. Effective rent is what a tenant pays after factoring in landlord concessions, such as a free month at move-in. Source: Marcus& Millichap Research Services, MPF Research.

  • NEW YORK— Daredevil Nik Wallenda says he'll walk untethered on top of a 400- foot observation wheel in Orlando, Florida, this month. Wallenda said Monday at a New York City news conference that the Orlando Eye will be moving when he attempts his feat April 29. Previous tightrope walks took him over the brink of Niagara Falls in 2012 and across a Grand Canyon- area...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail Sunday, killing a passenger and injuring the driver. Tavon Watson, 24, of nearby Kissimmee lost control of the vehicle Sunday afternoon, killing Gary Terry, 36, of Davenport, Florida, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • LAS VEGAS— Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. The non-profit initiative, now called Clean the World, has since grown to include industrial recycling facilities in Las Vegas, Orlando and Hong Kong, cities where hotels are plentiful and used bars of soap can be gathered easily by the thousands. William Schaffner, a professor of preventative...

  • Charter flights planned between Orlando and Cuba Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Charter flights will start this summer between Orlando and Cuba. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Thursday said Island Travel& Tours will begin nonstop flights to Cuba in July. Travelers to Cuba will need to get prior approval from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— More than 62 million visitors came to Orlando last year, making the theme-park mecca the most-visited tourist destination in the U.S., city tourism officials said Thursday. In a statement, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow called passing the mark of 60 million visitors a year "a significant achievement for Orlando and the U.S. travel...

  • API Technologies reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla. _ API Technologies Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.2 million in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Orlando, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 4 cents. Keywords: API Technologies, Earnings Report.

  • March 31- Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy privately held Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida. Bright House has about 2 million video customers in central Florida, including Orlando and Tampa Bay as well as Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

  • March 31- Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida. Charter's shares rose 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after Reuters reported the deal earlier in the day. Bright House, controlled by the Newhouse family, has about 2 million...

  • The deal is contingent on Comcast Corp's acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc being approved by U.S. regulators, the source said. Before this tie-up, Bright House had an operating agreement in place with Time Warner Cable that allows it to share technology and programming rates with the larger cable operator. That agreement came into question when Comcast made...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 26- A bill to create two casino gambling "destination resorts" in south Florida divided the Republican-controlled statehouse on Thursday, with the expansion of craps, slot machines and high-stakes gaming opposed by family-oriented tourist attractions. Proponents argue that Florida is losing billions in tourism revenue to Caribbean...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • March 12- Charter Communications is in talks to buy privately held cable company Bright House Networks LLC, according to a source familiar with the matter. Bright House has an operating agreement in place with Time Warner Cable Inc that allows it to share technology and programming rates with the larger cable operator. That agreement came into question when...

  • Feb 24- An experimental therapeutic vaccine from Danish drugmaker Bavarian Nordic helped significantly extend survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to results of a small early-stage trial conducted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Patients were treated with the company's Prostvac vaccine, in addition to escalating doses of...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 22- A one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando jumped on Sunday to $105 from $99, an increase that likely makes the Florida family attraction the first in the industry to breach the $100 psychological barrier. All other Walt Disney Co parks in Orlando and California increased prices for one-day, one-park admission, but...

  • US port fight ruins Lunar New Year Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 3:06 PM ET
    Ben Tan, whose shop, Harmony Gift Center, has less than a third of its normal stock, in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Feb. 19, 2015.

    Items for the start of Chinese New Year celebrations were in short supply in the US, an example of the fallout from the gridlock at seaports.

  • Feb 12- Darden Restaurants Inc was sued on Thursday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which accused the company of age discrimination in hiring for its Seasons 52 restaurants nationwide. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Miami, the EEOC said it is "standard operating procedure" for Darden, which also runs the Olive Garden chain,...

  • Analysts expect companies presenting at the conference- which include Lululemon Athletica, Big Lots and Guess- to shine a light on holiday trends and discuss business expectations for 2015, and in some cases update their outlooks. J.C. Penney Co, American Eagle Outfitters and Aeropostale Inc all had strong results, though Macy's disappointed.