GO
Loading...

Orlando

More

  • JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A computer outage that caused delays for thousands of JetBlue Airways passengers early Monday morning has been resolved, the company said. JetBlue Airways said it had fixed a systemwide computer problem by 6:15 a.m. Eastern that has caused delays because the airline had to manually check in passengers. A list of flights on the website of New York's...

  • 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...

  • DENVER— Congress should cancel all VA employee bonuses and use the money to finish the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, Colorado Rep. Coffman and other lawmakers are angry that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses to its top construction official, Glenn Haggstrom, even though hospitals in Denver, Las Vegas, New...

  • Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed Florida was home to six of the nation's 20 fastest-growing metro areas from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014. The Villages retirement community located northwest of Orlando was the nation's fastest-growing metro area last year with a 5.4 percent increase that raised the population to 114,000...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City has a 1 percent problem, and it has nothing to do with the richest of the rich. Only 1 percent of people who visit the East Coast gambling resort do so to attend a business meeting, according to Michael Massari, senior vice president of Caesars Entertainment. Also, Atlantic City captures only 1 percent of the $16 billion convention and...

  • 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...

  • Revenue and attendance at SeaWorld have fallen since the release of the documentary "Blackfish," which examined what led a killer whale to drown a trainer in 2010 at SeaWorld' s Orlando park. The YouTube campaign shows videos of behind-the-scenes caring for SeaWorld' s marine mammals by the company's veterinarians. The print ads will appear in The New York Times,...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • *Olive Garden 2nd- qtr same-store sales up 0.5 pct. Dec 16- Darden Restaurants Inc, whose entire board was replaced by activist investor Starboard Value LP, reported a 4.9 percent rise in quarterly sales and raised the lower end of its adjusted profit forecast for the full year. Darden said it now expects adjusted profit of $2.25- $2.30 per share from continuing...

  • Dec 16- Darden Restaurants Inc reported a 4.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher comparable sales at its flagship Olive Garden chain, and raised the lower end of its adjusted profit forecast for the full year. The company has suffered more than a year of traffic declines at Olive Garden, which accounts for more than half of Darden's overall revenue...