JACKSON, Miss.-- Southwest Airlines is closing down operations at Jackson-Evers International Airport on June 6, 2014. Bob Jordan, Southwest's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, says the level of local demand no longer allows Southwest to profitably serve Jackson.
Researchers at New York University and University of California, Berkeley analyzed 96 metropolitan areas across the United States to see how a lack of economic integration within cities affects people's economic fortunes.
ORLANDO, Fla.-- The firm hired to provide security for George Zimmerman and his family while he awaited trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has reached a settlement with the former neighborhood watch volunteer and his attorney. CMR Associates settled a lawsuit against Zimmerman, his wife Shellie and attorney Mark O'Mara last week.
MIAMI-- Puerto Rican attorney Iara Rodriguez waved campaign signs and cheered at the 2012 Democratic Convention as President Barack Obama was nominated. By January, she had moved to Orlando, joining a record number of Puerto Ricans who have left the island in recent years _ more than 60,000 in 2012 _ the majority landing in Florida.
MIAMI, Nov 20- A JetBlue flight traveling from Fort Myers, Florida to Boston, was diverted to Orlando on Wednesday after an evacuation slide partially opened inside the plane, an airline spokesman said.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Two brothers from Brazil will pay $5 million to settle civil charges that they reaped $1.8 million in illegal profits by trading ahead of an announcement that Berkshire Hathaway Inc and 3 G Capital planned to acquire ketchup-maker H.J. Heinz, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.
Oct 9- Hedge fund Barington Capital Group LP is pushing for Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc to split into two separate companies, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of the Orlando- based company, which also owns the Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse chains, were up 7 percent in late afternoon trading.
HENGQIN ISLAND, China, Oct 6- It's being touted as China's answer to Orlando, a $5 billion resort and theme park complete with a mega rollercoaster and a whale shark tank situated on a sleepy southern island next to the world's biggest gambling hub Macau.
Sept 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, whose focus on low-cost sourcing helped to fuel the offshoring of U.S. manufacturing, has been promoting a patriotic new image in recent months. But an examination of the company's "Made in America" campaign suggests Wal-Mart's caught on to a reshoring phenomenon that was already underway.
Sept 20- Allegiant Travel Co, a low-cost carrier that provides service to leisure destinations, is grounding as many as 30 of its planes, or roughly half of its fleet, to inspect emergency exit slides to comply with safety guidelines.
Sept 20- Allegiant Travel Co, a low-cost carrier that provides service to leisure destinations, is grounding as many as 30 of its aircraft, or roughly half of its fleet, to inspect emergency evacuation slides in response to an FAA request for information.
Sept 20- Darden Restaurants Inc reported dismal quarterly results on Friday as the casual dining restaurant sector that includes its Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains turned in its weakest sales at established restaurants in more than three years.
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 31- Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is leading a conservative push to eliminate funding for President Barack Obama's new healthcare law, took his fight on Saturday to a forum of Republican activists where he challenged lawmakers in his party not to "surrender" on Obamacare.
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 22- The U.S. economy can withstand a reduction in the Federal Reserve's stimulative asset-purchase program, even though the easy-money policies have boosted U.S. manufacturers and other companies, a top central bank official said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Aug 21- U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid.
LOS ANGELES, Aug 11- Jan Brzeski stands in a sun-filled, beautifully refurbished living room high in the Hollywood Hills, looking out at a swimming pool and, miles below, stunning views of Los Angeles.
NEW YORK, Aug 5- Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he had agreed to purchase the Washington Post newspaper and some other papers owned by the Washington Post Co for $250 million. The education and media company's flagship daily is only a small part of its operations:.
In the period after hotels open, expect deals at the new properties as well as at local competitors, says Dave Kolankarai, senior director of market management for Hotels.com, a subsidiary of Expedia Inc..
WASHINGTON, June 25- In a victory for advocates of private property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that governments may owe compensation to property owners who are denied permits to develop their land.
Food trucks for dogs are rolling through a growing number of cities, selling canine versions of cookies, ice cream and other treats.