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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.
Food trucks for dogs are rolling through a growing number of cities, selling canine versions of cookies, ice cream and other treats.
The Orlando theme park operator plans to sell 20 million shares, priced anywhere from $24-$27 each, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
BOSTON, Nov 6- The chief pharmacist at the company linked to the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak has received a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee after he declined to appear voluntarily.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Orlando hospital executive Lars Houmann is the Florida Chamber of Commerce's new chairman. The business group announced Houmann's election on Wednesday as board chairman for 2012-13. He will succeed Anthony Connelly, senior vice president of Walt Disney Parks& Resorts, on Nov. 1, and serve a one-year term.
MIAMI, Oct 26- Hurricane Sandy, a late-season Atlantic cyclone that threatens to be one of the worst storms to hit the U.S. Northeast in decades, slogged slowly northward on Friday after killing at least 41 people in the Caribbean.
NASSAU, Oct 26- Hurricane Sandy, a late-season Atlantic storm unlike anything seen in more than two decades, slogged slowly toward the U.S. East Coast on Friday after killing at least 41 people as it cut across the Caribbean.
NASSAU, Oct 26- Slow-moving Hurricane Sandy, a late season Atlantic storm unlike anything seen in more than two decades, slogged toward the U.S. East Coast on Friday after killing at least 34 people on a path destruction across the Caribbean.
The latest numbers show that young adults 25-29 are the primary out-of-state movers; they had the biggest gain in 13 years as they struck out on their own to test the job market in urban, high-tech meccas such as Washington, D.C.; Denver; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and Austin, Texas.
NEW YORK-- Tupperware Brands Corp.' s third-quarter net income more than quadrupled from a year ago, bolstered by strong sales in its emerging markets. The seller of food-storage containers and other home products, based in Orlando, Fla., also raised its profit outlook, sending shares up more than 7 percent.
PITTSBURGH-- A former Pittsburgh Steelers doctor and his defense attorney declined to comment at his initial federal court appearance on illegal steroid-distribution and other charges. Richard Rydze to be jailed over the weekend until another appearance Monday.
PITTSBURGH-- A former Pittsburgh Steelers doctor who left the team after investigators questioned his bulk purchase of anabolic steroids has been indicted for illegally prescribing the muscle-building aids and other drugs.
CASSELBERRY, Fla.-- A gunman opened fire at a central Florida beauty salon Thursday, killing three women and wounding the manager, who had asked for a restraining order against him, police said.
ORLANDO, Fla.-- Timeshare company Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. reported a slim profit on higher revenue in the third quarter and raised its forecast for the year on strength in its North American operations.
NEW YORK-- Social media will be a big component of a new program announced by Disney Wednesday in which the company's parks in California and Florida will feature weekly surprise themes and events.