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  • *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...

  • SeaWorld CEO to step down, company to cut jobs Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    SeaWorld did not say how many jobs it would cut, as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $50 million by the end of 2015.. Negative publicity has hurt SeaWorld' s 11 park enterprises, with attendance rising only twice in the last seven quarters. SeaWorld shares closed at $16.09 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • Hilton Worldwide in talks to buy four hotels - Bloomberg Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    Dec 10- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is in talks to buy four properties from Blackstone Group LP and others for deferring tax payments from the sale of its Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, Bloomberg reported. The company is planning to buy San Francisco's Parc 55 Wyndham, two Waldorf Astoria resorts in Key West and one in Orlando, Florida, the report said, citing...

  • Siemens to build trains in US for private railway Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 PM ET
    At the Siemens plant in Sacramento, Calif., Michael Cahill of Siemens and Myles Tobin of All Aboard Florida tour a locomotive under construction.

    Plans are advancing for a private high-speed luxury railway in Florida by the end of 2016.

  • US soccer's continued expansion gamble Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Manchester United plays Real Madrid during a exhibition soccer match at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., August 2, 2014.

    With World Cup fervor still lingering, MLS is continuing with an aggressive expansion that will see five new teams in five years.

  • Rent or buy? The math is changing Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    Jenna Dillon-Gasparino, her son, William, and Rocky the dog in their house, which is on the market for sharply more than the family bought it for, just four years ago, in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, May 19, 2014. In some markets, buying a house again looks like a perilous investment.

    New analysis shows that renting may prove to be a better decision than buying in major markets as prices rise and bargains disappear. The NYT reports.

  • Fast-food worker strike about to go global Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists protest outside of a McDonald's restaurant on March 18, 2014 in Oakland, California.

    They want higher pay. This is why the fast-food worker strike is about to become global. The movement has spread to other countries around the world.

  • Disney World unveils first new coaster since 2006 Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    'Seven Dwarfs' coaster at Magic Kingdom

    Walt Disney World is preparing to open its first new roller coaster since 2006.

  • Florida's SunRail commuter train packed in debut Friday, 2 May 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    A 31.5-mile new weekday transit route opened to over-capacity crowds this week in Orlando.

  • Theme parks 'out of reach' for some families Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

    With admission to some amusement parks hovering around $100 per person, some families are considering other options.

  • Darden blames winter weather for lower sales Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Darden Restaurants estimated its third-quarter earnings to be lower than expected, blaming severe winter weather for lower sales.

  • Airports ramping up downtown rail connections Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    In April 2013, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train began service between the airport’s busiest terminal and Valley Metro Light Rail.

    Dallas, Seattle and other cities are connecting their airports to downtown by rail in hopes of easing headaches and attracting more business.

  • Airport upgrades: Changing rooms, outdoor plazas Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Hold room in renovated Terminal 3, Boarding Area E at SFO Airport

    Airports are busy rolling out major upgrades and expansions in places such as San Francisco, Denver, New York and New Orleans.

  • Atlanta housing auction lures big money investors Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Nearly 3,000 properties were on the block at the year's first big foreclosure auction in Atlanta as buyers look for bargains to rehab, flip or rent.

  • Pooch trucks: We all bark for ice cream Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 9:11 AM ET
    Frosty Pooch offers tasty treats for your "best friend."

    Food trucks for dogs are rolling through a growing number of cities, selling canine versions of cookies, ice cream and other treats.

  • SeaWorld Planning a $540 Million IPO   Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    SeaWorld Planning a $540 Million IPO

    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.

  • Hospital chief new Fla. Chamber of Commerce chair Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    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.