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  • March 26- Activist investor Barington Capital Group LP urged Darden Restaurants Inc to consider looking for a new chief executive, stepping up pressure on the restaurant operator to come up with ways to improve its performance.

  • *Coast Guard says will re-open channel' as soon as we can'. TEXAS CITY, Texas March 24- The closure of the vital Houston Ship Channel looked set to extend to a fourth day after the Coast Guard struggled to finish cleaning up after an oil barge spill on Monday, threatening to force deeper production cuts at local refiners.

  • *Coast Guard says will re-open channel' as soon as we can'. "We will begin the process of a tapered... not a floodgate resumption of marine traffic," Captain Brian Penoyer, commander of U.S. Coast Guard sector Houston- Galveston and captain of the Port of Houston, told reporters on Monday.

  • Guilty pleas in first U.S. counterfeit apps case Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    Nicholas Narbone, 26, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of conspiring to commit criminal copyright infringement in connection with his activity on behalf of the Appbucket Group, the agency said.

  • March 21- Darden Restaurants Inc, under scrutiny from two activist investors over a plan to sell or spin off its Red Lobster chain, on Friday resisted pressure put the divestiture of the struggling seafood restaurants to a shareholder vote.

  • Darden profit meets analysts' lowered expectations Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    March 21- Darden Restaurants Inc reiterated its plans to divest its struggling Red Lobster chain and reported third-quarter results in line with analysts' lowered expectations. The Orlando- based company, which also owns the Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse chains, said on March 3 that severe winter weather hurt sales and profit.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Big jump in young adults moving out of state Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Tupperware's 3Q results more than quadruple Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    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.