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  • ORLANDO, Fla.— Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are engaged in legal battles with the county appraiser and tax collector regarding what their massive properties are worth. Most valuable parcel in dispute, by market value: Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort, valued at $554 million. Source: Orange County Property Appraiser, Orange County...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella's castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot's 11- country World Showcase— and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it. To cut tax bills in the tens of millions of dollars, the specialists at Orlando's famous theme parks have employed methods from the creative— placing cows on undeveloped...

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Wells Fargo& Co will launch a new multi-channel ad campaign, its chief executive said on Tuesday, in a further sign of the bank's efforts to regain trust after a sales scandal last year caused a sharp drop in account openings. "For our team members and customers, we want to create a culture that's better every day," Chief Executive Officer Timothy...

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Wells Fargo& Co will launch a new multi-channel ad campaign, its chief executive said on Tuesday, in a further sign of the bank's efforts to regain trust after a sales scandal last year caused a sharp drop in account openings. "For our team members and customers, we want to create a culture that's better every day," Chief Executive Officer Timothy...

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards. The announcement was made by Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan on Tuesday at an employee town hall in Orlando. To access their money, customers would get unique eight-digit codes from their Wells Fargo...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— At Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's time to enter the ride. "It's kind of a bit of a science experiment for all of us," said Jason Surrell, a Universal creative director said about the "...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to Florida workers for violating minimum wage and overtime rules as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor. The federal agency said Friday that the back wages will be paid to more than 16,000 workers at the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. and Walt Disney Parks and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- Gun owners were thrilled with Donald Trump's election in November. Trump's surprise victory on Nov. 8 turned gunmaker shares, one of the most profitable investments under his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, into a top money-maker for traders who take a gamble on falling stock prices. Fears of gun control following mass shootings in...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— Florida governor says he is reassigning officer-killed case after Orlando prosecutor says she won't seek death penalty.

  • *Wall Street mostly gains, but Dow off slightly. The surge in crude inventories to a record high slammed energy stocks, leading much of Wall Street lower, and stoked concerns a global oil glut may persist even as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries tries to prop up prices with output curbs. "The other thing unnerving the market is rapid growth in...

  • *Wall Street mostly gains, but Dow off slightly. NEW YORK, March 8- The dollar gained and stocks on Wall Street mostly rose on Wednesday after U.S. private sector hiring surged in February, underscoring the economy's strength and adding to expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. The report raised expectations of a robust U.S. Labor...

  • *Wall Street mostly gains, but Dow off slightly. NEW YORK, March 8- The dollar gained and stocks on Wall Street mostly rose on Wednesday after U.S. private sector hiring surged in February, underscoring the economy's strength and adding to expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. The report raised expectations of a robust payrolls...

  • SAO PAULO, March 6- A unit of Brazil's TRX Holding Investimentos has entered a joint venture to buy and renovate multi-family housing projects in the United States, hoping to profit from the residential rental market in the world's largest economy. TRX and U.S.-based Cornerstone Properties Ltd will contribute equally to the venture, making an initial...

  • The tentative Mexico City allocations will result in new or additional low-fare service to 15 U.S. cities, including Chicago OHare, Denver, Houston Hobby, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington- Dulles. Under the tentative award, JetBlue will receive six slot pairs to Mexico City from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles,...

  • A real estate agent shows a home to a prospective buyer in Miami.

    In local markets across the nation, there are too few listings to meet the strong buyer demand.

  • One-day prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, will stay flat or rise up to 4.9 percent, the company said. At Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, the new single-day prices range from $97 to $124. A two-day ticket at Walt Disney World will decline by $3 to $199, for example.

  • A sign points toward a building renting tiny apartments in Seattle.

    Landlord alert: Seattle is hot, but not the hottest opportunity for home-rental investing.

  • Dec 30- Wall Street was flat after the open on the last trading day of 2016 due to losses across most sectors, but was still on track to record hefty gains for the year. The markets have shown surprising resilience to major political events, such as Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in November.

  • Dec 30- Wall Street aimed to end 2016 on a positive note, setting up the Dow for its best annual performance since 2013 amid increasing optimism about the outlook for the economy. The markets have shown surprising resilience to major political events, such as Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in...

  • Dec 28- Wall Street slipped for the first time in three days on Wednesday due to losses across sectors, hindering the Dow's march towards 20,000, a level it has never breached. Boeing fell 0.8 percent to $156.26 after Delta Air Lines said on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with the planemaker to cancel a $4 billion order for 18 Dreamliner aircrafts.