Top News & Analysis Orlando

More

  • Universal employee sues over lost job involving gun Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:41 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— A former worker is suing Universal Orlando, claiming he was illegally fired for having a gun in his car. Dean Kumanchik, a ride technician, filed the lawsuit in Orlando on Thursday. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said Thursday that the company doesn't comment on pending litigation.

  • MAGALUF, Spain, Jan 29- Set back from the white sand beach which first attracted tourists to Magaluf in the 1960 s, a smart new development is rising- part of the Mallorcan resort's plan to transform itself from an alchohol-fuelled fleshpot awash with young Britons to a high-end holiday destination for families and couples. Magaluf's vision shows how Spain's...

  • Cattle drive draws focus to Florida's cowboy history Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 4:09 AM ET

    KENANSVILLE, Fla.— Some cowboys had selfie-sticks, and others posted regularly on Facebook while helping to herd more than 400 head of cattle more than 50 miles through central Florida. Despite their efforts to re-create the life of Florida cowboys from the 19th century by wearing bonnets, suspenders and cowboy hats, and sleeping in sod fields at night, the more...

  • Review: Going offline with Google Maps Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 2:50 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— I knew I wouldn't get real-time traffic information and other features when I opted to rely solely on Google's offline mapping capabilities for a week in and around Disney World near Orlando, Florida. In fact, Google Maps gave me trouble the moment I tried to leave the airport parking lot. But things got much smoother after that.

  • Wal-Mart's shutdown creates new food deserts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 2:02 PM ET

    Low-income neighbors of Wichita State University in Kansas, too, will be losing quick access to fresh groceries. One of them is in Fairfield, Alabama, a hard-luck suburb of 11,000 about 8 miles west of Birmingham. Besides the three new food deserts, another 31 neighborhoods in 15 states will lack any place that sells fresh produce and meat once the last of the...

  • Tupperware misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:13 AM ET

    The plastic storage container and cosmetics company reported earnings id $58.1 million, or $1.15 per share, for the period. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.35 per share, which was 4 cents worse than Wall Street had expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Tupperware expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.07 to...

  • Officials consider New Orleans to Orlando rail service Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 4:38 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission are conducting a tour along the Gulf Coast to consider the feasibility of bringing passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast, more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks. The Southern Rail Commission announced recently that the so-called "Inspection Train" will include 14 stops in four states,...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— Marcus Lemonis can add "theme parks" to his mantra of "people, process, product." "The curriculum is being developed with help from Columbia College in Missouri. Both CNBC and the theme park resort are a part of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast.

  • Tesla is targeting an unusual new market Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:31 AM ET
    Tesla Ultra White seats offered with the Model X.

    Tesla is just the latest automaker to join in a rush by the car industry— long a symbol of environmental wreckage—to project a more responsible image.

  • The marketing strategy could reverse decades of progress in preventing tobacco use among youth, warned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which suggested tighter controls on e-cigarette sales to reduce minors' access. Spending on e-cigarette advertising also jumped, increasing to an estimated $115 million in 2014 from $6.4 million in...

  • The marketing strategy could reverse decades of progress in preventing tobacco use among youth, warned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which suggested tighter controls on e-cigarette sales to reduce minors' access. The CDC's National Youth Tobacco Survey found that 68.9 percent of middle- and high-school students saw e-cigarette ads...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 31- Civil lawsuits accusing Bill Cosby of sex abuse and defamation could do major damage to the entertainer's wealth, regardless of how a criminal prosecution plays out, lawyers who have handled similar cases said on Thursday. Cosby, who has been accused by more than 50 women of sexually abusing them in incidents dating back decades, was charged in...

  • SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Killer whales at SeaWorld in San Diego.

    SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego theme park.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Dec 17- Major U.S. theme parks in Florida and California, including Disney, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, are adding security measures to screen visitors, park officials said on Thursday. The moves follow a Dec. 2 shooting rampage that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, by a married couple inspired by Islamic State and Nov. 13 attacks in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- Major U.S. theme parks in Florida and California, including Disney, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, are implementing additional security measures to screen visitors, Hearst's Orlando, Florida- based WESH-TV reported. In a report that aired on MSNBC on Thursday, the station said that Walt Disney Co was ending sales of toy guns at its parks in...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Nov 11- A drug developed by Portola Pharmaceuticals to rapidly reverse the effect of new blood thinning agents in cases of major bleeding or other emergencies proved highly effective in a late stage study, according to data presented on Wednesday that should help make the case for its approval. Mark Crowther, the study leader who presented the data...

  • ORLANDO, Nov 11- An experimental cholesterol fighter being developed by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and The Medicines Co slashed levels of bad LDL cholesterol and remained effective for six months, according to data from a small, early stage study. The drug, called ALN-PCSsc, cut LDL by more than 50 percent in the 69- subject study presented at the American Heart...

  • SAN DIEGO, Nov 9- SeaWorld said on Monday it plans to replace its signature "Shamu" killer whale shows in San Diego with displays focused on "conservation," after grappling with sagging attendance and years of criticism over treatment of the captive marine mammals. Animal rights activists, pressing to end public exhibition of killer whales altogether, branded the...

  • The American Heart Association is holding its annual scientific sessions in Orlando, Florida from Nov 7 to 11, at which the latest clinical trials and research in heart care are being presented for thousands of cardiologists and researchers, including a large government-sponsored study on the benefits of more intensive blood pressure lowering in patients...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Nov 9- Patients with severe leakage from the mitral valve of the heart who had the valve replaced had significantly lower rates of recurrence and heart failure two years after the procedure than those who underwent surgical repair, according to data presented on Monday. There was also a higher rate of reported heart failure events, 48 versus 29, and...