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  • SAO PAULO, March 24- The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United...

  • March 20- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Friday it was looking for ways to "create value" from its real estate, as management installed after last year's activist investor-led coup reported continued traffic declines at its flagship Olive Garden chain. During their standoff with Darden, activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP...

  • March 20- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Friday it was looking at how to "create value" from its real estate, as management installed after last year's activist investor-led coup fights to turnaround its flagship Olive Garden business. Shares in Darden were up 3.6 percent at $67.21 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange. During their standoff with...

  • March 12- Charter Communications is in talks to buy privately held cable company Bright House Networks LLC, according to a source familiar with the matter. Bright House has an operating agreement in place with Time Warner Cable Inc that allows it to share technology and programming rates with the larger cable operator. That agreement came into question when...

  • Amusement parks lure 'scream addicts' on Halloween Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Haunted house

    Theme parks take a dark turn for Halloween with a maze run by psychotic clowns, a "world of deranged dentistry" and an interactive zombie invasion.

  • 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.