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A non-fan's spring training pilgrimageupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 15:44:00

Growing up in New York City, there are a few things I never imagined myself doing, like driving a car, living in a house or attending big high school games like the ones I'd seen on TV.

Argh! Pirate-themed ship runs aground in west Floridaupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 22:43:00

Scores of would-be swashbucklers found themselves in need of rescuing Saturday night when their ship -- the Pirate's Ransom -- ran aground in west Florida, a government spokeswoman said.

CNNMoney: Consumers shrug off debt downgrade, market plungeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 05:32:00

After weathering years of high unemployment, falling home prices and losses in their retirement portfolios, many Americans are unperturbed by the debt downgrade that sent the Dow plunging.

Judge delays releasing names of Casey Anthony jurors until Octoberupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 20:36:00

Although the law requires him to release the names of the Casey Anthony trial jurors, a Florida judge ruled Tuesday he will wait until a "cooling-off" period is completed before doing so.

Jury sworn in to weigh whether Florida mother murdered her daughterupdated: Sat May 21 2011 10:31:00

A jury was sworn in early Friday evening to decide the fate of Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

'Tot mom' jurors have arrest recordsupdated: Tue May 17 2011 20:40:00

As jury selection continued in the "tot mom" murder trial, three jurors revealed prior arrests. Nancy Grace reports.

Jury selection drags on in Casey Anthony caseupdated: Tue May 17 2011 20:40:00

Jury selection in the case of Casey Anthony, who is charged in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, continued Tuesday as attorneys removed several people from the viable jury pool.

Casey Anthony case edges closer to a juryupdated: Mon May 16 2011 22:12:00

Jury selection in the Casey Anthony case continued Monday as five more people were added to the viable jury pool, bringing the start of the highly anticipated murder trial one step closer.

Highlights of Casey Anthony: Week 1updated: Mon May 16 2011 22:12:00

Did you miss any of the first week of the Casey Anthony trial? Here's Vinnie Politan with the best moments.

Effort to pick jury in Casey Anthony murder trial extends to weekendupdated: Fri May 13 2011 22:19:00

After another marathon session of questioning about everything from their news-watching habits to criminal records, the Florida jury that could decide Casey Anthony's fate started rounding into shape Friday.

Dodging jury duty for Casey Anthonyupdated: Fri May 13 2011 22:19:00

From pets to money, the list of excuses is endless when it comes to dodging jury duty.

Judge rejects batch of potential jurors in Casey Anthony trialupdated: Wed May 11 2011 07:09:00

A Florida judge dismissed a batch of potential jurors in the Casey Anthony murder trial Tuesday because several members had discussed the case in the jury room.

Will Casey Anthony testify?updated: Wed May 11 2011 07:09:00

There is growing speculation alleged "tot mom" murderer, Casey Anthony, may testify. HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell reports.

Casey Anthony wipes away tears as jury selection beginsupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:38:00

Casey Anthony broke into tears Monday as a judge read potential jurors the indictment accusing the Florida mother of killing her 2-year-old daughter and then lying to law enforcement authorities.

Day 1 of Casey Anthony's trialupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:38:00

Take a look at the best of Day 1 of Jury Selection in the Casey Anthony trial. Vinnie Politan reports. Casey Anthony Trial Too Hot for an Orlando Juryupdated: Mon May 09 2011 12:13:00

A panel from outside Anthony's home county in Florida will hear the first-degree murder case

Severe weather sweeps across central Floridaupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 05:42:00

Severe weather tore across central Florida on Thursday, causing damage and spawning an apparent tornado in Tampa, the National Weather Service said.

Tornado touches down in Floridaupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 05:42:00

Strong storms sweep through areas of Florida as CNN's Chad Myers reports.

Hulk Hogan wedding marked by photographer scuffleupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 12:12:00

Police were called to the Clearwater, Florida, home of Hulk Hogan after a photographer apparently scuffled with a security guard while trying to obtain a picture of Hogan's wedding, authorities said.

Alligator nabbed near elementary school in Floridaupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 17:07:00

Denise Leone has been a school crossing guard in Pinellas County, Florida, for more than two years, helping children safely cross the road each morning on their way to Forest Lakes Elementary School.

CNNMoney: Jobs recovery: Wait till next yearupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 13:59:00

The days of cataclysmic layoffs may be waning, but companies are still cutting every position they can spare. Employment at America's small businesses, those with less than 50 employees, dropped by another 138,000 workers in July, according to estimates released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP. Hulk Hogan & Linda Bollea's Divorce Settledupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 16:09:00

"The war is over," says the wrestler's ex as the pair come to terms in their bitter split

CNNMoney: Why small companies keep shedding jobsupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 12:18:00

Employment at small businesses with 500 or fewer employees decreased by 614,000 positions in March, marking one of the sharpest drops yet in 14 consecutive months of declines, according to an employment report released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP.

Bad anchoring caused football players' boat to flipupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 14:12:00

A fishing boat carrying two NFL players and two other men capsized last month because it was improperly anchored, a Florida agency reported Friday.

200 boats have capsized in past five months, Coast Guard saysupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 08:54:00

Bad weather, poor planning, a lack of safety equipment. Any one could put a boater in the kind of peril that befell two NFL players and their two friends off the coast of Florida last weekend, Coast Guard officials say.

2 NFL players among boaters missing in Floridaupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 11:58:00

Two NFL players are among four boaters missing since Saturday night off Florida's Gulf Coast, officials told CNN. Nick Hogan Released from Jailupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 15:49:00

Sister Brooke met the 18-year-old, who served 166 days of an 8-month sentence Mexico Quietly Helps Emigrants to US Learn Spanishupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 16:00:00

For more than a decade, as the immigration debate has swelled on both sides of the border, the Mexican government has been quietly providing money, materials and even teachers to American schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations Hulk Hogan's Son Getting Early Release from Jailupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 08:47:00

Nick Bollea will leave the Florida lockup with nearly three months left on his eight-month term, an official says Sister: Nick Hogan's Jail Time Has 'Broken His Spirit'updated: Wed Jul 30 2008 11:31:00

Despite threats, he's doing better out of solitary, says Brooke Hogan Hogan Son's Injured Friend Shows Slight Improvementupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 19:03:00

John Graziano, the young Marine who was critically injured in an Aug. 26 car crash involving Hulk Hogan's son Nick, has shown small signs of improvement, his mother tells a Tampa TV station.

Five dead in possible murder-suicideupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 17:19:00

Five people, including two children, were found dead in three locations Friday in what Largo, Florida, police are investigating as a possible murder-suicide. Nick Hogan to Face Criminal Chargesupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 19:25:00

Nick Hogan was booked on criminal charges related to his Aug. 26 car crash – while his attorneys tell PEOPLE, "We are confident the evidence will demonstrate that this was an accident." Baseball Prospectus: NL breakout prospectsupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 04:31:00

Our four-part series moves on to the National League, and the breakout players in the farm systems of the Senior Circuit. Hulk Hogan on Son's Crash: I Didn't Think Anyone Was Aliveupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 23:34:00

Hulk Hogan didn't think anyone could have survived the car crash involving his son Nick Bollea. Hulk Hogan's Injured Son Released from Hospitalupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 10:52:00

Hulk Hogan's son Nick Bollea, seriously injured Sunday night after his car careened off the road and struck a 25-ft.-tall palm tree, has been released from St. Petersburg's Bayfront Medical Center in Florida, PEOPLE has confirmed. Hulk Hogan's Son Seriously Injured in Car Crashupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 15:54:00

Hulk Hogan's son Nick Bollea was seriously injured Sunday night after his car careened off the road and struck a palm tree.

Hospital discharges Hulk Hogan's son after wreckupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 06:37:00

The teenage son of wrestling icon Hulk Hogan was discharged Monday from a Florida hospital after he slammed his Toyota Supra into a palm tree in a wreck local police called "spectacular."

Hogan's son hurt in car crashupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 06:37:00

Hogan's son hurt in car crash Dr. Z: Best QB ever, Merriman, Lions, Eli vs. Rex, moreupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 00:56:00

Since this column already shows signs of flagging, I'll get right to our E-mailer of the Week, and we have established a record for shortest Q and shortest A en route to this award. The following comes from Bill Ince of Clearwater, Fla.

Fortune: A master traveler's secrets to a better tripupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 09:49:00

Exactly 24 hours and four cities after we awoke, Dean Burri volunteered his assessment of my traveling skills. "I'd call you a travel enthusiast," he said, taking a puff of a Cuban cigar at a bar i...

FSB: Dagwood opens shopupdated: Mon Sep 25 2006 10:32:00

You would think the former chief marketing officer for Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits would have had his fill of cartoon-themed fast-food restaurants. But you would be wrong. In August, Lamar Berry -- ...

Fortune: Dagwood and Blondie open shopupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 09:33:00

You would think the former chief marketing officer for Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits would have had his fill of cartoon-themed fast-food restaurants. But you would be wrong. In August, Lamar Berry -- ...

Firefighting gear stockpile unusedupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 03:09:00

Nine stockpiles of fire-and-rescue equipment strategically placed around the country to be used in the event of a catastrophe still have not been pressed into service in New Orleans, five days after Hurricane Katrina, CNN has learned.

CNNMoney: Buying your dream houseupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 14:20:00

You can imagine it: a white house, a picket fence, a brick walkway to a green front door, and a beautiful foyer. Backyard barbecues, a two-car garage, and a living room with plenty of space for your surround-sound theater.

FSB: Fireworks Clampdownupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

An explosion in regulations is smothering small fireworks-makers. Since 9/11, the government has passed dozens of measures requiring them to provide extra security when transporting or storing haza...

CNNMoney: Breast for sale: $14,000 and risingupdated: Thu Mar 03 2005 09:10:00

Giving new meaning to the term "big news," a famous stripper is selling an oversized breast on eBay.

Business 2.0: Invasion of the Corporate Spywareupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

If spam was the corporate horror flick of 2004, then spyware is 2005's sequel--infiltrating computers, deluging them with viruses, and tracking behavior. Though the software has plagued home PCs fo...

400,000 ordered to evacuate in Floridaupdated: Thu Aug 12 2004 00:29:00

Emergency officials ordered hundreds of thousands of residents along central Florida's Gulf Coast, including the Tampa Bay area, to evacuate Thursday as Hurricane Charley strengthened.

Two planes collide over Florida airportupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 15:33:00

One plane crash landed and a second managed to land safely after they collided on the final approach to Clearwater Airpark in Florida on Saturday, an airport authority spokesman said.

Fortune: Hooters: A Case Study "This thing has incredible legs," an early investor said. Twenty years later, the restaurant chain has finupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Some corporate slogans speak to improving the human condition (DuPont: "Better things for better living through chemistry"). Some speak to elevating human relations (Hallmark: "When you care enough...

Money Magazine: The Big Questions What counts and what doesn't when tallying your assets.updated: Thu Apr 01 1999 00:01:00

In a way, all investing is retirement investing. After all, you're probably already putting away money regularly so that your life will be more secure and comfortable years--or even decades--from n...

Money Magazine: YOU WANT BANKERS TO TELL YOU WHEN YOU EXCEED FDIC LIMITS updated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

Having lost money when my savings and loan went under, I applaud the March Editor's Notes proposal that banks and S&Ls be required to notify depositors whose accounts exceed the FDIC insurance limi...

Money Magazine: HOW TO PREVENT CREDIT MIX-UPS updated: Tue Oct 01 1991 00:01:00

In Money Scorecard for August, you cite problems people have when their credit reports are mixed up with those of others who have the same name. Here's a solution: the reporting agencies should use...

Money Magazine: COSTLY KIDS, DRIVEN PARENTS updated: Sat Sep 01 1990 00:01:00

I was painfully unaware of the long-range expense of raising our two children, five and seven ((''Can You Afford Your Kids?'' July)). Thanks to your excellent publication, I'm beginning to understa...


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Fortune: Hot times for home shoppingupdated: Mon Jul 07 1986 00:01:00

Cable television is generating a new kind of excitement, but not over Hollywood stars or blockbuster specials. The attraction is shop-at-home television: merchandise sold at discount prices on netw...

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