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Booming Latino growth could be 2012 tipping pointupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 04:52:00

President Obama and Mitt Romney are set to make appearances beginning Thursday at a major gathering of Latino officials and activists in Florida, a moment that campaign-weary Democrats have awaited for weeks.

Inside Augusta: Masters rookie discovers a golfing theme parkupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 07:47:00

I'm a Masters rookie. My assignment here this week as part of CNN's coverage team marks the first time I've been to the tournament or Augusta National Golf Club.

Small plane crashes into Florida Publix storeupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 20:41:00

"Multiple people" were injured after a small plane crashed into an Orlando area Publix supermarket Monday evening, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

JetBlue flight lands safely after pilot declares emergencyupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 14:49:00

A JetBlue plane with 95 people on board landed safely in Orlando on Tuesday night after the pilot declared an emergency, officials said.

10 popular travel scams around the worldupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 09:55:00

You may have heard of, or fallen victim to, the old "catch my baby while we pick your pockets" scheme. The new class of tourist rip-off makes that look like chump change.

CNNMoney: Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallonupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 12:32:00

Gas prices are on the rise nationwide, but one filling station in Florida has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest prices in the country.

Man dies after being shocked with a stun gunupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 10:07:00

A man causing a disturbance outside a movie theater near Universal Studios died Friday after being handcuffed and shocked with a Taser stun gun, Orlando police said.

SeaWorld to reopen 'Dine with Shamu' showupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 19:09:00

SeaWorld says its "Dine with Shamu" killer whale show is reopening, nearly a year after it closed following the death of a trainer.

Electric cars go mainstreamupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 07:12:00 writer Peter Valdes-Dapena test drove the new Nissan and Chevy electric cars. He shares his reviews.

Electric Volt and Leaf: Zippy, fun, superquietupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 07:12:00

This is a story of two test drives, albeit two very different ones. How Orlando's Universal Resort Just Got Scarierupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 12:13:00

The Florida theme park's Halloween Horror Nights pushes the fright envelope

Beyond theme parks in Central Floridaupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 07:54:00

Though the area's most famous residents are Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Shamu and new arrival Harry Potter, Orlando has more to offer than its blockbuster theme parks.

Is the U.S. turning a corner on high-speed rail?updated: Wed Aug 18 2010 14:24:00

For a while now, crazy situations, hunger pangs and frustrating hours behind the wheel have been making life slightly miserable for Florida commuter Joe Panyanouvong. The attorney who regularly makes the 84-mile journey between Orlando and Tampa on Interstate 4 is ready for a solution.

CNNMoney: 20% of mortgages are underwaterupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 12:02:00

More than 20% of the nation's mortgage borrowers owe more than their homes are worth.

Agency stored body images from Florida courthouseupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 10:31:00

The U.S. Marshals Service is confirming that it has stored more than 35,000 "whole body" images of people who had entered a U.S. courthouse in Orlando, Florida.

Full-body scans stored at courthouseupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 10:31:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports that about 35,000 full-body scan images have been kept despite assurances to the contrary.

1 killed, 16 injured in Florida church van crashupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 11:06:00

A 68-year-old woman was killed and 16 other people were injured, three seriously, when a church van crashed on the Florida Turnpike, authorities said. Chris Mannix: Magic face offseason of uncertaintyupdated: Sat May 29 2010 12:55:00

BOSTON -- As a stream of jubilant Celtics players made their way down a back hallway in the TD Garden towards their locker room, an equally despondent Stan Van Gundy hustled past them in the other direction. As he headed for the dais, the Magic's fiery head coach could barely contain his disappointment. Ian Thomsen: Celtics' run to NBA Finals full of little surprisesupdated: Sat May 29 2010 03:43:00

BOSTON -- This unlikely Celtics team is headed back to the NBA Finals, where they believe they belong. But how did they make it this far? The unlikeliest fingerprints on the Eastern conference trophy belonged to Nate Robinson, whose 13 improbable points turned second-quarter gloom into fourth-quarter chants of "Beat LA!" Ian Thomsen: Spotlight on big men as Celtics try, again, to upset No. 2 Magicupdated: Fri May 28 2010 12:09:00

After jumping to a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals, the underdog Celtics have since dropped two games and received a beating down low from the Magic. As the series returns to Boston for Game 6 Friday night, here are five things worthy of debate as Boston tries, yet again, to finish off the second-seeded Magic. Andy Staples: Big-man shortage leaves Celts in big troubleupdated: Thu May 27 2010 08:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Glen "Big Baby" Davis didn't want to answer questions Wednesday night. The Boston forward offered only one comment as he stormed toward the door of the Celtics' locker room. Ian Thomsen: Another Magic victory will depend on battle at point guardupdated: Wed May 26 2010 10:58:00

ORLANDO -- Is this series about to deliver on its great expectations? Ian Thomsen: Howard, Nelson step up to keep Magic aliveupdated: Tue May 25 2010 02:52:00

BOSTON -- What took so long? That was the only surprising element of Orlando's stubborn 96-92 overtime victory Monday night in Game 4 of the Eastern finals. It was an exhibition of Dwight Howard's strength, Jameer Nelson's leadership and their team's balance and depth. Now that the Magic have avoided a sweep, the next question is whether this win may lead to three more that would be far more memorable.

Disney and deluxe digs in Orlandoupdated: Mon May 24 2010 17:10:00

Orla Duffy brought her three daughters to Orlando for a "girls' weekend" but they weren't planning to ride a single roller coaster, or even set foot in a theme park. Chris Mannix: Celtics' energetic, team-oriented effort making Magic look badupdated: Sun May 23 2010 09:31:00

BOSTON -- We may never get an accurate answer as to why the 2010 Celtics have motored through the postseason looking a lot like the '08 version.

How to fake your way through sports this weekendupdated: Fri May 21 2010 18:33:00

I used to work in a dive bar in Orlando, Florida, that had live music. Most of the employees weren't sports fans. Ian Thomsen: Playoff regrets could come back to haunt contendersupdated: Fri May 21 2010 17:22:00

• The pressure is on ... Boston? The Celtics have outplayed the favored Magic to claim a 2-0 lead in the Eastern finals while winning both games in Orlando. So guess who feels the pressure to win Game 3? Ian Thomsen: Celtics poised for championship runupdated: Wed May 19 2010 13:17:00

ORLANDO -- I believe! I do believe, and I shall doubt no more. The undersigned hereby acknowledges that these elderly Boston Celtics can and possibly should win an 18th championship next month. Andy Staples: Carter, Magic missing final pieceupdated: Wed May 19 2010 09:25:00

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Half-man, half-amazing looked 100 percent human. Dan Shaughnessy: Time to give Celtics a little creditupdated: Mon May 17 2010 11:27:00

OK, people, now can you give the Boston Celtics a little credit? Ian Thomsen: Celtics thriving behind ageless Allenupdated: Mon May 17 2010 09:51:00

ORLANDO, Fla. -- This is not supposed to be happening. Ray Allen will turn 35 in July. On Sunday, he played his 92nd game of the season just three days after he shared the defensive responsibility against LeBron James. He scored 25 points on 16 shots to continue the Celtics' run of postseason upsets with a 92-88 win over the Magic in Game 1 of the Eastern finals. Andy Staples: Magic unfazed by Game 1 setbackupdated: Sun May 16 2010 22:20:00

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Maybe, after their first defeat since a loss at San Antonio on April 12, the Orlando Magic huddled in their locker room Sunday -- heads bowed, tears flowing -- and nodded silently as coach Stan Van Gundy shook the rafters with a stirring reminder that all was not lost. Maybe Magic players steeled themselves to answer the onslaught of questions about how would handle defeat after so much victory. Ian Thomsen: Surging Celtics, near-perfect Magic square offupdated: Sat May 15 2010 15:16:00

ORLANDO -- The best stretch of this season opens here Sunday. The recast Magic and revived Celtics each have everything any contender could want -- defense, firepower, balance, depth, experience, health and superior coaching. Both sides are loaded with charismatic talents aiming to win at the expense of their personal numbers. Paul Forrester: Magic outworked, outclassed Hawks in one-sided seriesupdated: Tue May 11 2010 09:38:00

The Magic completed the most lopsided sweep in NBA history by toppling Atlanta 98-84 on Monday. Orlando won its Eastern semifinals by a combined 101 points, as the Hawks proved incapable of, well, just about everything. Before the Magic greet the Cavs or Celtics in the East finals, or the Hawks set their team on fire this summer, let's consider why this series turned out the way it did and what it means for the future of both teams.

Out-of-town jury to hear Anthony murder caseupdated: Mon May 10 2010 18:07:00

Jurors from another Florida community will be brought to Orlando for Casey Anthony's murder trial, a judge ruled Monday.

Out-of-town jury to hear Anthony caseupdated: Mon May 10 2010 18:07:00

Will Casey Anthony get a fair trial if jurors are chosen from outside Orlando? HLN's Richelle Carey has Your Views. Frank Hughes: Fast Breaks: Magic vs. Hawks, Game 3updated: Sat May 08 2010 21:01:00

The Orlando Magic won yet another laugher over the Atlanta Hawks, a 105-75 victory that kept Orlando as the only undefeated team in the 2010 playoffs and gave them their 13th consecutive win and 27th in the past 30 games. As much as the outcome of this game makes one wonder just how good this Orlando team is, it also raises some serious questions about the Hawks, since no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series. Frank Hughes: Fast Breaks: Magic-Hawks, Game 2updated: Fri May 07 2010 09:29:00

The Magic avoided an emotional letdown from their 43-point victory in Game 1, dominating the Hawks in the second half of Game 2 to take a 112-98 victory Thursday and a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Paul Forrester: Fast Breaks: Magic-Hawks, Game 1updated: Wed May 05 2010 02:46:00

After playing the Hawks even into the second quarter, the Magic shook off the rust of a week-long layoff to dismantle Atlanta 114-71 in Game 1 of the Eastern semifinals Tuesday in Orlando. Led by an unencumbered Dwight Howard, the Magic dominated at both ends in a game that was essentially over at halftime. The Hawks, coming off a seven-game struggle with Milwaukee to reach the second round, don't have much time to lick their wounds with Game 2 scheduled for Thursday. Britt Robson: Stories shaping the first roundupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 12:10:00

Home court has indeed been an advantage early in the playoffs, with the host team posting a 23-7 record through Sunday. Even when the games moved to the court of the lower-seeded clubs, the home teams were 10-4.

The lure of the 'staycation'updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 20:08:00

Local attractions enjoy a boost as more people choose "staycations" over expensive trips. CNN's Alison Kosik has more.

Spring break only for college students? Think againupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 20:08:00

Who says college kids have all the fun?

CNNMoney: Foreclosure blight: The cleanup crawls alongupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 14:54:00

A controversial $3.9 billion federal program aimed at saving neighborhoods blighted by foreclosure is hitting hurdles that could threaten its effectiveness.

Travel leaders, lawmakers rally behind 'blacklisted' citiesupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 16:30:00

Business isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Las Vegas, Nevada, or Orlando, Florida, but these two entertainment capitals are also the top business meeting and convention destinations in the United States.

King: Falling between health care cracks in Orlandoupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 08:56:00

Mary Yates has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a nagging, sore hip. And no health insurance.

Casey Anthony's attorney wants trial moved to Miamiupdated: Mon May 04 2009 23:05:00

Accusing local media in the Orlando, Florida, area of a "barrage" of coverage, Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney asked Monday to have her death-penalty case moved from Orlando to Miami, Florida.

Orlando not spared by economic slumpupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 13:05:00

Orlando: What first comes to mind? Walt Disney World or Universal resorts, perhaps? The two parks are the nation's biggest tourist draws.

Caylee's remains won't be at memorial serviceupdated: Sat Feb 07 2009 14:26:00

Caylee Anthony's remains have been released but won't be at Tuesday's public memorial service for the slain toddler, an attorney for the family said.

Fortune: World of wanderupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 08:00:00

Welcome to the trip of a lifetime," Martha Wharton, vice president of TCS Expeditions, says to the 74 guests relishing a Ritz-Carlton dinner of filet mignon and giant prawns in Orlando. It's the eve of what is to be 25 days circumnavigating the globe in a 757 refitted to all-business class - a guided excursion that's part of a growing phenomenon in the industry: private-jet travel.

The staycation effect: 5 reasons to travel nowupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 12:58:00

Here's your reward for taking a staycation this summer.

6 tips for avoiding housekeeping hellupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 14:30:00

Wilma Smith was vacationing with her grandchildren in Orlando when she met a maid on a mission. When she returned from one of the theme parks one afternoon, she found the door to her room at the Days Inn propped wide open.

Orlando's new Aquatica and other splashy parksupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 11:06:00

For once, we're glad it's not a perfect blue-sky vacation day.

FSB: Help! I need startup capital.updated: Wed Oct 31 2007 09:55:00

Dear FSB: I am having trouble winning a business loan. Can you point me to any good resources to help minority business owners get started?

Bystanders rescue kidsupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:34:00

Several people save three kids whose van went into a retaining pool. Affiliate WESH reports.

CNN Heroes: Kids saved from sinking minivanupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:34:00

Two children trapped in a sinking minivan are alive thanks to the efforts of five good Samaritans who jumped into a retention pond near Walt Disney World and saved them.

Deadly amoeba lurks in Florida lakesupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 20:47:00

Something in the lakes around Orlando, Florida, has claimed the lives of three boys this summer.

Microscopic killersupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 20:47:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports on killer organisms in recreational lakes. ClubTest 2006updated: Sun Jul 08 2007 21:20:00

Few experiences rival the euphoria of unwrapping a shiny new golf club. (It's way better than a shiny new pair of socks.) We want to make sure your next new club is the absolute right one for you. So we commissioned 40 ClubTesters to poke and prod the latest sticks under all playing conditions--on the golf course, at the driving range, in good weather and bad (including wind and rain)--at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Confessions of a time-share salespersonupdated: Tue May 08 2007 09:41:00

The slick, fast-talking time-share salesman still exists. He may no longer wear a lime-green leisure suit, but he's solely focused on the sale -- and he's largely the reason the industry has a less-than-stellar reputation. Some salespeople talk, talk and talk, and never listen to the client. There's no shortage of unseemly tactics, with questions like "Don't you think your children deserve better?" I've seen a salesperson give a tour of one time-share and then at the last minute try to sell a property in another part of the country. To avoid falling for a trick, pay close attention and never let a salesperson tell you what you want. Tavistock Cup: Lake Nona sweeps Day 1updated: Mon Mar 26 2007 20:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla.(AP) Henrik Stenson and Chris DiMarco routed Tiger Woods and John Cook 57-65 in best-ball play Monday to help Lake Nona Golf and Country Club take a 10-0 lead over Isleworth after the first day of the Tavistock Cup. Vince's voyagesupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 12:07:00

Also in this column: • Karl getting along with AI • Blazers still seeking GM • One killer crossover • NBDLer goes for 48 Map Pestupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 09:39:00

The first thing I do at a growing number of pricey clubs around the country is slay a monster, one that seeks to suck the serenity out of my golfing experience. It bombards me with information about distance, lunch specials and where to find a reputable real estate agent ("The Most Trusted Name in Sales!"). Observation Deckupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 16:44:00

It's a long season, we wholly submit, and that's usually enough justification for the players who play the game and the media who cover it to lose their collective focus and concentrate on the flavors of the month that usually turn up in February, March and April. If that means scribes end up picking the team that finished with the best record down the stretch to win it all, fine -- nobody gets hurt with a semi-educated guess. But when deserving players are passed over for well-earned hardware, it's time to raise some hackles. Part man, part child updated: Thu Mar 01 2007 15:38:00

The coach. The teammate. The general manager. The opposing center. The p.r. guy. Unprompted, they all use the same phrase to describe Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic's rapidly ascending star. He is a "manchild."

CNNMoney: Help! Home for sale - Young and Ballancoupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 10:47:00

When Casey Young and his wife Jaime Ballanco put their Orlando house on the market back in March, they had no clue that the property would not sell. As far as they were concerned, Orlando was still bubbling.

Money Magazine: One bonus, so many goalsupdated: Mon Jul 24 2006 11:25:00

QUESTION: I'm almost 26 years old and make approximately $30,000 a year. I contribute 8% of each paycheck to my company 401(k) and my employer matches 50 cents on the dollar up to 6% of pay. I have college debt and a car loan, but no credit card debt. I've also got $5,000 in a savings account and am about to receive a $10,000 bonus check. I'm trying to figure out the best way to use this bonus.

Fortune: The CEO workoutupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 14:48:00

Welcome to the bod pod," chirps Amanda Evans, who is manning the six-foot-high egg-shaped capsule. Step inside the pod, and it measures your body-fat ratio - a figure that could hold no terror for ...

Fortune: Order of the courtupdated: Wed Jun 07 2006 11:47:00

This is the text of the order requiring attorneys for each side to play a game of 'rock, paper, scissors' on the courthouse steps.

Business 2.0: 10 hot cities for job growthupdated: Wed May 03 2006 17:43:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - To find hotspots for job growth, you only have to look south.

CNNMoney: Playing penny-ante with your 401(k)updated: Tue Feb 14 2006 10:18:00

I'm 26 years old and contribute 6 percent of pay to my 401(k), which my company matches. Aside from a menu of 18 different mutual fund options, my plan also has a self-directed brokerage account option that allows me to invest in stocks and other investments. I have the desire to invest and I follow the market news intently, but the minimum fees to trade seem high. Would I be wasting my time investing my 401(k) money through this brokerage account, or is this something that's worth a try?

Orlando: 72 holes in 72 hoursupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 15:56:00

One of America's top vacation spots, Orlando -- like the rest of Florida -- is also a golfer's haven. In fact, a visit to Walt Disney World not only gives you the Magic Kingdom but also five 18-hole courses, including ones designed by two of the best-known golf architects, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.

FSB: Going Native How I learned to pay heed to local business customs.updated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

Whenever I think of expanding a business into a new territory, I remember the lessons I learned in 1988, when the NBA announced that the Orlando Magic would bring basketball to the town that Mickey...

CNNMoney: Living with the in-lawsupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 16:42:00

BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Erika and her husband are in a common predicament. They'd like to start a family but can't imagine how they could swing it in San Francisco, where commutes are long, childcare is expensive and the median home price is more than $500,000.

Fortune: Eagle Eye David Rynecki scoured the recent PGA expo in Orlando for the hottest new products.updated: Mon Mar 05 2001 00:01:00

ODYSSEY'S TRIHOT PUTTER combines soft-carbon steel, nickel plating, and, for extra feel, the same material in Callaway golf balls ($315;

Fortune: Making Waves with Well-Built Boats In a tough business, Regal Marine thrives in the U.S. and abroad by turning out high-quality updated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

When Mike Coffee, his wife, Karen, and Chuck Leonard, an old Army buddy, welcomed in the year 2000 with a beach bonfire on a small island near Sarasota, Fla., they got there in two sleek 40-foot ca...

Fortune: THE GEOGRAPHY OF AN EMERGING AMERICA Economic action is shifting to gleaming new centers in the South and the mountainous West, updated: Mon Jun 27 1994 00:01:00

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, is now the third most important commercial-banking center in the U.S., surpassed only by New York and San Francisco. Orlando ranks just behind Los Angeles and New York in...

Money Magazine: Orlando's hot, Detroit's notupdated: Wed Dec 15 1993 00:01:00

With Orlando's 5.1% increase leading the way, house-price gains will be modest in the 50 largest metropolitan areas next year. Only 27 will see median prices meet or beat the country's expected 3.2...

Money Magazine: WILL THE SELLER OR INSPECTOR FIX A LEAK IN MY NEW HOUSE?updated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

Q. Within four weeks of buying my new house, I noticed water leaking from the master bathroom shower to the crawl space under the house. Two plumbers told me the problem had surely existed for more...

Money Magazine: NEXT STOP EURODISNEY! The brand-new magic kingdom just outside Paris is well worth all the francs.updated: Sun Mar 01 1992 00:01:00

Next month, those hardworking folks at Disney will once again prove that it's a small world after all. The $4 billion EuroDisney, opening on April 12, 20 miles east of Paris, means that within 45 m...

Fortune: THE TOP TEN CITIES updated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

Rankings on access to quality labor and on pro-business attitude come from Moran Stahl & Boyer's survey of executives in America's 50 largest metropolitan areas. A rank of 1 is best, and 50 the wor...

Fortune: SWIMSUIT SPECIALupdated: Mon Oct 07 1991 00:01:00

The wet suit is a new weapon in the fight to save the endangered manatee. The so-called sea cow -- actually, a relative of the elephant -- in the photo below was injured by a motorboat in her nativ...

Money Magazine: TAX TIP OF THE MONTH The tax-smart vacationupdated: Thu Jun 01 1989 00:01:00

You have to fly from your Los Angeles home to Orlando, Fla. on business. Your wife and two children have been pleading for a vacation at the new Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park outside Orlando. Fine:...

Fortune: WHY CAR RENTALS DRIVE YOU NUTS Don't believe the ads. The price-cutting wars are over, and profits are up. Today's ever-changingupdated: Mon Aug 31 1987 00:01:00

DECIDING WHERE to rent a car should be one of life's easier questions. It does not rank with whether to send your firstborn to private school, or even if you should buy term or whole life insurance...

Fortune: COVER STORIES GROWING PAINS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE Florida's service economy is bubbling, and its swelling population is younger updated: Mon Aug 17 1987 00:01:00

SUN AND FUN are two variables that do not ordinarily figure in economic computations. Yet they are key ingredients in the growth of the U.S.'s fourth- largest state. Thanks largely to its well-know...

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