| Nov 15, 2009
| 2:34 PM
With a heavy heart, a single mother of two who was down on her luck sat in her kitchen painting an empty container of Quaker Oats to fashion it into a drum for her 5-year-old. She planned to use McDonald's straws for drumsticks for what was to be her son'...
| Nov 25, 2009
On the heels of a Texas lawsuit against Orlando-based Dynetech Corp., Florida authorities now say they are stepping up their examination of scores of complaints from consumers about the company's business practices.
The state Attorney General's Office...
| Dec 6, 2009
In the market and at the bus stop, over glasses of wine and under the barber's clippers, the daily rhythm of life in Baltimore has been interrupted by a question reverberating through many a conversation: Should Mayor Sheila Dixon, convicted of...
| Dec 16, 2009
An earlier version of this article misstated the amount of cash that Laurence J. Pino and his wife, Janet, paid for their new Winter Park home.
As Orlando-based Dynetech Corp. was fighting to stay afloat last summer, the company's founder bought a $1....
| Dec 19, 2009
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host and "The Insider" correspondent Samantha Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, have sold their Westwood home for $1.64 million. Talk about a quickstep: The house had come on the market in late...
| Jan 12, 2010
State regulators are scheduled to cap 10 months of debate and hearings with a vote Wednesday on Florida Power & Light's proposal to boost customers' base rates by nearly $1.3 billion.
The Florida Public Service Commission decision will come just days...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 7:38 PM
The Florida Public Service Commission approved a $75.5 million base-rate increase for Florida Power & Light Wednesday, all but rejecting the utility's request for a record hike of $1.27 billion. The approved increase is likely to add just pennies to a...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 3:31 AM
| Aug 24, 2010
| 9:00 PM
COSTA MESA — The state put the Orange County Fairgrounds back up for sale Tuesday in a move that flew in the face of City Hall, which has been working to buy the property with the help of a private developer.
Councilwoman Katrina Foley said she...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 9:58 AM
Lee Owens, of Hampton, switched to a no-contract cell phone 8 months ago, and she says she is so satisfied with the service that she can't foresee ever returning to a contract plan.
"I was able to migrate my old number and use my old phone," she says...
| Aug 25, 2010
After months of being pummeled by Republican attacks on the new healthcare law, the Obama administration and its allies are striking back in an attempt to stem public disaffection with the health overhaul ahead of the November election.