| Dec 17, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Here are your stories for Wednesday: SeaWorld lays off mimes; Darden posts 32.8 million loss; Former Fla Gov. Jeb Bush eyes presidential run; and more.
1. SeaWorld announced layoffs last week. Yesterday the ax fell on three mimes that performed with the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Orlando is primed to see an exodus of investors who bought thousands of houses in the area during the downturn, a new report shows.
Investors have purchased more than 4,000 houses in the four-county Orlando area since January 2012, and those...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:03 PM
As a drug dealer, Garry Wiggins lived in a home fortified with rebar and cement posts.
Now, the 48-year-old Orlando man will be surrounded by prison bars for the next 15 years for his role in a cocaine-trafficking ring.
He must forfeit his South Buena...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The land of Samba is now within closer reach for residents in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The first U.S.-bound flight from Azul Brazilian Airlines landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport early Tuesday, marking the low-cost...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The holidays are fast approaching, the malls are packed and so many artists, art groups, galleries and museums are hosting special events with a focus on handmade original gifts. Buy local and support area artists. Here's this week's selection of art-...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:17 AM
StaySky Vacations, a vacation booking company, took the remainder of office space at one of the few Orlando-office buildings constructed during the real estate downturn.
StaySky took about 13,000 square feet at Kirkman Point Office Park. Todd Davis,...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Celebration is slated to get its first development targeting aging residents — a $60 million community with independent- and assisted-living facilities and memory care.
"Disney never planned for senior housing in the 1990s," said Richard Ackerman,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins.
But Patel hasn’...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Almost four years after Orlando-area home prices hit bottom, the region still ranks among the hottest markets nationally for institutional investors purchasing houses, a new report shows.
Orlando ranks fifth among the top 100 metro areas for its share...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Florida's leader, by far, for home-price gains during the third quarter was Volusia County, which includes Deltona, DeBary and Daytona Beach, a new study shows.
The median price for homes in the coastal county, northeast of Metropolitan Orlando, was...
| Nov 13, 2014
The year after Walt Disney World opened, Trevor Hall Sr. sold his engineering business in Detroit and moved to the Orlando area with the hopes of getting into real estate.
For most of the next three decades, Hall helped shape much of Central Florida...