| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Properties purchased through Orange County Clerk of Courts foreclosure sales at one price are appearing in the county Property Appraiser's Office records at a higher price, often tens of thousands of dollars more, according to an Orlando Sentinel review...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 1:58 PM
The Orange County Clerk of Courts office took a definitive step Tuesday in preventing investors buying up foreclosure properties from overpaying documentary stamp taxes on their new properties and artificially inflating the sale prices of the real estate....
| Jan 28, 2011
Pink it and shrink it.
Just a few years ago, that was the idea. That's the amount of thought professional sports leagues put into the products they offered their women fans.
They'd just take the popular men's stuff — the boxy t-shirts, player...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:53 PM
We can't catch a break. If the wind isn't howling from hurricanes, the ground must be collapsing from sinkholes.
Hence, the latest insurance crisis in Florida, where homeowners, public adjusters and attorneys are clamoring for settlement checks for...
| Feb 4, 2011
Florida consumer complaints were up slightly in 2010 compared to recent years, with the biggest gripes having to do with credit card companies and banks, phone service providers and, of course, telemarketers.
Last year the Department of Agriculture and...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 2:20 PM
For most of us, buying a car — yes, even a used car — is one of the biggest purchases we'll ever make.
Sure, a shiny new vehicle is the dream. But the reality often is a dinged pre-owned ride bought with the hope that it will not turn into...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 6:24 PM
The following are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:35 PM
Bimini Bay was supposed to be a world-class vacation resort, with a water park, clubhouse and 360 town homes just a few miles from Walt Disney World.
But the water park is a ditch of red dirt and weeds, the clubhouse is half-built and exposed to the...
| Oct 6, 2011
Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of her 1-year-old goddaughter. Billy Bob Thornton reportedly hadn't talked to Amanda Brumfield for "a substantial number of years," his rep...
| Jan 15, 2011
Here's a guest blog from Katie Lister of Vantage Communications, which has an Orlando office.Â She writes about how social media can be a direct route between businesses and consumers. The Power of the Online Community By: Katie Lister of Vantage...