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  • Euros or dollars? The wrong choice will cost you

    Question: On trips to Italy and Spain last year, a hotel in each country asked me whether I would like my bill charged in dollars or euros. I had not been to Europe for a while, and I had never been asked this. I didn't know what to say, so I went one way...
  • Travel is broadening

    Travel is broadening
    Travel is broadening, so I'll be spending the next week or so expanding my horizons on a reporting trip. Posting on the Economy Hub will be sporadic at best through next Sunday. Feel free to catch up in the meantime by visiting the archives.  Keep up to...
  • Opera soloist discusses motherhood on the road

    Opera soloist discusses motherhood on the road
    When Kelly Kaduce steps on the Florida Grand Opera stage this November, she will portray a Japanese geisha named Cio-Cio-San who falls in love with an American soldier during the performance of Madama Butterfly. But, when the stage lights go out and the...
  • Universal Pictures aims for big part in China

    Universal Pictures aims for big part in China
    Universal Pictures is ramping up in China. The studio has been retooling since Comcast Corp. took over NBCUniversal nearly four years ago. The change of ownership brought new leadership at the century-old studio; Jeff Shell was named chairman of...
  • First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA

    First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA
      The Joker, archenemy of Batman and other DC Comics superheroes, made an early (and animatronic) appearance on the expo floor of IAAPA on Tuesday morning. The bad guy sighting at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions was...
  • Hogan traveling to Florida to meet with GOP governors

    Hogan traveling to Florida to meet with GOP governors
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is traveling to Florida Tuesday for the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. Hogan is expected to speak at several events during the four-day gathering of the GOP governors, who are coming off a highly...
  • StarFlyer, Vue at 360 set for Orlando

    StarFlyer, Vue at 360 set for Orlando
    A new 420-foot-tall spinning attraction, the StarFlyer, will be part of Vue at 360 off International Drive, the new name for the Gooding's Plaza. The StarFlyer, a product of Australia-based Funtime Group, will open in 12-18 months, said Chuck Whittall of...
  • Go Away With ... Sarah Piampiano

    Go Away With ... Sarah Piampiano
    As a child, Sarah Piampiano dreamed of being an Olympian. But, as an adult, she figured her life as an investment banker would prevent her from becoming a full-time athlete. Five years ago, she made a lifestyle switch, quitting her job, moving to the West...
  • Porto: Portugal without the tourists

    Porto: Portugal without the tourists
    Porto ages happily on the Douro River, along with most of the world's port wine, near where the river meets the Atlantic. Porto comes with a steady sea breeze and a seagull soundtrack. Discount airlines like Ryanair now fly straight to the city, putting...
  • Thanksgiving crowds happening year-round at airports, study finds

    Thanksgiving crowds happening year-round at airports, study finds
    By next year, congestion at Los Angeles International Airport one day out of each week could be as bad as it is on the day before Thanksgiving, according to a new study. And, if travel demand continues to grow, by 2018 at least two days of the week will...
  • Home tour to benefit Mesa middle, high schools

    The Costa Mesa Middle and High Schools Foundation is hosting its first-ever holiday home tour next month. The Home for the Holidays event Dec. 4 will showcase four houses representing different neighborhoods in Costa Mesa. Tour attendees will also...