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  • Anthony Orlando: Financial regulation would stimulate economy

    On Wednesday, in her first speech on monetary policy, Janet Yellen, the new Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, pointed out a discouraging paradox: In recent years, private-sector forecasters have been surprisingly accurate at forecasting changes in the...
  • An Earth Day cocktail at The Woods

    An Earth Day cocktail at The Woods
    For this week's edition of my weekly nightlife video series, we're learning to celebrate the planet and punish the liver at the same time. Our guest: The Woods bartender Samm Holder, who walks us through the construction of her original Badger Apple, a...
  • South Florida merger deals total $465 million

    A bank, a cancer treatment practice and an electronic cigarette business were the biggest merger deals in South Florida in the last quarter, a new report shows. First Southern Bancorp in Boca Raton was acquired by CenterState Banks for $119 million;...
  • Upscale prostitution ring suspect planned to flee with pimp, agent says

    Upscale prostitution ring suspect planned to flee with pimp, agent says
    Recorded jailhouse phone calls between a suspected pimp and Jennifer Helen Richmond, who allegedly told agents she earned $500,000 a year as an upscale "escort," were used against the young woman in court Tuesday — to her surprise. Richmond, 22, is...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • Dr. Phillips president asks for Winter Park's support in the future

    Dr. Phillips president asks for Winter Park's support in the future
    When it comes to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Kathy Ramsberger said, it’s important to note that location isn’t all that important, but what is significant in the long run is how well this facility in downtown Orlando...
  • Miesha Tate starving for a win headed into Fox UFC Saturday in Orlando

    Miesha Tate starving for a win headed into Fox UFC Saturday in Orlando
    UFC fighter Miesha "Cupcake" Tate is starving, but it'll take more than a sugary treat to satisfy her appetite. She wants — make that needs — a victory against Liz Carmouche at the Fox UFC Saturday at Orlando's Amway Center. Tate, a 27-year-...
  • Three Californians accused of child sex trafficking

    Three Californians accused of child sex trafficking
    Authorities today arrested three Stockton, Calif., residents on sex trafficking charges, accusing them of helping deliver an Orlando juvenile to a California prostitution operation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Vincent "Goldie" Hudson, 44, a...
  • Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says

    Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says
    Florida's last hurricane was Wilma in 2005, which also was the last major storm — a Category 3 or stronger — to hit the U.S. shoreline. It's been a nice break of nearly a decade – a record – without hurricanes for Florida. But...
  • Orlando Sentinel blogger will be covering Central Florida business news, people

    Orlando Sentinel blogger will be covering Central Florida business news, people
    Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Paul Brinkmann, and I am your new business blogger here at the Orlando Sentinel. I'll be blogging about everything business in Central Florida, from the people who make the deals to new ventures to local business...
  • FDLE: Prison credit card scam netted more than $20,000

    FDLE: Prison credit card scam netted more than $20,000
    An inmate serving time in Polk County and his wife in Orlando transferred more than $20,000 from stolen credit cards into prisoner trust fund accounts, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. After Tamika Teague, 34, deposited the...
  • Weather: Severe storms knock out traffic signals, bring down tree limbs

    Weather: Severe storms knock out traffic signals, bring down tree limbs
    A line of severe thunderstorms pounded Orlando on Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to downtown-area traffic lights and bringing down tree limbs. The strongest measured wind from the system was recorded in Kissimmee at 46 mph, said National Weather...