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7 things to know today and top American boomtowns (yes, Orlando is one of them)

Good morning, Orlando! A new ranking of top American boomtowns by MagnifyMoney puts Orlando 14th, along with two other Florida cities in the top 25. MagnifyMoney's methodology ranks cities based on multiple growth factors, including population, numb.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 10th, 2018

7 things to know today and the most favorite credit card perk of all

Good morning, Orlando! If you're like most Americans, you have at least one rewards credit card that let you earn points toward everything from gas and retail purchases to travel. But what, you might be thinking right now, is the most favorite perk.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 19th, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando named a top foodie-friendly city

Good morning, Orlando! We like our food, we really do. But even so, the foodie lifestyle can be quite expensive, considering that restaurant prices rose 2.8% just between July 2017 and July 2018. And in 2015, Americans spent more money at food.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 10th, 2018

7 things to know today and Careerbuilder serves up a five-year job forecast

Good morning, Orlando! Chicago-based Careerbuilder.com released a study on Monday outlining its predictions on how the labor market will evolve over the next five years. Careerbuilder’s bottom-line conclusion was not good news for workers stuck i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2018

7 things to know today and Disney drops more details on Star Wars land ride

Good morning, Orlando! If you're excited to see what Disney has in store with its Star Wars land, welcome to the crowd. But the good news is that more details keep being released, helping fuel fan frenzy as the work on the addition continues. This.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 8th, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando among cities with the biggest houses

Good morning, Orlando! We like big houses, we really do. At least according to LendingTree, which ranked Orlando No. 10 on its list of cities with the biggest houses in America. Here's how the rankings were done: Using LendingTree’s database of .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 4th, 2018

7 things to know today and SEC charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk with fraud

Good morning, Orlando! It looks like interesting times ahead for Elon Musk: The Tesla CEO has been sued by the Securities & Exchange Commission for fraud, sister publication New York Business Journal reports. According to court documents filed Thursda.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 28th, 2018

7 things to know today and Taco Bell"s booze-serving concept eyes downtown

Good morning, Orlando. It appears that after years of struggling to get big national chains to open restaurants in downtown Orlando, at least one is thinking outside the bun. Yes, a Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) subsidiary is cons.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 13th, 2018

‘I’m in Big Trouble.’ What It’s Like Inside American Firms Hampered by Trump’s Trade War

“My first reaction was this is stupid. If they are doing this smart, I have no complaint." Blue Ridge Home Fashions’ problem is feathers. For Empire Today, it's vinyl planks. At Jammy, there's a whole bunch of things, from tail .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 5th, 2018

7 things to know today and how Whole Foods has changed since Amazon"s $13.7B buyout

Good morning, Orlando! The OBJ offices are closed today because of the Labor Day holiday, but I wanted to share a few business headlines in case you're curious about what's in the news this week. So here goes, with today's first item courtesy of .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2018

7 things to know today and the airlines most often guilty of mishandling baggage

Good morning, Orlando! Have you ever been flying somewhere and everything went exactly as planned until you got off the plane and discovered your luggage was misplaced, damaged or delayed? Unfortunately, U.S. airlines have a range of results when i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 29th, 2018

7 things to know today and Disney chief Bob Iger reveals details about streaming service

Good morning, Orlando! It’s been a year since The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to launch its own Disney- and ESPN-branded streaming services. While the ESPN platform launched this spring, details about the direct-to-consumer (DTC) Disney ser.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 28th, 2018

7 things to know today and coffee-delivering drones in the office? Yes, please

Good morning, Orlando! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was this morning, sitting at my desk, enjoying cup of coffee No. 1, when I came across an item by our sister publication in New York that literally turned my world upside down: Researc.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 23rd, 2018

7 things to know today and how Artegon will transform with Miami billionaire"s vision

Good morning, Orlando! OBJ reporter Richard Bilbao and Photographer Jim Carchidi had an opportunity on Wednesday to chat with Miami billionaire Michael Dezer, who bought the long-troubled Artegon Marketplace property in January for $23.75 million.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2018

7 things to know today and new app lets you file report on plane cabin temperatures

Good morning, Orlando! Ever been on a plane waiting to take off and either sweating so much that you're dripping or freezing as arctic air flows out of the air conditioning system? It turns out that the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), wh.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 1st, 2018

7 things to know today and what Amazon Prime members love most

Good morning, Orlando! Although you might think that Whole Foods discounts and Emmy-nominated programs are what Amazon Prime members like most, you'd be wrong: It's the free shipping. According to new research by The Diffusion Group, 79% of Pri.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2018

7 things to know today and SunRail"s new service begins this week

Good morning, Orlando! SunRail's long-awaited $186.9 million, Phase 2 southern expansion begins service today, adding 17 miles and four new stations to the mix: Meadow Woods in Orange County, as well as Tupperware, Kissimmee and Poinciana in Osceol.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2018

7 things to know today and Krispy Kreme buys Insomnia Cookies

Good morning, Orlando. If you're a fan of Insomnia Cookies — which has locations here in downtown and east Orlando — then this should be interesting news for you: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is buying a majority stake in the cookie company, a move that a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 24th, 2018

7 things to know today and Harris Rosen shares details on major expansion plans

Good morning, Orlando! There are big expansion plans ahead as Orlando's Harris Rosen wants to provide more accommodations for International Drive's more than 12.5 million visitors. The president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts told Orlando Busi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 16th, 2018

7 things to know today and Snapchat brings AR to Disney, Universal

Good morning, Orlando! This summer, Snapchatters can add an augmented-reality layer to their theme-park vacations. Snapchat has developed AR lenses for Disney, Universal and Six Flags parks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At Disneyland, W.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 5th, 2018

7 things to know today and what we"re spending on July 4 festivities

Good morning, Orlando, and happy July 4th! The OBJ office is closed today, but I wanted to share a few headlines to start your holiday festivities. Looks like we're going to spend less this year on food for our Fourth of July cookouts and picnic.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 4th, 2018