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LOS ANGELES - Some know it as "The Beverly Hillbillies" mansion, others as Chartwell. Now, it has a new name: California's chart-topper. The Bel-Air residence of late media mogul A. Jerrold Perenchio has sold for the highest price in California history, about $150 million. Although the exact number isn't clear, people familiar with the deal who asked for anonymity because they were not ...

ORLANDO, Fla. - In 1981, the Florida Legislature gave the banking industry a tax break. The goal was to entice banks to do their international lending from offices in Florida. Those banks, the thinking went, would then have to hire more accountants, loan officers and other white-collar workers here. But 13 years later, the federal government rewrote the nation's banking laws to let banks start ...

ORLANDO, Fla. - You're not supposed to see them like this, their polyester prince costumes unbuttoned and backpacks hanging from the shoulders of their colonial period dresses. Flip flops on, lunch boxes in hand, legions of workers stream into an employee parking lot at Walt Disney World, weary from another shift of making magic at the world's busiest theme park. This is the place where the ...

PINE HILLS, Fla. - Diego Henry makes the final adjustments to his white and khaki Toy Story Land uniform in the glow of the television before dawn. He stands in the crowded space where his family will eat dinner around a coffee table at night. The same small room is also where he whispers to his wife, Kimberly, about bills they may not be able to pay on time. They are careful to keep their ...