Hospitality and leisure industry

This May 18, 2017, photo shows Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports, that is going up for sale at SCP Auctions in Laguna Niguel, Calif. A replica of a period baseball is at left; a modern ball is at right. SCP Auctions expects the papers to draw millions when the auction starts Wednesday, May 24. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
May 23, 2017 - 2:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1876, a group of owners and team officials gathered at a New York hotel to draft and sign the constitution that created baseball's National League and would ultimately have ramifications far beyond the diamond. The principles the document laid out, largely the work of Chicago...
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Trader Peter Costa, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Wednesday morning following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies jumped with the price of oil Wednesday, but overall, stocks finished only slightly higher as a quiet week of trading continued. The price of U.S. crude oil jumped 3 percent as fuel stockpiles kept shrinking, and that made investors more optimistic about energy...
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May 10, 2017 - 1:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have released data from a study showing continued growth in the state's tourism industry last year. The data released Wednesday show direct visitor spending in 2016 was estimated at $34 billion. That was an increase of about a billion dollars from 2015...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. World stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, as momentum from Wall Street's rally faded. Investors were watching for economic data and remarks from the Federal Reserve chief to provide direction. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 10, 2017 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed Wednesday following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. Drugmakers and other health care companies are also down. However energy companies are rallying with the price of oil. KEEPING SCORE: The...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora flora surrounds a pond at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 09, 2017 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You may not have thought much about the 2009 movie "Avatar" over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. The Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that you and zillions of other people will line up for new theme park attractions based on the movie's...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora flora surrounds a pond at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You may not have thought much about the 2009 movie "Avatar" over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. The Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that you and zillions of other people will line up for new theme park attractions based on the movie's...
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FILE - This Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, shows a Na'vi in a science lab while in the queue for the Avatar Flight of Passage ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has wagered a reported $500 million that people will line up for a new theme-park attraction based on the 2009 movie "Avatar," which has largely faded from pop-culture consciousness. The new park, based on the movie's bioluminescent world of Pandora, represents a major gamble...
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FILE - This Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, shows a plaque bearing the likeness of Donald Trump at the entrance to the Trump Taj Mahal Casino resort in Atlantic City N.J. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has revealed in documents filed with federal securities regulators that he sold the shuttered Taj Mahal, which the now-president of the United States built for $1.2 billion in 1990, for $50 million to Hard Rock International, or about 4 cents on the dollar from what Trump spent on it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 09, 2017 - 2:41 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump wrote "The Art Of The Deal," but it was Florida's Seminole Indians who made a truly amazing deal to buy the opulent casino built by the man who is now president of the United States. The Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino that the real estate mogul...
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A Cuban girl takes a selfie in front of a window of a luxury store at the Manzana de Gomez Kempinski five-star hotel in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 8, 2017. With other sectors declining, Cuba’s increasingly important tourism industry is under pressure to change its state-run hotels’ reputation for charging exorbitant prices for rooms and food far below international standards. The Manzana de Gomez Kempinski bills itself as Cuba’s first real five-star hotel, and the brand-name shops around it appear designed to reinforce that. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 09, 2017 - 9:10 am
HAVANA (AP) — Acronym The saleswomen in L'Occitane en Provence's new Havana store make $12.50 a month. The acacia eau de toilette they sell costs $95.20 a bottle. Rejuvenating face cream is $162.40 an ounce. A few doors down, a Canon EOS camera goes for $7,542.01. A Bulgari watch, $10,200. In the...
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A Cuban girl takes a selfie in front of a window of a luxury store at the Manzana de Gomez Kempinski five-star hotel in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 8, 2017. With other sectors declining, Cuba’s increasingly important tourism industry is under pressure to change its state-run hotels’ reputation for charging exorbitant prices for rooms and food far below international standards. The Manzana de Gomez Kempinski bills itself as Cuba’s first real five-star hotel, and the brand-name shops around it appear designed to reinforce that. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 09, 2017 - 12:05 am
HAVANA (AP) — The saleswomen in L'Occitane en Provence's new Havana store make $12.50 a month. The acacia eau de toilette they sell costs $95.20 a bottle. Rejuvenating face cream is $162.40 an ounce. A few doors down, a Canon EOS camera goes for $7,542.01. A Bulgari watch, $10,200. In the heart of...
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