Hospitality and leisure industry

February 23, 2019 - 2:35 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government. The five-year whaling policy was up for renewal when Fisheries Minister Kristjan Juliusson...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016. The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns found Friday that state prosecutors showed...
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FILE- This Feb. 7, 2017, file photo shows Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn plans to drive casino giant Caesars Entertainment to sell itself. The activist investor disclosed in a securities filing Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that he owns a roughly 10 percent stake in the company, confirming previous reports. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 20, 2019 - 2:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday that it has talked with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who began pushing for fundamental changes this week after revealing a 10 percent stake in the casino operator. Caesars said it is evaluating Icahn's ideas and will keep listening to the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn plans to drive casino giant Caesars Entertainment to sell itself. The activist investor disclosed in a securities filing Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that he owns a roughly 10 percent stake in the company, confirming previous reports. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 19, 2019 - 8:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday disclosed he has taken a 10 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment and is pushing the casino giant to sell itself. The activist investor said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he wants representation on Caesars'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 19, 2019 - 7:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, Eric Danziger, CEO of Trump Hotels, left, joins Eric Trump, center, and Donald Trump Jr., both of whom are executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization, as the trio poses for a photograph during an event for Scion Hotels n New York. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, the Trump Organization announced that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands which would have been marketed to budget and mid-priced travelers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 14, 2019 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment. The Trump Organization said Thursday that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of online gambling and also blamed the recent partial government shutdown for fewer Las Vegas visitors...
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FILE - In this June 28, 1978, file photo, New York Gov Hugh Carey points to an artists' conception of the new New York Hyatt Hotel/Convention facility that will be build on the site of the former Commordore Hotel in New York. Now called the Grand Hyatt New York, the building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. From left are: Donald Trump; New York Mayor Mayor Ed Koch; Carey; and Robert T. Dormer, executive vice president of the Urban Development Corp. (AP Photo)
February 08, 2019 - 8:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. Developer TF Cornerstone said Thursday that it and a group managing billionaire Michael Dell's money have agreed to buy the Grand...
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February 07, 2019 - 6:47 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Travel websites like Expedia and Orbitz have quietly stopped selling airline tickets for Venezuela amid recent political turmoil, further isolating the socialist-run country after years of declining flight service. On Thursday, it was impossible to find on the popular...
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FILE- In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, the Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 05, 2019 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s first-quarter net income beat expectations as higher revenue from its media networks and theme parks helped offset a weaker movie slate during the quarter. Disney and other media companies are facing a shifting landscape as more TV watchers switch to streaming...
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