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  • Carnival CEO: Honored to be first to Cuba

    Arnold Donald, CEO & President of Carnival Corporation, talks with CNBC's Simon Hobbs about the company's earnings beat, being the first U.S. cruises to Cuba, and its virtual reality partnership with Samsung and AT&T.

  • Carnival's revenue rose 3.4 percent to $3.65 billion, marginally beating average analysts' estimates of $3.63 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The operator of the Carnival Cruise Line also raised the lower end of its full year profit forecast to $3.20 to $3.40 per share from its previous range of $3.10 to $3.40 per share. Net income nearly tripled...

  • The Anbang Insurance Group's building in Beijing, March 16, 2016.

    Anbang has raised the stakes in the bidding battle for Starwood Hotels & Resorts with its latest $14bn offer. The FT reports.

  • Palm trees stand in front of the Marina Del Rey Marriott hotel in Marina Del Rey, California, U.S., on Monday, March 21, 2016.

    Marriott isn't likely to offer another sweetener to its bid for Starwood Hotels, an analyst said. That could clear the path for rival Anbang to step in.

  • March 28- Wall Street was mixed on Monday as weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data reduced concerns about potential interest rate hikes and a dip in oil prices pushed down energy shares. "I don't think we're out of the woods," said Frank Gretz, a technical analyst at Wellington Shields& Co, a brokerage in New York. Investors will pay close attention to Fed Chair...

  • March 28- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as gains in consumer stocks following encouraging data offset the impact of a dip in crude oil prices on the energy sector. Investors will parse Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments, when she speaks in New York on Tuesday, for clues on when the central bank will raise rates. "I think today's action will be in...

  • *U.S. consumer spending up 0.1 pct in Feb. March 28- Wall Street was little changed on Monday as gains in consumer staples stocks were offset by losses in energy and technology sectors and investors digested February consumer spending data. Wall Street snapped a five-week winning streak on Thursday as a strengthening dollar weighed on commodity-related...

  • NEW York, March 22- Global equity markets were little changed, regrouping from early losses while safe-haven gold and government bonds eased from higher levels on Tuesday following attacks on the airport and a rush-hour metro train in Brussels. Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean, down 2.9 percent and Carnival Corp, down 2.1 percent, were among the worst...

  • NEW York, March 22- Global equity markets reversed losses while safe-haven gold and government bonds pulled back from higher levels on Tuesday in the wake of attacks on the airport and a rush-hour metro train in Brussels. On Wall Street, the NYSEArca airline index lost 0.4 percent and was on track for its first decline in five sessions. Cruise ship operators Royal...

  • NEW York, March 22- Global equity markets fell on Tuesday while safe-haven gold and government bonds were in demand after attacks on the airport and a rush-hour metro train in Brussels triggered security alerts across western Europe. Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival Corp were among the worst performers on the S&P 500, down more than 3...

  • LONDON, March 22- World stocks fell and safe-haven gold and government bonds rose on Tuesday after attacks on the airport and a rush-hour metro train in Brussels that triggered security alerts across western Europe. U.S. futures pointed to a fall of almost half of one percent at the open on Wall Street. "It is all to do with the events in Brussels... but the reaction is...

  • LONDON, March 22- European stocks fell on Tuesday and safe-haven assets, gold and government bonds rose in price after two explosions at Brussels airport killed at least one person and left several others injured. The cause of the blasts was unknown, but they occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in November militant attacks...

  • Tourists ride in a vintage car at the 'Malecon' seafront in Havana, March 16, 2016.

    The GOP argument against lifting the Cuba embargo is flawed, says Kabir Sehgal.

  • A woman looks down from her balcony on the streets of Havana, Cuba.

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts became the first U.S. hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution.

  • HAVANA, March 20- President Barack Obama embarked on Sunday on a historic trip to Cuba where a Communist government that vilified the United States for decades prepared a red-carpet welcome. Lifting off from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, Obama headed for Havana where the sight of Air Force One, America's iconic presidential jet, touching down on...

  • HAVANA, March 19- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide on Saturday became the first U.S. hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution, announcing a multimillion-dollar investment a day before U.S. Such deals would normally be prohibited under the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba, but Starwood received special permission from the U.S. Treasury...

  • Believed Marriott will counter

    CNBC's David Faber discusses Marriott's next move after Anbang put forth a deal with Starwood is all cash but Starwood has yet to sign because it needs to give Marriott five days to respond to the offer, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- China's Anbang Insurance Group, which is looking to buy U.S. hotel operator Starwood, has won approval from a U.S. national security panel to buy U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life, Fidelity said on Tuesday. The U.S. insurer said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the U.S. Committee on Foreign...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- China's Anbang Insurance Group, which is looking to buy U.S. hotel operator Starwood, has won approval from a U.S. national security panel to buy U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life. Fidelity& Guaranty Life said in a government filing on Tuesday that the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, had...

  • March 15- China's Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science& Technology Co Ltd has raised its bid for U.S. crane maker Terex Corp, according to people familiar with the matter, as it challenges Terex's merger with Finland's Konecranes. Zoomlion's latest move shows corporate China's determination to acquire U.S. assets and expand its global footprint.