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  • Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners is said to be considering a sale of restaurant chain Boston Market.

  • The moves are part of a broader turnaround plan under Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook, now in its second year. McDonald's shares hit an all-time high and were a top gainer on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday, and were last up 4 percent at $157.83. McDonald's has also focused on value for U.S. customers by selling soft drinks of all sizes for $1 and McCafe...

  • IRVINE, Calif.— Taco Bell is testing a new service that allows users of the ride-sharing app Lyft to add a Taco Bell stop to their ride with the click of a button. Taco Bell says Lyft users who select Taco Mode get a custom menu, a taco-themed car and a free taco when they make their "ride-thru" stop at a nearby Taco Bell. The fast food chain and Lyft are set to test the feature...

  • *Adj. profit of $1.73/ shr vs. est. The fast-food giant has been selling soft drinks of all sizes for $1 since April and also launched a limited-time offer of McCafe beverages, which include frappes, smoothies and espresso drinks, for $2. Strong sales in China also boosted comparable sales in McDonald's high growth segment to 7 percent, almost double the 3.6 percent...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Domino's Pizza reported Tuesday that its profit jumped 33 percent in its second quarter as more people ordered its pies, but the pizza chain was hit by a slowdown in sales overseas. Shares of Domino's Pizza Inc. tumbled more than 8 percent Tuesday. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations of $1.22 per share, according to Zacks Investment...

  • Cramer's lightning round: Get ready for a long stay in this vacation stock

    Jim Cramer rattles off his take on callers' favorite stocks, including one hotel and resort conglomerate.

  • Mad Money Lightning Round

    Jim Cramer rattles off his take on callers' favorite stocks, including one hotel and resort conglomerate.

  • This family’s been on permanent vacation since dad sold his company for $54 million

    Meet the Bucket List Family. They’ve been to more than 30 countries in the past two years and it all started with a massive sale to Snapchat.

  • SOUTHLAKE, Texas _ Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $83.2 million.

  • The San Francisco- based company earned $2.06 billion in the period ending June 30, or 87 cents a share, compared with a profit of $412 million, or 12 cents per share, in the same period a year ago. Visa has been benefiting from its $23 billion purchase of Visa Europe in June 2016, which brought all operators of the Visa payment network under one company.

  • OAK BROOK, Ill.— With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois- based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and...

  • July 18- Hotel loyalty programs have helped U.S. chains such as Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott score more bookings on their own websites, luring customers from online travel agents that had seen commissions balloon to an estimated $3.5 billion a year. "It's costly for hotel companies," said Telsey Advisory Group analyst David Katz. Six of the top 10 hotel brands had...

  • Scenes from a Marriott hotel in Midtown. Last month, it put into effect a 48-hour cancellation policy for new bookings within the Marriott and Starwood brand families.

    Hotels say they need to protect themselves from travelers who try to game the system, N.Y. Times reports.

  • STAMFORD, Conn.— A Connecticut teenager who fatally stabbed a man outside a fast-food restaurant during a dispute over spilled coffee has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Stamford Advocate reports 17- year-old Marquest Hall was sentenced Tuesday by a judge who called the March 2015 killing of 52- year-old Antonio Muralles "brutal, senseless and...

  • July 18- Hotel loyalty programs have helped U.S. chains such as Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott score more bookings on their own websites, luring customers from online travel agents that had seen commissions balloon to an estimated $3.5 billion a year. "It's costly for hotel companies," said Telsey Advisory Group analyst David Katz. Six of the top 10 hotel brands had...

  • NEW YORK— Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline. The makeover comes as Subway's sales have fallen for four straight years amid competition from places including Jimmy John's and Firehouse Subs. Since 2012, Subway's average annual sales per store are down 13 percent at $420,000, according to industry tracker...

  • NEW YORK— Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a "Trump slump" in travel. There might even be a "Trump bump," says Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit representing the travel industry. Latest numbers from the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Trends Index showed 6.6 percent growth in...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The text message came as Flavia Cabral walked to a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan for her 6 p.m. shift on a May evening. But a measure of relief is coming for Cabral and 65,000 other New York City fast-food workers whose schedules and incomes often change with little or no notice. New York recently became the largest U.S. city to require...

  • Lexus at Pebble Beach

    When staying at certain hotels, luxuries go way up—at times way over the top.

  • Airplane landing

    It's never been easier to book your own trip. Travel + Leisure’s Jacqueline Gifford explains when live help could be valuable.