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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 1- McDonald's Corp will begin offering all-day breakfast across the United States on Oct. 6, a widely expected action that the company and investors hope will help reverse slumping sales and traffic at the fast-food chain, the world's biggest. Many U.S. consumers like to eat breakfast foods at any hour of the day. McDonald's is the top choice for...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 1- McDonald's Corp will begin offering all-day breakfast on Oct. 6, a widely expected move that the company and investors hope will help reverse slumping sales and traffic at the world's biggest fast-food chain. Many U.S. consumers prefer to eat breakfast foods at all hours of the day. Among those so-called "Breakfastarians," McDonald's is the top...

  • Average autumn airfares fall 9% from a year ago Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 3:16 PM ET
    Airplane taking off

    You'll find some great deals on airfares this fall, according to airfare prediction app, Hopper.com.

  • Macau casino revenue plunges by over a third Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    Gambling revenue in Macau dropped 35.5 percent in August from a year earlier, sliding for a fifteenth month in a row and providing more evidence of a deepening downturn.

  • CINCINNATI— The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers. Atlanta- based NRD Capital has taken over after shareholder approval last week of its $175 million acquisition that ended family...

  • After legal battle, Utah town to allow chain restaurants Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 12:29 PM ET

    Resident Jack Fotheringham and his business partners have been trying to open a Subway sandwich shop since 2006, all while fighting with the town over a law passed that same year barring chain restaurants. Fotheringham believes the 2006 ordinance was written specifically to keep the Subway from opening. Springdale Mayor Stan Smith said the ordinance was...

  • Fast-food's new target: The snack attack Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Forget the Big Mac attack. This week, Arby's introduced a lineup of sliders, with the miniature versions of its regular sandwiches costing less than $2 each. Taco Bell is promoting its "Dare Devil Loaded Grillers," which are smaller burritos for about a buck.

  • The decision could have broader implications for unions that have struggled to organize workers at fast-food restaurants, which are often run by franchisees who consider themselves small business owners, but pay fees and adhere to standards set by companies like Wendy's and Yum Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. In its decision, the National Labor...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage: plying gamblers with free booze served by flirty, scantily clad waitresses. Phil Ivey is using the unusual defense against allegations that he and a partner...

  • Back from death's door, Resorts casino is now profitable Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— As recently as five years ago, Resorts Casino Hotel was near death, struggling to survive against bigger, newer Atlantic City casinos. In December 2009, Resorts' then-owners Colony Capital were within hours of handing over the keys to lenders and walking away from the casino. Months later, veteran casino executive Dennis Gomes and New York real...

  • *Wyndham hackings caused $10.6 mln in fraudulent charges. Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cyber security, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. The FTC wants to hold Wyndham accountable for three...

  • *Wyndham hackings caused $10.6 mln fraudulent charges. Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. Noting the FTC's broad authority under a 1914 law to protect...

  • Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said on Monday the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to regulate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to safeguard consumers' personal information. The 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld an April 2014 ruling that allowed...

  • SCHENECTADY, N.Y.— A former Schenectady pizza delivery driver is one of two former employees who are suing Pizza Hut, claiming the company's delivery fees on orders illegally cuts into their tips. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports the suit filed in Albany federal court states that the pizza chain violates New York labor laws by keeping delivery fees as a...

  • Aug 21- Steiner Leisure Ltd, an operator of spas on cruise ships and in hotels, will be taken private by private equity firm Catterton Partners for about $843 million. Catterton has investments in consumer companies including high-end home furnishings chain Restoration Hardware Holdings, restaurant operator Noodles& Co and toymaker Build-A-Bear Workshop.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 17- McDonald's Corp, the world's biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreating its employees and dodging taxes on Thursday during a Senate hearing in Brazil, where politicians, union leaders and workers from five continents voiced allegations. Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc, the world's largest McDonald's franchisee and its main operator in...

  • BEIJING/ WELLINGTON, Aug 21- At the upmarket Black Swan bakery in Beijing, where well-heeled customers browse rooms of glass cases displaying elaborate layered western-style cakes, Jin Yuchen is buying a birthday cake for his mother. The Black Swan bakery imports cream cheese and other dairy products from New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy...

  • 'Bleisure': Redefining luxury travel Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    'Bleisure': Redefining luxury travel

    Bill Wackermann, Conde Nast Travel, discusses the many ways travel is changing to accommodate the luxury traveler.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 19- Sandwich chain Subway for more than 15 years tied its fortunes to spokesman Jared Fogle and his outsized, 60- inch waist jeans. That once-successful relationship has dragged the privately held restaurant chain into a child sex and pornography scandal, but branding experts say Subway should be able to distance itself from public anger after...

  • Minor Hotel: Seeing cancellations after Bangkok blast Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    Minor Hotel: Seeing cancellations after Bangkok blast

    While the deadly explosion has resulted in short-term cancellations, Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, believes that Thailand's tourism industry can recover as it has done previously.