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  • *Spring Air dominates popular leisure routes to Japan. BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Dec 7- Xia Lili, marketing chief at a privately-owned Shanghai software firm switched to flying with Spring Airlines after China's first low-cost carrier took off in 2010. Her company has since made it mandatory for staff to use budget airlines when available, and has cut its travel costs...

  • TRUJILLO ARRESTED OFF CRUISE SHIP AT PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, BY U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 3- A restaurant industry trade group is suing New York City's Board of Health to stop it from enforcing a new rule requiring many chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items that are high in sodium. The National Restaurant Association said on Thursday the Board of Health unfairly burdened restaurant owners and usurped the power of the...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Falling airplane fares are helping to support strong growth in global air passenger traffic, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday. Europe's biggest low-cost carrier Ryanair has predicted a fare war this winter and on Thursday published November traffic figures showing a 21 percent jump in traffic and virtually full...

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    Customers at a New York eatery have to pay a 3% surcharge on their bills to offset health coverage costs for the restaurant's workers.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 2- EU antitrust regulators are likely to widen their crackdown on corporate tax dodging with an investigation into a deal between fast-food chain McDonald's and Luxembourg, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Action against McDonald's was urged in February by umbrella organizations for unions representing millions of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 30- A tiny salt shaker symbol that warns certain meals are high in sodium will appear, starting Tuesday, on menus in chain restaurants in New York City, the first U.S. city to take the step in an effort to combat heart disease and stroke. The measure unanimously approved by the New York City Board of Health in September applies only to restaurants with at...

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- China's Baoding Tianwei Group said it has not yet raised enough funds to make a bond interest rate payment due later on Tuesday. "As of the time of this announcement, our company has not yet raised the funds to pay interest, and the probability of making the payment has become highly uncertain," a notice posted by the company on the website of China's...

  • CAMAGUEY, Cuba, Nov 25- When Julio Manzini decided two years ago to name his small restaurant McDonald's after the famous fast-food chain, he had no idea it could cause any trouble. His counterfeit McDonald's illustrates a potential battlefront between Cuba and the United States over trademark and intellectual property rights as Cuba's economy opens up to...

  • A dish of chili crab at the Jumbo Seafood Riverside restaurant

    Singapore is targeting a new export for China, already its largest trading partner: the city-state's iconic chilli crab.

  • Hilton Worldwide said Tuesday it has eliminated malware that targeted card information during a 17-week period.

  • Nov 24- Activist investor Sandell Asset Management Corp said its nominees were not elected to Ethan Allen Interiors Inc's board, dealing a blow to the hedge fund's intense, four-month effort to drive changes at the storied home furniture company. Tuesday's early results hand a victory to Ethan Allen's long time CEO, Farooq Kathwari, who has led the company in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- U.S. alternate asset manager Fortress Investment Group, which has pumped in about $180 million from a new fund into Japan hotel assets, is considering further investments in the sector due to its long-term growth potential, despite a run-up in prices. Of this, roughly about $180 million has been invested in hotels, said Thomas Pulley, chief investment...

  • Nov 20- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc said payment systems at 54 of its hotels in North America had been infected with a malware designed to collect payment card data. Starwood Hotels, which has agreed to be bought by Marriott International Inc, said the payment systems at the 54 hotels had been affected for varying periods between November 2014 and...

  • Starwood Hotels, which has agreed to be bought by Marriott International Inc shares, did not name the affected properties or say how long the malaware was in their systems. Starwood Hotels could not be immediately reached for further comment. Starwood Hotels and Marriott's shares were unchanged in morning trading on Friday.

  • Nov 20- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc said the point-of-sale systems at some hotels in North America were infected with malware, enabling unauthorized parties to access payment card data of some customers.

  • A pedestrian walks by a W hotel in San Francisco.

    Point of sale systems of a limited number of its hotels in North America were infected with malware, the company said.

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- U.S. alternate asset manager Fortress Investment Group, which has pumped in about $180 million from a new fund into Japan hotel assets, is considering further investments in the sector due to its long-term growth potential, despite a run-up in prices. Of this, roughly about $180 million has been invested in hotels, said Thomas Pully, chief investment...

  • MOMBASA, Nov 18- East Africa's biggest port of Mombasa will spend 100 million shillings to build a new cruise ship terminal aimed at boosting tourism, port management said on Wednesday. The Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers said it welcomed the project but said the government must also improve roads, ferries and the "cleanliness of the city" to...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- McDonald's Corp said it would debut a "McPick" U.S. value menu in January as turnaround efforts continue at the world's largest restaurant chain by revenue. The first promotion will be "McPick 2 for $2," and will run from Jan. 4 through Feb. 8, McDonald's spokeswoman Lisa McComb said on Tuesday, adding that the menu would offer choice and flexibility.