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  • March 3- Walt Disney Co said it signed an agreement to build two cruise ships for its Disney Cruise Line business. The company, which signed the agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, said on Thursday the ships are expected to be completed in 2021 and 2023.. Disney Cruise Line, which comes under the company's parks and resorts business, was launched in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 29- A New York appeals court on Monday temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, according to a lawyer for a restaurant group challenging the regulation. A judge in the Appellate Division, First Department, granted an interim stay of enforcement of the rule, S....

  • NEW YORK, Feb 29- A New York appeals court on Monday temporarily stopped the city from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, according to a lawyer for a restaurant group challenging the regulation. A judge in the Appellate Division, First Department, granted an interim stay of enforcement of the law, S....

  • APPEALS COURT TEMPORARILY HALTS ENFORCEMENT OF NEW YORK CITY SALT WARNING LAW-- RESTAURANT GROUP LAWYER.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Starbucks Corp, the world's biggest coffee chain, said on Sunday that Italian businessman Antonio Percassi would open the first Starbucks cafe in Milan in early 2017, bringing the brand to one of the top coffee-consuming nations in Europe. Starbucks was started by Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz after a business trip to Milan and Verona...

  • The lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court in Miami claim that Royal Caribbean knew, or should have known, that a coastal storm carrying hurricane-force winds had been forecast before the ship set sail from Cape Liberty, New Jersey on Feb. 6 for a scheduled seven-night cruise to the Bahamas. Cynthia Martinez, a Royal Caribbean spokeswoman, said the Miami- based...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 25- McDonald's will open its first restaurant in Kazakhstan in March and another 15 soon afterward in a belated foray into Central Asia's largest economy, a company executive and its Kazakh licencee said on Thursday. After more than a decade of deliberations, the U.S. fast-food giant will launch an outlet in the Kazakh capital Astana on March 8 after...

  • The new campaign from CALPIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety and other public interest groups was launched amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to increasing numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs." Privately held In-N-Out, which...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A New York judge on Wednesday shot down a challenge by a restaurant trade group and upheld a city rule requiring many chain eateries to post warnings on menu items that are high in sodium. "Information is power," Justice Eileen Rakower of New York state Supreme Court in Manhattan said in a ruling from the bench. The National Restaurant Association, a...

  • The new campaign from CALPIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety and other public interest groups was launched amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to increasing numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs." Privately held In-N-Out, which...

  • Feb 23- InterContinental Hotels Group Plc plans to return $1.5 billion to shareholders through a special dividend and said it felt under no pressure to strike a big deal to respond to moves by rivals. IHG, which runs over 5,000 hotels under brands such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinental, already has good exposure to growth areas including luxury...

  • We feel good about future prospects: IHG CEO

    Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, discusses the leisure, travel and hotel sector and talks about his company's earnings.

  • Choice Hotels CEO expecting a busy summer

    Steve Joyce, President & CEO of Choice Hotels International discusses how his business is set to grow thanks to cheaper gas prices, and how they are catering to millennials.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 18- Mexican restaurant operator Alsea on Thursday said it had acquired the Colombia restaurant chain "Archie's" for $15.2 million. The deal, which is expected to close in coming weeks, will give Alsea control of 41 Italian restaurants across seven cities in Colombia. Alsea, one of the biggest restaurant firms in Latin America, operates franchises...

  • Feb 18- U.S. hotel operators Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide and Marriott International cut their 2016 forecast for a key revenue metric amid fears of slowing global economic growth. Shares of Starwood fell 3.4 percent to $64.65, while Marriott's dropped 4 percent to $64.00. Weakness in the energy and manufacturing industries in the United States also led...

  • AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin gives his thoughts on the state of European economy and how the company is hiring right now.

  • AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin talks about the changing face of the hotel industry.

  • AccorHotels CEO, Sébastien Bazin discusses recent earnings, the terrorism impact, and its performance in hotel bookings worldwide.

  • Feb 17- Hotel chain Marriott International Inc reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by higher room rates in North America. Net income rose to $202 million, or 77 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $197 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $3.71 billion from $3.56 billion last year.

  • Serendipity 3'S $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae in New York, NY.

    A Caribbean vacation, a five-figure dessert and an edible marriage proposal are just some of the things wealthier valentines can do on Feb. 14.