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  • Sept 15- Fred DeLuca, the CEO and co-founder of Subway who helped build his sandwich shops into the world's largest restaurant chain, has died at age 67 after a long battle with leukemia, the company said on Tuesday. DeLuca helped found the first Subway restaurant in 1965 at age 17 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a $1,000 loan. Subway promotes its menu of sandwiches...

  • ESSEN, Germany, Sept 15- U.S.-based Sabre Travel Network, part of Sabre Corp, is planning to double its market share in Europe by signing up more online travel agents and corporate travel firms to its system that distributes airline, hotel and car rental prices. Set up by American Airlines and IBM as a passenger reservations system in 1960, the travel technology...

  • Tunisia eyes enhanced security to win back tourists Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    ESSEN, Germany, Sept 15- Tunisia has seen tourism numbers plummet after a gunman killed dozens of holidaymakers at a beach resort in June, but hopes increased security at hotels, airports and museums can start to restore some confidence in the North African country. "We are scared Tunisia will disappear off the tourist map," Abdellatif Hamam, the director general of...

  • Sept 15- Yum Brands Inc's Taco Bell chain next week will debut a new restaurant concept that dumps the drive-thru and brings on the booze as it seeks to appeal to hip, young city dwellers and fend off popular rival Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.. The Cantina restaurants also will offer a tapas-style menu of shareable appetizers during designated hours each evening,...

  • Subway, Starbucks, KFC and Domino's Pizza were among the industry leaders graded "F" for their antibiotic policies in the report from consumer and health groups, titled "Chain Reaction," released on Tuesday. Subway was cited, in particular, for failing to publicly state a policy or plan to cut antibiotic use in the meats it buys, despite repeated requests by the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 14- Disney cruises can be expensive, but you do not have to choose between sailing with Mickey and sending your children to college someday. To get a good deal on Disney Cruise Line, it helps to understand the Walt Disney Co unit's unique position in the marketplace that keeps prices high, said Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of Cruise Critic, a...

  • DUBAI, Sept 10- KKR and Dubai- based Fajr Capital's joint bid for a 25 percent stake in Middle Eastern retailer Azadea Group has run into difficulties because of a disagreement over valuations, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The Lebanon- based operator has franchises across the Middle East and North Africa for brands in fashion, food, home...

  • Sept 9- McDonald's Corp said all eggs it uses in its 16,000 restaurants in the United States and Canada will come from chickens that are not confined to cages within 10 years. Several food processors and retailers, including Kellogg Co, Tyson Foods Inc and Chipotle Mexican Grill, have announced plans to remove artificial ingredients and genetically modified...

  • ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept 8- An engine fire on board a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp left about 4,500 passengers and crew stranded in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a second day on Tuesday and forced the cruise operator to cut the trip short. The Carnival Liberty set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday with 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew on board and was...

  • ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept 8- About 4,500 passengers and crew were stranded in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a second day after an engine fire on board a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp.. The company said on Tuesday that a team of experts, including representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, had boarded the Carnival Liberty to assess damage to the engine area.

  • Think Airbnb—but for recreational vehicles Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Rear view of silver airstream trailer on the open road.

    A new entrant to the peer-to-peer economy hopes to capitalize on the trend of consumers wanting to rent recreational vehicles.

  • Good news if you plan to drive Labor Day weekend Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Heavy traffic clogs the 101 Freeway as people leave for the Labor Day holiday in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2014.

    Cheaper gas prices may have attracted more travelers this Labor Day, saving American drivers billions in the process.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 1- McDonald's Corp's U.S. franchisees have voted to 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. Richard Adams, a former McDonald's franchisee turned consultant, said McDonald's has told franchisees...

  • 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.

  • *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...