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  • Are mandatory gratuities the next new hotel fee? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    A campaign to encourage more people to tip housekeeping may provide an opening for more mandatory hotel fees.

  • Low-cost? Low chance for Air France and Lufthansa Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    *Ryanair, easyJet challenged by Vueling, Norwegian. BERLIN, Sept 28- Venerable old airlines Lufthansa and Air France know the smart money is in the low-cost market- Ryanair raised its forecasts again on Thursday- but powerful labour unions are keeping them from the bounty.

  • Guess what they'll pay to see LeBron in Cleveland Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Fans wearing LeBron James shirts gather at a bar in downtown Cleveland on July 11, 2014.

    Across the board, the Cleveland Cavaliers are seeing boosts to business since LeBron James said he's bringing his talents back to his hometown.

  • Minimum wage battle split to the industry level Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    Fewer than 10,000 workers could get the new minimum raise adopted by the Los Angeles City Council.

  • Sept 25- Advisory firms Glass, Lewis& Co and Institutional Shareholder Services each have recommended that Darden Restaurants Inc investors back Starboard Value LP's 12- director slate, which would oust the embattled company's full board.

  • Sept 25- Advisory firms Glass, Lewis& Co and Institutional Shareholder Services each have recommended that Darden Restaurants Inc investors back Starboard Value LP's 12- director slate, which would oust the embattled company's full board.

  • Travelport raised about $480 million after its offering of 30 million shares was priced at $16 per share, the top end of the expected range of $14- $16. Travelport, which provides a travel commerce platform and technology services to travel agents, airlines, hotels and car rental companies, sold all of the shares on offer.

  • *151 founders include top UAE businessmen. DUBAI, Sept 25- Shares in Dubai retailing and restaurants group Marka jumped 77 percent upon listing on Thursday in the first flotation on the emirate's main stock market since 2009..

  • DUBAI, Sept 25- Shares in Dubai retailing and restaurants group Marka jumped 77 percent upon listing on Thursday in the first flotation on the emirate's main stock market since 2009..

  • LA gives preliminary OK for $15.37 minimum wage Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Workers at LA hotels would see their wages rise to $15.37 an hour under a measure given preliminary approval by city leaders.

  • Sept 24- Sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John's said there was a potential security breach involving customers' credit and debit card data at 216 of its stores and franchised locations on July 30. The chain is the latest victim in a series of security breaches among retailers such as Target Corp, Michaels Stores Inc and Neiman Marcus.

  • Offers made for closed Revel casino: Report Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    The Revel Casino in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014.

    The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel Casino Hotel says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held Wednesday.

  • Revel casino auction to continue on Tuesday Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A bankruptcy court auction for Revel, the failed luxury casino-hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, will resume on Tuesday. The lone bid made public thus far is $90 million from Florida developer Glenn Straub, who envisions a gathering place for "geniuses" tackling a number of problems, with or without a casino.

  • Lawyer: Offers made for closed Revel casino Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held Wednesday.

  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp will relocate its chief operating officer to Shanghai from Miami and expand his role, underscoring the increasing importance of Asia for the world's largest cruise operator. The $29 billion global cruise industry is expected to benefit in the coming years from the rise of the middle class in emerging economies such as China and India.

  • The lure of fall travel despite rising hotel prices Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    As hotels prices rise through fall, travelers are expected to hit the road, lured by new hotels, Ferrari driving packages and upgraded attractions.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 19- When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose $1.5 million after McDonald's Corp did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to protect franchisee investments.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. In July, Taco Bell started selling high-protein meals, which contain Greek yogurt options and twice the meat as in its traditional burritos and bowls.

  • Marriott's leaps into virtual-reality vacations Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:01 PM ET

    Marriott Hotels is betting in the future you will take virtual vacations.

  • Sept 18- Hyatt Hotels Corp said it will sell as franchises 38 select service hotels to a company organized by Lone Star Funds for about $590 million.