Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites.

  • Revel closing, but property fight goes on Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The three-story brick house on a mostly deserted street in the shadow of the failed $2.4 billion Revel Hotel Casino was Charlie Birnbaum's father's livelihood. It's those memories that keep him from accepting a buyout from the state agency in charge of redeveloping Atlantic City as the resort city's casino industry shrinks.

  • VIP in Vegas with Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    From alligator heads to the "Rat Pack" experience, see what Daymond John of "Shark Tank" loves about the new SLS Las Vegas.

  • Darden delays shareholder meeting Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Olive Garden's parent company Darden Restaurants said it is postponing its annual meeting to give shareholders enough time to review its proxy materials.

  • The rise and fall of Atlantic City Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Atlantic City hotel and casino Revel will shut its doors next week. As casinos continue to shut down, what's the future hold for A.C.?

  • Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

  • Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.

  • Owner says Showboat will definitely close Sunday Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The owner of the Showboat Casino Hotel says the property will definitely shut down on Sunday. Katie Daugherty, a spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that despite expressions of interest from potential purchasers, the casino will be closed at 4 p.m. Sunday.

  • Beware of these hotel fees     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Are hotels getting fee-happy? Bjorn Hanson, New York University professor, discusses the rising trend of U.S. hotels charging excessive fees and surcharges to guests.

  • So Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc- complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada- might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons. Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.

  • Burger King and Orbitz are big market movers Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Burger King Worldwide Inc., down $1.40 to $31. The burger chain confirmed it plans to buy doughnut seller Tim Hortons for $11 billion and will move its headquarters to Canada.

  • American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz- run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. American said that it had already dropped its fares from Orbitz and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Monday.

  • Where Burger King-Tim Hortons would rank Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    A combined Burger King- Tim Hortons would rank a solid third in global sales at restaurants among fast-food companies:. Yum Brands' total includes sales at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Totals are systemwide sales, including both company-owned and franchised restaurants.

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc for C $12.64 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group.

  • Watch out for those extra hotel fees     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Hotels are taking a page from the airlines' playbook and have begun charging guest extra fees, even for services you may not use, reports NBC's Kerry Sanders.

  • Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.

  • Burger King signs deal to buy Canada's Tim Hortons Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Aug 26- Burger King Worldwide Inc agreed to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in cash and stock to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group with sales of about $23 billion.

  • UPDATE 2-Accor sees higher profit despite weak France Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    *Sees no significant improvement in France in H2. PARIS, Aug 26- Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, forecast operating profit would rise this year as cost-cutting and restructuring efforts start to pay off and demand for hotel rooms improves in all regions outside its home market of France.

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Investors in Burger King Worldwide Inc and Tim Hortons Inc applauded news of a potential merger between the two fast food chains, seeing both tax savings and strategic rationale for a combination.