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  • Still time to get travel bargains for July 4 Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:25 AM ET
    Atlantic City, New Jersey, hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the United States.

    Hotel and air rates in many destinations are either flat or lower than 2013, but July 4 travel is up for a third year in a row.

  • HotelTonight adds keyless entry, mobile check-in Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    New features on the HotelTonight app include a keyless room entry option.

    An app-only booking company has added keyless room entry and mobile check-in features for hotel guests.

  • Del Taco is owned by private equity firms that include Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners, Charlesbank Capital Partners and Leonard Green& Partners. The owners are working with Piper Jaffray and Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the sale process, the sources said, requesting anonymity because the matter is private.

  • U.S. fast-food chain Del Taco explores sale -sources Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    The majority of them are in West Coast states including California and Oregon. Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners led a new equity infusion into privately held Del Taco in 2010, with existing investors Charlesbank Capital Partners and Leonard Green& Partners also contributing new capital to the recapitalization.

  • HomeAway hits 1M live rentals     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Carl Shepherd, HomeAway co-founder, discusses the growing alternative accommodations industry. There is more supply in this industry than there ever has been before, says Shepherd.

  • Wyndham was the mystery bidder for IHG: report Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    A sign for the InterContinental Hotel, operated by the InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, sits on display at the hotel in Park Lane, London.

    Intercontinental Hotels' board rejected a merger offer in May, Sky News reports.

  • Delta, United lead the way in airline fees Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    U.S. airlines collected $790 million in bag fees in the first quarter of 2013.

  • OTTAWA, June 20- Restaurants operated by McDonald's Corp and others in Canada will face tough restrictions on bringing in temporary foreign workers under reforms announced by the government on Friday to address an outcry over perceived abuses of the system.

  • CAMDEN, N.J., June 20- Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel has received court approval to borrow $23.9 million that it said would keep the 1,400- room resort operating for the coming month as it scrambles to find a buyer.

  • Oracle slumps, Carmax surges after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to record levels and setting the benchmark index up to score its fourth weekly advance over the past five.

  • *Oracle slumps, Carmax surges after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, lifting the S&P index to a third straight intraday high and its sixth day of gains, with the benchmark index also poised to notch its fourth weekly advance over the past five.

  • *Oracle slumps in premarket after results. *Carmax surges in premarket after earnings. *Oracle Corp shares were down 6.3 percent to $39.82 before the opening bell after it posted fourth-quarter results that disappointed investors looking for more progress against rivals selling web-based services.

  • June 20- Darden Restaurants Inc reported a much-lower-than-expected quarterly profit as costs soared and sales at its flagship Olive Garden restaurant chain fell.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after five-day winning streak Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    *Oracle slumps in premarket after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, on the heels of a five-day rally in the S&P 500 that sent the benchmark index to its latest record high, putting it on track for its fourth weekly gain in the last five.

  • Looking for a good burger? Head to this state Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    A study of the U.S. burger business has shown which state holds the biggest portion of the segment. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Rent your home--or your couch Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    (Left to right) Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia, co-founders of Airbnb

    Despite opposition, Airbnb's rent-your-home marketplace, with its 'airbed and breakfast' approach, is catching on in the shared economy.

  • June 17- Oracle Corp is in talks to buy Micros Systems Inc, which makes software for retailers and hotel chains, for more than $5 billion, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. Oracle declined to comment, while Micros could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Big restaurant chains dip in customer satisfaction Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    An employee prepares a sandwich inside a Subway fast food restaurant in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, April 7.

    Quality is becoming more important than price, according to the American Customer Service Index.

  • Private jet charter to the World Cup—$250K and up Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    Competition to secure a private plane for the World Cup is heating up as Brazilian airports fill up.

  • Priceline snaps up OpenTable for about $2.6 billion Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Priceline announces it is buying online reservation site OpenTable for $103 per share, or about $2.6 billion.