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  • A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:. Dec. 29, 1979: Bally's Atlantic City opens. Aug. 13, 1980: Sands Casino Hotel opens.

  • July 17- Yum Brands Inc's disappointing Pizza Hut and Taco Bell results, along with other data, suggested the U.S. fast-food business remained weak in the second quarter and that industry leader McDonald's Corp continues to struggle. The fast-food guys are stuck, " Investment Technology Group restaurant analyst Steve West said.

  • Where are the world's best restaurants? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Many cities claim to have the best dining scene – be it the U.K., home to chefs like Gordon Ramsay, or the U.S, with its thriving foodie scenes.

  • Wharf launches Niccolo hotel brand in China     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Stephen Ng, Deputy Chairman & MD at Wharf Holdings, introduces the firm's new luxury hotel and outlines its expansion strategy in the mainland.

  • UPDATE 1-Starbucks opens in Colombia, home of Juan Valdez Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    July 16- Starbucks Corp opened its first shop in Colombia on Wednesday, 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain first started buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee named after fictional coffee farmer Juan Valdez.

  • Starbucks opens in Colombia, home of Juan Valdez Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    July 16- Starbucks Corp opened its first shop in Colombia on Wednesday, 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain first starting buying beans from the country known for its premium arabica coffee. It and all other Starbucks stores in Colombia will be the company's first to serve only locally sourced coffee.

  • You're a bad bartender: Homemade cocktail mistakes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Making cocktails at home isn't a bargain if your DIY drinks aren't as good. Avoid these mistakes for a better drink—and better value.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    Distancing itself from financial meltdown, Citigroup agrees to $7 B settlement over mortgages AbbVie hikes offer to Shire once again, drugmakers enter detailed talks on combination Mylan to buy Abbott's branded generic-drug businesses outside US for $5.3 B in stock US stocks march higher on acquisition and earnings news; Citigroup gains Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation VW to build new seven-passenger SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs Norwegian Cruise Line says it ordered 2 new cruise ships for a total of $2.18 B Unions say talks with MTA have broken down, LIRR strike likely this weekend Manchester United lands $1.3 billion, 10- year uniform deal with Adidas Atlantic City casino revenue increased by 4 percent in June, when shuttered site excluded

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:13 p.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    Distancing itself from financial meltdown, Citigroup agrees to $7 B settlement over mortgages AbbVie hikes offer to Shire once again, drugmakers enter detailed talks on combination Mylan to buy Abbott's branded generic-drug businesses outside US for $5.3 B in stock US stocks march higher on acquisition and earnings news; Citigroup gains on settlement Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation VW to build new seven-passenger SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs Norwegian Cruise Line says it ordered 2 new cruise ships for a total of $2.18 B Manchester United lands $1.3 billion, 10- year uniform deal with Adidas EBay partners with Sotheby's to feature auctions from the rarefied heights of art WTO sides with China, India in 2 US trade disputes over import duties

  • July 14- Layoff notices went out on Monday for roughly 1,000 employees of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino Hotel, in anticipation of a Sept. 16 closure, the company said in a statement. The seashore casino is one of the poorest performers in Atlantic City, which began the year with 12 casinos but with the Trump Plaza closing could be down to eight.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:08 p.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    Distancing itself from financial meltdown, Citigroup agrees to $7 B settlement over mortgages AbbVie hikes offer to Shire once again, drugmakers enter detailed talks on combination Mylan to buy Abbott's branded generic-drug businesses outside US for $5.3 B in stock US stocks march higher, shaking off worst week in 3 months; Citigroup gains on settlement Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation VW to build new seven-passenger SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs Norwegian Cruise Line says it ordered 2 new cruise ships for a total of $2.18 B Manchester United lands $1.3 billion, 10- year uniform deal with Adidas EBay partners with Sotheby's to feature auctions from the rarefied heights of art WTO sides with China, India in 2 US trade disputes over import duties

  • Norwegian Cruise Line paying $2.18B for 2 ships Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Norwegian Cruise Line will spend $2.18 billion on a pair of new ships from the German shipbuilder Meyer Weft. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has 13 ships, with two additional vessels on order at Meyer Weft. The company's shares lost 17 cents to $32.77 in afternoon trading.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • Trumped? Another Atlantic City casino may close Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    If Trump Plaza closes, Atlantic City could lose a third of its casinos and a quarter of its casino workforce in less than nine months.

  • Chinese firm buys UK's Pizza Express chain Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    LONDON— Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds. Gondola Group, which also owns other British restaurant chains, said it agreed to the sale with Hony Capital on Saturday in the latest example of Chinese investment in European companies.

  • TGI Fridays' move could spark trend: Pro Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    TGI Fridays' loaded potato skins, one of the choices for "Endless Appetizers for $10."

    TGI Fridays' endless appetizer promotion may have a ripple effect across the already challenged industry, one restaurant analyst said.

  • SEEHEIM, Germany, July 9- Lufthansa may launch low-cost long-haul flights under a new brand as part of plans by the company's new boss to battle competition from Middle East carriers and no-frills airlines.

  • Crumbs shows risks of being a one-hit wonder Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • Hotels are going to the dogs - for your enjoyment Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    At the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, guests can take Mavis, a Lab/Retriever mix or Beau, a Yellow Labrador, for a walk.

    Fluffy pillows might make hotel guests feel welcome, but sometimes face time with a pet is what a road warrior might be craving.