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  • Retirees get creative to eat cheap at restaurants Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Retirees are eating out more and more, but to make it work with their budgets they are forced to be frugal. The USAToday reports.

  • HomeAway CEO: Good year for rentals     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Our fastest-growing market this year is the Jersey shore, says Brian Sharples, HomeAway CEO, providing his read on the short-term summer rental business and the latest travel trends.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 4- Alsea, one of Latin America's biggest restaurant operators, said on Monday that it had acquired a 71.76 percent stake in Spanish firm Grupo Zena in a 107 million euro deal. Grupo Zena operates more than 400 restaurants in Spain, including Domino's Pizza franchises and four other restaurant brands.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management said on Monday that it has hired Houlihan Lokey as a financial advisor as it seeks to persuade InterContinental Hotels Group to consider selling itself.

  • "While this matter will negatively impact results in the near term, we cannot reasonably estimate the impact on full year 2014 earnings at this time," according to a regulatory filing from McDonald's, which has just over 2,000 restaurants in China.

  • Aug 4- McDonald's Corp's sales in markets, including China and Japan, are experiencing a "significant negative impact" since a food safety scandal in China a fortnight ago forced it to halt the sale of items such as Big Macs and Spicy McWings.

  • Candidates for tax inversion     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at whether hotel companies could be tax inversion candidates.

  • Hotel says $500 bad-review fee was a joke Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    A hotel in New York says it doesn't really charge $500 to guests who post negative online reviews.

  • Aug 4- The Shanghai branch of China's Public Security Bureau has detained six employees of the meat supplier at the center of the country's latest food-safety scandal, the supplier's U.S.-based parent company confirmed on Monday.

  • Aug 4- McDonald's Corp's sales in markets, including China and Japan, are experiencing a "significant negative impact" since a food safety scandal in China a fortnight ago forced it to halt the sale of items such as Big Macs and Spicy McWings.

  • Aug 4- P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc said on Monday that a data breach that came to light in June had affected credit and debit cards used at 33 locations in the continental United States. The chain, owned by private equity firm Centerbridge Partners LP, first reported the breach on June 10.

  • Hedge fund wants hotel tax inversion: Report Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    Marcato Capital Management has hired a bank to tout a purchase of InterContinental Hotels Group for a tax inversion, the Journal reports.

  • On the road again: RV sales picking up speed Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Recreational vehicles are "the most discretionary purchase you can think of," so as the economy emerges from the recession, sales are starting to follow.

  • Aug 1- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, which owns the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria brands, raised its full-year earnings forecast and reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, driven by an increase in business and leisure travel.

  • July 31- Burger King Worldwide Inc said on Thursday it would no longer buy products from OSI Group LLC suppliers in China, where the fast-food hamburger chain has about 200 restaurants.

  • New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    *Hotel helps Paris compete against others luxury capitals. It is part of a battle to attract Asia's new class of super-rich that not only pits the world's top hotel groups against each other but also cities such as Paris, New York and London.

  • Living the dream in Malibu—for less! Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Jane Wells lives it up in Malibu.

    CNBC's Jane Wells spends a day in the life of a Malibuian as she walks rescue dogs, eats local and does Taichi on a Pacific cliff.

  • Marriott CEO: US economy growing     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott president & CEO, breaks down Marriott's second quarter results and weighs in on current travel trends, including trips to Russia.

  • McDonald's, franchisees liable in worker disputes Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    McDonald's and its franchisees can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB said.

  • July 29- McDonald's Corp, not just its franchisees, can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin Jr. wrote in the letter that of the 181 complaints filed against the fast-food chain since November 2012 in connection with employee protests, 43 had merit.