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  • Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. Lara Berdine and Mark Petrella, New Yorkers in their 40 s, visit Italy each fall because "it's cheaper, the weather is cooler and we can see the country as it really is, rather than in high season when it's inundated with tourists," said Berdine.

  • Utah hotel settles case with immigration officials Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— An upscale hotel chain has agreed to pay about $2 million to settle allegations that 43 Utah employees working in the country illegally had returned to work after they were flagged by an immigration audit and fired, according to federal authorities.

  • *Comes after a string of disappointing Tokyo debuts. TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's largest recruitment company Recruit Holdings said it is planning an initial public offering worth $1.8 billion, which will test investor appetite for big Tokyo listings after some weak debuts this year.

  • Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    These days, the 62- year-old is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and hiked the rent, he said. Under pressure from the visitor industry, the Honolulu City Council is taking up a slew of proposals to ban sitting, lying down, defecating and urinating on sidewalks in Waikiki and other public places.

  • Beijing's anti-graft drive only impacts government spending, says Simon Cooper, President & MD, Asia Pacific at Marriott International, adding that China is still seeing fantastic growth.

  • That was close! Park City ski season to go on Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    File photo of skiers at the Park City Mountain Resort, January 30, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

    The company that owns the bottom of Park City's most popular ski resort has agreed to pay a $17.5 million bond to maintain access to the top.

  • Sept 9- McDonald's Corp reported a fall in sales at established restaurants across all regions in August, the fifth such monthly drop since CEO Don Thompson took the helm in July 2012.

  • US STOCKS-McDonald's shares lower after August sales Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 9- Shares of McDonald's Corp are lower in premarket trading on Tuesday, with the fast food giant down 0.6 percent at $91.95 in the wake of its August sales data. McDonald's is the third-worst performing Dow component in 2014, behind only General Electric and Boeing Co..

  • In a statement on Tuesday, McDonald's Japan said sales at stores open at least 13 months dropped 25.1 percent in August, while the number of customers fell 16.9 percent, mainly due to concerns about food safety. "At the moment, we don't know how long the impact will last," a McDonald's Japan spokeswoman added.

  • ATLANTA, Sept 8- S. Truett Cathy, the founder of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain known for its chicken sandwiches as well as for its president's public opposition to gay marriage, died on Monday at age 93, the company said.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 8- The jailed chief of India's Sahara conglomerate has won 15 days more from the Supreme Court to use his makeshift office in prison to negotiate the sale of his group's trophy overseas hotels and raise $1.7 billion in bail money.

  • Fast food chains serving up new concepts Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    How do restaurants expand? They build their existing business or buy growth. Here are a number of concepts that restaurants are betting on.

  • These sisters have no appetite for Carl's Jr.'s ads Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    A Carl's Jr. restaurant in San Bruno, Calif.

    Carl's Jr.'s ads featuring scantily clad women are designed to grab the attention young men. Now two sisters are calling for a boycott.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 5- A U.S. judge has ruled that food servers and bartenders employed by Darden Restaurants Inc, which owns chains including Olive Garden, the Capital Grille and LongHorn Steakhouse, cannot sue the company as a group for alleged wage violations.

  • El Pollo Loco's ingredient to success: Competition Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:49 PM ET
    An El Pollo Loco restaurant

    El Pollo Loco can thank some of its recent success to competitors like Chipotle Mexican Grill, its CEO said.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 5- India's Sahara conglomerate would rather mortgage its trophy overseas hotel properties than sell them to raise the $1.7 billion in bail money for its jailed chairman, a senior company executive told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged Times Square during morning rush hour in the latest of ongoing actions aimed at raising their wage to $15 an hour.

  • Long odds for Atlantic City's next chapter Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:20 PM ET
    A sign marks the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

    It's becoming clearer, the worst isn't over yet for Atlantic City, with the Trump Taj Mahal on the brink of bankruptcy.

  • New for your fantasy team: Track tackles with RFID Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    NFL sideline technology is about to get a different look. A view here of a preseason game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    As the NFL returns, the view from the sidelines may look a little different, with new technology in stadiums and on the field this season.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said dozens were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Las Vegas. Sit-ins were held in several more cities, and a total of 86 arrests were reported among protesters in Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and Little Rock, Arkansas.